Bringing Precision Medicine to Rare Diseases

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 13:00 - 17:00

Sponsored by the SickKids Centre for Genetic Medicine and the Gene Cure Advanced Therapies for Rare Diseases (Can-GARD)

Bringing Precision Medicine to Rare Diseases - Improving diagnosis and treatment one patient at a time

Rare diseases affect more than three million Canadians. At present, nearly 50 percent of patients with rare diseases are without a definitive diagnosis with only limited treatment options. Genome wide testing has significantly improved our ability to diagnose rare genetic disorders.  As genomics and precision medicine become more integrated into everyday practice, we will be better equipped to diagnose and develop treatments options for children with rare diseases.

By attending the Symposium you will gain a better appreciation for:

  • Rare disease research programs in Canada
  • Current treatment options for specific rare diseases
  • How precision medicine is advancing diagnosis and therapies in genetic disease at an accelerated rate

Who should attend: 

  • All healthcare providers
  • Researchers
  • Medical students/Trainees

Register for free

Details and agenda

Peter Gilgan Centre for Research & Learning Auditorium
686 Bay Street, 2nd Floor
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