5th Applied Genetics Workshop

Heart Health & Breast Cancer Risk Management

Public Awareness Session: 5 Oct 2010  9h30-12h00

9h30

Registration

10h00

Breast cancer and your genes

Prof J Apffelstaedt – Breast  Clinic, Tygerberg Academic Hospital & Private Practice, Panorama

10h45

The MammaPrint research project

Kathy Grant – PhD student, Dept of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch

11h00

Genetic variation in the CYP2D6 gene, oestrogen metabolism and Tamoxifen resistance

Nicole van der Merwe – MSc student, Dept of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch

11h15

Genetic variation in the CYP1A2 gene, caffeine metabolism and cancer risk

Lizanne de Kock – BSc (Hons) student, Dept of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch

11h30

Genetic variation in the MTHFR gene, folate metabolism and cancer risk

William Davis – BSc (Hons) student, Dept of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch

11h45

Genetic variation in the PON-1 gene, oxidative stress and cancer risk  

Kobus Pretorius – BSc (Hons) student, Dept of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch

12h00

Closure

Dr Heloise Avenant – Blueprint Health

LUNCH: 13h00

CPD-accredited Workshop: 5 Oct 2010  14h00-18h00

13h00

Registration & Lunch

14h00

Introduction: Pathology and Genetics

Prof J Schneider – Department of Pathology, University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg

14h30

Funding genetic testing in South Africa: what are the drivers?

Prof M de Klerk – Business School. University of Stellenbosch and Qualsa Managed Care.

15h15

The predictive value and cost-effectiveness of breast cancer gene profiling

R van Klaveren – Agendia, The Netherlands

16h00

Break

16h10

Breast cancer genetic testing in clinical practice

Dr K Baatjes – Breast Clinic, Tygerberg Hospital and Private Practice, Panorama

17h00

The importance of multidisciplinary decision-making in breast cancer genetics

Dr E Myburgh – Private Practicing Surgeon, Panorama Hospital, Panorama

17h45

Pathology supported genetic testing: Ethical considerations

Prof MJ Kotze – Dept of Pathology, SU Tygerberg Academic Hospital and Gknowmix

18h00

Discussion

 

 



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