Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

For this early phase of our work to establish a global genomics nursing alliance to accelerate integration of genomics into everyday professional practice, we have funding and support from three key organisations.

The Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences, Health Education England Genomics Education Programme, and the National Human Genome Research Institute are our three key funders.

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences is the only UK-based programme providing open postgraduate courses and conferences focused on biomedicine. They fund, develop and deliver training and conferences that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine, and the application of genomics in healthcare.

Hosting around 50 events each year attracting up to 3,500 scientists and clinicians to the dedicated facilities at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, a short distance from the historic city of Cambridge. We are delighted that WGC ACSC has agreed to host the Global Genomics Nursing Alliance Retreat in January 2017.

The WGC ACSC team works in partnership with outstanding scientists and clinicians to deliver cutting-edge events of the highest quality to benefit scientists and clinical staff world-wide. The events are a partnership between the expertise of the ACSC team in scientific event management and development and the expertise of the scientists and clinicians in developing the event programme and teaching or chairing.

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences is part of Connecting Science which aims to inspire new thinking, spark conversation and support learning by drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

The Genomics Education Programme (GEP) is a Department of Health funded programme supported by Health Education England. Its role is to ensure that the workforce of UK National Health Service (NHS) has the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to remain a world leader in genomic and precision medicine – particularly those working within NHS England Genomic Medicine Centres and contributing to the 100,000 Genomes Project. The GEP is achieving this through a three-fold approach:

  • Directly supporting those professionals involved in the 100,000 Genomes Project and Microbial Genomes work.
  • Supporting the wider transformation of services to integrate genomic technologies into healthcare.
  • Upskilling existing staff so that they can make the most of genomic technologies in their work.

The GEP offers a range of educational resources tailored to specific needs:

  • Providing online resources and self-directed education for NHS staff, including general courses.
  • Developing curricula and assuring delivery of formal academic-based training programmes for all of the multiprofessional workforce.
  • Co-ordinating workforce planning for the specialist staff required to deliver genomic technologies.
  • Commissioning NHS-funded places for staff on training programmes.
  • Supporting multi-professional clinical research fellowships and doctoral posts in genomics and bioinformatics and genomics.

The aims of G2NA are complementary to the work of the GEP and we are working with GEP colleagues to achieve common goals.

The National Human Genome Research Institute began as the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR), which was established in 1989 to carry out the role of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the International Human Genome Project (HGP), begun in 1990. In 1997 the United States Department of Health and Human Services renamed NCHGR the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), officially elevating it to the status of research institute - one of 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH.

NHGRI now funds a wide range of research on the genome's structure, function, and role in health and disease, as well as investing in studies on the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research. It develops the resources and technologies needed to accelerate genome research, trains the next generation of genomic investigators, and disseminates genome information to the public and to health professionals. Education and training are thus important components of its remit and its website hosts a rich library of resources.

 

This initiative would not be possible without the support of the institutions at which we work:

CCR NCI NIH                  Kalzone Calzone

 USWfrom web    Maggie Kirk & Emma Tonkin

 UNC Willmington Laurie Badzek

   UCLAN     Caroline Benjamin

 Wellcome Genome Campus      Anna Middleton

 

G2NA Aims and Objectives

Accelerating integration of genomics into everyday nursing practice

Establishing the Global Genomics Nursing Alliance

for knowledge mobilisation and action around developments in nursing and genomic healthcare.

Creating a G2N Roadmap

that lays out how to integrate genomics into nursing education, practice and research.

Agree and prioritise

the collaborative efforts needed to realise the Roadmap.