Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning at the University of Melbourne
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Please join us to hear from Professor Jon Emery who will deliver the 2021 David Danks Oration: Translating genetic discoveries into primary care practice.
The Human Genome Project was completed 18 years ago with considerable expectation of benefits to human health and a revolution in healthcare. The research translational pipeline is long but we are now beginning to see how advances in genetic epidemiology and sequencing technology will transform the way GPs practise medicine in the 21st century. During the oration, Professor Emery will present examples from past and present research program on the integration of genetic advances into primary care, including pre-natal carrier screening, pharmacogenomics and cancer risk assessment tools.
About the speaker
Jon Emery is the Herman Professor of Primary Care Cancer Research in the
Department of General Practice and Centre for Cancer Research. He is also
Director of the national primary care cancer trials group (PC4), the Primary
Care Research and Education Lead for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer
Centre, and an NHMRC Leadership Fellow.
About the David Danks Oration
Named in honour of Professor David Miles Danks, who has been hailed by
many as ‘the father of clinical genetics in Australia’, the David Danks Oration
draws upon the widely-respected expertise of its orators to raise the profile of Human Genetics on an Australian stage.
Questions of what or who is critical to managing the COVID-19 pandemic have been at the heart of media discussion, public recognition and government policy on a global scale. Such concerns – of what constitutes critical workers, material resources, public services and community responses – are being addressed and prioritised at local and national levels in different ways, even as collective anxieties over the COVID-19 pandemic vie for attention with other social, economic or political crises in given places. In this context, it becomes important to consider what is hidden or unseen amid a global pandemic, of how individuals, communities and other key workers are excluded from ‘frontline’ imaginings of crisis and pandemic. Drawing on research expertise and insights from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, India and Indonesia this Critical Issues panel event will explore these issues, asking what is both critical and hidden in the time of COVID-19.