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Genomic Testing Forum

16 September 2024 | Crown Conference Centre Melbourne

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The Genomic Testing Forum will be held concurrently with the Obstetric Medico Legal Congress on the 16th September this year providing a unique opportunity to meet two distinct, but related audience groups.

In Australia, genomic testing is experiencing a significant upward trend, with healthcare providers increasingly incorporating genetic analysis into diagnostic and treatment protocols to deliver more personalized and effective patient care.

Given the recent introduction of new rebates for essential carrier screening tests, Australia looks set for significant growth in genomic testing – particularly in reproductive genetic carrier screening. This is an enormously exciting growth space however, there are key considerations that stakeholders should be aware of.

This forum will explore where we are at with genetic testing in Australia and unpack:

  • Where the new opportunities lie
  • The ethical and legal aspects of genomic testing and research
  • The practicalities and legal considerations of reproductive carrier screening in Australia
  • Risk mitigation and putting strategies in place for carrier screening
  • Non-invasive prenatal screening – where its at and where its going
  • The quality of the tests
  • Counselling families on carrier results
  • Are we ready for the influx of these tests and what will happen?
  • Workforce and funding considerations
  • Concerns with insurance discrimination
  • Where the opportunities are for improvement
  • What are the available indemnity options for clinical practice through to clinical trials?

This Forum provides an opportunity to meet with not one, but two distinct, but related audience groups.

Delegates can expect to meet experts and network not only with decision makers in genomic testing, but also with medical and legal minds engaged in obstetrics.

It will provide opportunities for discussions between genetic pathologists, genetic counsellors, clinical geneticists, neonatal specialists, medico-legal experts, insurers, private healthcare operators and many others. It’s a unique chance to work through some of the areas of concern and opportunity.

Register your interest to stay informed of speaker announcements, early bird discounts and the official agenda launch!


We encourage you to register your interest to speak, and/or nominate topic ideas that you would like to see featured.

For speaker submissions, please include the following information:

  • Name, job title, organisation
  • Presentation title
  • 3-5 dot points explaining your main discussion points (40 words max.)
  • Would you like to join a panel discussion? Please list your topic suggestions
  • Would you like to facilitate a workshop? Please suggest workshop topics

To submit and for any queries, please contact:
Frankie Brewer
General Manager – Health & Life Sciences

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such networking function, refreshment breaks and lunches, making this not just a conference… but an all encompassing industry “experience”. Don’t miss you opportunity to stand out!

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
T: +61 (2) 9080 4318

Event Code Of Conduct

We want everyone who comes to our events to have a great experience. This code explains our expectations and rules, which includes general good practice behaviour, and how to report anything witnessed or experienced that goes against them. Read our Event Code of Conduct here.

when & where

16 Sep 2024

Crown Conference Centre Melbourne
Level 2
Crown Promenade Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street
(Queensbridge St end of the Crown Complex)
Phone: (03) 9292 6222

We have secured a special accommodation rate from $255* per room per night, room only, for conference attendees at the Crown Promenade for the nights of the 15-16 September 2024 inclusive.

To book this rate, click here.

* Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until 7 days prior to the event, unless sold out prior.
Book early to avoid disappointment.


Still have a question?

General Information & Registration
Customer Service
+61 02 9080 4307

Speaking Enquiries
Irene Amo
Senior Conference Producer
+61 415038730

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
+61 02 9080 4318

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Libbie Sinclair
Marketing Manager

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