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Monday, November 7
 

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Monday November 7, 2016 TBA
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2:00pm

Welcome and Introduction
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Scherer, PhD

Stephen Scherer, PhD

GSK-CIHR Endowed Chair in Genome Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Dr. Stephen Scherer, is a Canadian scientist whose research has transformed the understanding of human genetic variation and its role in disorders such as autism. He obtained his PhD at the University of Toronto under Professor Lap-chee Tsui, discoverer of the cystic fibrosis gene. Together they founded Canada's first human genome centre, the Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at The Hospital for Sick Children. He continues to serve as... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Auditorium

2:30pm

Secondary Variants - A bug or a feature of genomic analysis?
Speakers
avatar for Steve Meyn, MD, PhD

Steve Meyn, MD, PhD

Professor Molecular Genetics, Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Dr. Steve Meyn received his MD and PhD degrees from New York University, then completed an internship and residency in paediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.  He subsequently trained in medical genetics and molecular genetics at the National Institutes of Health (USA) before joining the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine. In 1998 Dr. Meyn was recruited to SickKids and the University of Toronto. Dr. Meyn is a... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Auditorium

3:05pm

Consenting for the Unexpected – Empowering the patient and provider
Speakers
avatar for Nasim Monfared, MS, CGC

Nasim Monfared, MS, CGC

Certified Genetic Counsellor, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Nasim Monfared is the coordinator and genetic counsellor for the Genome Clinic at the Centre for Genetic Medicine at SickKids. Nasim recruits and counsels patients undergoing exome and genome sequencing (ES), interprets and reports variants generated through these tests and counsels patients and families about results of these investigations. Nasim has an interest in the practical and ethical implications of clinical implementation of genomic... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2016 3:05pm - 3:25pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Auditorium

3:30pm

Reannotation - Why taking another look is important
Speakers
avatar for Christian Marshall, PhD

Christian Marshall, PhD

Associate Director, Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Dr. Christian Marshall, completed his undergraduate and graduate training at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. Following completion of his Ph.D. in 2005, he undertook a postdoctoral fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. His post-doctoral research focused copy number variation analysis for gene discovery in autism spectrum disorders. From 2009-13, Dr. Marshall was a research associate in genetics and genome... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Auditorium

4:05pm

Ethics and Big Data - Better outcomes for tomorrow
Speakers
avatar for Bartha Maria Knoppers,  PhD

Bartha Maria Knoppers, PhD

Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy, Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine, Prof of Medicine, Depart of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal
Dr. Knoppers is the Director of the Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine 2001- and the holder of Chaire d’excellence Pierre Fermat (France) (2006-2008), she was named Distinguished Visiting Scientist (Netherlands Genomics Initiative) (2009-2012). Formerly, Professor at the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2016 4:05pm - 4:40pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Auditorium

4:45pm

Genomic Medicine - Improving population health in the UK through Genomic Medicine
Lecture Summary

How secondary variants might be used in predictive medicine and improving health at a population level, including how we might embed and develop genome sequencing in mainstream medicine and the relationship between clinical testing, secondary variants and screening.

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Burton, MA, BM BCh, FFPHM

Hilary Burton, MA, BM BCh, FFPHM

Director, PHG Foundation, Cambridge , UK
Dr Hilary Burton is the Director and one of the founder members of the PHG Foundation and a Fellow of Hughes Hall, Cambridge. The PHG Foundation is a not for profit organisation with a special focus on how genomic and other technologies can provide more effective personalised healthcare and improve population health. Qualified in medicine at Oxford University, Hilary subsequently trained in public health and worked as a consultant in... Read More →



Monday November 7, 2016 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Auditorium

5:30pm

Question Period
Moderators
avatar for Stephen Scherer, PhD

Stephen Scherer, PhD

GSK-CIHR Endowed Chair in Genome Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
Dr. Stephen Scherer, is a Canadian scientist whose research has transformed the understanding of human genetic variation and its role in disorders such as autism. He obtained his PhD at the University of Toronto under Professor Lap-chee Tsui, discoverer of the cystic fibrosis gene. Together they founded Canada's first human genome centre, the Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at The Hospital for Sick Children. He continues to serve as... Read More →

Monday November 7, 2016 5:30pm - 5:50pm
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Auditorium

6:00pm

Reception
Meet the Symposium Speakers in the Gallery for an informal catered gathering hosted by the Centre for Genetic Medicine

Monday November 7, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
PGCRL Gallery