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2021 NSGC Webinar Series

Recordings Package

The NSGC Member Webinar Series Recordings are now available for up to 5.0 Contact Hours. These webinars are on timely year-round education on issues impacting our profession. From strategies to increase gender inclusion to developing career ladders, these webinars keep you apprised of best practices and the latest professional issues and career development support.

Pricing: $100/members; $130 non-members (20% discount offered for members through 12/31/2021; discounted price: $80)

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2021 Past Webinars

November 4, 2021; 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m. CT

Title: Genetic Counselors in the Community: You Get So Much When You Give
Presented By: Genetic Counselor Awareness Day Webinar 
Speakers: Pilar Magoulas, MS, CGC; Kira Dineen, MS, LCGC, CG(ASCP)CM; Susan Walther, MS, CGC; Rachel Donnell, MMSc, CGC

Learning Objectives

  • Identify ways that genetic counselors have served as advocates for patients within their communities.
  • Describe genetic counseling skills that may translate to community outreach and advocacy work.
  • Review the personal and professional benefits that may result from advocacy and community outreach work.
  • Describe key takeaways from community outreach work and how these takeaways have contributed to enhancing genetic counseling skills.

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October 13, 2021; 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m. CT

Title: The Only Constant is Change: An Overview of the Evolution of Genetic Counseling Training in North America
Speakers: Dawn Allain, Amanda Bergner

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the landscape of genetic counseling graduate education in North America.
  • Explain the basics of the Genetic Counseling Admissions Match.
  • Identify three ways in which the Standards of Accreditation for Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling have evolved in the last decade.
  • Discuss one region’s adaptations to genetic counseling training in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

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Follow-up Q&A

June 22, 2021; 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m. CT

Title: Beyond the Binary: Gender Diversity in Genetic Counseling 
Speakers: Kim Zayhowski (she/her), MS, CGC; Tala Berro (she/they), MS, CGC

Learning Objectives

  • Explain terminology related to sex and gender. 
  • Provide strategies to increase gender inclusion in genetic counseling sessions. 
  • Highlight the need for gender inclusion within and beyond the genetic counseling field.

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April 2021; 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m. CT 

Title: Climbing Ladders and Swinging Branches: Establishing Roots to Support Genetic Counselor Professional Advancement
Speakers:  Kathleen Gewandter, MGC, CGC; Dawn Laney, MS, CGC, CCRC; Kiley Johnson, MS, LCGC; Yiru C Zhao, PhD, MS, CGC

Learning Objectives

  • Contrast innovative new approaches to career ladder development and adjustments amongst various settings, including academic, industry and clinical. 
  • Demonstrate what goes into the development of a career ladder. 
  • Discuss how to leverage the career ladder for your own professional benefit. 
  • Apply data compiled across multiple career paths to better understand the experiences of genetic counselors related to career progression.

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February 2021; 12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m. 

Title: Antiracism in Action: Genetic Counseling Trainee Platform for Racial Justice
Speakers: Gianna Petrelli, Rushna Raza, Smriti Singh, Sofia Horan, Melissa Gandhi

Learning Objectives

  • Define the history, mission and organizational structure of Genetic Counseling Trainee Platform for Racial Justice (GCRJ)
  • Discuss challenges, insights and successes in a community centered grassroots organization.
  • Explore how genetic counselors can incorporate anti-racism into their work and considerations for teaching and supervision. 

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