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  • ClinGen/ACGS collaboration

    ClinGen/ACGS collaboration

    posted on 5th February 2018  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: ACGS

    Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS) has entered into a formal affiliation with the ClinGen Inherited Cardiomyopathy Expert Panel (CMP-EP). We will be working jointly to adapt the ACMG/AMP variant classification guidelines for genes associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This work is an extension of the ClinGen CMP-EP's recommendations for MYH7 variant classification. ClinGen and ACGS have a shared goal of developing standardised genomic variant interpretation guidelines for improved patient care. The contribution of genomic and phenotypic data from both groups, as well as collaboration in the decision-making process, represents a first step in global development, acceptance, and use of a common set of specified guidelines.

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  • STP Cancer Genomics draft curriculum - stakeholder survey

    STP Cancer Genomics draft curriculum - stakeholder survey

    posted on 22nd January 2018  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: ACGS

    The National School of Healthcare Science is seeking feedback from stakeholders on a new draft curriculum in Cancer Genomics (previous working title of Molecular Pathology). This new speciality adds a third strand to the Masters level Scientist Training Programme (STP) in Genomic Sciences, which to date has comprise two specialities of Genomics and Genomic Counselling.

    The input of stakeholders in the field is very important to this stage of the curriculum development;  the team responsible for this project will take all comments received into account when drafting the final version for implementation in the workplace. Your participation in this process would be very much appreciated, and please also feel free to forward this message to other colleagues in your organisation who may wish to comment on the draft curriculum.

    The draft documents are available here for the duration of the survey;  https://curriculum.nshcs.org.uk/review/programmes/stp/SLS4-3-18

    The feedback survey is available until 5pm on Friday 2nd February ;  https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/cancer-genomics-feedback 

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  • Invite to participate in STP Improvement Review online survey

    Invite to participate in STP Improvement Review online survey

    posted on 19th January 2018  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: ACGS

    The National School of Healthcare Science invites you to participate in an online survey about the design and structure of the Scientist Training Programme (STP). The STP has been running for a number of years and they would like to capture the views and experiences of stakeholders to understand what changes may be required to improve the programme for trainees, training officers, employers, and other members of the healthcare science community. 

    The survey should take between 20-30 minutes to complete and covers topics such as rotations, competencies and the Objective Structured Final Assessment (OSFA). You may leave out any questions you do not wish, or are unable, to answer.

    You will not be asked for your name and participants will not be identifiable in any of the survey outputs. Please note that, in order to maintain your anonymity, the survey must be completed in one sitting as there is no save function.

    The survey is open until 29 January 2018 and can be accessed via this link or the NSHCS website.

    It is anticipated that the results of the survey will be published on the NSHCS website in late March, 2018.

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  • ClinGen/ACGS collaboration

    posted 5th February 2018  |  0 Comments

    Association for Clinical Genomic Science (ACGS) has entered into a formal affiliation with the ClinGen Inherited Cardiomyopathy Expert Panel (CMP-EP). We will be working jointly to adapt the ACMG/AMP variant classification guidelines for genes associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This work is an extension of the ClinGen CMP-EP's recommendations for MYH7 variant classification. ClinGen and ACGS have a shared goal of developing standardised genomic variant interpretation guidelines for improved patient care. The contribution of genomic and phenotypic data from both groups, as well as collaboration in the decision-making process, represents a first step in global development, acceptance, and use of a common set of specified guidelines.

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