• 27th October 2021

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  • 28th October 2021

Communicating the meaning and impact of genomic sequencing technology for people, is just as important as the technological advances themselves. Understanding how genomic information ‘makes sense’ for individuals, families and wider society will benefit from empirical genetic counselling research. The third world congress on genetic counselling will provide a forum that facilitates active engagement between international researchers and practitioners to explore the evidence that guides genetic counselling and the communication of genetics in medicine. The conference will bring together: • Clinicians (genetic counsellors, genetic nurses, clinical/medical geneticists, and others using genetic technology in their practice) • Academics (social scientists, psychologists and ethicists) The programme will explore, empirically, what is at the heart of genetic counselling. We will focus on professional and leadership issues in genetic counselling, including cross-cultural counselling, reaching traditionally underserved populations, and ‘mainstreaming’ of genetic counselling the wider health service. We will discuss how counselling and sociological theory can influence genetic counselling practice and will involve genetic counsellors who are leading their own research. Topics will include: Genetic counselling when the patient is in conflict or crisis Advanced counselling theory to guide practice What genetic counsellors can learn from science communication disciplines Genetic counselling outside traditional healthcare models Stories from the global leaders in genetic counselling Abstract deadline - 07 September 2021 Bursary deadline - 07 September 2021 Registration deadline - 20 October 2021