Schedule

SHORT COURSE – WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11
Emerging Treatments for Genetic Disease

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast (provided)

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Session

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition Break (provided)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Session continues

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break (lunch not provided)

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Session

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Nutrition Break (provided)

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Session continues

 

ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE (AEC) – SEPTEMBER 12-14

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12

7:00 – 8:20 a.m.

Registration & Morning Beverages (provided)

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Industry Breakfast Seminars

8:20 – 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session – Indigenous Health Issues

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition Break (provided)

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Abstract Session

12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

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

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Practice-Specific Sessions

  1. Perinatal Palliative Care: Collaboration Along the Continuum

    Simone Stenekes, RN MN CHPCN(C), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Palliative Care Team – Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Palliative Care Program

    Ginette Talbot, MS CGC, Genetic Counsellor, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre

     

  2. Three Years’ Experience with Hereditary Cancer Panel Testing at London Health Sciences Center: Results & Clinical Outcomes

    Karen Panabaker, MSc CGC CCGC, Senior Genetic Counsellor, London Health Sciences Centre

     

  3. Incorporating Technology and Innovation Into Genetic Counselling: How to Develop an Online Module to Facilitate Parent-Child Communication about a Genetic Diagnosis

    Simina Bogatan, BSc MSc, Genetic Counsellor, North York General Hospital

    Andrea Shugar, MS CGC, Genetic Counsellor, The Hospital for Sick Children

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Nutrition Break (provided)

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Concurrent Practice-Specific Sessions

  1. Two by Two: A Study of the Relative Impact of Genetic and Environmental Factors on Manitoba Twins with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure **CANCELLED**

    Dr. Sandra Marles, MD MSc FRCPC FCCMG, Clinical Geneticist, University of Manitoba

     

  2. Going the Extra Mile: How to Reanalyze Clinical Exome Sequencing Data, a Hands-On Workshop for Genetic Counsellors – Part 1: From Clinical Observations to Usable Phenotype

    Taila Hartley, MSc (Biochemistry), MSc (Genetic Counselling), Research Genetic Counsellor, Operations Director, Care4Rare Canada

    Matthew Osmond, MSc, Research Coordinator, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

     

  3. Genetics Testing for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now And Where Are We Going?

    Amy Crowley, Genetic Counsellor, IWK Health Care Centre / MyGeneTeam

    Julie Hathaway, Clinical Liaison, Genetic Counsellor, Blueprint Genetics

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

CAGC Poster Presentations

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

CAGC Welcome Reception with Sponsors

8:15 – 10:00 p.m.

CAGC Pub Crawl/Scavenger Hunt

Meet in the Delta Hotel Lobby


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13

7:00 – 8:20 a.m.

Registration & Morning Beverages (provided)

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Industry Breakfast Seminars

8:20 – 8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Abstract Session

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition Break (provided)

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Session – GenCOUNSEL

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided) with Exhibitors and Committee Meetings

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Practice-Specific Sessions

  1. Presenting your research: why it matters and tips on how to communicate more effectively

    Shelin Adam, BSC MSc, Research Genetic Counsellor, University of British Columbia

    Kennedy Borle, BSc MSc, Research Genetic Counsellor, University of British Columbia

    Dr. Alison Elliott, PhD MS CGC, University of British Columbia

     

  2. There and Back Again – The Return to Clinic From Industry

    Cynthia Handford, MSc CGC CCGC, Genetic Counsellor, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

    Oana Morar, Genetic Counsellor, Credit Valley Hospital

    Rachel Vanneste, MSc CCGC CGC, Laboratory & Clinical Genetic Counsellor, Saskatchewan Health Authority

     

  3. Reducing the Risk: One Carrier Test at a Time

    Angela Bedard, MS, Genetic Counsellor, BC Cancer

    Jennifer Nuk, MSc CCGC CGC, Clinical Coordinator/Genetic Counsellor, BC Cancer Hereditary Cancer Program

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Nutrition Break (provided)

Passport to Prizes draw

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Practice-Specific Sessions

  1. Going the Extra Mile: How to Reanalyze Clinical Exome Sequencing Data, a Hands-On Workshop for Genetic Counsellors – Part 2: From Phenotype-Derived Gene Panels to Variants of Interest

    Taila Hartley, MSc (Biochemistry), MSc (Genetic Counselling), Research Genetic Counsellor, Operations Director, Care4Rare Canada

    Matthew Osmond, MSc, Research Coordinator, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

     

  2. “Getting Hands-On in Industry”: Equipping Genetic Counselling Students for Industry Roles in an Evolving Canadian Workforce

    Jessica Hartley, MS CGC, Program Director, MSc in Genetic Counselling, University of Manitoba

    Tracey Oh, MS, Co-Director Master of Genetic Counselling Program, Clinical Training, University of British Columbia

    Rachel Vanneste, MSc CCGC CGC, Laboratory & Clinical Genetic Counsellor, Saskatchewan Health Authority

6:00 p.m.

CAGC Soirée – “An Evening at The Forks”

(5:45 – Meet in the hotel lobby to walk over to the Museum)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14

7:00 – 8:20 a.m.

Registration & Morning Beverages (provided)

7:00 – 8:15 a.m.

Industry Breakfast Seminar

8:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Plenary Session

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.

Nutrition Break (provided)

10:30 – 12:10 p.m.

Plenary Session continues


CAGC ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE ADJOURNED

 

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.