HGSA News

 Australian Genomics: National Clinical Consent Consultation (7/12/2022)  
   Australian Genomics invites HGSA members to participate in the consultation about the newly developed consent package as a part of the National Clinical Consent for Genetic and Genomic Testing project.
 ICHG 2023 Early Bird Discounted Registration extended to 15 December 2022 (5/12/2022)  
   Early Bird Discounted Registration extended to 15 December 2022
 EOI for Diagnostic Genomics BOC (30/11/2022) 
   The Board of Censors (BOC) in Diagnostic Genomics is seeking a cytogeneticist to join us.
 Australasian genetics/genomics workforce census (26/11/2022)  
   We need your help so we can… Design better HGSA programs and activities Better represent you when advocating and lobbying around workforce capacity, demand, service provision, item numbers...
 Public consultation is open on the expansion of Australia’s newborn bloodspot screening programs (11/11/2022) 
   The Federal Government is seeking community feedback on expansion of NBS.
 New Website Launched (9/11/2022) 
   Welcome to the new HGSA website
 How do Professionals Learn as they Work? (7/11/2022) 
   How do Professionals Learn as they Work?
 XXIIIrd International Congress of Genetics Registration and Call for Abstracts now open! (2/11/2022) 
   We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts and Registration is now open for the XXIIIrd International Congress of Genetics, incorporating the HGSA ASM, which will be held in Melbourne Australia from 16-21 July 2023.
 Federal budget confirms funding for NBS (26/10/2022) 
   The October budget confirmed the Labor Government's pre -election commitment to provide $39.0 million over 4 years from 2022–23 to increase the number and consistency of conditions screened through the newborn bloodspot screening programs.
 Reproductive screening for fragile X SMA and CF to be added to MBS (26/04/2022) 
   Reproductive carrier screening for fragile X syndrome (FXS), spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and cystic fibrosis (CF) will be listed on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). Available from 1 November 2023, the new items will support individuals who are