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Talk About the Genetics of Polycystic Kidney Disease

  • Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012
  • Time: 2pm-4pm
  • Location: First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
  • Address: 170 Dundurn St. South (Google Maps)
  • Contact: S Mackenzie-Morrison
  • Email: hamiltonchapter@endpkd.ca
  • Phone: 1-877-410-1741

When: Saturday, January 14th, 2012 from 2:00pm-4:00pm

Where: First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton ON L8P 4K3

Topic: PKD - Genetics and Family Planning Options

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder that can be passed from generation to generation through either a dominant, or a recessive gene. What does this mean? What is the difference? How does each of these impact our children? What choices do we have in building our families? Who can help us better understand these choices, and act on the ones that we feel are best for us?

Get a better understanding of the genetics of PKD; learn about the new options that are available to families, such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD); and hear the personal story of one family that has been through it. Decisions on family planning are highly personal. All options will be discussed in a supportive and non-judgmental way. Ethical considerations will be discussed as well.


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