Harnessing the power of microbial genomics for infection control and outbreak response
More than 100 GPs turned out over two sessions in February 2019 to hear about genomics basics for Primary Care.
GP’s and primary care are the frontline of health services in Australia. Genetics and genomics is a rapidly expanding field and it is important that General Practitioners are aware of new developments so that they may identify suitable patients for referral and understand how to supply suitable advice if a referral is not necessary.
General Genomics for GPs
Dr Chirag Patel, Consultant Clinical Geneticist with Genetic Health Queensland presented on common problems seen in general practice involving genetics.
Cancer Genomics for GPs
Dr Helen Marfan, Consultant Clinical Geneticist with Genetic Health Queensland presented on cancer genetics for GPs.
The two evening events were held as a joint initiative between Metro North GPLO, and the Brisbane North Primary Health Network. Queensland Genomics sponsored the events.
You can view the slides and the sessions here (click on ‘Genetics’).