August 14th 2019 - le 14 août 2019
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Heritable Aortic Disorders Symposium 2019
Did you know?

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 healthcare professionals working with and the 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.
Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Julie Richer, MD, FRCPC

  • Clinical Medical Geneticist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Director of the Residency Program in Medical Genetics, University of Ottawa

We are excited to announce that Dr. Julie Richer will be sharing her expertise in the field of Genetics on Patient & Family day at this years Symposium, September 7 th in Montreal. She will be presenting on Genetic Testing for Heritable Aortic Disorders.

Dr. Richer completed medical school at L’Université de Montreal, a Fellowship in Medical Genetics at the University of Manitoba, and a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard University. She currently maintains a general genetics practice where she provides care to both children and adults while serving as chair of the Ethics, Education and Public Policy committee of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.

You can find more information about Dr. Julie Richer at:

To see the schedule of all presentations, click here:
Take Action!

Attending Patient & Family Day on September 7 th will give you the opportunity to meet international experts and other patients and families living with LDS and other heritable aortic disorders.

Please help us share the news of this conference with your family and friends to ensure everyone has this opportunity by doing one, or more, of the following:

Symposium sur les troubles héréditaires de l'aorte
Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation Canada
Fondation du Syndrome Loeys-Dietz Canada
835 Avenue Selkirk, Pointe-Claire QC H9R 3S2