One workshop, four years of benefits

May 23, 2022

For Dr Joep Vissers, a Melbourne Genomics workshop was the catalyst he needed to make the move from research into the clinical genomics space. Dr Vissers was at the end of his post-doc at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre when…

Popular webinar on ordering Medicare-funded genomic tests returns with high praise

April 27, 2022

Genomic testing has been proven to make a difference in care for children with complex genetic conditions and many of these children now qualify for Medicare funded tests. The Melbourne Genomics education team again joined up…

The key to high-value care? Sustaining the genomics workforce.

March 28, 2022

A recently published Perspectives Brief from the Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research suggests a coordinated national workforce strategy is needed to enable the delivery of high-value genomic medicine. Authored by Dr…

Dr Kushani Jayasinghe awarded the ACMG Foundation’s 2022 Richard King Award

March 25, 2022

Dr Kushani Jayasinghe, Flagship clinician on the Genetic Kidney Disease Clinical Project, received the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation’s 2022 Richard King Award for Best Publication by a…

GenoVic now supports testing for both cancer and inherited conditions at Monash Health

December 13, 2021

GenoVic is a Melbourne Genomics member-developed system designed to support genomic testing at scale. It enables experts to securely manage and analyse the data at each stage of a clinical test. The Monash Health Pathology team…

How community voices get heard in a research-health service alliance

December 1, 2021

A grassroots community advisory group enabled Melbourne Genomics to address complex issues like privacy, informed consent, patient experience and the re-use of genomic data. A paper published in Research Involvement and…

First-of-its-kind study finds genomic testing for children with glomerular disease is cost-saving

September 16, 2021

Glomerular diseases affect the tiny filtering units in the kidney responsible for cleaning blood – the glomeruli. Faulty glomeruli can lead to kidney failure and is one of the most common causes of genetic kidney disease. A first…

Guidelines on the use of genomics to stop hospital superbugs published

August 16, 2021

Superbugs (antibiotic-resistant bacteria) can arrive unseen in hospitals in the skin or gut of unaffected patients, and spread to more vulnerable patients who can become seriously ill. The Melbourne Genomics Controlling Superbugs…

World-leading chatbot to support genetic counselling receives good reviews from patients and counsellors

August 16, 2021

Patients often have questions and concerns about receiving a genomic or genetic test. A feasibility trial has found that an Australian-first chatbot can be a helpful way to support patients in making informed decisions about…

June workshop a great start to education activities in the new program

August 16, 2021

Paediatric oncologists got together in June to learn about the application of genomics in their clinical practice. Melbourne Genomics hosted a virtual education workshop prior to the Australian & New Zealand Children’s…

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