Schedule

This program is preliminary and subject to change.

 

SHORT COURSE – WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast (provided)

8:20 – 9:40 a.m.

Plenary Session – Perspectives on the Future of Clinical Genetics

  • 8:20 – 8:30
    Opening Remarks
     
  • 8:30 – 9:00
    What Does it Mean to Practice Personalized Medicine as a GC?
    Christèle du Souich
     
  • 9:00 – 9:40
    A New Role for Genetics
    Dr. Lesley Turner
     

9:40 – 10:10 a.m.

Nutrition break (provided)

10:10 – 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Session – New Tools for Genetic Diagnosis

  • 10:10 – 10:40
    But What About After Exomes? New Technologies for Genetic Diagnosis
    Matt Osmond
     
  • 10:40 – 11:00
    Phenotyping and Data Sharing
    Brittney Johnstone
     
  • 11:00 – 11:20
    The Matchmaker Exchange
    Danielle Azzariti
     
  • 11:20 – 11:40
    The Undiagnosed Disease Network
    Kimberley LeBlanc
     
  • 11:40 – 12:00
    Question Period

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Plenary Session – New Indications in Genetic Counselling

  • 1:30 – 2:15
    Pharmacogenetics
    Andrea Paterson
     
  • 2:15 – 3:00
    Proactive Genetic Screening in a Primary Care Setting
    Allison Hazell
     

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Nutrition break (provided)

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

  • 3:30 – 4:15
    Ethical Implications of Where We’re Going
    Alice Virani
     
  • 4:15 – 5:15
    Discussion

 

ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE (AEC) – OCTOBER 11-13

THURSDAY OCTOBER 11

7:00

Registration Opens (beverages provided)

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Industry Breakfast Session

8:20 – 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

  • 8:20 – 8:30
    Opening Remarks
     
  • 8:30 – 8:55
    Welcome to Newfoundland

     
  • 8:50 – 9:20
    Social Media and Digital Professionalism
    Gerard Farrell
     
  • 9:20 – 10:00
    Crowdsourcing, ‘Friending’ and Googling your Patient: Ethical Considerations in Social Media in the Healthcare Context
    Alice Virani
     

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition break (provided)

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Abstract Session

12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided to CAGC Members attending AGM) and Annual General Meeting

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Sequential Workshops

  • 2:30 – 3:30
    Exploring Canadian Genetic Counselor Compensation Strategies for Collectively Advancing our Professional Compensation Profile
    Allison Hazel
    Christopher Trevors
     
  • 3:30 – 4:30
    Sequence Variant Interpretation, Managing the “U” in VUS
    Melanie Care
    Justin Lorentz
    Jeanna McCuaig
    Oana Morar
     

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Nutrition break (provided)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Sequential Workshops continue

  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
    Quality Improvement – How to Identify Problems in your Clinic and Understand their Root Causes
    Christina Honeywell
     

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

CAGC Poster Presentations

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception with Sponsors


FRIDAY OCTOBER 12

7:00

Registration Opens (beverages provided)

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Industry Breakfast Sessions

8:20 – 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session

  • 8:20 – 8:30
    Opening Remarks
     
  • 8:30 – 10:00
    Abstract Session
     

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition break (provided)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Plenary Session continues

  • 8:20 – 8:30
    BORN Database
    Shelley Dougan
     
  • 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    An Update on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    Shannon Ryan
     
  • 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
    Choosing Down Syndrome
    Dr. Christopher Kaposy
     

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch with Exhibitors (provided) and Committee Meetings

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Practice Specific Workshops

  1. Prenatal/Reproductive Health: Genetic Counselling in the Fertility Clinic
    Marie Injeyan
    Diane Myles Reid
     
  2. Cardiogenetics
    Fiona Curtis
    Dr. Kathy Hodgkinson
     
  3. Cancer: Prostate Cancer and What GCs Need to Know
    Justin Lorentz
     

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Nutrition break (provided)

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Practice Specific Workshops

  1. Unique Counselling Aspects of Private Pay Genetic Testing
    Jessica Baker
    Nicole Gojska
     
  2. Ethics: Moving Beyond Principlism: How Do We Use an Ethical Approach to Genetic Counselling?
    Sari Zelenietz
     
  3. Newborn Screening
    Sara Fernandez
     

7:00 p.m.

CAGC Soirée


SATURDAY OCTOBER 13

7:00

Registration Opens (beverages provided)

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Industry Breakfast Sessions

8:20 – 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session: Traditional Genetics

  • 8:20 – 8:30
    Opening Remarks
     
  • 8:30 – 9:20
    What’s New in the Treatment of Metabolic Diseases
    Stacy Hewson
     
  • 9:20 – 10:00
    Hereditary Eye Disease (HED) and Geographic Distribution – Current State of Treatment for HED
    Dr. Jane Green
     

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition break (provided)

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Session continues

  • 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
    Prevent Ovarian Cancer Program and Alternative Delivery Models for GC (Cancer)
    Jeanna McCuaig
     
  • 11:15 – 12:00 p.m.
    Where Are We Going as a Profession – A Status Update of Professional Regulation in Canada
    Nathalie Bolduc
    Susan Creighton
     

 

Please note: Speakers were selected to present based on their area of expertise; however, the opinions of the speakers are not necessarily reflective of the opinions of the CAGC.