Panel discussion – futuristic genetic counselling – working as part of MDTs/mainstreaming/evolving diagnostics
27th October 2021
Panel discussion chaired by Anna Middleton with Alessia Costa, Catherine Beard, Stephanie Cohen and Emily Higgs about futuristic genetic counselling – working as part of MDTs/mainstreaming/evolving diagnostics for the World Congress on Genetic Counselling, 27 October 2021. Organised by Wellcome Connecting Science Courses and Conferences.
Exploring the evidence that guides genetic counselling to improve patient care
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.
Watch the full panel discussion here: