Genomics in Focus: Cardiology

The Centre for Genetics Education is delighted to present the speciality webinar series “Genomics in Focus”.
Genomics in Focus: Cardiology
Approximately 1 in 500 Australians are diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is just one of 40 known cardiac conditions that have a direct genetic cause.

Cardiologists can now order Medicare-funded genetic testing to aid the diagnosis and management of cardiac conditions including cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic disease.

Join cardiologist Professor Chris Semsarian to learn more about;

- Relevance of genetic testing for cardiology

- Types of genetic tests available and possible results

- Patients who may benefit and Medicare eligibility

- Practicalities of ordering tests

- Consent and other considerations

Guest speaker
Prof Semsarian is a cardiologist with a specific research focus in the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease. He trained at the University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. A focus area of his research is in the investigation and prevention of sudden cardiac death in the young, particularly amongst children and young adults. Prof Semsarian has an established research program which is at the interface of basic science, clinical research and public health, with the ultimate goal to prevent the complications of genetic heart diseases in our community.

11/04/2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time