Genetics in Your Practice

This program has been approved for CME credits under Mainpro+ and Maincert (Section 1).

We are pleased to announce that our “Genetics in Your Practice” Education Day will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm at the Four Points by Sheraton London.

This educational day will provide family physicians, specialists, and allied health care providers with updates on genetic advances and their impact on clinical practice so that they can best meet the needs of their patients.

The Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario invites you to join us for a day of short talks and interactive workshops. Areas of practice to be covered will include cancer, pediatrics, and prenatal genetics.

Registration is now open at this link

Learning Objectives:
• What’s new in genetic testing? (NIPT, microarrays, cancer panels)
• How to interpret a genetic test report.
• Who should be referred, and how will they benefit from genetic services?
• Evolving trends in genetics, and what to expect in the next five years.

7:30 – 8:30am

Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Victoria Mok Siu
8:45 – 9:30am

Genetic Testing: What’s on the Menu?

Dr. Victoria Mok Siu
9:30 – 10:00am

Choosing Wisely Canada: When it Comes to Genetic Testing, is More Always Better?

Carla Campagnolo
10:00 – 10:20am

Patient Experience

Benedict Cummings
10:20 – 10:45am


10:45 – 11:15am

Genetic Ethical Dilemmas in Your Practice

Nolan D’Souza, Salma Shickh
11:15 – 11:45am

Beyond BRCA1/2: A Review of Expanded Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer

Karen Panabaker
11:45 – 12:45pm


12:45 – 2:00pm

Workshop Session A
(choose 1 of 3 options)

Zebras not Horses? Common Genetic Syndromes and Tests in Your Practice

Applying NIPT: How Does it After the Current State of Prenatal Testing?

Clinical Impact of Multi-Gene Panel Testing in Cancer Genetics

Dr. Victoria Mok Siu, Dr. Chitra Prasad, Susan Conacher, Nolan D’Souza, Salma Shickh

Carla Campagnolo, Heather Andrighetti, Jacqueline Pierre-Louis

Karen Panabaker, Jennifer Diraimo

2:00 – 2:30pm

Snack and Stretch

2:30 – 3:45pm

Workshop Session B
(choose 1 of 3 options from above)

3:45 – 4:00pm

Closing Remarks and Completion of Evaluations



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