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12 July 2023

As part of the project led by the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics (NCIG) at the Australian National University, ATSICCHO and Community delegates attended an interactive workshop and discussion space on 27th and 28th June in Adelaide with the aim of identifying their priorities for developing genetic and genomic health and research resources that can be shared (with permission) publicly for all Communities and services.

The workshop was extremely successful. Participants from Victoria, Far North Queensland, The Tiwi Islands, and East Arnhem Land attended along with representatives from Australian Genomics, NCIG and the TKI. The productive conversations were captured by a graphic illustrator, who documented discussions by developing engaging graphical summaries in real time. The group identified priorities for the development of resources that the team, led by Associate Professor Azure Hermes, will now develop based on the insights shared.

The NCIG “Building Genomic Knowledge in Partnership with Indigenous Communities and Health Services” project is being funded through the Australian Genomics’ genomic implementation projects funding round, and supported through a partnership with the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI).

Community and ATSICCHO delegates with NCIG and Telethon Kids Institute teams at the workshop.

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