HAD is an initiative led by 5 major Canadian universities and supported by LDSF Canada and GADA (Genetic Aortic Disorders Association Canada). This annual conference brings the health professionals working with and patients living with LDS and other Heritable Aortic Disorders together to learn, share, and grow. The conference rotates between major Canadian cities with last year in Toronto and this year in Montreal.
Attending Patient & Family Day on September 7th will give you the opportunity to meet international experts and other patients and families living with LDS and other heritable aortic disorders. REGISTER TODAY.read more
By Lindsay Parsons
Together with LDSF Canada and the Genetic Aortic Disorders Association Canada (GADA), the Heritable Aortic Disorders collaborative brought a two day symposium to Toronto that can be described as nothing short of amazing! The two fully packed days were dedicated to educating and connecting healthcare professionals, patients and family members. Although this symposium was dedicated to all aortic disorders, LDS was at the forefront of most discussions.
The first day brought Physicians and Scientists together to hear presentations on genetics, counselling, risk assessment, medical management, and surgery. These presentations beautifully summarized the current research in these fields, but it was what happened after each presentation that was even more incredible. The floor was opened up to comments and questions from attendees. Many times, lines were formed at the two microphones placed in the room. Attendees brought forward both general questions and specific cases. Not only did the panel and presenter weigh in, but so did many other healthcare professionals in attendance. Experiences, opinions and perspectives were...read more
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Andrei Aldea, Jessie Kulaga-Yoskovitz, Cyril Boulila, Sean Munoz, Johane Gauthier Galli, Joseph Galli, Noemie Villeneuve-Cloutier, Nikola Wilk