Digital Consent for Genetic Screening
We are piloting an online patient journey pathway incorporating digital consent, supported by an informational animated video and other resources, in both the adult and paediatric genetic services. This aims to provide consumers and their families more time to consider the implications of genetic testing and to allow for more informed consent.
Genomics Clinical Prioritisation Criteria
Partnering with the Department for Health and Wellbeing, we are developing clinical decision support tools to improve referral and assessment of patients requiring genomic outpatient services.
Thalassaemia Screening in Pregnancy
We are working with maternal and paediatric services and SA Pathology to improve the reporting and timeliness of thalassaemia screening in pregnancy.
Potential Future Projects
Genomics Health Pathway
We will work with Country SA PHN to develop a pathway to help General Practitioners with ordering the most appropriate genetic tests and with referral to hospital genetic services. This will align with the Genomics Clinical Prioritisation Criteria project.
Reproductive Carrier Screening
A working group has been established which is scoping the implications for consumers and on the health system of advances in reproductive carrier screening.
Genetic testing improvements
A working group has been established to examine ways to improve genetic testing and reporting.
Hear from Professor Christopher Barnett about the Statewide Clinical Genomics Network as part of the 2022 CEIH Conversation Series
Clinical Genomics Clinical Network Steering Committee
|Professor Christopher Barnett (Chair)||
Clinical Geneticist Statewide lead, Clinical Genomics Network, CEIH Head, Paediatric and Reproductive Genetics Unit, Women’s and Children’s Hospital
|Professor Jamie Craig||
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Flinders University/SAHLN/private practice Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellow
|Professor Jozef Gecz||
Scientist Head of Neurogenetics, Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability, NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow 2019 SA Scientist of the Year
|Mr Joel Geoghegan||
Bioinformatician, Industry Representative Team Leader Oncology, Asia Pacific Japan, Illumina Cancer Research, Oncology Testing, Genomic Medicine
|Dr Tristan Hardy||
Genetic Pathologist Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Reproductive medicine Specialist SA Pathology Repromed/Monash IVF
|Dr. Karin Kassahn||
Scientist Head of Technology Advancement Unit, SA Pathology
|Professor Ben Kile||
Executive Dean Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences The University Of Adelaide
Mrs Alicia Kimber
Consumer Representative and Physiotherapist
Dr Jan Liebelt
Clinical Geneticist South Australian Clinical Genetics Service/Repromed
|A/Professor Karen Lower||
Scientist Human Genetics Education Lead and Teaching Program Director, Medical Biosciences College of Medicine and Public Health Flinders University
|Professor David Lynn||
Scientist EMBL Australia Group Leader and Program Director in the SAHMRI Precision Medicine Theme; Scientific Director of the newly established SA Genomics Centre; Professor at Flinders University College of Medicine & Public Health
|Dr. Nicola Poplawski||
Consultant Clinical Geneticist for the Adult Genetics Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
|Dr Alice Roberts-Thomson||
Consumer advocate and General medical practitioner
|Professor Hamish Scott||
Scientist Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Pathology, SA Pathology. Co-Director, the ACRF Cancer Genome Facility, Centre for Cancer Biology, UniSA Alliance Head Molecular Pathology Research Laboratory, Centre for Cancer Biology, Adjunct Professor, UniSA Clinical and Health Sciences. Affiliate Professor, Adelaide Medical School.
Dr Vijay Suppiah
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Adelaide Centre for Precision Health, UniSA Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy
|Professor Graeme Suthers||
Clinical geneticist National Director of Genetics for Sonic Pathology Australia Clinpath
|Mrs Debra Trott||
Genetic Counsellor Head of Unit, Adult Genetics Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
|Professor Deborah White||
Cancer Program. SAHMRI. Deputy Precision Medicine Theme Leader. SAHMRI. Australian Genomics Flagship Lead for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) Genomics. SA Scientific lead for Zero Children’s Cancer (ALL Genomics)
|Professor Paul Worley||
General practitioner Murray Bridge, Executive Director Clinical Innovation, Riverland Mallee Coorong LHN, Former Dean, Flinders Medical School
Professor Christopher Barnett
Clinical Genomics Statewide Network Vision
Our vision is for the South Australian genomics community to work together to provide the best possible health care for South Australians.
Clinical Genomics Statewide Network Goals
- Deliver high quality care for people through a person-centred approach to genomics
- Workforce: building a skilled workforce that is literate in genomics
- Finance and infrastructure: ensuring sustainable and strategic investment in cost-effective genomics
- Services: maximising quality, safety and clinical utility of genomics in health care
- Data: responsible collection, storage, use and management of genomic data
- Innovation: establish innovative projects that put South Australia at the forefront of genomics
Documents and Additional Information
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Or want to know more about the Clinical Genomics Statewide Clinical Network?
Please email CEIH.ClinicalGenomics@sa.gov.au