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Sharing the full history of   will help forge a better future for the profession, says student Samantha Betterman. Read ...
29/03/2024

Sharing the full history of will help forge a better future for the profession, says student Samantha Betterman. Read her perspective on how to paint a fuller picture for the next generation of genetic counselors: https://bit.ly/43LL9Pd

Genetic Counselors often need to initiate difficult conversations about and navigate institutional policies around repro...
27/03/2024

Genetic Counselors often need to initiate difficult conversations about and navigate institutional policies around reproductive health. Join your peers in and discuss these challenges head on at NSGC’s Community Conversations on Wednesday, April 3 at 4:00pm CT (check you email for the Zoom link or send us a DM).

✨  "Follow the fun" - a simple mantra that led to incredible opportunities! ✨Discover how embracing joy and gratitude ha...
24/03/2024

✨ "Follow the fun" - a simple mantra that led to incredible opportunities! ✨

Discover how embracing joy and gratitude has shaped Colleen’s journey to becoming a leader at the forefront of the profession: https://bit.ly/4asan7y

Last year, NSGC was honored to see heartfelt support from the   community after the passing of Lauren Ryan. ❤️ Our commi...
21/03/2024

Last year, NSGC was honored to see heartfelt support from the community after the passing of Lauren Ryan. ❤️ Our commitment to honoring her legacy and impact continues in the Lauren Ryan Genetic Counselor Access Memorial Award.

With increased access to education for underserved or minoritized populations in mind, this award provides financial support to prospective and current genetic counseling students.

If J.E.D.I. efforts in our profession are important to you, please consider making a charitable tax-deductible donation. More info can be found here: https://www.nsgc.org/LaurenRyanGeneticCounselorAccessMemorialAward

19/03/2024

Gain insights on inclusive workplaces, advancing health equity, and more during a J.E.D.I. webinar hosted by the J.E.D.I Stewardship Committee! Learn more and register: https://bit.ly/3wG6Bsg

"We show our respect for patients when we openly ask for their decision.” Katherine Bryant,   student at Boston Universi...
11/03/2024

"We show our respect for patients when we openly ask for their decision.”
Katherine Bryant, student at Boston University School of Medicine Master's Program in Genetic Counseling, writes about the importance of informed and affirmative consent for genetic testing. Read more: https://bit.ly/49LIdE4

05/03/2024

Developing a business case tailored to diverse practice requirements can be challenging. Learn from fellow professionals in for a hands-on workshop! Earn CEUs and refine your skills in advocating for resources in your practice. Register here: https://bit.ly/3OznHhM

26/02/2024

Melissa's journey is a powerful testament to the importance of and proactive healthcare. After the sudden loss of her sister to Long QT Syndrome, Melissa took steps to uncover genetic predisposition for herself and her family: https://bit.ly/42TdnqQ

If you're navigating a similar path or want to explore your genetic health, consider connecting with a genetic counselor today!

22/02/2024

Having a practitioner that one can identify with and feel seen by can have a huge impact on patient experiences and healthcare outcomes. Hear from Tiffiney Carter, MS, CGC about her experience with patients and read more about the benefits of physician-patient race-match strategies from Journal of Health Economics. https://bit.ly/496eqWL

NSGC’s newest leaders have been hard at work preparing for the year ahead! Thank you to our board, committee chairs and ...
20/02/2024

NSGC’s newest leaders have been hard at work preparing for the year ahead! Thank you to our board, committee chairs and vice-chairs forging a path for NSGC, our patients and our profession.

A growing number of patients need access to  . NSGC’s advocates  are making strides to improve access by educating   on ...
16/02/2024

A growing number of patients need access to . NSGC’s advocates are making strides to improve access by educating on the need for the bill. Learn more about what’s next here: https://bit.ly/49iwcG8

14/02/2024

🚨 Last chance! 🚨
There are only 24 hours left to shape our profession’s future by submitting a nomination for our Board of Directors! Learn more about the open positions and more: https://bit.ly/3jUdZbl

13/02/2024

🌟 Calling all students! 🌟
The Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship Advisory Group is offering funding for student research proposals. 📚 Seize the opportunity and check out the details today: nsgc.org/jemf

08/02/2024

NSGC’s leadership are at the forefront of advancement, growth and advocacy in . Help shape our profession’s future by submitting a nomination for our Board of Directors! Nominations close on Feb 15. Learn more about the open positions and more: https://bit.ly/3jUdZbl

February is  ! There's no better time to learn more about the crucial connection between genetics and cardiovascular hea...
07/02/2024

February is ! There's no better time to learn more about the crucial connection between genetics and cardiovascular health. ❤️ Learn about how genetic counselors can help find warning signs before symptoms begin: https://bit.ly/47JXrrM

02/02/2024

This , NSGC is honored to share words of inspiration and strength from genetic counselors across the country. You can view the full videos here: https://bit.ly/3Sr7M66

Thank you to Grace-Ann Fasaye, ScM, CGC, Tiffiney Carter, MS, CGC, Miavonna Craig and Jay Vaunado II sharing your experiences!

