History of Genetic Counseling: Celebrating our 40th Anniversary
The video below celebrates the 40th Anniversary of NSGC by highlighting several of the organization's milestone achievements. These milestones include: the first issue of Perspectives in Genetic Counseling, the first issue of Journal of Genetic Counseling, the first Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, and the first Executive Order that NSGC endorsed.
First Perspectives in Genetic Counseling
Deborah Eunpu, MS, CGC, former NSGC President (1985-1986), outlines the creation of the first edition of the Perspectives in Genetic Counseling. Ultimately, the ability to communicate was critical in the formation of NSGC. Click Here to read the 1st issue of Perspectives in Genetic Counseling.
First Journal of Genetic Counseling
Deborah Eunpu, MS, CGC, former NSGC President (1985-1986) and founding editor of Journal of Genetic Counseling, explains the importance of the Journal's creation, and how this literature has become the standard for genetic counseling within the medical community. Click here to read the first Journal of Genetic Counseling.
First Genetic Counselor Awareness Day
Mary Freivogel, MS, CGC, former NSGC President (2017), describes the importance of the first Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, and its role in helping the community find unity within the Genetic Counseling profession.
First Executive Order Endorsed by NSGC
Wendy Uhlmann, MS, CGC, former NSGC President (1999-2000), describes the first Executive Order that was endorsed by NSGC during President Clinton's presidency. Click Here to learn more about this executive order.
Additional NSGC Historical Resources
Click here to access An Oral History of the National Society of Genetic Counselors by Audrey Heimler, NSGC's first president.
Click here to view a timeline of the genetic counseling profession and NSGC milestones developed by the NSGC Late Career Special Interest Group (SIG) in 2019, in honor of NSGC's 40th anniversary.
Click here to learn more about NSGC's history and view a listing of all Past Presidents, State of the Society Addresses and Business Meeting recordings.