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Symposium on provision of care for the Amish and Mennonite populations

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Please join us for a symposium on provision of care for the Amish and Mennonite populations in Southwestern Ontario. We will be exploring the unique health care needs and new technologies available to these growing populations, as well as the developments in both multidisciplinary care and personalized medicine for these communities.

Topics will include a history of the Amish and Mennonite cultures, public health initiatives, new developments in medical and biochemical genetics, newborn screening, cancer screening, and services available to families.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Kym Boycott:
Dr. Boycott is a Clinical Geneticist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute. She is the Lead Investigator of the nation consortium FORGE Canada ('Finding of Rare Disease Genes in Canada') project which is investigating the molecular etiology of almost 200 rare pediatric diseases. Related to translating these discoveries to the clinic, Dr. Boycott is interested in facilitating incorporation of next-generation sequencing approaches to routine diagnostics and patient care.


Friday, May 31: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1: 8:30 am - 4:30 p.m.
B2-119 Amphitheatre, Victoria Hospital
London Health Sciences Centre
800 Commissioners Rd E. London, ON

Click here to register online.


  • Acquire an understanding of the cultural factors influencing healthcare in the Amish and Mennonite communities.
  • Develop an awareness of the unique challenges of providing care to the Amish and Mennonite communities.
  • Recognize current and emerging resources that may assist in overcoming barriers to care for various communities, including the Amish and Mennonite populations.


Physician ($75)
Allied Healthcare ($50) Specify
Student/Other ($30) Specify

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2013

Fee includes lunch on Saturday and nutrition breaks. Parking is available at the hospital for $12/day