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Coordinating the Use of Genetic Tests and Related Health Services, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research Policy Rounds, CIHR

November 22, 2013

12:00-1:30 p.m. (EST)

Advances in genetic testing have opened up new possibilities in patient care that were not previously envisioned in earlier decades. Demands for genetic tests are quickly increasing, adding to the resource pressures on the current health care system. What are the issues? How can these new technologies and services be managed in this new era to optimize patient care while managing costs?

Join us on this webinar to learn about comprehensive, evidence-based approaches to governing genetic testing. The webinar will highlight British Columbia’s work in this area and will feature the results of a recent synthesis of the evidence.


  • Michael Wilson,  Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics/Assistant Director, McMaster Health Forum--McMaster University
  • Heather Davidson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Planning and Innovation Division, British Columbia Ministry of Health
  • John Andruschak, Vice President, Lower Mainland Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Provincial Health Services Authority

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CIHR's Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) Policy Rounds are webinars that disseminate research results and foster knowledge exchange among researchers, health care policy and decision makers, and other stakeholders. IHSPR Policy Rounds showcase current research evidence on high priority topics and promote evidence-informed decision making. Through IHSPR Policy Rounds we hope to spark opportunities to identify and address knowledge gaps and foster collaboration.

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IHSPR Policy Rounds engage policy and decision makers, researchers and other stakeholders to share knowledge on health services and policy related research.