Event Details

Thursday, 02 November 2017 - Thursday, 02 November 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
UQ Location:
Steele Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Krystle Henry
3443 3118
Org. Unit:
Humanities and Social Sciences

Event Description

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In Australia, genetic tests have been available since the 1960s. At the same time the field of medical genetics began to grow, with the recognition that genetics played a role in many disorders in newborns. Improvements to DNA-based technology contributed to increased rates of discovery of genes that were associated with human diseases (Eg. Cystic Fibrosis). Technological advances in genetics have been key to both scientific discovery and diagnostic capability. Governments have begun preparing for implementing genomics into the clinic. Clinical genomics promises to deliver rapid diagnosis for people with genetic disorders and to allow informed decision making for treatment and disease management. However, a number of challenges remain.

Panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of using clinical genomics in the Australian healthcare system. Experts will draw upon the experiences of patients and their families who have encountered genetic testing in Australia in the past to inform the future of clinical genomics.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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