InGeNA members will take part in a strategic planning day on May 23 to refresh the current strategy, agree key areas of focus and discuss potential future directions of the organisation to best serve the interests of the Australian genomics community.

Chair Kathy Campbell said: “There have been discussions with the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and it’s been agreed to start transitioning away from the Institute over the next three months.”

“Members will start to work on planning next steps for InGeNA, what members need and how the alliance could operate as it transitions away from the Institute, which has been home to InGeNA since it was launched in November 2020,” she said.

“InGeNA will move to operating independently of AIDH, which is strategically weighted towards digital health and particularly the enablement of Australia’s digital health workforce.

“Two and a half years after its inception, InGeNA is finding more value in the genomics field, and less on data and digital enablement.

InGeNA will keep the genomics community updated on plans as they evolve.