Schedule

ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME (WINNIPEG TIME)

SHORT COURSE – WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 21
Thinking outside the box: Alternative service delivery models

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks: SPC

9:10 – 10:55 a.m.

Plenary Session #1: INTRO AND PEOPLE DOING THE WORK

  • 9:10 – 10:00 a.m.

    Alternative Service Delivery Models: 5 Years of Experience at the Hereditary Cancer Program in British Columbia

    Zoe Lohn

     

  • 10:00 – 10:25 a.m.

    The Mainstreaming Process: Oncologist-Mediated Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer

    Stephanie Desmarais, McKenzie Mitchell

     

  • 10:25 – 10:55 a.m.

    Co-op students in the Genetics Clinic

    Brittney Johnstone, Karen Ott

10:55 – 11:25 a.m.

Break

11:25 – 12:45 p.m.

Plenary Session #2: PHONE COUNSELING, AND CHANGING MODELS OF GENETIC COUNSELLING IN A PANDEMIC

  • 11:25 – 12:05 p.m.

    Telephone: a means to scale & increase access, with high patient and genetic counselor satisfaction

    Colleen Caleshu

     

  • 12:05 – 12:45 p.m.

    A Complete 180 – How a community hospital changed to phone and virtual counselling due to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Ingrid Ambus, Islay Fitzgerald, Kristen Miller

     

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Break

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Plenary Session #3: USING THE INTERNET IN NEW WAYS

  • 1:15 – 1:45 p.m.

    Genetic counselling delivery by webinar: The Alberta experience with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Raechel Ferrier

     

  • 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

    Implementation of Online Learning Module for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

    Kelly Anderson

  • 2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

    Effectiveness of the Genomics ADvISER, a decision aid for the selection of incidental genome sequencing results

    Salma Shickh

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Session #4: UNIVERSAL GENETIC SCREENING

  • 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

    Genetic testing for all breast and ovarian cancer patients at the time of diagnosis: Can (and should) it be done?

    Jeanna McCuaig, Kelly Metcalfe

  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
    Genetic Screening in ALS – A National Approach
    Kristiana Salmon

  • 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    Universal testing of endometrial cancer: Reaching an under-served population (the UTERUS project)
    Candice Jackel-Cram


 

ANNUAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE (AEC) – OCTOBER 22-23

THURSDAY OCTOBER 22

ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME (WINNIPEG TIME)

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks: AEC Committee Co-Chairs

9:10 – 9:45 a.m.

Melanie Care: CAGC Presidential Address

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Keynote: Twisted Science: Are Public Representations of Genetics Doing Harm?
Timothy Caulfield

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 – 12:30 p.m.

Abstract Session

  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

    An internship in psychiatric genetic counseling: Impact on genetic counseling graduates’ practice and career choices

    Brianna Van Den Adel

  • 11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

    Proactive genetic screening addresses limitations of family history and access to genetic testing

    Jessica Gu

  • 11:45 – 12:00 p.m.

    Exploring perceptions and attitudes towards integrating a genetic counsellor into a multidisciplinary primary care practice team. A qualitative GenCOUNSEL study

    Caitlin Slomp

  • 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

    A nationally agreed cross-professional competency framework to facilitate genomic testing

    Amanda Pichini

  • 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.

    The costs associated with conventional diagnostic testing compared to genomic sequencing in patients with adult-onset neurological conditions

    Yun Amber Zhu

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

CAGC Research Grant Presentation – The Whole Exome Sequencing Experience in Canada: Current Practices and Anticipated Challenges to Widespread Implementation
Salma Shickh

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Break

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

General Public Inquiries – How Far should you go?
Tina Babineau Sturk

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Posters

  • 2:15 – 2:20 p.m.

    Solving a Cold Case: A Lesson on Making Assumptions

    Natasha Osawa

  • 2:20 – 2:25 p.m.

    A woman-centered, constructivist grounded theory of decision making regarding antidepressants in pregnancy

    Catriona Hippman

  • 2:25 – 2:30 p.m.

    A novel model for the management of clinically relevant incidental findings

    Rita Kodida

  • 2:30 – 2:35 p.m.

    Talking about Mental Health and 22q11DS

    Corey Filiaggi

  • 2:35 – 2:40 p.m.

