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The Department of Medical Genetics (University of Alberta) Presents:

Rare Disease Day

This year, the Department of Medical Genetics (University of Alberta) is hosting a Rare Disease Day event filled with informative talks and lectures from distinguished speakers.

When: February 26, 2021 – 11:00AM to 2:30PM Mountain Time
Where: Zoom

Register today using this link: https://redcap.ualberta.ca/surveys/?s=GXFXyILBFw 

Event Itinerary

Introductions & Salutations
11:00 a.m.
Introduction to event: Dr. Sandra Davidge, Distinguished University Professor, Director of The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute

Dr. Todd Alexander, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Associate Director of The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute
11:15 a.m.
Salutations: Dean Brenda Hemmelgarn, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

Moderator: Dr. Susan Christian, Genetic Counsellor with Alberta Precision Labs

Speaker Presentations:

11:20 a.m.
Dr. Todd Alexander, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Associate Director of The Women and Children’s Health Research Institute
Presenting: “FGF23: from discovery of this new hormone to treatment of hypophosphatemic rickets”
15-minute virtual session

11:35 a.m.
Dr. Toshifumi Yokota, Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta
Presenting: Emerging precision genetic medicine for muscular dystrophy and rare diseases”
15-minute virtual session

11:50 a.m.
Dr. Helly Goez, Pediatric Neurologist, Developmental Pediatrician
Assistant Dean, Diversity, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Alison Eaton, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Genetics
Presenting: “Precision Medicine in Rare disease: Pediatric Neuro-genetics Pilot Program”
15-minute virtual Session

Rare Diseases Day, Plenary Session
12:30-13:30 p.m.
Dr. Oksana Suchowersky, Professor of Medicine (Neurology), Medical Genetics, and Pediatrics, University of Alberta
Presenting: “Huntington Disease: A Four Decade Journey”

Moderator: Dr. Narmin Kassam, Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal medicine, University of Alberta

Moderator: Dr. Saadet Andrews, Biochemical Geneticist, Associate Professor, University of Alberta

 Speaker Presentations cont’d
13:30 p.m.
Dr. Ian McDonald, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Alberta
Presenting: “The what, how, where and why of ocular gene therapy”
20-minute virtual session

13:50
Dr. Lawrence Richer, Vice-Dean, Research (clinical), Department of Paediatrics, Division of Neurology, University of Alberta
Presenting: “Clinical trials – a paradigm shift with precision health”
20-minute virtual session

14:10 p.m.
Jason Locklin, Director, Global Government Affairs, Access & Policy at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Presenting: “After Health Canada approval: The Rare Disease Reimbursement Odyssey”
20-minute virtual session

Closing remarks
14: 30 p.m.
Dr. Peter Kannu
, Chair, Medical Genetics, Associate Professor and Clinical Geneticist, University of Alberta