Familial GI Cancers Unit

Symposium Accreditation

  • 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 (RCPSC), approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. The event has been awarded with 7.0 Section 1 hours.

  • The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized the Mount Sinai Hospital – Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases to offer up to 0.65 CEUs or 6.5 Category 1 contact hours for the event Hereditary Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium 2017. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.

    All individuals attending the Symposium who would like to claim Category 1 CEUs are required to pay a CAD $35 CEU fee. This fee is payable in advance of the conference online using the following link: https://ddcrc.mshri.on.ca/NoviSurvey/n/CEUreg.aspx   Alternatively, individuals can bring cash or a cheque addressed to Zane Cohen Centre – Mount Sinai Hospital in the amount of $35. Self-report forms will be supplied by conference organizers, to be completed on the day of the conference.

  • This conference has been approved by the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors (CAGC) for 6.75 CECs.

Symposium Agenda

Time Event Speaker
7:30 AM Registration and continental breakfast  
8:30 Welcome Dr. Zane Cohen
8:40 Update on Hereditary Gastric Cancer Dr. Sav Brar
9:00 Introduction of Dr. Patrick Lynch, Keynote Speaker Dr. Zane Cohen
  Mismatch Repair Mutation Detection: Workable Strategies and Evolving Perspectives Dr. Patrick Lynch
10:05 MMR testing of gynecological cancer Dr. Sarah Ferguson
10:30 BREAK Moderator: Kara Semotiuk
10:45 New Polyposis Genes: Beyond FAP and MAP Dr. Robert Gryfe
11:10 Novel therapies for replication repair deficiency syndromes Dr. Uri Tabori
11:35 Update from 2011 working group topics  
       Update on MOH criteria Ms. Melyssa Aronson
       Update on universal IHC Dr. Nancy Baxter
       Advancing Genetics in Ontario - Challenges & Opportunities Dr. Aaron Pollett
12:30 PM LUNCH  
1:30 Working group discussion - Lynch Syndrome (LS) algorithm Moderators:
Dr. Lea Velsher
& Mrs. Karen Panabaker
2:45 BREAK  
3:00 Summary from LS algorithm working group  
3:15 Working group discussion - Use of gene panels for hereditary GI cancer Moderators:
Dr. Alison Rusnak
& Dr. Tracy Stockley
4:45 Summary of panel working group  
5:00 Adjournment  

Symposium Slides

Presentation Speaker Slides
Update on Hereditary Gastric Cancer Dr. Sav Brar Download
Mismatch Repair Mutation Detection: Workable Strategies and Evolving Perspectives Dr. Patrick Lynch Download
MMR testing of gynecological cancer Dr. Sarah Ferguson Download
New Polyposis Genes: Beyond FAP and MAP Dr. Robert Gryfe Download
Novel therapies for replication repair deficiency syndromes Dr. Uri Tabori Download
Update from 2011 working group topics    
     Update on MOH criteria Ms. Melyssa Aronson Download
     Update on universal IHC Dr. Nancy Baxter Download
     Advancing Genetics in Ontario - Challenges & Opportunities Dr. Aaron Pollett Download
Working group 1 - Lynch Syndrome (LS) algorithm Moderators:
Dr. Lea Velsher
& Mrs. Karen Panabaker
Download
Working group 2 - Use of gene panels for hereditary GI cancer Moderators:
Dr. Alison Rusnak
& Dr. Tracy Stockley
Download

Symposium Accommodations

Hotel Average cost/room(^) Distance to
Hyatt (km)

Hyatt Regency Toronto (Map)
370 King St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1J9
(416) 343-1234

 *$300/night 0.0

Hilton Garden Inn (Map)
92 Peter St
Toronto, ON M5V 2G5
(416) 593-9200

 #$239/night  0.18

Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer (Map)
30 Mercer St
Toronto, ON M5V 1H3
1 (866) 345-9501

 $340/night  0.22

Soho Metropolitan Hotel (Map)
318 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3T4
(416) 599-8800

 $300/night  0.24

Templar Hotel (Map)
348 Adelaide St W
Toronto ON M5V 1R7
(416) 479-0847

 $250/night  0.25

Residence Inn by Marriot (Map)
255 Wellington St W
Toronto ON M5V 3P9
(416) 581-1800

 $250/night  0.29


 

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