Familial GI Cancers Unit

7th Lynch Syndrome Evening

For families who want to learn the latest on
Lynch Syndrome
formerly known as Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC)

Date:             Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Place:            Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto

                        18th Floor Auditorium 

Time:             7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Refreshments at 6:45pm

 

 

                                              

Welcome and Moderator:

Dr. Zane Cohen

Director, Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases and Co-Director of the FGICR

The latest update in genetics
Dr. Raymond Kim
Dr. Kim is the geneticist at the Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases and other hereditary cancer clinics in downtown Toronto. He will review the latest updates in the Federal law to prevent genetic discrimination, new testing families suspected of having Lynch syndrome, and the emerging genetic repair technology called CRISPR.

 
Immunotherapy - a new therapy to treat Lynch Syndrome cancers? 
Dr. Uri Tabori
Dr. Tabori is an oncologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and head of an international consortium for
children who inherit Lynch syndrome from both sides of the family. He runs a clinical trial for immunotherapy,
which is a new type of drug that may be an important therapy to treat Lynch syndrome cancers.

Stomach cancer and screening in Lynch Syndrome  
Dr. Savtaj Brar
Dr. Brar is a surgical oncologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and heads up a high-risk screening program for families at
risk for developing stomach cancer. He will review stomach cancer and discuss whether screening is needed in
Lynch syndrome families.

Patient’s Perspective Teresa Tiano
Teresa will share her experiences with Lynch syndrome.

 
Question Period  
 A chance for you to ask questions of our expert panel  

 
For questions, please email: Melyssa.Aronson@sinaihealthsystem.ca or phone: 416-586-4800 ext. 2401 or 1-877-586-5112 ext. 0

This event is sponsored by Ann McLaughlin and Joe Aiello.

2nd Familial Polyposis Education Night

PolyposisInvite

For families who want to learn the latest on FAP & MAP

Date:             Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Place:            Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Toronto

                      18th Floor Auditorium 

Time:             7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Refreshments at 6:45pm

 

Welcome and Moderator:
Dr. Zane Cohen
Director, Zane Cohen Centre for Digestive Diseases and Co-Director of the FGICR

The Latest on Upper Gastrointestinal Screening
Dr. Jeff Mosko
Dr. Jeffrey Mosko is a gastroenterologist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. He specializes in advanced endoscopy including ERCP, EUS and endoscopic oncology. 

 
Pediatric Issues in Familial Polyposis 
Dr. Carol Durno
Dr. Carol Durno is a pediatric gastroenterologist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Scarborough Centenary Hospital, with an interest in caring for children, teenagers and families with familial polyposis.  Dr Durno is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. She is involved with various research projects in the FGICR with a special interest in polyposis and biallelic mismatch repair deficiency.
Post-Surgical Quality of Life and Support   
Dr. Erin Kennedy

Dr. Erin Kennedy is a Colorectal Surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital and researcher at Mount Sinai’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute focusing on patient centered care and shared decision making in surgery. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.


Patient’s Perspective Stephanie Lerner
Stephanie will share her personal experience with FAP.

 
Question Period  
   

 
To RSVP online here: rsvp

Please RSVP at www.zanecohencentre.com/event/polyposis or call: 416-586-4800 ext. 5112or 1-877-586-5112 ext. 0

6th Lynch Syndrome Evening

Introduction to Lynch Syndrome Evening 2015
Moderator: Dr. Steven Gallinger



The latest research in Lynch syndrome

Speaker: Dr. Robert Gryfe

Description: Dr. Gryfe is a colorectal surgeon and scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital.  He has completed several studies on Lynch syndrome and will discuss the latest research on cancer risk, screening and prevention in Lynch syndrome.

Slides: link (PDF)


Urinary tract cancer – symptoms, screening and treatment
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Spodek

Description: Dr. Spodek is the Chief of Urology at the Rouge Valley Health System. He works at the Centenary site in Scarborough, Ontario.  He completed his medical training at the University of Western Ontario in 1998 and completed his fellowship training in Urology in 2003 at the University of Western Ontario.  He will be giving an overview on the types of urinary tract cancers seen in Lynch syndrome including kidney, ureter and bladder cancers.

Slides: link (PDF)


Understanding Insurance and Genetic Testing
Speaker: Brent Mizzen

Description: Brent Mizzen is Director, Policy Development for the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA). He is responsible for policy development and analysis on industry issues as well as responses to policy demands from government.  Brent will give us the background on insurance and genetic testing, how companies assess individuals for insurance policies, and what the industry's position is on genetic testing.

Slides: link (PDF)


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