Ready for genomics?


Understanding the present to better plan the future!

Genomics is a promising technology. Its impact is already being felt in many critical areas such as public health and precision medicine.

This technology, however, can be a hot button topic that raises a host of issues. Genomics is indeed an innovative science with the potential to change the world as we know it. It brings about major shifts and raises societal questions, which, in many cases, cause concern for the general public.

In response to this challenge, Génome Québec is organizing a conference on genomics and social acceptance. The Ready for Genomics? conference, which will be held on March 20, 2019, will provide an opportunity to discuss issues related to the integration of this disruptive technology into the health care system.

Experts from the fields of science, media, education, social marketing, change management and health care will be present to share their views and contribute to this important social debate. Don’t miss this chance to voice your opinion along with top experts!

Hosted by Stéphan Bureau.
Confirmed guest speakers: Professor Pierre Chastenay, Louis Aucoin, Stéphane Mailhiot, Professor Marie-Hélène Jobin and many others!


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Genomics is new to you?

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If you are a potential agent of change, if communication is your passion, then this event is for you!

Guest Speakers

Stephan Bureau is a journalist, TV and radio animator in addition to being a high quality interviewer. He produces and animates programs and documentary series for TV and radios.

Marie-Hélène Jobin is a full professor in the Logistics and Operations Management Department at HEC Montreal. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Laval University, and an MBA in Operations and Decision from the same university.


She is the MSc Program Director at HEC Montréal and Associate Director of HEC Montreal Pôle Santé, a research, training and knowledge transfer center in healthcare management. She is actively involved in a multi-disciplinary team of faculties, students and professionals, and contributes to projects with genomic and health organizations, as well as public health board.


Her expertise lies in the area of performance management, process improvement, lean approach, change management and innovation. She has published papers and cases on manufacturing scheduling, outsourcing, process improvement, performance and results-based management. She teaches at the EMBA, MBA, MSc and DESS level.


Ms. Jobin is the former Director of her Department. She was also the Director of the Case Center at HEC Montréal for five years and launched the International Journal of Case Studies in Management, an electronic publication.


As a professional, she has frequently acted as a consultant and trainer for the public, para-public and private sectors. In the public sector, she has helped many government organizations implement performance management frameworks and facilitate continuous improvement event (Kaizen). On the international level, she has participated in the executive training program and she also carried out consulting mandates.

Nathalie Bolduc is a genetic counsellor with over 20 years of experience. She is currently the Director of Clinical Genetics for Biron Health Group. She has worked in research with French Canadian families affected by the BRCA genes and later joined the McGill University Health Centre, where she has progressed in several clinical settings, including prenatal diagnostics, reproductive technologies, and pediatric and adult genetics. From 2008 to 2015, she directed the provincial program in predictive testing for Huntington’s disease. She worked alongside a First Nations community to develop educational videos in three languages dealing with Huntington’s disease. From 2007 to 2013, she served as President for the Association des conseillères et conseillers en génétique du Québec, and in 2017, as President of the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors.

Ms. Bolduc makes it her priority to adapt and communicate scientific and clinical information using clear, straightforward language suited to all types of audiences. She is especially interested in the use of technology to provide access to genomics services and in the role played by genetic counsellors in integrating genomics in front-line health care and in preventive medicine.

Emmanuelle Trépanier is a family physician at the Groupe de médecine de famille universitaire (GMF-U) of Verdun, affiliated with the Université de Montréal, in the CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal. She is a clinician and researcher, member of the research Chair in the evaluation of advanced technologies and practices on citizen and patient engagement in the transformation of organizations and the health system at the CHUM Research Centre. She is currently completing her Masters studies in health administration at the Université de Montréal. The patient population she follows is diverse, though an important part of her clinical activities focuses on the care of teens and young adults struggling with psychosocial difficulties. Her research interests include patient engagement in health governance and the organization of primary care, including the care to young patients with complex issues, in transition from pediatric care and services to adult care. Her current work focuses on the involvement of resource patients at the strategic level of the GMF-U of Verdun and she is also working on the evaluation of a community care model for young people with psychosocial difficulties as well as a tool to support primary care involvement in the transition of care.

Pierre Chastenay holds a master’s in astrophysics from Université Laval and a master’s in science education from the Université de Montréal. From 1988 to 2014 he was in charge of educational activities for the Montréal Planetarium, designing shows, exhibitions, animation material and learning material intended for the Planetarium’s different audiences. Pierre was also the principal spokesman for the institution, granting a large number of radio and TV interviews every year, in addition to hosting the program “Le Code Chastenay” on Télé-Québec. Additionally he’s the author of three works of science popularization for young readers, Je deviens astronome (2002), La Terre, la Lune et le Soleil (2004) and La tournée des planètes (2008), all published by Éditions Michel Quintin. Since 2002 he’s been pursuing his doctoral studies in science education at the Université de Montréal.

