Medical Genetics Program of Southwestern Ontario

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:

CAD

Early Bird

Regular (May 1)

Students/Residents

50

50

Allied health

100

150

Physicians

150

200



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

 

Break

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

 

Lunch

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

 

Break

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