More than 100 genetic clinicians, scientists and specialists gathered at the inaugural Annual Australian Clinical Genomics Symposium late last year. The event was organised by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and aimed to update and educate participants on the latest national and international developments in genomic medicine, and summarise best practice and challenges facing the implementation of genomic medicine.
Highlights of the event included a powerful presentation on one family’s journey through genomics, as well as panel discussions and talks from Australian Genomics Health Alliance researchers and clinicians. These discussions explored issues such as the ‘scaling-up’ of genomics, the appropriate time to provide sequencing in a patient’s journey, and the communication of genomic test results to families.
International experts Dr Stephen Kingsmore, (Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine), Dr Jodie Ingles (Centenary Institute) and Dr Richard Scott (Genomics England) shared their experiences in charting a ‘new course’ through paediatric medicine, patient perspectives relating to the delivery of genomic information, and delivering genome diagnostics in the UK.
Visit the Garvan website for the full event report, and to listen to experts views on ‘genomics in the clinic, now, and in the future’.
Stay tuned for details of this year’s event.
Acknowledgment: With thanks to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research for providing an event summary and image.