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

Education events for clinicians

Practical Genomics for Medical Oncologists


17 June

  • 3 hour workshop
  • Pre-reading modules open 17 May 2023
  • For medical oncology trainees and consultants

An interactive workshop for oncologists and health professionals working in adult cancer. Improve your knowledge and confidence in genomic testing in cancer.

Pre-workshop self-directed online learning covers foundational concepts for clinical genomic testing in cancer. The workshop is clinical case-based learning with expert facilitators. Hear about emerging technologies and accessing genomic tests.

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Genomics update: New technologies and clinical cases

Co-hosted with the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and Australian Genomics

15 July

  • 6 hour workshop
  • For GPs, specialists, nurses, genetic counsellors and other health professionals interested in genomics in clinical practice
  • Also for educators, policy makers, ethicists and others interested in genomics

This satellite meeting is an introductory workshop with lectures and breakout rooms to learn about the fundamentals of genetics/genomics, genomic testing and the latest technologies being applied in practice. Improve your knowledge and confidence about genomic medicine.

The workshop culminates in the great debate, Has genomics met its promise? Learn from the top people experienced in the field, including clinicians, scientists, researchers, ethicists and community representatives.

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Education events for medical scientists

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Introduction to Germline Clinical Variant Interpretation (Winter intake)


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.

EOIs are open now!

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Advanced Clinical Variant Interpretation for Inherited Disorders


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.

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Education events for data scientists

Careers Evening


August 2023

  • Two-hour panel discussion followed by networking
  • Hear from people working in the field –what they do, how they got there, and what they look for in new hires
  • For graduate students or those working in data science who want to hear about careers in genomics

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

Hear from four professionals with bioinformatics and/or computer science degrees working at the coalface of genomic medicine, with Melbourne Genomics, Melbourne Bioinformatics and Australian BioCommons.

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

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