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The Canadian Bar Association : Think before you spit: DNA testing and the new Genetic Non-Discrimination Act


DATE: Thursday, November 2, 2017
TIME: 12:00 Noon – 1:30pm
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Conference Room, 444 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg
TOPIC: Think before you spit: DNA testing and the new Genetic Non-Discrimination Act
– Dr. Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg, Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health and Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, College of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba; Research Affiliate, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
– Vivian E. Rachlis, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
– Bailey Harris, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
– Charles Murray, Crown Counsel, Manitoba Justice, Constitutional Law Section
–    Elisabeth Olson, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

From an unlikely legislative history in the Senate, to federal law in May 2017, The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act could impact health consumers, health care providers, employers and employees, insurers and others. At the same time, “DIY DNA” testing kits are being widely marketed to consumers who are intrigued by the prospect of discovering a missing cousin, but in the process may discover a genetic propensity to an uncontemplated health condition.  The Health Law Section is planning a lively session that will provide you with the science and legal commentary you need to understand this cutting edge topic, and to advise your clients across an array of sectors and practice areas, including:
•    Health professionals, health facilities and consumers;
•    Insurance law;
•    Civil litigation;
•    Human Rights/ Discrimination law; and
•    Labour and Employment law.
•    Constitutional law/ Division of powers issues
Please RSVP to the Manitoba Bar Association online. If you are not able to join us in person, there is the option to attend via conference call.

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Daniel Ryall
Co-Chair, MBA Health Law Section
Ph:  (204) 926-8132
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Elisabeth Olson
Co-Chair, MBA Health Law Section
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Ph:  (204) 926-1368



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