IntroductionMore that just a guinea pig?Your Genes and Clinical Research
The Scottish Government's Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Anne Glover, offered the keynote address at the Gengage Conference Wednesday 22 June 2011.
Before the conference she spoke with the BBC and highlighted ambitions for Scotland to benifit from Clinical Research.
Listen to Professor Glover on Good Morning Scotland via the BBC I Player (between 1.47.01 - 1.51.02)
And read Poor health, rich pickings by Douglas Fraser the BBC's Business and economy editor, Scotland
This free public one-day conference, sponsored by Gengage, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Edinburgh, will explore social issues and other topics around public and patient involvement in clinical research.
Read the conference press release - More that just a guinea pig? - Gengage Conference 2011
For further programme and speaker information visit Gengage Conference 2011
Following the conference this website will also host details of the presentation and workshop discussions.
Gengage (The Scottish Healthcare Genetics Public Engagement Network) brings together, promotes and supports individuals and organisations working in Scotland to increase public awareness, dialogue and debate on issues to do with healthcare genetics. We connect healthcare professionals and patient groups, science communicators and public engagement practitioners as well as social scientists and other academics. The Scottish Government Health Department funds Gengage's activities in response to the recommendations of the Review of Genetics in relation to Healthcare in Scotland chaired by Sir Kenneth Calman and published in 2006. Gengage is managed by the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum based at the University of Edinburgh.