Genes, Disease And The Future Of Health. Teacher Professional Development.

Thu 15 November 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm FREE!
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Genes, Disease And The Future Of Health. Teacher Professional Development. - Garvan Institute of Medical Research - Darlinghurst - NSW
Come and join us at The Garvan Institute of Medical Research as we hold our first ever Teacher Professional Development program, specifically tailored to the new HSC biology syllabus. Our program is divided into two separate days: come for both or select the most relevant day for you. Our first day will cover a broad spectrum of topics with talks and workshops from our Neuroscience, Immunology, Bone Biology, Cancer and Epigenetics Divisions. Explore the scope of our work in STEM and be equipped with up to date information to tackle the future of medical research and technologies. Our second day will focus on resources and approaches to teaching heredity, genetic technologies and genetic disease. We will update you on this fast-moving field and equip you with resources to apply your knowledge in the classroom.


Day 1, Thursday 15th November

9.00am: Keynote 1; Epidemiology, Osteoporosis and the Dubbo Study 9.45am: Keynote 2; Epidemiology, Obesity and Diabetes 10.30am: Morning Tea 11.00am: Hands on Laboratory sessions* 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm Keynote 3; 2.15pm: Keynote 4; Genomics, epigenetics, evolution and technology 3.15pm Sundowner drinks and networking

Day 2, Friday 16th November

9am: Keynote 5; Genetic technologies in immune disorders 9.45am: Keynote 6; Cancer and population genomics 10.30am: Morning Tea 11.00am: Genetics strategies and resource workshops* 12.30pm: Lunch 1.30pm Genetics strategies and resource workshops* 3.15pm: Sundowner drinks and networking

*Hands on Laboratory sessions Participants will move between three 30 minute lab and clinic-based activities with researchers from the immunology, diabetes and neuroscience divisions

*Genetics strategies and resources workshops Participants will alternate between two workshops across the day. Workshop A will look at teaching genetics in the genomic era including resources and strategies as well as a peek in our immersive VR cell observatory. Workshop B will focus on genetic testing for non-infectious diseases, a tour of a DNA sequencing laboratory, depth studies and additional resources for context-based learning.

This program is in the process of being submitted for NESA accreditation If accredited the program will equal 5 hours of accreditation towards proficiency level on each day. Teaching standards applied for are 2.1.2, 2.6.2, 3.4.2, 6.2.2 and 7.4.2

Mornig tea and lunch is also provided

Additional detailed information on all talks and workshops will be available shortly. If you have any questions please contact us at
Thu 15 November 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Garvan Institute of Medical Research
384 Victoria Street,
2010, Australia