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.

The conference will be held September 5 & 6 in the Pavilion Room at the Arts Centre, Melbourne

Our network has more than doubled since our last conference in 2017 so it is a great opportunity for us all to share and showcase many of the activities and outcomes that have occurred across our Programs and Flagships since then.

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

Please note 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

 

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

9:00 am – 9:50 am Registration, tea, coffee
9:50 am – 10:00 am Conference start & welcome
Session 1 – morning National Outlook 
10:00 am – 10:15 am Opening address
10:15 am – 10:40 am Genomics in Australian healthcare: foundations to future
10:40 am – 11:00 am A national approach to genomics research
11:00 am – 11:30 am Morning tea
Session 2 – mid-morning Building Networks 
11:30 am – 11:50 am Implementing genomics into clinical care: challenges, opportunities
11:50 am – 12:10 pm Mobilising nation-wide multidisciplinary renal genetics clinics
12:10 pm – 12:20 pm The Australian Functional Genomics Network
12:20 pm – 12:40 pm Allocated – to be announced
12:40 pm – 1:10pm Interview style panel: Delivering change in the healthcare sector
1:10pm – 2:00pm Lunch
Session 3 – early afternoon Evolution of Genomics
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Ultra-rapid acute care genomics – clinical perspective
2:15 pm – 2:25 pm Meeting the demands of ultra-rapid genomic testing – laboratory perspective
2:25 pm – 2:40 pm How genomics is helping uncover the cause of unexplained perinatal loss.
2:40 pm – 2:50 pm Building a skilled genomic workforce
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm Implementation science and rapid genomic testing
3:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon tea
Session 4 – afternoon Person-centred approach to genomic healthcare
3:30 pm – 3:50 pm Ethical, legal considerations around genomic data sharing
3:50 pm – 4:10 pm Outcomes from the Neurodevelopmental Disability Flagships
4:10 pm – 4:30 pm Community engagement research
4:30 pm – 5:20pm Panel: Community expectations and perceptions of genomics
5:20pm – 5:30pm Closing remarks
5:30pm – 7:00pm    Drinks and canapes, The Arts Centre Foyer

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

8:00 am – 9:00 am Tea, coffee
9:00 am – 9:05 am Conference start & welcome 
Session 5 – morning Clinical Delivery
9:05 am – 9:20 am Policy considerations for sustainable clinical genomics
9:20 am – 9:40 am Indigenous Precision Medicine Project
9:40 am – 9:55 am Allocated – to be announced
9:55 am – 10:10 am Collection, storage, use and management of genomic data
10:10 am – 10:30 am International perspective: outcomes from Australian Genomics’ role as a GA4GH Driver Project
10:30 am -11:00 am Morning tea
Session 6 – mid morning New Research and the Future of Genomics in Australia
11.00 am – 11:15 am The Australian Genomic Cancer Medicine Program
11.15 am – 11:30 am The Australian Genomics Cardiovascular Genetic Disorders Flagship
11.30 am – 11:45 am Mackenzie’s Mission
11.45 am – 12:00 pm Allocated – to be announced
12.00 pm – 12:50 pm Closing Q & A Panel
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Closing remarks and conclusion of conference
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch