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SAJAC Genetics Symposium Break Out Sessions



Take advantage of one-on-one communication
with experts in their field during our break out sessions

Get answers to all your questions

There are 4 break out sessions options to choose from:

  • 1. Breast Related Genetics:

    Dr Linda Smith MDDr Linda Smith Break out Session and Sarah Abelsohn will answer questions related to genetic testing for BRCA 1/2 and other genes, prophylactic mastectomy (preventative surgery) and IVF embryo selection to prevent transmitting a genetic mutation.

  • 3. Genetic Counselling:

    Peggy Cottrell, certified genetic counsellor with Sharsheret, will discuss the role of genetic counsellors and answer any related questions. Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and families of all backgrounds facing breast and ovarian cancer at every stage – before, during, and after diagnosis.

  • 4. Carrier Screening Discussions

    -for diseases such as Tay Sachs, Gaucher’s Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

    Emily Goldberg, certified genetic counselor, will provide guidance concerning carrier related questions. The discussion is hosted by JScreen, a national, non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases.  JScreen offers at-home carrier testing for over 200 genetic diseases that could impact couples’ future children, as well as follow-up genetic counseling services. JScreen is also launching a cancer genetic testing program in October 2020.

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