Annual Australian Clinical Genomics Symposium - 2017



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Event details

Friday, Nov 17 - Saturday Nov 18, 2017 

Symposium Location: RACV City Club, Melbourne

Contact: For further enquiries please email Melissa Vincent (


Cocktail party: Richmond Rowing Club Boathouse - Nov 17 @ 18:30 - included

This year, the AACGS will be organised in a collaborative effort by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the Australian Genomics Health Alliance, supported by Genome.One and Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

As part of our ongoing commitment to decrease the gap between genomic research and the clinic, we invite you to attend this informative symposium that will highlight best practice and challenges facing the implementation of genomics in clinical practice.

At AACGS 2017, we will update and inform you on the latest developments in genomic medicine. We bring together respected local and international speakers to share perspectives, case experiences and to investigate the latest strategies for integrating clinical genomics into daily practice.

We look forward to seeing you at the Australian Annual Clinical Genomics Symposium in Melbourne.

Why should you attend?

Come to the Symposium and you will

...RECEIVE an update on the latest national and international developments in genomic medicine for the diagnosis of genetic conditions.

...HEAR renowned international thought leaders such as Leslie Biesecker and Fowzan Alkuraya as well as respected local speakers sharing their perspectives and experiences and investigating the current strategies for integrating genomics into clinical practice.

...GAIN valuable insights from best practices and challenges facing the implementation of genomic medicine in Australia.

...LEARN about variant curation and reporting, when sequencing should be applied in a patient’s journey as well as management of patients’ experiences and expectations. 

...DISCUSS key topics including the strengths and weaknesses of current genetic and genomic tests.

...MEET and SHARE your knowledge and experiences with experts and thought leaders in the field of genomics.


Who should attend?

  • Clinical Geneticists
  • Genetic Counsellors
  • Genetic Pathologists
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Medical specialists with interest in genomics


Fellows of the RACP can apply for CPD credits for attendance at this event in MyCPD category 4 – Group Learning Activities.

Fellows of the RCPA may claim attendance at the AACGS in Category A: Group Activities/Meetings.

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Registration Fees

Early Bird ticket* (before 28 October) – AUD $240 (excl. GST)

Regular ticket* (before 10 November) – AUD $300 (excl. GST)

Evening Event only ticket (before 10 November) – AUD $120 (excl. GST)

* Admission fee includes access to all scientific sessions, a ticket to the cocktail party on Friday, 17th November and catering during the symposium 


Note: Allocation of subsidised rooms are now exhausted.

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Organising committee

Dr Nicole Schonrock ()
Khoi Huynh ()
Melissa Vincent ()
Merryn Pearce ()
Jade Caruana ()
Tiffany Boughtwood ()


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