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Pancreatic Cancer Patient Symposium, Mass. General Hospital, Nov. 21, 2020

Pancreatic Cancer: Your Family, Genes, and Cancer Risk (Virtual Event)

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Center for Cancer Risk Assessment

Join the Center for Cancer Risk Assessment (CCRA) for a free virtual patient symposium for patients and families to learn about the most recent updates in hereditary cancer risk assessment for pancreatic cancer. Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9 AM-noon.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Rare New England Career Fairs in Medical Genetics, Nov. 10 & Dec. 10, 2020

Rare New England is hosting four online Genetics Career Fairs during the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021. The fall events will be on November 10 and December 10, 6:30-7:30 pm ET.

The goal of these career fairs is to attract and inspire young professionals – medical students, pediatric and medicine interns and residents, undergraduate/graduate genetics students – to consider a career in genetics, a very promising and expanding area of medicine but one with a serious workforce shortage. This shortage is compromising the promising benefits that can come from all the research and clinical effort underway in this country and around the world.

Attendees of the career fairs will have an opportunity to hear from three different types of geneticists – a clinical (or general) geneticist, a biochemical (or metabolic) geneticist, and a research/laboratory/industry geneticist. Speakers typically describe “a day in the life of a geneticist.” They talk about interesting cases and share their passion for patient care and/or contributing to science and the development of new therapies.
Additional information can be found here.
Registration/RSVP for the Fall 2020 online career fairs can be found here.
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SIMD NAMA North American Metabolic Academy, Applications due by Dec. 31, 2020

Society for Inherited Metabolic Disease North American Metabolic Academy (SIMD NAMA)

SIMD NAMA, originally scheduled to occur October 4-10, 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new conference dates are May 16-22, 2021.  Applications are due by December 31, 2020.

The Academy will provide a broad overview of inborn errors of metabolism focusing on the clinical diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. A renowned faculty will guide you through seminars on disease recognition and diagnosis, workshops to integrate understanding of normal metabolism and pathophysiology, and case-based workshops on diagnosis and management.

SIMD NAMA is a sterling opportunity in medical education. To quote one participant, “I think it’s a really powerful endorsement for this field of medicine that its seasoned experts come here for a whole week to teach trainees. I am very impressed with this attitude of teaching and it makes me feel excited to be going into this field. This was a great learning experience.”

For more information and application click here.

New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs Annual Meeting, Nov. 6, 2020

The 2020 annual meeting of the New England Consortium of Metabolic Programs will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Friday, November 6, 2020, 9:00 am-12:30 pm ET. The meeting is open to all Consortium members. For more information and registration, click here.  This virtual meeting will feature keynote speaker Dr. Priya Kishnani of the Duke University Department of Pediatrics.

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Beyond the Bone: Recognizing the Common Signs of Uncommon Genetic Disorders, October 29, 2020

BioMarin presents a virtual educational program focused on skeletal dysplasia red flag symptoms and confirmatory genetic testing. The Program will take place October 29, 2020 at 11:30 am EST.

Many patients are diagnosed with skeletal dysplasias without confirmatory testing. Delayed or incomplete diagnoses can result in less-than-optimal patient outcomes, including potential surgical risks. Join us to learn the “red flag” signs and symptoms to watch for, and how genetic testing can create better opportunities for disease-specific care.

 Dr. Cathleen Raggio has been a practicing orthopedic surgeon for over 30 years and is the Orthopedic Director of the Kathryn O. and Alan C. Greenberg Center for Skeletal Dysplasias at the Hospital for Special Surgery. She has been involved in many clinical trials and is associated with several societies, including the Orthopedic Research Society, the Scoliosis Research Society, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. Her contributions extend beyond her practice and research, and she has been recognized with several awards that appreciate her role in raising awareness of skeletal dysplasia.

To register, click here.

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American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting, October 27-30, 2020

ASHG 2020 will take place October 27-30, 2020 using a dynamic and interactive virtual platform and we hope you can join your peers at the world’s largest online gathering of human genetics and genomics professionals.

Check out the value and benefits you receive by registering for ASHG 2020:

  • 4 days of science
  • 16 plenary abstract talks
  • 10 invited workshops
  • 180 platform talks
  • 18 invited sessions
  • 90 minutes of poster talks and dynamic poster sessions
  • CME/CEUs available
  • Access to all sessions on demand for 12 months following the meeting

PlusWorkshops, networking opportunities, virtual Exhibit Hall, career development activities, award presentations, Epstein and Developing Country Award recognition, diversity and policy forums, CoLabs, industry education events, a career fair, and more!

For more information and registration, click here.

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Rare New England Annual Conference, October 24, 2020

Rare New England Annual Conference 2020

Improving Health Care Experiences in the Rare Disease Community

Virtual interactive conference.

October 24, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT

For tickets, agenda, and scholarship application, click here.

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Gaucher Webinar, October 20, 2020

Managing Gaucher Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sanofi Genzyme cordially invites you to a discussion on Managing Gaucher Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Carol Fisher, RN, Lysosomal Storage Disease Program, Mt. Sinai, NYC

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 3:00 PM ET

Register here for the webinar.

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