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'Genomics in the clinic' workshops for medical specialists

'Genomics in the clinic' workshops for medical specialists

Background

Medical professionals need to be able to identify the right test for their patient, as well as understand and correctly use test results.

Melbourne Genomics’ Clinical Flagships (see separate project summaries) enabled participating medical professionals to develop skills and practical knowledge in genomic medicine. Flagships also built a cohort of ‘genomic experts’ able to support the adoption of genomics in their speciality area.

The broader workforce of medical professionals, however, need continuing education to support them to use genomics in patient care.

Project description

The objective: to raise medical professionals’ awareness of key concepts in the clinical application of genomics, specifically among clinicians who did not participate in Clinical Flagships.

Clinical Flagship leaders and/or key clinicians collaborated with the Melbourne Genomics education team to co-develop and deliver two-hour clinical workshops for their peers, usually colleagues within the Melbourne Genomics member hospitals.

These ‘Genomics in the clinic’ workshops aimed to provide basic knowledge of key pre- and post-test genomic testing concepts.

Activities, outcomes and lessons learnt

Findings from this project will be made available following publication of results.

Workshop facilitators

 

Name

Organisation

Adrienne Sexton

RMH

Alison Trainer

PeterMac

Alison Yeung

MCRI/VCGS

Amy Schneider

Austin Health

Anna Jarmolowicz

Melbourne Genomics

Charlotte Slade

RMH

Chloe Stutterd

Austin Health / RCH

Chris Richmond

MCRI/VCGS

David Amor

MCRI/VCGS

David Hare

Austin Health

Dhamidhu Eratne

RMH

Dominica Zentner

RMH

Ella Thompson

PeterMac

Emma Krzesinski

Monash Health

Fiona Moghaddas

WEHI

Georgina Ryland

PeterMac

Ingrid Winship

RMH

Ivan Macciocca

MCRI/VCGS

Jay Ramchand

Austin Health

Jennifer Lickiss

PeterMac

Jitendra Vohra

RMH

Jo Douglass

RMH

Lauren Akesson

MCRI/VCGS

Lilian Downie

MCRI/VCGS

Lisette Curnow

MCRI/VCGS

Lucy Fox

PeterMac

Mathew Wallis

Austin Health

Michael Fahey

Monash Health

Paul James

PeterMac

Piers Blombery

PeterMac

Rick Leventer

MCRI/VCGS

Sam Ayres

MCRI/VCGS

Sam Berkovic

Austin Health

Sue White

MCRI/VCGS

Tegan French

MCRI/VCGS

Tina Thompson

RMH

Tiong Tan

MCRI/VCGS

Valerie Sung

MCRI/VCGS

Vanessa Bryant

WEHI

Zornitza Stark

MCRI/VCGS