When    September 5 and 6

Where   The Pavilion Room, Level 8, The Arts Centre, Melbourne

Registration    The event is by invitation to Australian Genomics Flagship, Program, and Committee members.

External parties interested in attending the conference are asked to please enquire with the Australian Genomics coordination centre info@australiangenomics.org.au


Event information

This year’s Australian Genomics National Conference is fast approaching, with investigators, partners and other members of our national network expected to descend on Melbourne for the event.

A dynamic program has been developed, with leading genomics speakers, lively panel discussions and Q and A sessions. See details below.

Overview Day 1: Thursday 5th September, Pavilion Room, Arts Centre Melbourne

Timing Presentation Speaker(s) Session Chair
9:00 – 9:45am Registration, tea, coffee
9:45 – 9:50am Conference start Tiffany Boughtwood
Manager, Australian Genomics
9:50 – 10:00am Welcome Kathryn North AC
Lead, Australian Genomics
10:00 – 10:15am Opening address The Honourable Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Health
10:15 – 10:40am Genomics in Australian healthcare: foundations to future Kathryn North AC
Director, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Lead, Australian Genomics
10:40 – 11:00am A national approach to genomic research Tiffany Boughtwood
Manager, Australian Genomics
11:00 – 11:30am                Morning tea
Session 2 Building Networks  Session Chair

Hamish Scott
Centre for Cancer Biology

11:30 am – 11:50am Implementing genomics into clinical care: challenges, opportunities Jeffrey Braithwaite
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Macquarie University
Lead, Implementation Science, Australian Genomics
   
11:50 am – 12:10pm Mobilising nation-wide multidisciplinary renal genetics clinics Andrew Mallett
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital
KidGen National Director
Lead, Australian Genomics Renal Flagships
12:10 pm – 12:30pm Latest from the Australian Genomics Cancer Flagships Sean Grimmond
The University of Melbourne
Co-lead, Super WGS Cancer Flagship
Australian Genomics
12:30 pm –  1:10pm  Delivering change in the healthcare sector
Interview style panel
Ian Frazer, The University of Queensland
Brendan Murphy, Department of Health
Robyn Ward, The University of Sydney
Kathryn North, Australian Genomics
Keith McNeil, Queensland Health
Interviewer
Dorothy Illing
1:10pm – 2:00pm Lunch
Session 3 Evolution of Genomics Session Chair

John Christodoulou AM
Co-lead Australian Genomics

2:00 – 2:15pm How genomics is helping uncover the cause of unexplained perinatal loss. Chris Barnett
SA Clinical Genetics Service
Co-lead, Genomic Autopsy study,
Australian Genomics network
2:15 – 2:40pm Rapid genomics at scale: the Acute Care Flagship Zornitza Stark
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Co-lead, Acute Care Genomics Flagship, Australian Genomics
Sebastian Lunke
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Co-leads, Acute Care Genomics Flagship, Australian Genomics
2:40 – 2:50pm Implementing rapid genomic testing in acute care Stephanie Best
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Macquarie University
Implementation Science working group, Australian Genomics
2:50 – 3:00pm Building a skilled workforce Clara Gaff
Co-lead Workforce and Education, Australian Genomics
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance
3:00 – 3:30pm Afternoon tea
Session 4  Person-centred approach to genomic healthcare Session Chair

Clara Gaff
Co-lead Workforce and Education, Australian Genomics
Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance

3:30 – 3:50pm Ethical, legal considerations around genomic data sharing Ainsley Newson (presenter)
The University of Sydney
Lead, Ethics, Australian Genomics
Norah Grewal

The University of Sydney
Legal and Ethics, Australian Genomics
3:50 – 4:10pm Outcomes from the Neurodevelopmental Disability Flagships Jozef Gecz
The University of Adelaide
Lead, Neurodevelopmental Disability Flagships
4:10 pm – 4:30pm Australian Genomics community engagement research Bronwyn Terrill
Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Belinda McClaren
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Workforce & Education Working Group, Australian Genomics
4:30 – 5:20pm Genomics and communities: perspectives on a person-centred approach
Panel
Ainsley Newson, The University of Sydney
Meredith Wilson, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Paul Lacaze, Monash University
Kirsten Boggs, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network
Richard Vines, Rare Cancers Australia
Sean Murray, Mito Foundation
Moderator
Bronwyn Terrill
5:20 – 5:3opm Close Tiffany Boughtwood
5:3o – 7:00pm                                   Drinks and canapes, The Arts Centre Foyer

 Overview Day 2: Friday 6th September, Pavilion Room, Arts Centre Melbourne

Timing Presentation Speaker(s) Session Chair
8:00  – 9:00am Tea, coffee
9:00 – 9:05 am                                           Welcome  Tiffany Boughtwood
Session 5                                                                     Clinical Delivery Session Chair

Nigel Laing AO
The University of Western Australia
Co-lead, National Diagnostic Research Network
Lead, Neuromuscular Disorders Flagship
Co-lead Mackenzie’s Mission
Australian Genomics

9:05 – 9:20am Policy considerations for sustainable clinical genomics Robyn Ward AM
The University of Sydney
Lead, Policy, Australian Genomics
9:20  – 9:40am The Indigenous Precision Medicine Project Kylie Gwynn
The University of Sydney
Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
9:40 – 9:55am Genomics in healthcare: data needs and considerations Daniel MacArthur
Broad Institute
9:55 – 10:10am National approach to data sharing & analysis, and the Shariant platform Amanda Spurdle
QIMR Berghofer
Working Group, National Approach to Data Federation and Analysis, Australian Genomics
10:10 – 10:30am International perspective: outcomes from Australian Genomics’ role as a GA4GH Driver Project Oliver Hofmann
The University of Melbourne
Co-lead, National Approach to Data Federation and Analysis, Australian Genomics
Zornitza Stark
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Co-lead, Acute Care Genomics Flagship, Australian Genomics
10:30 -11:00am Morning tea
Session 6 New Research and the Future of Genomics in Australia Session Chair

Deb White
SAHMRI
Lead, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Flagship Australian Genomics

11.00 – 11:15am The Australian Functional Genomics Network Andrew Sinclair
Co-lead Australian Genomics
Co-chair Australian Functional Genomics Network
11.15 – 11:30am The Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program David Thomas
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Lead, Managing Patient Risk Paediatric & AYA Flagship, Australian Genomics
11.30 am – 11:50am The Cardiovascular Genetic Disorders Mega Flagship Chris Semsarian AM
Centenary Institute
Julie McGaughran
Genetic Health Queensland
Co-leads the Cardiovascular Genetic Disorders Flagship
11.50 am – 12:05pm Mackenzie’s Mission Nigel Laing AO
The University of Western Australia
Co-lead, National Diagnostic Research Network
Lead, Neuromuscular Disorders Flagship
Co-lead Mackenzie’s Mission
Australian Genomics
12.05 pm – 12:50pm  Closing Q & A Panel Martin Delatycki, Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Amanda Spurdle, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Greg Pratt, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
David Thomas, Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Kathryn North, Australian Genomics
Moderator
Graham Phillips, ABC
12:50 pm – 1:00pm Close Kathryn North
1:00 pm – 2:00pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm RNA-Seq Workshop The Amcor Room, The Arts Centre