Schedule

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized Events & Management Plus Inc to offer up to 1.925 CEUs or 19.25 Category 1 contact hours for the activity CAGC Virtual Meeting. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

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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

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

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Break

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Plenary Session #3: USING THE INTERNET IN NEW WAYS

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Session #4: UNIVERSAL GENETIC SCREENING

 

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 (Not Available OnDemand)

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 (Not Available OnDemand)

    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, Jennifer Nuk

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

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Preimplantation Genetic Testing for the Clinical Counsellor (Not Available OnDemand)

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? (Not Available OnDemand)

    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

5:00 – 5:10 p.m.

Closing Remarks
Charlotte Fung, Danna Hull



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.