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About this series – Telehealth for Genetics Residents and Fellows. A monthly teaching session brought to you by the members of the RCPSC Specialty Committee in Medical Genetics.



Beyond Diagnostic Yield: Clinical and Ethical Implications of Implementation of Genomic Technologies in Practice

This presentation will discuss a range of clinical and ethical implications of the implementation of genomic technologies in practice, beyond its demonstrated improvement of diagnostic yield.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify clinical and ethical issues raised by genomic sequencing.
  • Describe the concept of clinical utility and how it is used to assess genomic sequencing.
  • Recognize the dual role of clinicians involved in genomic sequencing and its implications for patient care.
  • Reflect on the implications of secondary findings in practice, in particular their actionability in children.
  • Consider patient/parent expectations about genomic sequencing.

Dr. Anne-Marie Laberge


Dr. Laberge is a Medical Geneticist and Head of the Division of Medical Genetics at CHU Ste-Justine, Clinical Full Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, and Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the School of Public Health at Université de Montréal. Dr Laberge completed a residency in Medical Genetics at Université de Montréal, an MPH and a PhD in Public Health Genetics, both at the University of Washington. Dr Laberge was president of the Quebec Medical Geneticists Association for 5 years and is currently Chair of the Quebec Advisory Committee on Newborn Screening, of the Quebec Molecular Diagnosis Network Incidental Findings Working Group and of the newly formed Quebec Central Ethics Committee on Medically Assisted Reproduction. Dr Laberge’s research focuses on the utility of genetic tests in practice and how genetic information influences patient management and patient/families’ decision-making.

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