Dr. Kym Boycott recently gave a presentation in Halifax and sat down with Genome Atlantic for an interview. Read the full story here.


Upcoming rare disease meetings



The 11th Wellcome meeting on rare diseases will present an exciting blend of genomic science and clinical medicine and is occurring from April 5-7th 2017 at the Wellcome Genome Campus in Cambridge, UK. This year’s theme is ‘Discovery and Care’; which aims to explore how cutting-edge genomic research translates into clinical care and informs our understanding of the biology of rare disease.

This conference provides an excellent multi-disciplinary forum for clinicians (consultants and trainees), research scientists, bioinformaticians and technology developers interested in understanding the impact of recent advanced in genomics and technology on the care of patients with rare diseases.



CCMG Annual scientific conference

The 2017 CCMG Annual Scientific Conference will be in Montreal, Canada. The meeting will be held April 30-May 3, 2017, Le Westin Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.  Registration opens in the new year!


health and healthcare in pluralistic societies

The 2017 WGS Regional Meeting will take place May 8th-9th 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. he world leaders in global health will be attending this prestigious event, including over 800 researchers, doctors, industry leaders, decision-makers, government members and civil society actors from around the world.

Based on the theme of “Health and Healthcare Delivery in Pluralistic Societies,” this interdisciplinary event will focus on the question of human diversity in the practice, education, research and public policy pertaining to health.

In pluralistic societies that welcome diversity, such as ours, many factors will impact health and the provision of healthcare, including globalization, immigration, social and economic inequalities, lifestyle, and culture. We believe that it is our mission, as scholars, to turn our attention to this important phenomenon and to analyze it in depth.


new developments in prenatal diagnosis and medical genetics

This course will take place at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario on May 17th, 2016. The goal of this symposium is to provide useful up-to-date information for physicians and other health professionals on controversial issues in fetal ultrasound findings and new technologies in prenatal diagnosis. It will also provide updates on a variety of recent breakthroughs in the medical genetics field.