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

Education events for clinicians

Genomics in the Clinic - Albury Wodonga


8 April

  • 2-hour workshop
  • In-person
  • For paediatricians in Albury Wodonga and surrounding areas

Learn about the use of genomic testing in paediatrics, working through clinical cases with experts. This workshop will cover when to use genomic tests, eligibility for Medicare-funded tests, how to interpret test reports, and potential implications for patient management.

Practical Genomics for Medical Oncologists


20 April

  • 3-hour workshop
  • Pre-reading modules open 20 March
  • For medical oncology trainees and consultants

An interactive workshop for oncologists working in adult cancer. Cancer nurses and other health professionals are also welcome!

Improve your knowledge and confidence in genomic testing in cancer. The workshop uses case-based learning with expert facilitators. Pre-workshop self-directed online learning covers foundational concepts for clinical genomic testing in cancer. Discuss accessing genomic tests and emerging technologies.

Genomics and dementia


11 May

  • 3-hour workshop
  • For neurologists, GPs and healthcare professionals

An interactive workshop for neurologists, GPs and healthcare professionals working with individuals with dementia.

Expand your understanding of genomic testing in dementia through interactive case-based discussions with genomics experts. Explore the patients’ journey through genomic testing.

Talking to Patients & Families about Genomic Tests


27 May

  • 2-hour workshop
  • For paediatric medical specialists using or considering using genomic tests for your patients

Looking for an opportunity to practise your skills in explaining the purpose and results of genomic tests to parents, carers, and families? Want some tips on plain language for genomics? This workshop is for you!

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Education events for medical scientists

Advanced Clinical Variant Interpretation


April - May 2024

  • 2 days of workshops over 2 months
  • In-person + interactive online pre-reading
  • For medical scientists who want to extend their knowledge and skills in diagnostic testing for rare germline disorders
  • 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.

This course provides an opportunity for those already practising variant interpretation to refresh their understanding of key principles and processes before applying and extending their knowledge and skills by working through advanced topics and cases.

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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Careers events

Careers in diagnostic genomics: diverse qualifications and pathways

WEBINAR RECORDING (Co-hosted with InGeNA on 7 September 2023)

  • One-hour webinar recording
  • 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

The use of genomics in healthcare is increasing rapidly as the cost and speed of genome sequencing reduce.

This requires a new workforce, upskilled in genomics, to help meet demand. From clinicians knowing how to use the right test, for the right patient, at the right time, to medical scientists knowing how to curate, interpret and classify variants, through to bioinformaticians and other types of data scientists being able to create and continuously refine the pipelines and software to handle and curate big data.

In this webinar, we heard from three people working at the interface of genomics and bioinformatics. Different qualifications and career pathways, each contributing to the implementation of genomics into healthcare.

We also briefly outlined some of the Melbourne Genomics education programs available in clinical variant interpretation.

Whether you’re wanting to get started in translational research, curating big data in a clinical, diagnostic or research setting, or just curious about careers and opportunities in genomics there is something in this webinar recording for you.

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