HGSA News

 Phishing emails (27/05/2024)  
   Phishing is a way cyber criminals trick you into giving them personal information. Members should be assured that all official emails from HGSA will come from an @hgsa.org.au address.
 One Month to Go- Don't Miss Out (27/05/2024)  
   Early Bird Registration for the 2024 HGSA ASM closes 30 June 2024.
 Considering a PhD? Talk to the University of Technology, Sydney (24/05/2024)  
   NurtureNextGen is a MRFF Consumer-Led Research funded project led by Dr Erin Turbitt. The project aims to co-design a digital tool to promote a strengths-based approach to discussion of genetic neurodevelopmental conditions with parents and carers.
 Seeking members for TGA Advisory Committees (23/05/2024) 
   The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking applications from experts in medicine, science and consumer perspectives and issues, to fill upcoming vacancies across seven statutory advisory committees.
 Volunteer Associate Editors Needed (22/05/2024) 
   Here is a great opportunity to volunteer as an associate editor for the high-quality medical research journal Experimental Biology and Medicine (EBM). The topics for the associate editor are Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics.
 Request for Assistance in Recruiting Participants for GeneEQUAL Genetics Health Care Study (20/05/2024) 
   HGSA are reaching out to our members regarding an Australia-wide study which is led by Professor Iva​Strnadová​to examine the perceptions of and experiences with health, health care and genetics in education as reported by​parents/ carers of​children
 Australian Government updates NBS decision pathway (20/05/2024) 
   The Australian Government has announced updated pathways for assessment of conditions for newborn screening. Full details of the new pathway and further information on funding commitments can be found here.
 Budget Measures for Allied Health Snapshot (20/05/2024) 
   AHPA budget summary.
 Institute of Precision Medicine & Bioinformatics Webinar Series (13/05/2024) 
   The IPM&B is hosting a series of Precision Medicine webinars that may be of interest to HGSA members.
 Research: Exploring HCPs perspectives on mainstreaming genetic investigations for POI / infertility (9/05/2024)  
   Attention healthcare professionals! Help shape the future for infertility diagnosis and care. Participate in a study that explores the future of genetic testing for infertility and Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).
 Podcast: Embracing genetic mainstreaming and PARPi inhibitors (9/05/2024) 
   The second breast cancer podcast has been launched on the Oncology News website, called ‘Embracing genetic mainstreaming’ with Cath Shannon (medical oncologist, Mater) and Amy Pearn (genetic counsellor). Learn more about PARPi inhibitors and more.
 New Zealand Branch Meeting - Aotearoa CARES - 17-18 Oct 2024 (9/05/2024) 
   Registration now open for the two-yearly NZ Branch Meeting being held in Auckland 17-18 Oct. All HGSA members and non-members welcome to register. Early bird registration EXTENDED and now closes 31 July. Submit abstracts from 31 May.
 Welcome to our new Corporate Member Genomics for Life (1/05/2024) 
   We are delighted to welcome our newest Corporate Member, Genomics for Life. Genomics For Life Pty Ltd is a private pathology laboratory specialising in genomic testing.
 HGSA Letter to NSW Health Minister (1/05/2024) 
   The HGSA President has written to the NSW Health Minister raising concerns with Whole of Government Savings initiatives affecting Continuing Professional Development for NSW Health Staff.
 Seeking Presenters for Fellows Teaching (29/04/2024) 
   Would you be free to present a talk to this year's cohort of clinical genetics fellows? The CGATTC team aims to coordinate teaching sessions throughout the year for the clinical genetics fellows and we are currently in need of speakers.
 RARE Portal and RARE Helpline (22/04/2024) 
   The RARE portal and RARE Helpline are now live. The RARE Portal has been funded by the Australian Government and is a key deliverable of the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases.
 Research Project: An exploration of Genetic Counsellors’ experiences of working in ART (22/04/2024) 
   Calling Genetic Counsellors! Are you working in, or have you previously worked in the IVF/ART industry? We are interested in hearing from you to learn more about your experience.
 Health Sector Women's Leadership Scholarships Available (15/04/2024) 
   Available Now: Partial scholarships for women in the Health Sector ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 per person, for one of four leadership and workplace skill development programs.
 HGSA Supports Safe Workplaces (10/04/2024) 
   The HGSA strongly supports and encourages any member who believes they have been discriminated against, bullied, sexually harassed or victimised in the workplace to report the matter and for employers to respond promptly and appropriately.
 ASPECT Autism Friendly Recording (8/04/2024) 
   ASPECT (Autism Spectrum Australia ). All HGSA members are welcome to view a recording of this virtual session within the NSW GC Education Day.