A Guide to Genomics

Words like genomics, gene therapy and personalised medicine are being used more and more these days, but these concepts all seem so confusing! Do any of us really know what it means?

The St Vincent's Curran Foundation is delighted to invite you and a guest to hear from experts at St Vincent's Hospitals in:

A Guide to Genomics
Inside St Vincent's Information Session

Tuesday 6 March 2018
5.30pm – 7.30pm (Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm, discussion begins at 6.30pm)
Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Auditorium
384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 (with entry via Burton Street)

Over the course of an hour, experts will explain and discuss:
What is genomics - What does this term really mean?
Genetic testing - Why it is needed, how it is done and the costs involved
Ethical implications - Considerations before we get genetic testing
Genetic counselling - Preparing for the results
Personalised medicine - How are doctors interpreting the results so you get the very best care

This discussion will be led by Prof Jerry Greenfield, Founder of the Clinical Genomics Unit at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Dr Bernadette Tobin, Director of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney and Mary-Anne Young, Senior Genetic Counsellor at Genome.One. 

Places are limited, so please RSVP by 22 February to secure your spot today.