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Melbourne Genomics free public forum

How DNA Testing is Transforming your Healthcare: promises and challenges of the genomics revolution

The Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance is presenting a free public forum, How DNA Testing is Transforming your Healthcare: promises and challenges of the genomics revolution. 

Details:

Thursday 14 November 6.30pm
State Library of Victoria Theatrette
328 Swanston St Melbourne

The forum will be will be chaired by award-winning journalist Paul Barclay from ABC Radio National. 

We can now examine an individual’s complete set of genetic information (the genome) to identify changes that may impact on health. Genomic medicine offers enormous potential to improve diagnosis and provide more personalised care for patients.

This public forum will discuss the challenges of bringing DNA into healthcare, and how the potential of genomics is being realised now and into the future to transform healthcare.

The event will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity for informal discussion.

Keynote international speakers include: 

  • Professor Dame Sue Hill DBE, NHS England's Chief Scientific Officer, leading translation of genomics into the NHS
  • Jillian Hastings Ward, Chair of the Participant Panel for the 100,000 Genomes Project and a leading patient advocate
  • Prof Clara Gaff, Executive Director of the Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance