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Help develop the Welsh strategy for genomics and precision medicine

Last Reviewed 30/08/2016

By Emma Hughes

In January 2016, a genomics taskforce was established to ensure Wales capitalises on recent advances in genomics for health and wealth.  This led to the production of a statement of intent for genomics and precision medicine in Wales (published in March 2016).  

Our Development Officer in Wales, Emma, is the patient and public representative for the group.

The taskforce is now working to develop a wider Strategy for Genomics and Precision Medicine by Autumn 2016.  The aim of the strategy is to create an internationally competitive environment for genomics and precision medicine to support the delivery of prudent healthcare for the population of Wales.  

The Taskforce is looking to engage with interested parties across Wales and has arranged a series of meetings to do this. The purpose of the meetings will be to:


  • To share information about plans for developing a strategy for genomics and precision medicine in Wales.
  • To allow stakeholders (including those from the public and patients, Higher Education Institutions, the NHS, industry and the third sector) to contribute their opinions and voice any concerns.
  • To capture the opinions of these key stakeholders to inform the development of the strategy.



The agenda for each meeting is included on the registration pages.

For further information, please contact Angharad Kerr from the Welsh Government or Emma Hughes from Genetic Alliance UK.  




10am to 3pm, Tuesday 20 September 2016 


Seminar room, Cancer Genetics Building, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Register here. 




10am to 3pm, Thursday 22 September 2016


 Institute of Life Sciences Seminar Room, Swansea University, Swansea

Register here




10am to 3pm, Wednesday 28 September


Penrhyn Room, Reichel conference centre, Ffriddoedd Site, Bangor University, Bangor

Register here.  


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