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Towards the routine use of genome-based testing in Canada’s largest regions: Reviewing the readiness progress report with insights from the British Columbia experience Speaker Craig Ivany

The rapidly developing field of genomic medicine and genome-based testing has led to an increasing number of administrative decisions regarding the implementation of new testing.  A significant challenge with integrating genome-based testing into the healthcare environment is the need for revisiting the role of traditional laboratory services and care pathways. This symposium will identify necessary Health Systems Conditions and potential next steps required in our Canadian Health systems by exploring the BC experience.


Craig Ivany, Chief Provincial Diagnostics Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority. A Health Services Leader and Strategist with significant experience influencing healthcare through a practice that includes a legacy of leadership across Canada. He is noted for building strong relationships and leading effective teams to deliver health system transformation in start-up, turnaround, stabilization, consolidation, and growth settings; with deep capability leading health system change, through inclusive and collaborative approaches to driving improvement, innovation, and integration; achieving impact at the regional, provincial and national levels in both the public and private sectors.

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Day 4
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