Understand the pathophysiology and genetics of AATD
Understand the consequences of AATD for individuals diagnosed with COPD
Review how to make a diagnosis of AATD
Discuss the role genetic counselling plays in an AATD for the patient and their family
Alan Kaplan is a Family Physician working in York Region, Ontario, Canada and the Chairperson of the Family Physician Airways Group of Canada (www.fpagc.com), the Past-Chairperson of the Respiratory Section of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and Senate member of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group. He co-chaired the Community Standards of COPD program for Health Quality Ontario. In addition, Dr. Kaplan provides his expertise to a number of medical journals across the world.
Nathalie Bolduc is currently the Director of Business Development at Genolife. Nathalie received her master’s degree in Genetic Counselling from McGill University and has over 25 years of experience in the public and private sector. She was President of Quebec Association of Genetic Counsellors and President of the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors. An excellent communicator and curious by nature, she works to demystify genetics through conferences to healthcare professionals and to the public. She is interested in advocating for the role of genetic counsellors in the integration of genomics into primary care.