Genome sequencing for the improvement of cancer diagnosis and treatment

by Sue Coueslan

February 15, 2017

Dr. Kym Boycott, MD, PhD, will talk about Canada's path forward for rare diseases: discovery to translation.

Dr. Boycott is a leading global expert on rare diseases. Her research has helped to propel Canada to "top of the class" in the discovery and study of rare genetic diseases. She is a Senior Scientist with CHEO Research Institute, a clinical geneticist in the Department of Genetics at CHEO, and Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. She also Co-Chairs the International Rare Diseases Research Consortium's Diagnostics Committee. Dr. Boycott's research focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of rare inherited diseases, using a next generation sequencing approach.

12:00 to 1:00p.m., McNamara Boardroom, Life Sciences Research Institute, 1344 Summer Street, Halifax, NS. All talks are free and a light lunch will be provided, but you must register to reserve your seat and your meal.

Register by email: or online HERE