Café Scientifique – Genetic testing: What do our genes have to say about us?

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905 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

Healthcare has entered the genomics era, where decisions for both prevention and treatment of disease are increasingly informed by genetic testing. There is concern about how the insurance industry will use this information, but that must be balanced by the benefits for personal healthcare. This session will focus on how healthcare professionals interpret risk of genetic disorders; how genetic testing can individualise care; and the importance of continued research in this field. Is there a role for consumer genomics? Come, ask questions, and make your own informed decision.

Moderator:
Dr. Margaret McKinnon
Residency Training Program Director, Department of Medical Genetics, UBC

Panel includes:
Dr. Jordan Lerner-Ellis
Director and Head, Advanced Molecular Diagnostics, Division of Diagnostic Medical Genetics, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH).

Dr. Dan Diego, PhD
Medical Genetics Lab Manager at Sistemas Genómicos
PhD Genetics and Cellular Biology

Dr. Elena Lopez-Rangel, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Clinical Investigator, CFRI
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. Colin Ross, BSc, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Genotyping Leader, B.C. Clinical Genomics Network

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