Read Dr Janine Vetsch’s 2019 KCA travel grant report

It was an honour to be able to present findings from PRISM-Impact on “Families’ and healthcare professionals’ uncertainties in the era of cancer precision medicine” at the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 18th June 2019. The ESHG meeting was held from the 14-18th June 2019 and was attended by international, multidisciplinary genetics researchers and clinicians. My talk was very well received and multiple attendees approached me after my talk, highlighting the importance of the topic area. Attendees shared with me that our data resonated with their experiences. They highlighted that dealing with uncertainties around cancer genetics and managing patients’ expectations was one of the major challenges they face in the era of cancer precision medicine. I also noted that several other researchers are assessing uncertainties of patients and families in genomics and made an effort to network with them.
The KCA travel grant made it possible to attend and present at this international conference, as the funds allowed me to cover my conference registration cost, my flights and accommodation in Gothenburg. The ESHG meeting offered great opportunity to learn about similar research being conducted in other countries such as the UK and connect with leaders of the field. I can highly recommend attending future ESHG meetings and wish I will be able to do so. I sincerely thank the KCA for promoting this opportunity to share my research internationally and to continue to build my career.