JGSCV Program - "Jewish Genetic Disorders Across the Diaspora"

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JGSCV Program - "Jewish Genetic Disorders Across the Diaspora"

Time: January 6, 2013 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Temple Adat Elohim
Street: 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive
City/Town: Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Website or Map: http://www.jgscv.org
Event Type: meeting, and, program
Organized By: Jan Meisels Allen
Latest Activity: Dec 25, 2012

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Event Description

Two certified genetic counselors will be talking about various Jewish genetic disorders that affect different Jewish populations.  They will talk about the importance of knowing our family health history—an integral part of genealogy—and the increased risks of inherited diseases of Ashkenazi  (Eastern European) Jews. Included in the discussion will be BRCA testing (breast and ovarian cancer) as well as Tay-Sachs, Gaucher and Familial Dysautonomia in the Ashkenazi Jewish community and a novel genetic screening panel for Persian Jewish community. Find out why some Jewish families would benefit from education, screening and testing for certain disorders.        
Speakers: Catherine Quindipan, Certified Genetic Counselor, Study coordinator for the Persian Jewish Genetic Screening Program, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Gary Frohlich, Certified Genetic Counselor for US Rare Diseases at Genzyme a Sanofi Company.

There is no charge to attend the meeting.  Anyone may join JGSCV.

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