Full-Day Conference for the General Public

Living with BRCA:

4th Biennial Conference on Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer for Gene-Carriers, At-Risk Individuals, and Their Families

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 8:10 – 16:15

Centre Mont-Royal, Montréal, Québec

Living with BRCA is a one day national public conference that provides up-to-date clinical and research information focused on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. This unique event, open to the general public, brings together experts in medicine, biology, psychology, and wellness, all of whom are united in one goal: bettering the lives of those living with BRCA and their families and friends

Please assist us by inviting your patients, friends, and colleagues who may be interested in learning more about the impact of living with BRCA1/2.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about:
  • The most current information about cancer risks, surveillance, and risk reduction options for BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers
  • The latest in HBOC research
  • Surgical approaches to mastectomy & breast reconstruction
  • Body image and sexuality after risk-reducing surgery or cancer
  • Genetics of HBOC: BRCA and beyond
  • The experiences of others living with BRCA

Gene carriers and their families will also have the unique opportunity to address their questions to BRCA experts working in both clinical and research fields.


The brochure, with agenda and registration form, can be downloaded here.

Organizing Committee
Laura Hayes, Chair
McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada
Nadine Dumas, MSc, CCGC
Genetic counselor, Service de médecine génique, CHUM, Montréal, QC, Canada
Laura Palma, MSc, CCGC, CGC
McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, QC, Canada
Nora Wong, MS, CCGC
Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada