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World-leading genomics expert to speak at VHA Conference

Posted 21 September 2017

Internationally-renowned translational scientist Professor North, who leads a large multi-disciplinary research team at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, will speak on day one at the VHA 2017 Annual Conference, CEO Tom Symondson announced today.

A paediatric physician, neurologist, and clinical geneticist, Prof North is recognised as a world leader in research into neuromuscular disorders, cognitive deficits in neurofibromatosis, the study of genes that influence athletic performance and the implementation of genomic medicine into clinical practice.

Mr Symondson said he was looking forward to Prof North’s session Genomics and the Brave New World of Personalised Medicine at the conference, Humanity in health from October 5-6 at the MCG.

“Genomics is such a fascinating and emerging medical discipline that involves using genomic information about an individual as part of their clinical care – for example, for diagnostic or therapeutic decision-making.

“We are delighted to have someone of Prof North’s calibre sharing the spotlight at our conference,” Mr Symondson said.

Prof North is Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, was named the David Danks Professor of Child Health Research at the University of Melbourne and is Chair of the National Health and Medical Research Council Research Committee.

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