Melbourne Genomics education events, courses and other training opportunities for medical professionals and data scientists.

Education events for clinicians

Genomic testing in childhood hearing loss

CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

4 March 2023

  • 1.5 hours
  • In-person conference workshop
  • For medical clinicians (paediatricians, geneticists, otolaryngologists) who deliver care to children with hearing loss

As part of the 11th Australasian Newborn Hearing Screening Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, we'll be running a workshop discussing the how and why of delivering genomic sequencing tests for children and families in the search for the genetic cause of hearing loss.

Through interactive cases, participants explore interpreting genomic test results, the potential for unexpected findings and genetic counselling for families.

Genomics in the Clinic - Shepparton

WORKSHOP

20 March 2023

  • 2 hours
  • In-person workshop
  • For consultants and trainees working in adult medicine

This interactive workshop will improve your knowledge and confidence in genomic testing. Through a range of adult cases, participants discuss advantages and limitations of different genomic tests, interpret genomic test results, and discuss genetic counselling for patients and families.

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Education events for medical scientists

Introduction to Germline Clinical Variant Interpretation (Summer intake)

COURSE

February-April 2023

  • 3 days of workshops over 3 months
  • In-person + interactive online pre-reading
  • For medical scientists who have recently moved or are ready to move into germline genomics
  • Also relevant to clinicians, researchers and data scientists involved in germline genomics

Variant interpretation is the process of finding and prioritising the variants found in a genomic test, then collecting and curating evidence to determine how likely they are to explain the cause of a condition or cancer, and identifying treatments the patient may respond to.

Learn the principles of variant interpretation and clinical bioinformatics.

Experts in the field review the online content and lead you through practical examples and case studies with peers.

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Introduction to Germline Clinical Variant Interpretation (Winter intake)

COURSE

July-September 2023

  • 3 days of workshops over 3 months
  • In-person + interactive online pre-reading
  • For medical scientists who have recently moved or are ready to move into germline genomics
  • Also relevant to clinicians, researchers and data scientists involved in germline genomics

Variant interpretation is the process of finding and prioritising the variants found in a genomic test, then collecting and curating evidence to determine how likely they are to explain the cause of a condition or cancer, and identifying treatments the patient may respond to.

Learn the principles of variant interpretation and clinical bioinformatics.

Experts in the field review the online content and lead you through practical examples and case studies with peers.

Registrations open May 2023.

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Advanced Clinical Variant Interpretation for Inherited Disorders

COURSE

October-November 2023

  • Two all-day workshops, a month apart
  • Workshops cover advanced topics and complex cases
  • In-person + interactive online pre-reading
  • For medical scientists who want to extend their knowledge and skills in diagnostic testing for rare germline disorders

Learn directly from experts in the field.

This course provides an opportunity for those already practising variant interpretation to refresh their understanding of key principles and processes.

Participants apply and extend their knowledge and skills by working through more advanced topics and complex cases.

Education events for data scientists

Genomic testing generates a very large amount of DNA data. The expertise of specially-trained data scientists is needed to analyse, interpret and securely store individuals’ genomic information.

We’ll be running future education sessions for data science professionals. Sign up to our email list to hear about it first.

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