Genomics for Dermatology

What topics are covered by the course?

The programme will provide a common understanding of genomics as applied to the skin and update attendees without recent exposure to advances in genetics of the skin. It will focus genomic technologies including next generation sequencing and bioinformatics analysis. It will provide an overview of the current understanding on monogenic and polygenic skin diseases, and cancer genetics as applied to melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. Participants will be exposed to the methods required to analyse large data sets. There will also be a focus on the application of genomics to clinical practice.

The discussion-based course is aimed at practising clinical, academic dermatologists, especially those in training. Applications from clinical lecturers, specialist registers, consultants and skin biology researchers are also welcome. The course is open to international participants.

The course is endorsed by The British Association of Dermatologists, Dermatology and Genetic Medicine (BADGEM). An application for CPD from the Royal College of Physicians (London) is in progress.

Topics will include:
- Understanding genomes
- Genetic variation
- Sequencing technologies
- Bioinformatics
- Molecular mechanisms of skin disease
- Genodermatoses: phenotypes and genotypes
- Treatment of genetic disease including skin cancer
- Application of genomics to clinical practice
- New approaches to skin disease

This is a residential course. All participants are requested to stay onsite for the full duration to benefit fully from discussions and interactions with the faculty and other students.

Trainee/Post Doc Registration with Twin Accommodation: GBP 360
Consultant Registration with Single Accommodation: GBP 510

Speakers: John Burns (Newcastle University, UK), Irwin McCLean (University of Dundee, UK), Veronica Kinsler (University College London, UK), Jonathan Barker (King's College London, UK), Julia Newton Bishop (University of Leeds, UK), Gareth Inman (University of Dundee, UK), Phil Jones (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK), Maurice van Steensel (University of Dundee, UK), Edel O'Toole (Queens Mary University of London, UK), Neil Rajan (Newcastle University, UK), Michael Simpson (King's College London, UK), Helen Firth (University of Cambridge, UK), Irene Leigh (University of Dundee, UK), John McGrath (King’s College London, UK), John Burn (Newcastle University, UK), David Kelsell (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Sara Brown (University of Dundee, UK)

Who should attend?

potential student should attend

What will I be able to do on completion?

key skills the student will have learned or goals achieved on completion of the course

How will I be assessed?

The student given a final exam at the end of the course

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Wellcome Genome Campus , Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ, United Kingdom

Guide Price: GBP 510

Delivery: Other
Category: Health & Medical »
Duration: On Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm (ends Friday October 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm)

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