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Gynecologic Oncology Canada (GOC) Hereditary Cancer Course BRCA

Location: Faculty of Medicine & Web-conferencing, St. John's

Date: 14 September 2019

All fees are inclusive of HST.

Registration Fees

$50.00Registration Fee
$50.00Registration Fee - Webinar

Program Agenda

Saturday, September 14, 2019
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Presenter: Ms. Kathy Hickman
9:10 AM
Remarks from Her Honour, The Honourable Judy Foote PC ONL
Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador
9:25 AM
Remarks from Emilie Chiasson
Atlantic Provinces Representative, Ovarian Cancer Canada
9:30 AM
Opening Remarks and Course Overview
Presenter: Dr. Lesa Marie Dawson
9:40 AM
A Genetics Primer for the Non-genetics Clinician
Presenter: Ms. Andree MacMillan
10:20 AM
Risk-reduction Options for Breast Cancers Associated with BRCA Mutations
Presenter: Dr. Melanie Seal
11:00 AM
Nutrition Break
11:20 AM
Risk-reduction Options for Gynecologic Cancers Associated with BRCA Mutations
Presenter: Dr. Lesa Marie Dawson
12:00 PM
Counselling of Life Style Issues Around BRCA and Treatment of Early Menopause
12:40 PM
1:30 PM
Living with BCRA, A Patient’s and Family Perspective
Presenter: Diane Farrell
1:50 PM
Panel Discussion
2:20 PM
Closing Remarks


  • Lesa Marie Dawson, MD, FRCSC

    Gynecologic Oncologist
    Associate Professor
    Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN

  • Kathy Hickman
    Hickman Consulting Services

  • Andree MacMillan, MS, (C)CGC

    Genetic Counsellor (Eastern Health)
    Clinical Lecturer (MUN) Genetics

  • Melanie Seal, MD, FRCPC
    Associate Professor of Oncology (Medical Oncology)
    Faculty of Medicine, MUN
    Medical Oncologist
    Cancer Care Program
    Eastern Health


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Funds in support of this CME activity were provided as an educational grant to Memorial University. The funds were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by: Ovarian Cancer Canada

The Office of Professional Development (OPD), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.