Our Heritage, Our Health

Oct
03
Oct/03 07:00 pm -
Oct/03 09:00 pm

Gratz College Weisbein Auditorium

7605 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027

Facts about genetic conditions among the Ashkenazim

When: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 

Gratz College Weisbein Auditorium

7605 Old York Road

Elkins Park, PA 19027

Join us to learn more about the Most Common Jewish Genetic Disease
Learning about your heritage is a beginning. All around the world distinct ethnic groups have been identified as having increased risks for particular genetic diseases. In the Ashkenazi Jewish population, several such inherited diseases are known. These include Gaucher disease, cystic fibrosis, Canavan disease, Bloom syndrome and others. Gaucher disease (pronounced “go-shay”) Type 1 is the most common Jewish genetic disorder. Among Ashkenazi Jews, 1 person in 15 is a carrier for this disease, and approximately 1/850 has Gaucher disease. This event will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about genetic diseases among persons of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Presented by Abbe Golding, MS, CGC,Certified Genetic Counselor, Sanofi Genzyme Patient Education Liaison, Clinical Project and Resource Specialist.

Free and open to the public. Click here to register.