NSGC 34th Annual Education Conference

Pittsburgh Convention Center and Bridge

October 21 - 24, 2015
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The 34th Annual Education Conference (AEC) focused specifically on the educational needs of genetic counselors. The AEC addressed a wide variety of genetic counseling practice areas and provides the latest information for the genetic counseling profession. Attendees gained important information to support and enhance their current practice.


About the AEC

Who Should Attend an AEC?  

  • Genetic counselors
  • Genetic counseling students
  • Physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals interested in genetics
  • Media (more information available here)

What Will You Gain from the AEC?

After attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Describe recent developments in the fields of genetic counseling and medical genetics, including diagnosis, disease management and therapeutic options.
  • Incorporate new technologies, genetic testing and research results into the practice of genetic counseling.
  • Apply counseling theories and techniques in varied genetic counseling settings.Identify emerging areas of ethical, legal and social concern.
  • Examine the changing role of the genetic counselor.

Find all the information you need for the about the NSGC AEC on our FAQ page

Schedule of Events

View the AEC Schedule of Events

Meeting Highlights

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Preliminary Program

Download the Preliminary Program for an in-depth look at the education and event schedule from the 34th Annual Education Conference.



Dr. Beverly Rollnick Memorial Lecture

The Dr. Beverly Rollnick Memorial Fund sponsored a screening of the documentary film Twitch, which chronicles Kristen Powers’ journey of undergoing genetic testing for Huntington’s Disease.The screening was followed by a discussion with Kristen Powers.

Exhibitor Suite & AEConnect

The Exhibitor Suite and AEConnect remains the central location for networking with your professional community. While in the Exhibitor Suite, attendees could stop by to check out available job postings, learn more aboutour social media efforts, connect with exhibiting companies, and meet up with colleagues or friends. 

SIG Meetings & Program Reunions

Meetings for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Program Reunions were held throughout the conference. Dates and times varied.

Vendor Sponsor Presentations (VSP)

Our Vendor-Sponsored Presentations, were short, 30 minute presentations given in the vendor theater located in AEConnect by select vendors. These presentations are a great way to learn more about a company's products and services in a quick and easy manner.

Enjoy Pittsburgh

A city of 90 neighborhoods, three rivers and year-round fun, Pittsburgh’s unique urban culture is unlike any other in the world. Soak it in this October at the leading event for genetic counselors. 

Click here to view the site put together for NSGC by the Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau! 

Carnegie Museums

Running/Walking Map

Pittsburgh Restaurants

Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh 
Prepared by University of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling Training Program students

Exhibitors and Sponsors

AEC exhibitors and sponsors provide you with information about services, information and products pertinent to the field of genetics and genomics. Make sure you find the time to visit them while at the AEC!

NSGC Annual Conference Sponsors 

NSGC Exhibitor Suite 

NSGC Annual Conference Exhibitors 


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