On behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the forthcoming Introductory Course in Genetic Counseling in Oncology 2021, which will be held at the Hotel Aquatis, in Lausanne, on September Friday 3 and Saturday 4, 2021.
Although it is the 9th edition, it will be the 1st Edition in French-speaking Switzerland.
This course is held under the auspices of the CPTC network of SAKK. It is intended for medical doctors of various subspecialties, nursing professionals and other health care professionals involved in genetic counseling in oncology.
High quality speakers will teach the basics and principles of genetic counseling, for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer as well as other cancer syndromes. You will hear from experts on how to interpret genetic variants and how to manage patients with a genetically determined increased risk of cancer.
Also, during those 2 days, we are honoured to welcome Prof. Marc Tischkowitz, Professor of Medical Genetics and Honorary Consultant in the Department of Medical Genetics at Cambridge, who will share with us his experience and insights on polygenic risk scores and management of patients with mutations in moderate risk genes.
The course is open to participants from all parts of the country, and the language is English. As the number of applicants is limited in order to provide the best possible teaching, we would ask you to register soon if you are interested.
We look forward to meeting you in Lausanne in September!
Dr. med. Sheila Unger
Medecin Chef, PD, MER1
Division of Genetic Medicine
Av. Pierre Decker 5
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
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