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

Education events for clinicians

Talking to patients and families about genomic tests


4 September 2023

  • 2 hour in-person workshop
  • For adult and paediatric physicians - Consultants, Fellows and Trainees

Genomic testing and its implications can be complex to explain to patients, families and carers.

This workshop helps you develop skills in explaining the purpose of genomic tests, seeking informed consent, and discussing test results. It includes small-group discussions with expert genetic counsellors and clinical geneticists.

Watch our series Diagnosis Day to see the impact of providing appropriate support to families receiving a genetic diagnosis.

Practical genomics for oncology


11 September 2023

  • 3 hour in-person workshop with online pre-reading
  • For adult and paediatric For oncologists, and cancer scientists and researchers

Presented in conjunction with the VCCC Beyond the Breakthroughs Conference, this is an interactive workshop for oncologists, scientists and health professionals working in adult cancer.

Learn and discuss how genomic testing is applied and interpreted in the cancer clinic. We'll work through clinical cases, interpret genomic test reports, including clinical and therapeutic implications of molecular results for somatic and germline variants. Discuss these issues with expert facilitators. Online pre-reading available for workshop registrants.

Genomics in the Clinic - Online (COMING SOON!)


1 October - 31 December 2023

  • Each ~4-hour course equips doctors to understand when and how to order a genomic test, and how the test results can inform medical decisions.
  • 3 courses to choose from – genetic conditions, oncology, and paediatric oncology
  • Only available to doctors and other health professionals employed at Melbourne Genomics member organisations

Our Genomics in the Clinic courses have been highly rated by participants and shown to improve knowledge, skills and confidence in using genomics in clinical practice across multiple specialties.

These interactive online courses are a great opportunity to catch up with the fast-moving world of genomics. Doctors, scientists and researchers can pick and choose from three course options: genetic conditions, adult oncology and paediatric oncology.

Learn at your own pace, in your own time.

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Education events for medical scientists

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Introduction to Germline Clinical Variant Interpretation



  • 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.

EOIs are open now!

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Advanced Clinical Variant Interpretation for Medical Scientists


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, researchers and other professionals working in genomics 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.

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Education events for data scientists

We’re running a series of events for data science professionals, co-hosted with relevant organisations. Sign up to our email list below to hear about our other events first.

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