Men of color in   may feel underrepresented in the classroom and the workforce. Read more from Neil Shah, MS on how work...
31/01/2024

Men of color in may feel underrepresented in the classroom and the workforce. Read more from Neil Shah, MS on how working towards a sense of belonging for those like himself can benefit colleagues and patients. https://bit.ly/493MAdb

Explore the unique journey of BIPOC genetic counseling students today in the  . This study delves into their experiences...
24/01/2024

Explore the unique journey of BIPOC genetic counseling students today in the . This study delves into their experiences with discrimination, support systems, and how program should be adjusted to foster understanding, empathy, and inclusivity in higher education. https://bit.ly/4b4bxHo

Are you a genetic counselor who still needs to take the Professional Status Survey? Join many other genetic counselors a...
22/01/2024

Are you a genetic counselor who still needs to take the Professional Status Survey? Join many other genetic counselors and . Check your NSGC email for your personalized link to provide feedback on the status of the profession.

A special thank you to all our SIG members and volunteers who made an outstanding year of webinar education possible for...
17/01/2024

A special thank you to all our SIG members and volunteers who made an outstanding year of webinar education possible for our profession! All webinars are available for public viewing here: nsgc.org/webinars

CEUs may also secured.

📢 Webinar Announcement! 📢 The Neurogenetics SIG invites you to get up to date on diagnosis, treatment and disease progre...
12/01/2024

📢 Webinar Announcement! 📢 The Neurogenetics SIG invites you to get up to date on diagnosis, treatment and disease progression of ALS in the "I AM ALS” Tim Lowrey Panel Series. Register today: https://bit.ly/3NNlHlO

11/01/2024

How big will our profession be in 5 years? In 10? NSGC President Colleen Campbell discusses how NSGC is planning to meet the education, research and public policy needs of a rapidly growing membership and workforce. Read more: perspectives.nsgc.org/Article/2024-the-year-ahead

👀 Did you know: Eye color is determined by the amount of melanin in the iris of the eye? NSGC Prenatal Expert Blair Stev...
02/01/2024

👀 Did you know: Eye color is determined by the amount of melanin in the iris of the eye? NSGC Prenatal Expert Blair Stevens shares more eye-opening facts about the genetics of eye color. Read on:

Exactly how is a person's eye color determined? It depends on the amount, type and distribution of melanin, or pigment, in the iris of the eye, a genetics expert reveals — and more.

31/12/2023

To our NSGC members and everyone across the profession: Thank you for an amazing year of curiosity, comradery, listening and learning. We are excited to see how our profession will continue to evolve and grow in 2024. 🍷 🎆 Happy New Year! 🍷 🎆

ICYMI: Genetic counselors discuss ways to integrate services into primary care and partner with physicians at   Annual C...
27/12/2023

ICYMI: Genetic counselors discuss ways to integrate services into primary care and partner with physicians at Annual Conference. Read more:
https://bit.ly/48o2PBO

At the 2023 NSGC annual conference in Chicago, genetic counselors weighed how best to integrate their services into primary care.

“Despite the fact that medical professionals recognize the need for genetic testing and genetic counseling to help their...
26/12/2023

“Despite the fact that medical professionals recognize the need for genetic testing and genetic counseling to help their patients, genetic health care still seems like a far-off proposition for many Americans.”

Deepti Babu shares why it’s crucial to expand access to genetic counseling for people on Medicare: https://bit.ly/45QmQ2D

Most of the people who stand to benefit from genetic counselor services, such as Medicare beneficiaries, do not have access to them.

As families gather to celebrate the holidays, discussions around family health history may come up and can be difficult ...
22/12/2023

As families gather to celebrate the holidays, discussions around family health history may come up and can be difficult for some. To answer your questions and help navigate these conversations, experts have created a resource library on screening, testing and so much more. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3NqVjxQ

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