Population DNA Screening for Disease Risk is Coming
AboutDNA screening for risk of disease that can be prevented or treated (like some cancers or heart disease) is being offered to 10,000 Australians (18-40yo) though the DNA Screen pilot study. This testing could save lives, but there are many ethical and societal issues to consider. Are Australians ready for this kind of testing? What are the benefits/drawbacks? Join this exciting event to learn about cutting-edge research, informing the future of population DNA screening. Be part of this conversation!
Panelists include Assoc. Prof Paul Lacaze (Monash University) - a leader in
public health genomics & population DNA screening, Dr Jane Tiller (Monash University) - a lawyer and genetic counsellor who has a keen interest in the ethical and legal aspects of genomics and Professor Nancy Cox (Vanderbilt University, USA) - Director of the Vanderbilt Division of Genetic Medicine. This event will be hosted by Natasha Mitchell, presenter of ABC Radio National's Big Ideas program and podcast
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Room 203
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006