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News & Events | Articles | February 20, 2014

What’s In Your Genes?

The W21C Journal Club + is proud to present:

Katy Eso, MSc, CGC, Research Associate, W21C
What's In Your Genes? The Implications of Genetic Counselling and Testing

February 20, 2014
12:00  - 12:50 pm
Fisher and Snow Rooms, Third Floor
TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive NW

Presentation Summary:

In recognition of both World Cancer Day (Feb 4) and Rare Disease Day (Feb 28), this presentation will cover the basics of genetics, genetic testing, and genetic counselling. We will discuss the genetics of cancer and several rare diseases, as well as what warning signs to watch for when considering the risk of a genetic condition. We will also cover some of the ethical, legal, and social issues that patients and providers need to be aware of when considering genetic testing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of genetic concepts and a basic understanding of the principles of genetic counselling.
  2. Describe the family history features consistent with inherited disease.
  3. Discuss the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic testing.

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of the Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.