Event details

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Delivery: Zoom
Registration:  Register via Eventbrite here
More information: Download the event information here


In October 2020, the Poche Indigenous Health Network will host a key thinkers forum on precision medicine – “What is precision medicine, will it benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?”

The forum will discuss discuss and explore the potential benefits of genomic medicine, what is happening in Australia and internationally to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in genomic medicine and research and what role does government have to play to ensure all Australians can benefit equally from innovative medical interventions.

Case studies will illustrate how to genuinely and respectfully engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to explain why precision medicine is important, how to collect and store samples and how people can become involved in genomics activities.

The forum panel will be facilitated by Professor Tom Calma AO and includes:

  • Professor Alex Brown (SAHMRI)
  • Azure Hermes (NCIG)
  • Greg Pratt (QIMR Berghofer)
  • Tiffany Boughtwood (Australian Genomics)


For more, please contact poche.admin@sydney.edu.au  or 02 9114 0829