BSH and Genomics
Genomic Medicine is attracting a great deal of attention and is already impacting on a number of haematology disciplines. Genomics-related presentations have featured in recent conferences including at our 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. Once again genomics will be a prominent feature at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow.
The Education Committee held its first Genomics event for Trainees in November 2018. Last autumn, at the request of BSH President Cheng-Hock Toh, a Working Group was established to consider how the BSH could best support development in Genomic Medicine in ways complementary to what was available from other sources.
Genomics Working Group
The Genomics Working Group is chaired by Trevor Jones, Lay Trustee of BSH and currently has the following members:
Professor Adele Fielding - University College London Hospitals
Dr Jack Bartram - Great Ormond Street Hospital
Professor Simon Rule - University Hospitals Plymouth
Dr Noemi Roy - Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Tadbir Bariana - Royal Free Hospital
Dr Claire Lentaigne - Imperial College London
Dr Suthesh Sivapalaratnum - Royal London Hospital
Dr Susanna Akiki - Hamad Medical Corporation
To date, we have reviewed the areas on which we feel the BSH should concentrate resources (some still under discussion, such as Best Practice Notes), a proposal for training fellowships has been passed to the Scientific Committee for consideration, and we have started to curate materials via links and specific resources which can be found in the web pages following. Events (both BSH and external) will be publicised here. We will shortly be canvassing members to submit ideas for topics to be covered and specific questions they would like answered, which we will build into an FAQ section.