Thursday June 18, 2020

1200-1400 EDT

Keynote - Indigenous Health

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 Co-chairs: Cheryl Greenberg, Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
Laurel Thorlacius, Clinical Biochemistry, Shared Health, Winnipeg, MB 
1200 Welcome and Opening Blessing
Margaret Lavallee, Traditional Ojibway Ikwe, Elder in Residence and Indigenous Cultural Specialist for Ongomiizwin Eduction, Section of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Health in the Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba.
1210 Opening Keynote
Bridging the Genomic Divide: Approaching genetics and genomics in clinical care and research with Indigenous patients, families and communities
Speaker:  Laura Arbour, Professor, University of British Columnbia, Victoria BC
Objectives: At the end of the session participants will be able to:

1. Identify historical reasons why Indigenous patients may hesitate to be involved in clinical genetics/genomics care and research
2. Identify barriers preventing Indigenous patients from being involved in clinical genetics/genomics care and research
3. Identify solutions that can come from the field of clinical genetics with an aim to reduce health disparity

Overview: The World Health Organization reminds us that ‘the genomic health divide must be kept in check and bridged through equitable investment, clinical research, and provision and use of genomic services and technologies globally’. About 5% of the Canadian population identifies as Indigenous, First Nations (FN), Inuit, and Métis and although there is great diversity within and between Indigenous groups, in common, they experience health disparity including barriers to health care access, including genetic and genomic health care. Bridging the Genomic Divide: Approaching genetics and genomics in clinical care and research with Indigenous patients, families and communities will address the barriers and consider how we can collectively join forces to find solutions that will narrow the gap. The Silent Genomes project, with 15 participating Clinical Genetics sites across the country, will be featured.
1300  Kidney Check: Point of Care Testing for Chronic Kidney Disease Risk: A Public Health Approach to a Big Problem in Indigenous Communities
Speakers:  Paul Komenda, Nephrologist, Chronic Disease Innovation Centre/Seven Oaks Hospital, Winnipeg MB
Cathy Woods, Indigenous Liaison (retired), Cansolve Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) 
Objectives:  At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Explain CKD epidemiology in Manitoba
2. List the principals of patient oriented and culturally safe care pertaining to Indigenous Health
3. Discuss Kidney Check Manitoba – a new framework for early detection and treatment of CKD 
Overview:  We will review principals of chronic kidney disease, risk prediction and epidemiology of kidney disease. Overview of CANSOLVE-CKD a patient oriented research program for achieving better kidney health in Manitoba. We will review the elements and operation of a large point of care screening program in Canada called Kidney Check and a novel paradigm for early detection and treatment of CKD in Manitoba and Canada. 
   
   
Save the Dates!

 

CCMG/CSCC Virtual Sessions: Indigenous Health: Time for Action - June 25, 2020

CCMG/CSCC Virtual Sessions: Differences of Sexual Differentiation/Transgender - July 16, 2020

General Examination (3 hours)  - September 15, 2020

Specialty Written Examination - September 16, 2020

OSLEs (written only) - September 17, 2020

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