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Genomic Medicine Canada 2017 - March 1, 2017 Meeting Announcement

Canada's Genomics Enterprise (CGEn) will be hosting a one day Symposium to Discuss Precision Medicine Initiatives at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning Auditorium, 686 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario.

CGEn is a national platform for providing genomics sequencing and analysis services to researchers in Canada and around the world, consisting of a partnership between the three leading genomics centres in Canada:  The Centre for Applied Genomics at SickKids,  Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre at the BC Cancer Agency, and The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre.

 The day long event will be divided into 4 sessions featuring speakers who are recognized leaders in their fields from Genome England, Google, Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre, and from the other CGen centres. Event details are as follows:

To register go to:  (  

There is no charge for registration, but space is limited.  Registration will close on February 21st. 


Session I.   Groundbreaking International Genomics
Chair: Mark Lathrop (McGill University)
9:00-9:45:   Keynote: David Glazer (Verily/Google Genomics). Big Data in Precision Medicine

9:45-10:30: Keynote: Mark Caulfield (Genome England): Genome Sequencing and the National Health System

Session II. Collecting, Connecting and Decoding Big Data
Chair: Jared Simpson (Ontario Institute of Cancer Research)
10:45-11:15: Philip Awadalla (Ontario Institute of Cancer Research): Population Genomics and Electronic Medical Records in Canada
11:15-11:45: Gary Bader (University of Toronto): Pathway and Network Genomics in Medicine
11:45-12:15: Brendan Frey (University of Toronto, Deep Genomics): Machine-learning in Deep Genomics

Session III. Translational Genomic Discovery and Diagnostics
Chair: Faiyaz Notta (Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto)
1:15-1:45: Steven Jones (BC Cancer Agency): Genome Informatics and Cancer
1:45-2:15: Christian Marshall (Hospital for Sick Children): Whole Genome Sequencing Diagnostics
2:15-2:45: Adam Shlien (Hospital for Sick Children): Paediatric Cancer Sequencing

Session IV. Whole Genome Impact in Families and Medicine

Chair: Ronni Cohn (The Hospital for Sick Children)
3:00-3:30: Stephen Scherer (Hospital for Sick Children): Whole Genomes in Autism Spectrum Disorders

3:30-4:00: Yvonne Bombard (St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto): Genomic Medicine in Canadian Health Systems including Genetic Non-discrimination

 4:00-5:00: Panel Discussion: Towards Precision Medicine Initiatives

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