Genomics in mainstream medicine

Monday, 15 December 2014 15:25

Genomics in mainstream medicine: an initiative to raise awareness and promote genomics amongst physicians in the UK

Recent developments in genomics (such as the 100,000 genomes project) have underlined the need to ensure that the medical workforce understands the opportunities and possesses the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to deliver care using genomic information. The Genomics in Mainstream Medicine Working Group was established under the auspices of the Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine and a number of other organisations to raise awareness and to promote the integration of genomics into clinical practice across a wide range of clinical specialties. To facilitate this, ‘clinical champions’ have been recruited via the Royal College of Physicians specialty committees to help develop introductory resources and an action plan for promoting genomics within their own specialties. Work to date has included the development of a document ‘template’ for champions to adapt and use as an introductory resource within their specialty, and the ‘mapping’ of the education landscape for physicians (with the aid of a survey sent out to key stakeholders) to identify genomics education initiatives that are already in place.

UEG Week 24/7

Monday, 15 December 2014 10:43

UEG Week 2014 had 11 simultaneous live streams to a global audience. Afterwards, all the content became available online at UEG Education with their new 24/7 initiative. This page highlights their most recent recordings, and everything else can be found in the Library. Access is free for UEG Week attendees - simply login to your myUEG account for immediate online viewing. For non-attendees, instant access can be purchased online.

Online Access to UEG Week 2013 Recordings

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 09:58

Part of the UEG Week Berlin scientific highlights are already available online on There are even more lectures to follow within the upcoming weeks.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 14:04

BSG Members Dr Deb Ghosh and Dr Deepak Kejariwal have developed, a free educational portal for gastroenterology professionals. The regularly updated, dynamic and interactive portal is designed to support continuing professional development needs and training requirements. The portal can also be used to interact with other gastroenterology professionals across the globe through its social media and forum features.

Launched in April 2011, is edited and advised by a prominent panel of UK-based gastroenterologists and hepatologists. Further development is envisaged. Feedback on should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .