National Pathology Week

The Yorkshire and Humber NHS Genomic Medicine Centre has been promoting awareness of Genomics and the 100,000 Genomes Project during National Pathology Week.

The genomics team at St Stephen's Shopping Centre, HullThe team joined forces with the pathology training team from Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust to highlight the project and showcase what genomic technology could mean for future diagnostic care pathways.

On display at the ‘Pathology Through the Looking Glass’ event were ten large images of the microscopic world of pathology with members of the public invited to ask whether pathology can be art.

The highly successful event, which took place in the very heart of the community within the city of culture, was tweeted by the Royal College of Pathologists, the Institute of Biomedical Science and Hull City of Culture and many others.

National Pathology Week is an annual celebration of pathology run by the Royal College of Pathologists to highlight the important contribution pathologists make to healthcare. Working in partnership with pathologists and laboratory scientists across the UK,  events and activities aim to engage people of all ages, and improve public awareness and understanding of how pathologists and scientists diagnose disease.