Molecular Pathology and Diagnosis of Cancer
23 - 27 November 2020 (Virtual course)
Due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, this course will be delivered in a virtual format.
A joint initiative of the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Royal College of Pathologists Interspecialty Committee on Molecular Pathology, this course is aimed primarily at trainee pathologists or haematologists. The programme introduces participants to the rapidly evolving field of the genomics and molecular diagnosis of cancer. Clinical scientists in the field of molecular diagnosis are also encouraged to apply.
The course will consists of lectures, discussions, virtual laboratory sessions, and computer-based exercises covering:
- current diagnostic methodologies
- bioinformatic tools for analysis of DNA sequencing data
In addition, the course will host a number of leading national and international speakers who will give seminars on the molecular pathology of a several common cancers, including:
- breast cancer
- colorectal cancer
- familial cancers
The programme will also include talks and demonstrations of next generation sequencing platforms (including the latest developments in genomic technologies) as well as discussions on the ethical, societal and practical implications of introducing genome-wide genetic analyses to the clinic.
CPD accreditation is sought annually from the Royal College of Pathologists.