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The Ongoing Evolution of Genomics at McGill: Dr. Charles Scriver and Dr. Mark Lathrop discuss “fundamental and important” changes in genomics

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April 14-21

MCH Academic Half-Day

Date: Friday, April 15th, 2011.
Venue: MCH, room C-417

09:00 – 10:00 Departmental Rounds – Research Seminar:
Chandrakant Tayade, DVM,MVSc,PhD
Assistant Professor Dpt. of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Queen’s University, Kingston (ON)
“Anti-angiogenic therapy for endometriosis”
10:00 – 10:30 Journal Club
Laura Whelton – presenting her IS project
“Examining the predictive value of the triple-negative phenotype to identify hereditary breast cancer mutation carriers”
10:30 – 11:00 Ad hoc Clinical Presentations
Mohammad Almohideb, R2 Dermatology
11:00 – 12:00 Resident Teaching: TELEGRAF
Raechel Ferrier, MSc, CGC, CCGC
Alberta Children’s Hospital, Medical Genetics Services
“Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing: Conquering the Ostrich Syndrome”
Objectives:1.- Appraise the DTC genetic testing industry
2.- Understand the perceived benefits and potential harms of DTC gene testing
3.- Review international policy statements on DTC gene testing for health-related purposes
4.- Consider the North American regulatory framework applicable to DTC testing, including gaps and current initiatives

Notes for Students

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