Wednesday,  May 9,  2018
WELCOME and INTRODUCTION

  07:10 - 08:10

REGISTRATION and CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

  08:10 - 08:15

Welcome and Introduction to the Day’s Programme

Laura Hayes, Chair, Organizing Committee

  08:15 - 08:20

Introduction of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Foundation

Harley Eisman, MD, Co-President of the Foundation

  08:20 - 08:25

HBOC Movie

SESSION 1

CHAIR: Nora Wong

  08:25 - 08:30

Introductions

  08:30 - 09:05

New Advances in Breast Cancer Treatment

Mark Robson, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA

  09:05 - 09:40

PARP Inhibitors: Targeted Therapy for Personalized Medicine

Marc Zarenda, AstraZeneca Canada, Mississauga, ON, Canada

  09:40 - 09:55

Question Period

BREAK

09:55 - 10:25  

SESSION 2:

CHAIR: Lynn Macrae

  10:25 - 10:30

Introductions

  10:30 - 11:05

Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Therapy: The Benefits for Young BRCA1/2 Carriers

Jennifer Blake, MD, The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada

  11:05 - 11:40

Current State of Insurance Practices and Genetic Discrimination in Canada Related to Gene Carriers

Yann Joly, PhD, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

  11:40 - 11:55

Question Period

LUNCH

11:55 - 13:15  

SESSION 3:

CHAIR: Laura Hayes

  13:15 - 13:20

Introductions

  13:20 - 13:50

Mates & Dates: Communicating with Partners and Potential Partners about Cancer Risk

Karen Hurley, PhD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

  13:50 - 14:20

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): Options for BRCA 1/2 Carriers

Michael Alper, MD, Boston IVF, Boston, MA, USA

  14:20 - 14:50

Pregnancy After Oophorectomy: One Patient's Story

Karen Harrington, MD, Montréal, QC, Canada

  14:50 - 15:05

Question Period

CLOSING

  15:05 - 15:10

Closing Remarks and Explanation of “Show & Tell” and “Meet the Experts” Activities

Laura Hayes, Chair, Organizing Committee

  15:10 - 16:00

Choice of “Show & Tell” Meet and Greet or “Meet the Experts”

Sponsored Symposium

  16:00 - 17:30

“Generations of Hope”
An educational and interactive session about the future of BRCA cancer prevention.

Presented by HeritX, a nonprofit research organization that brings the voices and needs of families with BRCA mutations into the center of prevention research.

HeritX invites BRCA affected families to have direct input into prevention research. This session will present information on cutting edge research that is underway, and will include an interactive discussion on future prevention options.

Please join us. This is your opportunity to help shape the future. YOUR VOICE COUNTS.