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  • Congratulations to Sian Ellard

    Congratulations to Sian Ellard

    posted on 27th June 2018  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

    Posted from: ACGS

    Congratulations to Sian Ellard on being awarded an OBE in the Queen's recent birthday honours for services to patient care. Sian is Professor of Genomic Medicine at the University of Exeter Medical School and the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital's (RD&E) Consultant Clinical Scientist.  Professor Ellard leads a ground-breaking genomics programme set to transform healthcare for generations to come.

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  • Festival of Genomics 2018 in case you missed it

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

    Posted from: ACGS

    Please find below a few highlights from the Festival of Genomics London 2018 held at ExCeL 30-31st January.

    The ACGS session included updates regarding the 100K genomes project and the following presentations for which slides are available:

    Wook Ahn - Code for genomics 

    The AGNC was proud to sponsor and chair a session too. Slides from the following speakers can be found here, Cheryl BerlinGemma Chandratillake.

    Graham Taylor has also shared the slides from his interesting presentation "End of the road for short read sequencing".

    Further information can be found in the Front Line Genomics blogs, day1 and day 2.

     

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  • Communication regarding the FRCPath examinations

    posted on 4th June 2018  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

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    Letter from the RCPath Chair of the Panel of Examiners for Genetics.

    As the RCPath Chair of the Panel of Examiners for Genetics, I want to bring your attention to the speciality specific guidance on the RCPath website  - this can be found in the examinations section under the "for trainees" tab.

    In particular I wish to remind you and your colleagues that the format of the casebook written option changed in Spring 2017 and old style casebooks proposals are no longer being accepted. Proposals accepted before this date will not be affected but will be expected to be completed within three years of proposal acceptance.

    I would also like to draw your attention to the changes to the Part 1 and Part 2 examinations whereby the practical exam has moved to Part 2 in line with other RCPath specialities.  

    "Candidates who have sat the old format Part 1 examinations

    Candidates who have passed the Part 1 written examination but not the old Part 1 practical examination will transfer to the examination structure described above.

    Candidates who have passed the old Part 1 examinations (written and practical) will proceed to the Part 2 Oral Examination only. In order to pass the entire examination and receive award of FRCPath they will still have to submit a satisfactory written component (dissertation, MD/PhD or portfolio of published works) but candidates may take the Oral Examination in any available session and will not have to wait until the written component is completed. Candidates will continue to be subject to the maximum number of re-sit attempts stipulated in the Regulations.

    The Part 2 examination will be available in this format until 2020; after that date candidates will have to take the Part 2 practical and oral examination."

    There has been concern regarding the last point, the requirement to take the Part 2 practical if the oral has not been completed by 2020 and I have shared these concerns with the College Examinations Department. For clarification, the College expects candidates holding the Part 1 practical to have registered for their sub-speciality oral by 2020 but if they should be unsuccessful they will be able to sit the combined oral for subsequent attempts without having to sit the Part 2 practical, up to and including 2023.

    Best wishes

    Chrisy

    Christine Waterman PhD FRCPath

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  • Congratulations to Sian Ellard

    posted 27th June 2018  |  0 Comments

    Congratulations to Sian Ellard on being awarded an OBE in the Queen's recent birthday honours for services to patient care. Sian is Professor of Genomic Medicine at the University of Exeter Medical School and the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital's (RD&E) Consultant Clinical Scientist.  Professor Ellard leads a ground-breaking genomics programme set to transform healthcare for generations to come.

    Read more