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2017 Celebrate Research Public Lecture: Genetics and Your Health: How genes determine your chances for heart, lipid and undiagnosed diseases


Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:00

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Attend the annual Celebrate Research Public Lecture, co-hosted by Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver Coastal Health Reserach Institute, and the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute.

This year's event, Genetics and Your Health: How genes determine your chances for heart, lipid and undiagnosed diseases, features leaders in genetics research from our hosting institutions. You will learn about the determinants of dyslipidemia, arrhythmia, and in some cases of undiagnosed diseases among children. 

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 6:30pm to 8:00PM (doors open at 6:00pm)

Location: Cullen Family Lecture Theatre (Conference Centre, Level 1, Providence Building), St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street 
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Light refreshments will be provided. Download the event agenda


Dr. Liam Brunham
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Principal Investigator, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, Providence Health Care Research Institute (PHCRI)
[See full biography here]

Title: Using genetics to diagnose disease and avoid side effects​

Dr. Alison Elliott
Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Genetics, UBC
Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCH)
Project Lead, CAUSES Research Clinic; Project Co-Lead RAPIDOMICS
[See full biography here]

Title: CAUSES and RAPIDOMICS: Two genomic sequencing initiatives at BC Women's and Children's Hospitals

Dr. Andrew Krahn
Professor of Medicine & Head UBC Division of Cardiology
The Sauder Family and Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon Chair in Cardiology
Paul Brunes UBC Professorship in Heart Rhythm Disorders
[See full biography here]

Title: Hearts in Rhythm: Whats in your "jeans”?

Host & Moderator:

Dr. Paul Man
President, Providence Health Care Research Institute
Physician-in-Chief and VP, Research and Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Professor and Deputy Head, Dept. of Medicine, UBC


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