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Professor Hancox talks at Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICC) Meeting

5 October 2018

Professor Jules Hancox spoke on research strategies that can advance both cardiovascular genomics and benefits for patients at an Inherited Cardiac Conditions (ICC) meeting organised jointly by the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, the Clinical Genetics Service and the Bristol Heart Institute Hospital on Friday, 5th October.

The meeting was attended by a range of clinicians, geneticists and specialist nurses and patient representatives from across the SW and Wales, and included basic scientists from the school (Steve Harmer, Andrew James, Danielle Paul). Worthy of note, it was announced at the ICC meeting that the North Bristol NHS Trust is to lead the South West Genetic Laboratory Hub (GLH). NHS England has announced that from October 2018, genomic testing in the NHS is to be delivered by a national network of 7 regional GLHs. The genetics laboratory will be based at North Bristol and, importantly, will be 1 of 4 national centres for cardiology, which highlighted the strength in clinical genetics at Bristol as well as the clinical and basic science strengths in the Bristol Heart Institute, and a strong collaboration with Cardiology and Clinical Genetics teams in Exeter.

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