New technologies and digital tools to enhance Genomic Medicine Practice

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New technologies and digital tools to enhance Genomic Medicine Practice

21 October 2022 | 1:30pm - 4:00pm 

Join us for a special online event where you will hear from experts about a range of experiences, updates and the latest developments in clinical cancer genetics.

In this webinar, we will explore how new technologies can be employed to enhance Genomic Medicine practice, and optimise outcomes for patients with cancer. Expert speakers will discuss the benefits, limitations and challenges associated with use of the liquid biopsy and of paired germline and tumour-based whole genome sequencing for patients with cancer in the NHS, as well as the use of digital technologies, patient portals and patient apps for education and empowerment of patients with, or at risk of, hereditary predisposition to cancer.


Our speakers are some of the foremost specialists in this field and the webinar will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

About this event

We are delighted to welcome four speakers for this webinar. They are experts on the topic of genetics or genomics for clinicians, and their presentations will look at developments in this area.


Dr Patrick Tarpey, Clinical Scientist

Dr Yvonne O Meara, Systemic Psychotherapist and Psychosocial Oncologist

Dr Hazel O Sullivan, Thoracic oncology clinical research fellow at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust.

Dr Terri McVeigh, Consultant Clinical Geneticist in the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and Clinical Lead for this Certificate in Cancer Genetics.


Delivered by leading experts in cancer genetics

Dr Terri McVeigh, Consultant Clinical Geneticist

Dr Terri McVeigh is the clinical lead for this programme.

About Dr Terri McVeigh

Dr McVeigh is a Consultant Clinical Geneticist in the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in Cancer Genetics. She also holds an Honorary Associate Faculty position in the Institute of Cancer Research.

Dr McVeigh undertook undergraduate medical training, postgraduate core surgical training and Higher Specialist Training in Clinical Genetics in Ireland. Her specialist training was funded by the Health Research Board/Health Service Executive National Academic SpR Fellowship Programme, with research fellowships in Yale University, New Haven, USA, and in QIMR Berghofer, Brisbane Australia. She also undertook a Clinical Research Fellowship in the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and subsequently took up a consultant post there in 2018.

She was awarded a PhD from National University of Ireland, Galway for her work investigating the translational applications of genomic profiling for risk estimation, prognostication and treatment of breast cancer. She also holds a Certificate in Medical Genetics (RCPath) and Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Science (NUI Galway).

Dr McVeigh has a special interest in teaching, and holds a Masters in Clinical Education. She now acts as a core tutor on the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education in NUI Galway. She is also a core tutor of the Molecular Pathology of Cancer and Application in Cancer Diagnosis, Screening, and Treatment Module of the ICR -led MSc in Genomic Medicine (Imperial College London), and regularly supervises and examines postgraduate research projects. 

Dr McVeigh keenly supports patient engagement and education. She developed and curates a patient information website ( She is also a member of the medical advisory board of the Ovacome Ovarian Cancer charity in the UK.

She is a member of the Council and Social Media/Communications of the Cancer Genetics Group of the British Society of Genomic Medicine.

Dr Hazel O Sullivan

About Hazel O Sullivan

Dr Hazel O'Sullivan is a medical oncologist with a special interest in lung cancer and oncogenetics.

She received her Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 2021. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials and a Postgraduate Certificate in Cancer Genetics.

She has completed a clinical research fellowship in oncogenetics and gynae-oncology and is currently a thoracic oncology clinical research fellow at the Royal Marsden NHS Trust.

Dr Patrick Tarpey 

About Patrick Tarpey

Patrick Tarpey trained as a Clinical Scientist in London and Cambridge before moving to the Sanger Institute to pursue research. At Sanger, Patrick worked in the cancer genome group of Mike Stratton, utilising genomic data to explore somatically acquired variation, leading to the discovery of multiple novel cancer genes.

Patrick returned to clinical science at CUH to lead the analyses of 100K cancer genomes, and presently as lead scientist for solid cancer within the East GLH.

Patrick currently leads a team of scientists utilising genomic assays to evolve cancer services and enhance opportunities for patients across the Eastern region.

Yvonne O'Meara

About Yvonne O Meara 

Yvonne O'Meara is a Systemic Psychotherapist and Psychosocial Oncologist. Yvonne has worked as a Medical Social Worker in psychosocial oncology and palliative care since 2004 in teaching hospitals in Ireland and North America.

Yvonne is the co-founder of the Irish Society of Gynaecological Oncology Public and Patient Involvement (ISGO-PPI).

Yvonne has a special interest in female sexual wellness post a diagnosis of cancer. In 2020 Yvonne took up a post at the UCD School of Medicine as Women's Cancer Survivorship Research coordinator based in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.


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