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.

This program has been approved for 6.25 RCPSC and CFPC Credits

Registration is now open

Fees are as follows:


Early Bird

Regular (May 1)




Allied health






Learning Objectives:

  • To provide an update on relevant topics in genetics 
  • To recognize physical features which should prompt a genetics referral
  • To recognize red flags in the family history suggestive of a genetic disorder
  • To understand new developments in prenatal screening and cancer genetics. 


7:30 – 8:30am


Registration and Breakfast

 8:30 – 8:40am



Welcome and Opening Address

                Dr. Victoria Mok Siu

8:40 – 9:05am


Genetics 2018 – is genetic testing really necessary?

                Dr. Victoria Mok Siu

9:05 – 9:25am


A few  steps behind  - what to look for (Developmental Delay)

                 Dr. Chitra Prasad

9:25 – 9:45am


Exploring one’s roots:  heritage and health (Importance of Family History)

                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



1:00 – 1:20pm


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 (Connective Tissue Disorders)

                   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 Colaiacovo, 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 – 4:25pm


Completion of Evaluations

4:25 – 4:35pm


Closing Remarks

Dr. Victoria Mok Siu