A new Australian Genomics paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia offers recommendations for further streamlining these processes as part of a wider review of human research ethics and governance frameworks, and discusses how those changes need to fit into the context of large-scale international research efforts.
November 14 is Genetic Counsellor Awareness Day. On this day we recognise all Genetic Counsellors, particularly those within the Australian Genomics research network, who make a significant difference in the lives of patients undergoing genomic testing.
A review and consultation by research network Australian Genomics has led to a National Clinical Genomic Consent Form that will help to standardise practices around patient consent across the country. From today, these are available and able to be adapted at local level.
Many of Australian Genomics’ investigators and collaborators converged on The Arts Centre Melbourne in September for Australian Genomics' second national conference. More than 200 people registered for the event, Genomics in Australian Healthcare: Foundations to Future.