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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 in Chicago, IL
Jewish Genetic Disorders Symposium:
The Spectrum of Jewish Genetic Disorders: From Tay-Sachs to Breast Cancer

MEDICAL EXPERTS WILL PRESENT THE LATEST ADVANCES IN SCREENING AND DIAGNOSIS OF JEWISH GENETIC DISORDERS. This conference is designed for physicians and other allied health professionals who have patients with Jewish ancestry. Pediatricians, human geneticists, hematologists/oncologists, obstetricians/gynecologists, genetic counselors and others are welcome.

Wednesday, October 2, 2002
At the Sinai Community Institute Building
Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Head, Section of Clinical Genetics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Children’s Memorial Hospital

Breast Cancer
Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics
University of Chicago

Colorectal Cancer
Professor and Chairman
Department of Preventive Medicine
Director, Creighton Cancer Center
Creighton University School of Medicine

Ethical and Legal Issues
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood

Prenatal and Presymptomatic Screening for Jewish Genetic Disorders
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Molecular Genetics
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Division of Reproductive Genetics
University of Illinois at Chicago

New Challenges in Jewish Genetic Disorders
Department of Science, Research & Technology
American Medical Association

Breakout Sessions:
Carrier Screening and Prenatal Testing for Single Gene Disorders
Clinical Recognition, Evaluation and Referral
Cancer Screening

Accreditation Statement
Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Hour Statement
Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.5 hours in category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Educational Objectives
This conference will cover the entire spectrum of Jewish genetic disorders from the latest in screening, diagnosis, management, and treatment of disorders to ethical and legal issues.

At the conclusion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • list and describe the most common Ashkenazi Jewish Mendelian disorders,
  • identify and state general details about breast and colon cancer and specific details for these diseases relevant to the Ashkenazi Jewish population,
  • name and define the therapeutic and prophylactic options for these disorders,
  • indicate and recite the testing availability and screening issues for these disorders.

This activity is supported in part by:

All dietary laws will be observed.
Free parking will be available.
RSVP by September 14th. A $35 registration fee is required.

Check back for updates as the schedule is subject to change. Registration is available online until September 25. Please email the Center at or call 312.357.4718 with any additional questions.