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2009 Recipients Announced
We are pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Gaucher Disease Scholarship Program is:

Meghan White, of Ottawa, Ontario Read Meghan’s essay

Insurance for people with Gaucher disease
Life Insurance
3 minutes, 45 seconds
Martin Firestone, Benefits Consultant, discusses life insurance coverage options and costs for people with Gaucher disease and the process applicants must go through to get approved.

If you have any questions about insurance coverage for people with Gaucher, please contact Martin Firestone at martyf@dot-if.com.
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Living Benefits
54 seconds
Martin Firestone, Benefits Consultant, discusses living benefits coverage for people with Gaucher disease, such as long-term disability and critical illness insurance.

If you have any questions about insurance coverage for people with Gaucher, please contact Martin Firestone at martyf@dot-if.com.
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Travel Insurance
1 minute, 5 seconds
Martin Firestone, Benefits Consultant, discusses travel insurance coverage for people with Gaucher disease and the application process one must go through.

If you have any questions about insurance coverage for people with Gaucher, please contact Martin Firestone at martyf@dot-if.com.
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Group Insurance
58 seconds
Martin Firestone, Benefits Consultant, discusses group insurance coverage and benefits for people with Gaucher disease.

If you have any questions about insurance coverage for people with Gaucher, please contact Martin Firestone at martyf@dot-if.com.
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5 minutes, 26 seconds
Martin Firestone, Benefits Consultant, discusses life insurance, living benefits, travel insurance, and group insurance for people with Gaucher disease.

If you have any questions about insurance coverage for people with Gaucher, please contact Martin Firestone at martyf@dot-if.com.
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BC Gaucher Patient Meeting : April 5, 2009
On Sunday, April 5, 2009, the BC Gaucher Patient Meeting was held at the Diamond Health Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital. Topics included Monitoring Your Gaucher Disease: Seven Important Tests, Update on Gaucher Disease, Gaucher Connection and The Gaucher Registry. The setting was highly interactive and informal. Many questions were asked which resulted in a very productive discussion. Many thanks to all who participated in this very worthwhile meeting. For further details, you may browse the event materials by downloading our meeting summary and presentation documents.


Gaucher Disease: Hans Andersson, MD, FACMG
22 minutes, 15 seconds
Hans Andersson, MD, FACMG speaks at the 12th Annual North American LSD Registries Meeting. Learn more about the clinical outcomes of Cerezyme therapy in pediatric type 1 Gaucher disease revolving around the Gaucher Registry.
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Q&A Video: Pramod K. Mistry, MD, PhD, FRCP
1 minute, 22 seconds
Question: Why is it important to have all the monitoring tests done on an ongoing basis?
Dr. Pramod K. Mistry, PhD, FRCP explores why it’s important to have all monitoring tests done on an ongoing basis.
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Q&A Video: Pramod K. Mistry, MD, PhD, FRCP
1 minute, 29 seconds
Question: How can healthy bones be maintained?
Dr. Pramod K. Mistry, PhD, FRCP discusses how healthy bones can be maintained.
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Q&A Video: Hans Andersson, MD, FACMG
34 seconds
Question: What are the most common manifestations seen in untreated pediatric patients and how do they evolve?
Watch Hans Andersson, MD, FACMG discuss the most common manifestations seen in untreated pediatric patients and how they evolve.
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Gaucher Disease: Elijah
February, 2009 | 21 minutes, 04 seconds
Two patients send a strong message to a young boy receiving regular treatment by communicating their individual experiences. Watch this video to learn more about the history, inheritance and side effects of Gaucher Disease.
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Gaucher Disease: Heredity
December, 2008 | 1 minute, 20 seconds
Gaucher disease is an inherited autosomal recessive disorder.Because Gaucher disease is inherited (passed from one generation to another), family members of people with the disease are also at risk for having it or are likely to be carriers of the Gaucher gene.
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