Sunday, March 3 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ensuring a Lifetime of Health Equity for Individuals with Genetic Disorders- Challenges for Us All

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The past twenty years has seen an incredible revolution in medical genetics.  Efforts are rapidly proceeding to determine in our genome (the collection of all the DNA in a cell) what is normal DNA variation between individuals (eg hair colour) and which DNA variants (misprints) are the actual cause of a genetic disorder. Technological advances have dramatically reduced the time and the expense to sequence the entire genome of any individual so that we are now in a new era where genomic information of the patient is routinely used to diagnose a disease and to select the most appropriate treatment.  This is what is known as precision medicine.  In this talk we talk about the challenges to ensure all individuals, regardless of age or cultural background, no matter how rare or how common their diseases are, have access to the same new state-of-the art diagnostic tools and access to the most appropriate therapies. This is what ensuring health equity is all about.

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Cheryl Rockman Greenberg

Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg obtained her M.D., C.M. from McGill University in Montreal in 1974 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics in 1979 and in Medical Genetics in 1996.  Since 1979 to the present she has worked in Winnipeg... Read More →

Sunday March 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 220

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