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Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
Gc week 2010  manitoba!
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  • 1. Genetic Counselling Awareness Week 2010 in Winnipeg, Manitoba!
  • 2. Monday November 22 Lunch and Learn: “Challenging Cases in Genetic Counselling”
    • Genetic Counsellors from metabolic, prenatal, breast cancer, general genetics and laboratory subspecialties presented unique and challenging cases from their practices
  • 3. Our counsellors presenting their cases at Monday’s Lunch and Learn Event Jessica Melissa Kim Sherri Claudia
  • 4. Tuesday November 23 Film screening: “Twisted”
    • A documentary by Laurel Chiten, weaving the stories of three dystonia sufferers as they seek treatment
    • An interesting panel discussion followed.
  • 5. Wednesday November 24 Film screening: “Breast Cancer Legacy” Kim Serfas giving an preamble to film - “What really is a GC?”
  • 6. Thursday November 25 Highlights of the 2010 Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors Meeting
    • Kim Serfas:
      • Insurance and Genetic Testing: How will it really impact your patients?
    • Shannon Chin:
      • High Frequency of HD Intermediate alleles on predisposing haplotypes for repeat instability in BCs general population
    • Sherri Burnett:
      • Survey of counselling practices regarding invasive diagnostic procedure risk, procedure eligibility criteria and aneuploidy risk modification across Canada
    • Patricia Bocangel:
      • Case studies in metabolics
  • 7. Thursday November 25 Java and Genes Coffee House
    • Readings from a selection of titles exploring family’s experiences with genetic counselling and living with a genetic condition
  • 8. Readings at the Ellice Cafe
  • 9. Promotional
    • Book display at McNally Robinson
    • Book display at University of Manitoba Bookstore
    • Write up in “Health Science Centre Focus” magazine
    • Posters and email distribution of events across Health Sciences Centre, CCMB, WRHA, University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba
  • 10. GCs as the Centrefold!
  • 11. Our Booth
    • Daily displayed at various location such as the Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba and St. Boniface College
    • Handouts, quizzes, prizes, know your family history online tool, and meeting a genetic counsellor!
  • 12. Two fabulous prizes
    • Promotional T-shirts, bags, pens, mousepads, chromosome coffee mug, etc!
  • 13.
    • Many thanks to all of our hardworking Manitoba Genetic Counsellors who participated the planning and execution of our events as well as continued their regular duties!
      • Patricia Bocangel
      • Sherri Burnett
      • Kim Serfas
      • Shannon Chin
      • Monique LaPointe
      • Alison Elliott
      • Claudia Carriles
      • Jessica Hartley
      • Melissa Dumouchelle