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Hereditary Cancer Education

The Hereditary Cancer Program provides a range of learning opportunities (continuing education and professional development) for current and future health care professionals with an interest in hereditary cancer.

Rounds
Hereditary Cancer Rounds are 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. 

The objectives of Hereditary Cancer Rounds are to:

  • Enhance knowledge of the genetic basis, prognosis, treatment and screening of hereditary cancer
  • Promote information exchange between disciplines
  • Provide opportunity to share knowledge, perspectives and experience between specialists who provide care for individuals and families with hereditary cancer
Hereditary Cancer Rounds are offered on the 2nd Friday of the month (except July/August), 9:00 am-10:00 am PST and are open to any health care professional who provides care for people with hereditary cancer, and/or has interest in cancer genetics.

How to attend

Hereditary Cancer Rounds can be attended in person, by videolink or by WebEx. For more information on how to attend, click "+" on the options below.

To find out about upcoming rounds and meeting, contact genetic counsellors Jennifer Thompson (jthompson3@bccancer.bc.ca) or Zoe Lohn (zlohn@bccancer.bc.ca) to join the HCP Rounds email list.

4th Floor Boardroom
Vancouver Centre, BC Cancer Agency
600 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
 

Please contact telehealth@phsa.ca to set up a videolink to these rounds.

 

Remote access via WebEx is available on both personal and work computers. The meeting code is emailed each month to people on the HCP Rounds email list.


To join the HCP Rounds email list, please contact genetic counsellors Jennifer Thompson (jthompson3@bccancer.bc.ca) or Zoe Lohn (zlohn@bccancer.bc.ca).

 

Upcoming rounds

  • November 10, 2017
  • December 8, 2017
  • January 13, 2018
  • February 10, 2018
  • March 10, 2018
  • April 14, 2018
  • May 12, 2018
  • June 9, 2018
Recent rounds
To see available videos, click on the links in the round description.

Date
Description
01/13/17
Cancer Genetics, the Tumour and Germline: Two Siblings Meet Again
02/10/17
The Intersection of Germline and Somatic Genetic & Genomic Testing
05/12/17
Ovarian Cancer: Clinical Progress Update
06/09/17
Does Preference-based Utility for Genomic Knowledge Have a Role in Decision-making?
09/08/17
The Gamut of Breast Imaging Beyond High Risk Surveillance
10/13/17
BCCA Hereditary High Risk Clinic: Overview and Outcomes

Archives

To review archived Hereditary Cancer Rounds, click on the year below. Available presentation slidse/videos can be accessed via the description link:

Date
Description
01/09/15
Genetic Testing and Life Insurance
02/13/15
Next-generation Sequencing in Clinical Research and Practice
03/13/15
BRCA Mutation Prediction Models
04/10/15
Hereditary Kidney Cancer: Current Status and Insights from the KCRNC
05/08/15
Hereditary Cancer Testing in the Edmonton Molecular Diagnostic Lab: The Good, the Bad and the Interesting
06/12/15
Ethical Implications of Whole Genome Sequencing for Oncology Patients
10/09/15
Updates from the Australian 'Familial Aspects of Cancer: Research and Practice' Meeting (August 2015)
11/13/15
Cancer Risk Education with a Diverse Low-Income, Low-Health Literacy & Limited English Proficiency Population
12/11/15
Fanconi Anemia - Breaking Apart the Complex Cancer and Genetic Counselling Issues
 
Date
Description
03/07/14


Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from an Ethicist's Perpective
03/13/14

Special Grand Rounds - Personalized Genomics and Cancer Prevention
04/11/14

Confidence Intervals: Inspiring Confidence or Confusion?
05/09/14


5th International Symposium on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer - Twenty Years of Advances 
06/27/14
The Lymphoma Family Study 
07/11/14

Familial Cancer Research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
09/26/14

Beyond BRCA for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
10/10/14



Screening for Muir-Torre Syndrome Using Mismatch Repair Protein Immunohistochemistry of Sebaceous Neoplasms
11/21/14
Management of Hereditary Breast Cancer
12/12/14

Changing the Paradigm of Pancreatic Cancer: New Testing, New Treatment, New Optimism
 
Date 
Description
02/10/12
Telomeres & Hereditary Cancer
03/09/12British Columbia's Personalized Medicine Initiative: Next Generation Sequencing & the Personalization of Cancer Control
04/13/12
Hereditary Cancer Program's High-Risk (Breast) Clinic: Experience to Date
09/14/12
4th International Symposium on Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer - From Theory to Practice
10/12/12
CDKN2A: Past, Present and Future
11/09/12
2012 Canadian Assoc of Genetic Counsellors Short Course & Annual Education Conference
12/14/12
16th Annual Meeting of the Collaborative Group of the Americas on Inherited Colorectal Cancer (CGA-ICC, Boston)
Other Learning Opportunities
Hereditary Cancer Program (HCP) team members are pleased to provide a range of learning opportunities for current and future health care professionals with an interest in hereditary cancer. These include: 

  1. HCP introduction for medical residents/fellows
    • Family practice
    • Gynecology
    • Oncology – medical, radiation, surgical
    • Other
  2. Clinical rotations for genetic counselling students, medical genetics residents/fellows
  3. Job shadowing for future genetic counsellors
  4. Volunteering with HCP
  5. Presentations for professional and community education events
To contact HCP with a specific request, click here to send an email.
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