Can-GARD hosts and co-sponsor special invited speakers series, rounds and symposiums.
Please see below for our 2021 schedules.

2022 Can-GARD/CCMG National Grand Rounds – The Leading Strand Series

January 28, 2022 

Sarah A. Tishkoff, PhD

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor
Departments of Genetics and Biology
Director, Penn Center for Global Genomics & Health Equity Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 

March 25, 2022

Jodi Warman Chardon, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Neurology)

Director, NeuroMuscular Centre, The Ottawa Hospital
Neuromuscular, Ottawa Hospital I Associate Scientist, OHRI
Neurogenetics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario I Scientist, CHEORI

 

April 29, 2022 – Speaker TBA

May 27, 2022 – Speaker TBA

 

 

2021 Can-GARD/CCMG National Grand Rounds – The Leading Strand Series

January 29, 2021

Genetic Disorders of neuromuscular transmission – congenital myasthenia syndromes

Hanns Lochmüller, MD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology
Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Genomics and Health CHEO Research Institute
The Ottawa Hospital
Brain and Mind Research Institute
University of Ottawa

*webinar not recorded

 

February 26, 2021

Malformations caused by somatic mutation

Matthew Warman, MD

Director, Orthopedic Research Laboratories
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Boston Children’s Hospital

*webinar not recorded

 

March 26, 2021

Common and rare regulatory variation in genetic disease

Stephen Montgomery, PhD

Associate Professor
Departments of Pathology and Genetics
Stanford University

*webinar not recorded

 

April 30, 2021

Lafora disease:  from residency to therapy

Berge Minassian, M.D.

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Chief of Child Neurology, UT Southwestern
Neuroscience Center at Children’s Health, Dallas

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2020 Can-GARD/CCMG/CIHR National Grand Rounds – The Leading Strand Series

May 29, 2020

A new paradigm to support clinicians in patient-specific rare disease research

Anna Lehman, MD, CCMG, FRCPC

Associate Professor of Medical Genetics,
University of British Columbia
Investigator, British Columbia Children’s and
Women’s Hospital Research Institutes
Clinical Geneticist, Adult Metabolic Diseases Clinic,
Vancouver General Hospital

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2019 Can-GARD/CCMG/CIHR National Grand Rounds – The Leading Strand Series

Note: All National Grand Rounds Seminars take place at 12noon
Weblink will also be provided for those who are unable to attend in person 

January 25, 2019
Clinical utility of RNA sequencing for rare disease and childhood cancer
James Dowling, MD, PhD
Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology Program
Neurologist, Department of Neurology, SickKids
&
Adam Shlien, PhD
Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology Program
Associate Director, Translational Genetics Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, SickKids
Talk Location: Daniels Hollywood Theatre, SickKids, 555 University

 

February 22, 2019
Phenotyping with and without typing: Capturing and sharing RD data for the 21st century genetics clinic
Michael Brudno, PhD
Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology
Program Director, Centre for Computational Medicine, SickKids
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science,University of Toronto
Talk Location: Robert B Salter Auditorium, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

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April 26, 2019
FGF23-Mediated Hypophosphatemia: From Discovery to Therapy
Leanne Marie Ward MD FRCPC
Professor of Pediatrics,
Research Chair in Pediatric Bone Health. University of Ottawa
Medical Director, Pediatric Bone Health Clinical and Research Programs
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario
Talk Location: Event Room 3a/b, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

 

May 31, 2019
Identifying neural signaling networks in Autism
Karun Singh, PhD
Scientist and Neural Program Lead, Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences
McMaster University
Talk Location: Robert B Salter Auditorium, Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning

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June 28, 2019
Implementation of clinical genomic DNA methylation testing for patients with neurodevelopmental presentations and congenital anomalies
Bekim Sadikovic, PhD
Associate Professor, Western University, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London
&
Deanna Alexis Carere, ScD, C/CGC
Genome Analyst, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine London Health Sciences Centre