NSGC: The Leading Voice for Genetic Counselors
NSGC Vision & Mission Statement
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications. Access to continuing education opportunities, professional resources, advocacy and the discussion of all issues relevant to human genetics and the genetic counseling profession are an integral part of belonging to the NSGC.
This new and important member of the genetics team, the genetic counselor, was introduced in 1971 when the first class of master's degree genetic counselors graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. With this profession's unique knowledge and skills in counseling and human genetics, genetic counseling professionals rapidly became an integral member of the clinical genetics team.
Growth and development within the profession and the recognition of a unique identity provided the impetus for the formation of a responsive professional society. To that end, the National Society of Genetic Counselors was incorporated in 1979.
The Society's Vision: Integrating genetics and genomics to improve health for all.
The Society's Mission: The National Society of Genetic Counselors advances the various roles of genetic counselors in health care by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services.