Posted on March 14, 2016
The GPU’s Professor Maggie Kirk was delighted to present a keynote paper on Realising Genomics in 21st Century Healthcare at the Nethersole School of Nursing’s 6th Pan-Pacific Nursing Conference and First Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care earlier this month. The conference formed one of the key celebrations to mark the Silver Jubilee Anniversary of the School, which is part of the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
More than 500 health and social care delegates from over 20 countries attended the conference, which this year had the theme of “Achieving Transformational and Sustainable Development in Health and Social Care”.
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Posted on March 8, 2016
Members of the Genomics Policy Unit and other university staff attended a memorial service last week for their former colleague, Visiting Fellow and friend Ann Yeomans, who died last month after a short illness.
Posted on January 27, 2016
GPU Visiting Professor Dhavendra Kumar, Consultant Geneticist at the All Wales Medical Genetics Service, has recently published a new book, along with co-editor Ruth Chadwick. Genomics and Society: Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Socioeconomic Implications, is published by Academic Press.
Posted on November 20, 2014
150 delegates speak Welsh at ISONG Congress in Arizona!
The 26th Annual Congress of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics was held this year from November 7th- 9th at Scottsdale, Arizona. With a packed 3-day programme of keynote, plenary and parallel sessions and 150 delegates from ten countries, it was important that the opening remarks from ISONG President, Professor Maggie Kirk, set the right tone.
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Posted on September 27, 2014
Members of the GPU were pleased to welcome Helen Malherbe last Thursday, September 25th, for a short visit. Helen is over from Johannesburg for a two-week visit to gather background data for her PhD on medical education related to inherited disorders. She wanted to come and speak to GPU members about our work on nursing competencies and the Telling Stories resource. In particular, Helen was interested in learning about the approaches we have used to develop and revise the nursing competency framework and the importance of engaging stakeholders in this. She was also very appreciative of the close links between the framework and Telling Stories.
Posted on May 19, 2014
Congratulations to Centenary Scholarship student Sophie John for winning 1st prize in the poster completion at the annual USW Postgraduate Research Student Conference on Friday May 16th. Sophie’s poster, Development of a communication framework to investigate women’s understanding of Down syndrome information presented in antenatal screening consultations with midwives outlines the approach she is planning for her programme of study.
Posted on November 22, 2013
GPU members Maggie Kirk and Emma Tonkin have been awarded the Best of Journal of Nursing Scholarship—Clinical Scholarship prize for one of their papers at the 42nd Biennial Convention of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International in Indianapolis, 15th- 20th November 2013. Genetics-Genomics Competencies and Nursing Regulation was written with co-authors Kathleen Calzone (National Cancer Institute, US) and Naoko Arimori (St Luke’s College of Nursing, Japan). In the paper, they reported a survey and used three case studies to develop a model for nursing professions in other countries to locate their progress in engaging with genetics and genomics in nursing education, practice and policy, identifying critical success factors in doing so.
Posted on September 26, 2013
Professor Maggie Kirk, leader of the Genomics Policy Unit, will travel to in Bethesda, Maryland USA on October 4-6, 2013 to attend the 25th Anniversary Conference of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.
Posted on September 13, 2013
Genetics, and the ethics behind it, will always be hotly debated.
Posted on August 19, 2013
Verity Andrews, 27, from Cheltenham, was awarded her PhD ‘Genetics and genomics within nursing: What are the characteristics of genetic nurse adopters and nurse opinion leaders in genetics and genomics?’ in July 2013. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, where she is continuing her research into social medicine.
Posted on May 30, 2013
This year’s conference at the All Nations Centre, Cardiff, on May 20th adopted the theme of ‘Together for Health: Pushing the Boundaries’ with the purpose of the conference being to share best practice, learning and innovation.
Posted on May 30, 2013
Professor Maggie Kirk of the University of South Wales was awarded with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) at a ceremony in Liverpool on April 21st, 2013. The RCN Fellowship is held by only six people in Wales, including Professor Ruth Northway and now Professor Donna Mead, also of the University of South Wales.
Posted on April 30, 2010
A Cascade Testing Programme for Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), supported by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the Welsh Assembly Government, is being initiated across Wales.
Posted on October 19, 2009
At its Annual Conference in Brighton last Friday, October 16th, UKONS launched a new Genetics Forum for cancer nurses.