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  • Technologist position on the Science and Technology Committee

    Technologist position on the Science and Technology Committee

    posted on 3rd August 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

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    The ACGS asks for expressions of interest for a technologist position on the Science and Technology Subcommittee. This is a great opportunity for a technologist to be involved in both scientific and technological discussions, and help shape ACGS activity at a time when significant modernisation of genetics services is occurring.

    This position requires membership of ACGS and support from your line manager to attend a small number of meetings each year and contribute to ACGS activities.

    Please send expressions of interest with a brief supporting statement  by 10th September to joowook.ahn@nhs.net & christopher.wragg@nbt.nhs.uk

    Joo Wook Ahn & Christopher Wragg

    Co-Chairs, ACGS Science and Technology Subcommittee

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  • International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) 2017, New York - Sophie Laird reports

    International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) 2017, New York - Sophie Laird reports

    posted on 27th July 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

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    Please follow the link for an interesting article regarding the recent XVII International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in New York.

    Many thanks to Sophie Laird from the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Salisbury for writing it. She attended and presented at this meeting as part of her HSST and was supported by ACGS following her successful application for a travel award.

    For more information about the meeting where you can see the programme and abstracts please follow the link to the International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia webpages.

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  • Genomics Workshop Report - Richard Ellis

    Genomics Workshop Report - Richard Ellis

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    Please follow the link for an interesting article about the ACGS run Genomics Workshop held in Manchester in April.

    Many thanks to Richard Ellis from the North West Thames Regional Genetics Service, London for writing it.

    For more information about the meeting where you can see the programme and presentations please follow the link to the Quality Workshops pages.

     

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  • Bioinformatics meeting June 2017

    Bioinformatics meeting June 2017

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    Slides and agenda from the ACGS bioinformatics meeting, Leeds 12/06/2017 are now available on the Science and Technology pages.

    Many thanks to the organisers Jan Taylor and the other members of the Leeds labs.

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  • Overview of the FRCPath Part 2 Oral examination

    Overview of the FRCPath Part 2 Oral examination

    posted on 19th July 2017  |  0 Comments  |  Not tagged.

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    Preparing for the FRCPath part 2 examination? Please see below for an overview of the oral examination kindly provided by Christine Waterman.

     

    The oral examination

    The aim of the oral examination is to establish that the candidate has demonstrated a level of competence appropriate for independent practice at consultant level.

     

    The last opportunity to sit sub-speciality oral examinations in molecular genetics and cytogenetics will be Spring 2020. After this date all candidates will sit a combined Genetics oral examination.

    The examination will test the candidate's abilities in three domains:

    • Scientific Knowledge- relevant to their branch of genetics (molecular or cytogenetics), including recent relevant literature.
    • Clinical Application- ability to apply basic knowledge appropriately in a clinical context, to include communication skills, particularly clinical liaison skills to enable them to offer appropriate advice to their clinical colleagues, and to think through the consequences of advice for patient management.
    • Strategy and Management- understanding of laboratory organisation and direction, including principles of budget control, quality control, safety and staff management. This will include assessment of a candidate's ability to demonstrate Clinical Leadership skills.

    The candidate must pass in all three domains.

    The oral examination will last for 60 minutes and will be conducted by two pairs of examiners, 30 minutes being spent with each pair of examiners. One pair of examiners will ask questions shared by all candidates, the other will be a sub-speciality station. For each question in each section the panel of examiners will determine the pass standard using a closed marking scheme. Candidates will have to achieve a pass in both stations to secure an overall pass in the oral examination. Compensation of marks between the two stations is possible for candidates with a borderline fail in one station.

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  • Technologist position on the Science and Technology Committee

    posted 3rd August 2017  |  0 Comments

    The ACGS asks for expressions of interest for a technologist position on the Science and Technology Subcommittee. This is a great opportunity for a technologist to be involved in both scientific and technological discussions, and help shape ACGS activity at a time when significant modernisation of genetics services is occurring.

    Read more