Join Us for the First Virtual CAGC AEC

The CAGC 2020 Annual Education Conference Goes Virtual!
October 21-23, 2020

The Virtual conference
Join us October 21-23, 2020 online for three days of scientific programming. The conference will showcase recent developments in the fields of genetic counselling and medical genetics, the provision of genetic counselling given the current global pandemic, and the expansion of our profession in clinical, research and industry roles. Although we will miss meeting our colleagues in person, it will be a wonderful opportunity to connect virtually with our colleagues across Canada and abroad, to share our unique and collective experiences and to catch up with each other during this unprecedented time.

This year, there is no separate registration for the short course; it is included in the registration for the three-day conference.

Concerned about having the ability and time to participate in a three-day conference? No problem! The scientific programming will also be available on-demand for 4 weeks following the conference at no extra cost for you to view at your leisure and earn CECs/CEUs.

Registration fees will be used to cover costs associated with the online platform and technical support for the virtual meeting. They will also help defray additional costs related to accreditation and on-demand meeting requirements.

Scientific Program
The Scientific Planning Committee is grateful that so many of our fantastic speakers are willing to pivot to a virtual format.

  • As planned, our keynote speaker will be Timothy Caulfield! Mr. Caulfield is a Professor of Health Law & Science Policy, is the author of “Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?” and is the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, “A User’s Guide to Cheating Death”. We are looking forward to hearing his insights into our field and his take on scientific literacy in the media and general public.
  • Our short course will be “Thinking Outside the Box: Alternative Service Delivery Models”, a topic especially relevant during this challenging time.
  • Sessions will include LGBTQ education, updates to newborn screening, issues regarding sponsored genetic testing, and more.
  • The program will include plenary sessions, abstract sessions, and poster presentations.

Visit the conference website for up to date information on the scientific program!


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