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Jewish Genetic Disorders Across the Diaspora

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_calendar/item/jewish_genetic_disorders_across_the_diaspora

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will hold a general meeting, co–sponsored with and located at Temple Adat Elohim, on
Sunday, January 6, 2013 1:30 p.m-3:30 p.m
2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

The Program:
Jewish Genetic Disorders Across the Diaspora: Including Tay Sachs, Gaucher, BRCA1, BRCA 2 Mutations in the Ashkenazi Jewish Population and Genetic Screening for the Persian Jewish Community

Certified genetic counselors will be talking about various Jewish genetic disorders that affect different Jewish populations.  They will talk about the importance of knowing our family health history—an integral part of genealogy—and the increased risks of inherited diseases of Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jews. Included in the discussion will be BRCA testing (breast and ovarian cancer) as well as Tay-Sachs, Gaucher and Familial Dysautonomia in the Ashkenazi Jewish community and a novel genetic screening panel for Persian Jewish community. Find out why some Jewish families would benefit from education, screening and testing for certain disorders.     
Speakers: Catherine Quindipan, Certified Genetic Counselor, Study coordinator for the Persian Jewish Genetic Screening Program, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Gary Frohlich, Certified Genetic Counselor for US Rare Diseases at Genzyme a Sanofi Company.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

There is no charge to attend the meeting.  Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and $30 for a family.  Dues paid good through December 2013.

For more information contact: information@jgscv.org or
Jan Meisels Allen@  818-889-6616

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