    Far and Wide: Uptake and acceptability of remote service provision for genome-wide sequencing in Canada: a GenCOUNSEL substudy

    Emily Enns

  • 2:40 – 2:45 p.m.

    Do genetic counselling students use self-help online resources for mental health support? A survey looking at usage, perception, and drawbacks

    Kelsey Kalbfleisch

  • 2:45 – 2:50 p.m.

    Performance of an eHealth decision support tool (MIPOGG) for identifying children with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Gorlin syndrome, DICER1 syndrome, and constitutional mismatch repair deficiency

    Robyn Hebert

  • 2:50 – 2:55 p.m.

    The expansion of prognostic tumor genetic testing and emerging roles for genetic counsellor

    Jaime Jessen

2:55 – 3:30 p.m.

Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

The Cost of Free Testing: Sponsored Genetic Testing in Canadian Health Care
Kirsten Bartels, Dr. Tanya Nelson, Jennifer Nuk, Alice Virani

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Supporting a Lost Dream

Danielle Holm, Jennifer Karpes, Patti Walker


FRIDAY OCTOBER 23

ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME (WINNIPEG TIME)

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks, CAGC Award Presentations

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Improving the Experience for LGBTQ2S+ People
Marni Panas

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Genetic Counselling for Intersex Conditions: A Community Approach to Depathologization
Katie Saulnier

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.

Posters

  • 11:15 – 11:20 a.m.

    The utility of rapid whole exome sequencing for recurrence risk counselling and subsequent pregnancy management: a case report

    Islay Fitzgerald

  • 11:20 – 11:25 a.m.

    A method to improve genetic diagnostic yield among patients suspected to have primary immunodeficiency

    Christine Davies

  • 11:25 – 11:30 a.m.

    Frequency and characteristics of copy number variants identified by a whole-exome sequencing platform across medical specialities

    Allison Sluyters

  • 11:30 – 11:35 a.m.

    A new clinical exome assay developed for the high-throughput diagnosis of genetic conditions

    Julie Hathaway

  • 11:35 – 11:40 a.m.

    Congenital disorder of fucosylation caused by homozygous mutations in FUT8 undetectable with traditional transferrin screening

    Cassandra McDonald

  • 11:40 – 11:45 a.m.

    Challenges to the detection and interpretation of single nucleotide variants in close proximity to copy number variants: a CHEO Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory experience

    Patricia Harper

  • 11:45 – 11:50 a.m.

    The Value of Whole Exome Sequencing in Prenatal Diagnosis: The Experience of a Canadian Tertiary Hospital

    Anna Pan

  • 11:50 – 11:55 a.m.

    Exploring the impact of a decision aid: Engagement and personalization during pre-test genetic counselling for secondary finding selection from genomic sequencing among adults affected by cancer

    Sara Rafferty

  • 11:55 – 12:00 p.m.

    Congenital disorder of glycosylation type 1a (CDG-1a) resulting from segmental uniparental isodisomy

    Dorothy Michalski

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Preimplantation Genetic Testing for the Clinical Counsellor
Charlotte Emmerson, Erica Pai, Jaspreet Sekhon-Warren

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Break

1:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Abstract Session

  • 1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

    Retrospective analysis of >25,000 rare disease patients confirms biallelic variants in the NRAP gene are a significant cause of dilated cardiomyopathy

    Kim Gall

  • 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

    The diagnostic yield of multi-gene intellectual disability panels in 140 patients with neurodevelopmental disorders

    Mireille Cloutier

  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

    Should we be offering pharmacogenetic testing for CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 to pregnant women taking SSRIs?

    Catriona Hippman

  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

    Implementing Genomics in the Neonatal Period: An Assessment of Parental Decision-Making and Anxiety

    Tasha Wainstein

  • 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    It meant a lot and it helped a lot”: A retrospective study of parental experiences with rapid genome-wide sequencing in a neonatal intensive care unit

    Caitlin Aldridge

  • 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

    “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”: Parents’ perspectives after the return of variants of uncertain significance from multigene panel testing for hearing loss

    Rosettia Ho

  • 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

    Sickle cell trait newborn screen results: disclosure and management

    Margaret Lilley

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Beyond the Bubble: SCID newborn screening and management in Alberta
Dr. Stacey Hume, Dr. Ross Ridsdale, Dr. Sneha Suresh, and Cowie family



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.