Daniel Sinnett is a Full Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Université de Montréal. He also serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine as well as in the molecular biology and bioinformatics programs. After obtaining his doctorate in 1991 in the Department of Biochemistry at Université de Montréal, Prof. Sinnett completed postdoctoral training at Harvard University (Department of Genetics at the Children’s Hospital). On his return to Montréal in 1994, he was recruited by the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre where he joined the Hematology-Oncology unit in order to form and oversee a research group studying the genetics of childhood leukemia.

 

Prof. Sinnett is considered by his colleagues as a pioneer in the field of genetics and pediatric oncology. As such, his work has been supported by several funding agencies, including CIHR, the Terry Fox Research Institute, Génome Québec and Genome Canada. He is one of the leaders in a Canadian initiative dealing with precision medicine for children with cancer. His research findings have been published in some 200 articles in prestigious scientific journals. These successes have led to his being named the first holder of the François-Karl Viau Chair in Pediatric Oncogenomics. He is also Director of the Network of Applied Genetic Medicine, one of the strategic networks of the FRQ-S.

Mr Bédard is a lawyer with the law firm Gauthier Bédard in Chicoutimi where he practises in the areas of business law, labour law, institutional law and strategic consulting.

He is well known for his unique expertise on negotiation, crisis management and his knowledge of the structures of the Government of Quebec. He was a member of the National Assembly for 17 years and also was a member of the Government of Quebec under the leadership of Madame Marois, who was the premier at the time. During his career, he has held the positions of President of the Treasury Board, Minister responsible for Government Administration, Minister responsible for the region of Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean and government House leader. He passed bill 1 concerning the Integrity in the Public Contracts Act and modified the policy of the Government of Quebec regarding the Management of Major Crown Projects and the recruitment and staffing system of the Quebec’s public service.

As Senior VP, brand strategy, Stéphane Mailhiot is in charge of strategic planning for the Montreal office. With his team, he ensures the consumer remains at the heart of all we do, inspires creativity, and allows each of our clients, whether French-speaking or English-speaking, to achieve their objectives.

You can hear Stéphane on Bêtes de pub, a segment of Médium Large, broadcast on Ici Radio-Canada Première (French only). Along with Arnaud Granata, Vice-President and Editorial Director of Infopresse, Stéphane analyzes and comments on current events in the fields of communications and marketing. Together, they wrote “Tout ce que les publicitaires ne vous disent pas,” published by Éditions La Presse.

Prior to joining Havas Worldwide Canada, Stéphane was a strategic planner at lg2, where he led brands such as Desjardins, OKA Cheese and Lotto-Max. He also contributed to several campaigns honoured for both their creativity and performance.

Stéphane holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from UQAM and a DESS in Communications-Marketing from HEC Montréal. Since 2008, he teaches a course titled “Savoir convaincre : confrontation et persuasion” at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Dr. Michel Hébert graduated in 1983 in family medicine from the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval. Until 2006, he worked in the emergency room at the CHUL. He has also worked as a family physician for over 20 years. In 2008, he co-founded the Cité Médicale, a family medicine group/network clinic in Québec City. Naturally, his clinic uses the KinLogix electronic medical record (EMR) software developed by Dr. Hébert’s team.

Founded in 2000, KinLogix Medical develops and implements EMR solutions in medical clinics in Québec. Some 2,500 physicians in 250 clinics are using the KinLogix solution. In October 2012, TELUS Health acquired KinLogix, now part of the “Solutions for Physicians” division.

Dr. Hébert is passionate about teaching and reaching out to the general public. In 2003, he worked with TVA during his cycling tour across Canada to raise funds for the construction of a bereavement room at the emergency room of the CHUL. From September 2007 to September 2010, he joined the team of Salut Bonjour Weekend as a health columnist.

A veteran with over twenty years of experience in communications and public affairs, Louis Aucoin serves as head of the public relations firm Tesla RP. He has contributed to the success of private and public companies of all sizes, while supporting causes he holds dear. Frequently invited by the media to comment on current events, Mr. Aucoin has become a trusted source of information on public relations in Québec.

 

Tesla RP reflects his philosophy of championing his clients’ interests, sharing acquired experience and making the most of every opportunity for success.

 

In recent years, Mr. Aucoin has been involved in several public affairs and media relations mandates, including cases of perception management, crisis management, reputation management and public affairs in general.

 

Through these mandates, he has gained wide ranging knowledge in a number of areas, such as natural resources and energy, the pharmaceutical industry, financial institutions, television production, real estate, professional orders, labour relations, public health and education, to name just a few.

Program

8 h 30 Welcome and coffee
9 h 00 Introduction by Génome Québec
9 h 15 Diagnostis presented by Pôle Santé HEC Montréal
9 h 50 Genomic and its ethic
10 h 15 Pause
10 h 45 Talk on the genomic communication’s chain
11 h 30 Patient testiomnial
12 h 00 Healthy lunch
13 h 00 Discussion with Pierre Chastenay
13 h 45 Politics and society turnover with Stéphane Bédard and Stéphane Mailhiot
14 h 45 Interview with Dr. Michel Hébert
15 h 25 Recap of the day and recommendation for the future with Louis Aucoin

Registration

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