Friday, September 16 & Saturday, September 17 2016

BMO conference centre, Krembil Discovery Tower, TWH

60 Leonard Avenue, Toronto

GADA Canada, previously known as the Canadian Marfan Association (CMA), is proud to present its 18th national conference in Toronto, Canada. The conference is co-hosted by the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC), University Health Network (UHN) and the University of Toronto

The two-day event features teachings and presentations by leading North American specialists and researchers in the field of heritable or genetic aortic disorders (GAD).

Until 2005, Marfan syndrome (MFS), caused by mutations in FBN1 gene, was the only known genetic disorder presenting with aortic aneurysm and dissection features. Since then, mutations in over 20 new genes exhibiting thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD) have been discovered. Data from clinical cases and the latest research indicates a need for a more specific treatment approach for each of these disorders.

In 2015, the CMA expanded its scope and GADA was established to embrace all known genetic aortic disorders related to Marfan syndrome. We encourage all persons who have been diagnosed with or have a family history of a heritable aortic disease gene mutation, to attend this year's conference in Toronto.

Note: Ophthalmology Workshop Added To The Day 2 Program!
Facilitator: Dr. Irene Maumenee, MD, University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago, USA
Choose your workshop preference in the Day 2 registration form below.

REGISTER TODAY for this great opportunity to interact with and learn from leading specialists about the latest research, diagnostics and management of aortic health.

Day 1: is dedicated to updating medical professionals about the latest research, diagnostic protocols, and the health management of patients diagnosed with GAD

*** Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows CPD to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Day 2: is dedicated to informing patients and families affected by GAD. The program consists of presentations and workshops conducted by local and international physicians.

 *** Any family member, including affected and unaffected siblings, attending the conference MUST be registered. Please note that child care will not be provided.

Click Here to print registration form and mail or email as instructed on the form 

For questions or help with registration, please call 1-866-722-1722 or email: info@gadacanada.ca  

60 Leonard Avenue, Toronto

GADA's Board of Directors and Professional Advisory Board would like to thank all of those who were instrumental in the planning and coordination of this year’s Heritable Aortic Disease Conference in Toronto.

We are truly grateful to the members of the Planning Committee and Speakers for their time, talent and support and for the generous contributions from our donors and sponsors.

Hosted & Sponsored by:

The David and Stacey Cynamon
Professorship in Cardiovascular
Surgery Innovation & Education


Images & Registration Michelle Grant