JGSGW, Rockville, Maryland, March 7, Our Heritage and Our Health #dna


Jeff Miller
 

Full Program Title: Whatever you wanted to know about Ashkenazi Jewish
diseases; a program about our heritage and our health
Location: B'nai Israel, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852-4120
Date and Times: March 7
1:00 PM Schmooze; 1:30 PM - Business Meeting and Announcements
2:00 PM - Program

Speaker: Gary S. Frohlich, MS, CGC

Program Objectives:
The purpose of this program is to provide up-to-date information on the
genetic conditions which occur more frequently in Jews of Ashkenazi descent.

Each of these disorders can be devastating, not only to those affected, but
to the families involved. This workshop will explore the diagnosis,
management, and treatment of all eleven of the Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic
Conditions with a focus on the most common Jewish Genetic disorder - Gaucher
disease. More than 9 out of 10 Jewish Americans are unaware of Gaucher
disease. Approximately one in 450 people may have Gaucher, and the carrier
rate is approximately 1 in 14. Gaucher disease is two and a half times more
common that Tay-Sachs.

The objectives of the workshop are as follows:
1. To learn about "Founder Effect" among the Ashkenazim.
2. To gain knowledge about the eleven genetic conditions among the
Ashkenazim.
3. To understand the signs and symptoms of Gaucher disease.

Gary Frohlich is Senior Medical Affairs Liaison and Certified Genetics
Counselor for Genzyme Therapeutics. Mr. Frohlich has been a genetic
counselor over 35 years and has seen over 26 thousand couples for genetic
counseling. He is a published author or both scientific articles as well
as pamphlets on Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases.

Cost for Program: Free to members of JGSGW. Non-members/visitors are welcome
to attend for a $5.00 fee. If a guest joins JGSGW the fee will be applied
toward the membership dues. Non-members may attend one meeting per year free
- see certificate on the Current Programs page of the JGSGW website

More details including directions available at
http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw/

Jeff Miller, President, JGSGW
No. Virginia/Washington DC/Maryland
Messages can be sent to jgsgw_dc@...

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