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Genomic testing in Bone Marrow Failure

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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

305 Grattan Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Bone marrow failure (BMF) can be either inherited or acquired. The underlying cause determines the most effective treatment.

Genomic sequencing can offer fast and accurate diagnosis of genetically-determined BMF, help to direct patient care, and lead to earlier identification of patients whose bone marrow could transform into aggressive blood conditions such as leukaemia.

This workshop is designed for professionals including paediatric and adult haematologists, trainees and clinical nurse consultants, to upskill in the use of genomic testing to identify genetic causes of the condition and help direct patient care.


In this workshop you will learn about:

  • When to consider a genetic cause for the condition
  • Which test to use for the condition
  • Variant classification; pathogenic, benign and uncertain significance (VUS)
  • Interpreting genomic reports
  • Management of the condition


Expert facilitators include Dr Piers Blombery, Consultant Haematologist and Dr Lucy Fox, Haematologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.


WHERE: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Level 7, Meeting Room 7B

WHEN: Thursday 2nd May

6:00 pm Registration; Refreshments provided

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Workshop

FREE WORKSHOP

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For further information, contact Fran Maher, Melbourne Genomics Education Officer, fran.maher@melbournegenomics.org.au

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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

305 Grattan Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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