Bringing Precision Medicine to Rare Diseases

Symposium
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 13:00 - 17:00

Rare diseases affect more than three million Canadians. At present, nearly 50 percent of patients with rare diseases are without a definitive diagnosis with only limited treatment options. Genome wide testing has significantly improved our ability to diagnose rare genetic disorders. As genomics and precision medicine become more integrated into everyday practice, we will be better equipped to diagnose and develop treatments options for children with rare diseases.

SickKids Centre for Genetic Medicine and the Gene Cure Advanced Therapies for Rare Diseases (Can-GARD) together are hosting an afternoon symposium featuring speakers from across Canada who are leaders in rare disease/precision medicine research, clinical care and education.

By attending the Symposium you will gain a better appreciation for:

Rare disease research programs in Canada
Current treatment options for specific rare diseases
How precision medicine is advancing diagnosis and therapies in genetic disease at an accelerated rate

Who should attend:

All healthcare providers
Researchers
Medical students/Trainees

Moderator: 
James Dowling and Stephen Scherer
Location
Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning Auditorium
686 Bay Street 2nd Floor , Ontario Canada
Toronto
M5G 0A4
Contact
adel.gilbert@sickkids.ca
902-254-2040
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