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March 25, 2009

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» Family History Tools are 'One to Watch'

Great news this week from colleagues at the NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre. Our Family History series of resources (which includes fact sheets, drawing tool and video scenario for drawing and taking a family history) won “The One to Watch Category” in the West Midlands NHS Innovation Competition 2008 held in Birmingham. The Centre will now go forward to the National Awards in London this month as a short-listed finalist in the Diagnostics & Therapeutics Category.

Pocket sized drawing tools (like ours – see below) with cut out shapes to keep symbols consistent when drawing a family history are available – Great for those who know what they are doing. We work with health professionals from outside the area of genetics who often require support to get started. What is innovative about this tool is that both sides contain information on how to begin to draw a history and the sorts of details that needs to be recorded.

All our resources are freely available from the Centre for educational use and more will be added over the coming months. Click here to view some of the resources currently available.

If you take a look at any of them please post a comment on the blog – we are always looking for feedback.

Family History Drawing Tool

Centre Manager Candy Cooley and colleague Michelle Madeley accept the award

December 3, 2008

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» The news just gets better.

Hot off the wire: The NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre’s Family History series of resources (see blog below) has, this afternoon, come runner up in the National Awards in London in the Diagnostics & Therapeutics Category.

October 23, 2008

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» ERRIN Entrepreneurship Seminar and Market Place

Date: 18 November 2008

Time: 9:00-17:00

Venue: Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels/Rond Point Schuman 11 & 14, 1040 Brussels

As a pre-launch to the 2009 European Year of Creativity and Innovation, ERRIN – the European Regions for Research and Innovation Network would like to cordially invite you to a European project market place dedicated to entrepreneurship taking place on 18th November 2008 in Brussels. A wide range of participants from regional and local authorities to universities, training organizations, chambers of commerce, etc will be participating in the event.

This ERRIN European market place will give you an opportunity to:

- enhance your understanding of the latest developments at European level to support entrepreneurship - learn more about specific European funding opportunities promoting entrepreneurship - network with potential project partners, European policy makers and practitioners - share ideas and best practice across Europe

The event will be divided in two parts:

The morning session will focus on European policy initiatives supporting entrepreneurship, illustrated by local best practices.

The afternoon session will enable participants to present project ideas and receive feedback on draft proposals from Commission representatives. The market place will be open to members of ERRIN and the European Enterprise Network.

The invitation, agenda and registration details are available from the European Office. Registrations must be received by the organisors by 31st October.