PresidentIsabelle De Bie, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FCCMG

debie isabelleDr. Isabelle De Bie is a Clinical and Molecular Geneticist. She initially trained in Biochemistry, Immunology, then Molecular Biology, before undertaking her Royal College training in Medical Genetics, followed by a CCMG fellowship in Molecular Genetics.
She currently heads the prenatal diagnosis program and acts as clinical director of the Core Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the McGill University Health Centre. Her areas of interest span both pre and postnatal dysmorphology, in particular skeletal dysplasias.
She contributed to several guidelines and positions statements as a member of the CCMG Clinical Practice committee and as CCMG representative to the SOGC Genetics committee.
She is a supporter of the international “Choosing Wisely” campaign, which advocates for clinically relevant medical care.


President Elect: Elizabeth (Liz) McCready, PhD, MSc, FCCMG

mccready2Dr. McCready is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster University and Head of Molecular Cytogenetics within the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) Genetics Laboratories.  She is dual certified through the CCMG in Molecular Genetics (2006) and Cytogenetics (2008) and has been active with the CCMG through involvement in several standing and ad hoc committees.  She is currently the Program Director for the CCMG Genetics Fellowship Training Program through the Postgraduate Pathology and Molecular Medicine Program at McMaster University. . 


Treasurer: Elizabeth (Beth) Spriggs, PhD, FCCMG

spriggsBeth Spriggs is the Medical Director, Genomics, Diagnostic Services, Shared Health Manitoba and is also cross-appointed to the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba as an Assistant Professor.  She has been involved with the CCMG since 1998 and has served as a member of the Molecular Genetics, Education, Accreditation of Centres, and Examinations Committees. She is also actively involved in the education of graduate students including those in Manitoba’s new Masters of Genetic Counselling program, RCPSC residents, and CCMG post-graduate trainees.


Secretary:  Graham Sinclair, PhD, FCCMG

Graham SinclairGraham Sinclair is the laboratory head for the British Columbia Newborn Screening Program, a Biochemical Geneticist and clinical research division head at BC Children’s Hospital, and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC. He is a past member of the CCMG Ethics and Public Policy Committee, and current member of the C&W UBC Research Ethics Board. His research activities focus on clinical applications of mass spectrometry and the use of metabolomics for the diagnosis and investigaiton of inborn errors of metabolism.


Member at Large: Lindsay Brown, PhD, FCCMG

Brown LindsayLindsay Brown is a Molecular Geneticist and Cytogeneticist in the Division of Genome Diagnostics at BC Children’s and Woman’s Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC. She is a past member of the CCMG Accreditation of Centres Committee. She is also actively involved in the direct training and overseeing of both molecular and cytogenetic CCMG fellows, as well as being involved in the education of Genetic Counselling students and RCPSC residents.


Member at Large: Oana Caluseriu, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG


Member at Large: Sarah Dyack, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG


Member at Large: Mary Ann Thomas, MD CM, FRCPC, FCCMG

Save the Dates!

 CCMG/CSCC Virtual Sessions: Differences of Sexual Differentiation/Transgender - July 16, 2020

General Examination (3 hours)  - September 15, 2020

Specialty Written Examination - September 16, 2020

OSLEs (written only) - September 17, 2020

45th Annual Scientific Meeting in St. John’s, NL - June 12-16, 2021 - Delta St John's Hotel and Conference Centre