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    Genetic counselling for inherited eye diseases

    This webinar, on genetic counselling, is the first in MDFA's Webinar Week.

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    • What genetic testing is and how it is done
    • How genetic counselling can help manage your condition
    • How your genetic diagnosis can help members of your family identify if they may also be affected by the same condition

    When: Tuesday, 11 October

    Time: 2-2:30 pm AEDT

    Where: online

    About the presenters

    Lindsay Fowles

    Lindsay is a Senior Genetic Counsellor working across a number of positions including a lab-based role which supports non-genetic clinicians with ordering of genetic tests, a research role with KidGen, a national collaborative seeking to increase understanding of genetic kidney disease, and a clinical role with Genetic Health Queensland.

    Lindsay started out as a research scientist and completed her PhD at The University of Queensland. In 2007 she commenced as a genetic counsellor with Genetic Health Queensland . The future of patient-centred care will involve embedding of genetic and genomic testing into standard clinical pathways and Lindsay is keen to support clinicians in acquiring the skills and confidence to be involved in this work.

    Vicky Heaton

    Vicky is a Research Assistant at the Macular Disease Foundation Australia and a practising optometrist. Vicky graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Optometry and has worked across various primary eye care environments over the last twenty years. She has a special interest in advocacy and eye care delivery for senior Australians.

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