Genetics in Your Practice

We are pleased to announce that our “Genetics in Your Practice” Education Day will be held on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 from 7:30 am - 4:35 pm at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn in 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

Learning Objectives:

• What’s new in genetic testing? (Prenatal vs General vs Cancer)
• Common Consults in Genetics
• How to interpret a genetic test report
• Process of Referral and Triage
• Evolving trends in genetics, and what to expect in the future

7:30 – 8:30am


Registration and Breakfast

 8:30 – 8:40am



Welcome and Overview – What’s on the menu, Genetics 2018

                Dr. Victoria Mok Siu

8:40 – 9:00am


Genetics 2018 – is genetic testing really necessary?

             Dr. Victoria Mok Siu

9:05 – 9:25am


A few  steps behind  - what to look for

                Dr. Chitra Prasad

9:25 – 9:45am


Exploring one’s roots:  heritage and health

                Dr. Maha Saleh

9:45 – 10:05am


Alphabet soup: making sense of NIPT, eFTS, MSS in prenatal screening

             Carla Campagnolo

10:05 – 10:20am



10:20 – 11:10am
11:10am – 12:00pm


Workshop Session A (choose 2 of 3) – Putting it into practice

BYOC (bring your own cases) or work  through ours

Pediatrics – Working through cases of developmental delay

Family history uncovered:  Tales Untold

Prenatal cares – What to do with the results?

12:00 – 1:00pm



1:20 – 1:40pm


Keynote address: Understanding the shoptalk – A family physician’s perspective on genetics in practice 

                Dr. Bhooma Bhayana

1:20 – 1:40pm


Stretching to the limits:  when to worry

               Dr. Natalya Karp

1:40 – 2:00pm


Cancer in the family:  Why can’t my patient have genetic testing?

                Karen Panabaker

2:00 – 2:20pm


Overview of Common General Genetics Referrals

                Michelle Caudle, Samantha Colaiocovo, Melanie Napier

2:20 – 2:40pm



2:40 – 3:30pm

3:30 – 4:20pm


Workshop Session B (Choose  of 2 of 3) – Putting it into practice
BYOC (bring your own cases) or work  through ours

Cardiology – Dissecting patterns of aortic disease and exploring big hearts

Cancer Cases – Hereditary cancers exposed; What’s behind the panel?

Triage results –   Should I refer to Genetics?

4:20 – 4:35pm


Closing Remarks and Completion of Evaluations


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