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Maintenance of Certification
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This activity is approved by the Canadian Association of Pathologists.
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

June 23





Welcome Remarks
CCMG President Tracy Stockley & CAP-ACP President Rosemary Henderson



Human pathology revisited through clinical genomics
Fowzan Sami Alkuraya
1000-1030 Refreshment Break  
1030-1200 Concurrent Breakout Sessions 1 & 2  
1030-1200 Clinical/Biochemical breakout
David Chitayat, William Gibson
Molecular/Cytogenetics breakout
Dennis Bulman, Han Lin
1200-1330 Lunch With Exhibitors  


Mitochondrial Symposium 1 - Chair: Margaret Nowaczyk  
1330-1425 Mitochondrial cytopathies - overview and treatment options.
Neal Sandheimer
1425-1445 Biochemical enzyme testing for mitochondrial diseases in the era of molecular testing. - Lauren MacNeil  
1445-1500 Trainee Oral Presentation - Variable outcome in patients with glutaric aciduria type 1 identified by expanded newborn screening: The Calgary Metabolic Clinic experience. - Eliza Phillips Forough Nooji  
1500-1530 Refreshment Break  
1530-1550 The science behind diagnosing and preventing mitochondrial disorders.
Stacey Hume
1550-1610 Ethical and Legal Implications of Mitochondrial Replacement Therapy (MRT) Forough Noohi  
1610-1630 Panel Discussion
Neal Sondheimer, Lauren MacNeil, Stacey Hume, Forough Noohi
1630-1730 Pathways to the Clinical Implementation of Genome-Wide Sequencing for Rare Diseases: Community Consultation on Genome Canada’s Precision Health Strategy - Information Poster | Program Details Strategy Room 1, Sheraton Hotel
1815 Buses to Peller Estates  
1900-2100 President’s Reception Peller Estates

June 24



Industry Sponsored Breakfast Symposium


Symposium 2 -Competence-by-Design in Genetics Education
Chairs: Kathleen Bone & Jennifer MacKenzie



Competence by Design: Philosophy, Principles and Practice - Jonathan Sherbino  
0925-1005 Giving Feedback - Denyse Richardson  


Refreshment Break Exhibit Hall


 How to Apply CBD to Dysmorphology and Genetic Counselling - Linlea Armstrong  


CBD in Laboratory Education - Sherryl Taylor  
1115-1135 Intergenerational Communication - Bridging the Gap in Healthcare Education - Dr. Jennifer MacKenzie  

Panel Discussion

Panelists: Jonathan Sherbino, Dr. Jennifer MacKenzie, Denyse Richardson, Linlea Armstrong, Sherryl Taylor

1215-1345 Lunch With Exhibitors  

Forensics Symposium 3 - Forensic DNA Analysis and Data Curation in North America - Chair: William Gibson



Legal, Ethical and Social Implications of Expanding Canada’s National DNA Databank - Patricia Kosseim  
1430-1515 Forensic Genetics using Kinship Analysis and Ancestry Searching: The Intersection of Science, Law, and Policy - Frederick R. Bieber  
1515-1545 Refreshment Break Exhibit Hall
1545-1600 Trainee Oral Presentation - Evaluation of Artificial Intelligence Software for NGS Variant Annotation - Afia Hasnain  
1600-1635 DNA Testing in Support of Criminal and Other Investigations at Ontario's Centre of Forensic Sciences - Jack Laird  

Panel Discussion

Panelists: Frederick R. Bieber, Patricia Kosseim, Jack Laird


Wine & Cheese

The Exhibitors invite all delegates to enjoy an elegant wine and cheese reception held in the exhibit hall. Show your appreciation to our industry partners for their generous support of the CCMG/CAP-ACP Annual Meeting. All participants are welcome to attend; no charge

Exhibit Hall
1830-1930 Poster Viewing Exhibit Hall

June 25





Immunogenetics / Cancer Symposium 4 - Chair: David Chitayat  


The genetic landscape of severe combined immune deficiency in the era of newborn screening and high throughput genomic analysis - Luigi D. Notarangelo  


Immunogenetics of B-cell related diseases - Eyal Grunebaum  


Refreshment Break Exhibitor Hall


Trainee Oral Presentation - Clinical utility assessment of BRCA1/2 tumour testing in a cohort of patients with high grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) in the greater Hamilton area - Darci Butcher  


Immunogenetics / Cancer Tuberculosis : a genetic disorder - Stephanie Boisson-Dupuis  


Immunogenetics in early onset inflammatory bowel diseases - Alexio Muise  
1215-1220 John L. Hamerton Service Award Presentation - Dr. Kathy Chun  
1220-1235 F. Clarke Fraser Award for Excellence in Mentorship - Dr. David Chitayat  
1235-1250 Founders Award for Career Achievement - Dr. Rosanna Weksberg  

CCMG Annual General Meeting & Lunch


Concurrent Sessions


Workshop 1: Tumor-First Testing Workshop: Somatic and Germline Cancers - Tracy Stockley

Moderator: Tracy Stockley

Workshop 2: Coding Variants Without Coding: The Clinical Geneticist and the .vcf file

Moderator: William Gibson

Fellow Breakout Session

Speakers and Panelists:
Drs. Ritu Aul, Lauren Badalato, Lauren Chad, Elaine Goh, Joyce So, and Tyler Peikes

Topics to be covered include:
Career mentoring, Tips for presenting a lecture, REB application writing and CV writing.

1545-1615 Refreshment Break Exhibitor Hall
1845 Shuttles to Queen Victoria Place Restaurant - Join us for a very special evening that will include a delicious dinner and award presentations.   

Reception & Dinner at Queen Victoria Place Restaurant

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