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Continuing genomic education (remotely)

Like many of us this year, Melbourne Genomics’ highly popular Genomics in the clinic workshops have moved online.

The most recent workshop, Genomics in endocrinology and metabolic medicine, was delivered completely online in early October – much to the satisfaction of all involved.

“Our work on blended learning last year really helped us move from our well-received face-to-face workshop format to all-online learning,” said Melbourne Genomics Clinical Project Manager, Elly Lynch.

“It was a great start for our first all-online workshop and helped us learn how we can improve these in future.”

Introductory materials were provided online for clinicians to complete in their own time, followed by an interactive online session facilitated by clinicians A/Prof Tiong Tan, Dr Anna Le Fevre, Dr Tegan French, Dr Shannon LeBlanc and Dr Russell Gear, and Elly Lynch.

More than 30 clinicians joined the workshop – from the Melbourne Genomics members and beyond – which provided basic knowledge of key pre- and post-test genomic concepts and explored the applications of genomic testing in endocrinology and metabolic medicine.

“It was good (and a bit of a relief!) to see how well the face-to-face facilitated discussion groups readily translated to online breakout rooms,” A/Prof Tiong Tan said.

“This shows that we can continue to provide medical specialists with a case-based learning format, which has been well-received and instrumental in expanding genomic knowledge.”

The Melbourne Genomics Workforce Development team will continue to develop and run workshops remotely. Two genomics education workshops for oncologists are scheduled to take place by the end of the year.

To register for Practical Genomics for Oncology Trainees, 2 December 2020, 4:30-6:30pm click here

To register for Practical Genomics for Oncologists, 9 December 2020, 4:30-6:30pm click here

For more online professional learning in genomics, visit learn-genomics.org.au