2023 Virtual Hereditary Cancer Seminar Series

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2023 Virtual Hereditary Cancer Seminar Series


By The Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at WCH

When and where

Date and time

Fri, Feb 3, 2023 9:00 AM - Fri, Nov 24, 2023 10:00 AM PST



About this event

Women's College Research Institute, with the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women's Cancers at Women's College Hospital in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society, are continuing the virtual series of free one-hour seminars. This series will highlight the most relevant advances in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research over the last several years, with a focus on topics that are important to women who carry a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. The speakers include leaders in hereditary breast and ovarian cancer research and treatment. The series is running from February 2023 until November 2023.

Hosted by:

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Unit at

Women's College Hospital

Dr. Kelly Metcalfe

Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos

Please note: webinars are from 12:00PM-1:00PM except on March 3rd, it will be from 1:00PM - 2:00PM.

Series Schedule

Friday, February 3rd, 2023

Implications of genetic testing for the family

Presenter: Aletta Poll

Friday, March 3rd, 2023

Sexual health considerations in menopause and breast cancer

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Jacobson

IMPORTANT: Please note that the webinar scheduled for March 3, 2023, has been moved to 1:00 pm-2:00 pm.

Friday, April 14th, 2023

Panel discussion: fertility, talking to your partners, relationship issues

Presenters: Dr. Karen Glass, Emma Rinaldo and Angelina Tryon

Friday, May 26th, 2023

Cancer Risks Associated with Genetic Mutations: Does Age Matter?

Presenter: Dr. Steven Narod

Friday, June 23rd, 2023

Reproductive Factors and Cancer

Presenter: Dr. Joanne Kotsopoulos

Friday, September 29th, 2023

Breast Cancer and Genetic Testing

Presenter: Dr. Kelly Metcalfe

Friday, October 27th, 2023

Variants of Unknown Significance and Genes other than BRCA1 and BRCA2

Presenter: Dr. Jeanna McCuaig

Friday, November 24th, 2023

Panel Discussion: Management of Cancer Risks

Presenter: TBC

Please note: The Eventbrite registration process will allow you to select one date at a time.

Please visit our website for more information on our Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Unit.

Recordings from previous events in the series can be accessed here.

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