HGSA News

 Welcome to our latest NFP organisation members (12/06/2024) 
   We welcome two new consumer organisations as HGSA corporate members.
 HGSA NZ Branch Meeting: Call for Abstracts (6/06/2024)  
   Abstract submission for the HGSA New Zealand Branch Meeting is now open, and we want to showcase your work! The HGSA NZ Branch Meeting is being held 17th -18th October 2024 in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.
 Health Sector Women's Leadership Scholarships Available (5/06/2024) 
   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.
 NSW / ACT Branch Travel Grants 2024 HGSA ASM (31/05/2024) 
   NSW/ACT Branch travel grant applications for HGSA ASM 2024 on Gold Coast now open. Due 14 June.
 Cancer SIG Professional Development Grant program (29/05/2024) 
   The HGSA COSA Cancer SIG Executive would like to take the opportunity to promote the SIG’s Professional Development Grant program.
 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.
 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.
 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
 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).
 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.
 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.
 National Recommendations for Rare Disease Health Care – launching tomorrow! (28/02/2024) 
   Australia's first-ever National Recommendations for Rare Disease Health Care (the Recommendations) will be launched tomorrow to coincide with Rare Disease Day, which is being marked on the rarest day of the year in 2024 (29 February).
 HGSA CEO announces retirement (21/02/2024) 
   The HGSA CEO has announced his intention to retire in July 2024.
 UTS Cancer Genetic Counselling microcredential - online course (19/02/2024) 
   New online skills-focused learning opportunity! UTS Genetic Counselling has a new Cancer Genetic Counselling microcredential starting on 5 March. Group discounts available. Share with your network.
 Genomics in Focus webinar series (24/01/2024)  
   The Centre for Genetics Education is producing the Genomics in Focus webinar series, aimed at upskilling non-genetics-trained healthcare professionals in the delivery of genomic healthcare. See Events for upcoming webinars.