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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 meetings, email genetic counsellors Katie Compton or Nili Heidary to join the HCP Rounds email list.

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

Please email Telehealth to set up a videolink to these rounds.

 

Remote access via WebEx is available on both personal and work computers. The meeting number for the 2019/2020 series is 802 224 585.

 

Upcoming rounds

  • November 8

Recent rounds

To view recordings/presentation slides of recent HCP rounds, please click on the link(s) below. 

Archives

To review archived Hereditary Cancer Rounds, click on the year below. Available presentation slides/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

03/09/12

British 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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