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Late Career SIG


The Late Career SIG provides an opportunity for working and retired genetic counselors to connect and collaborate on late-career issues and giving back to the profession. 

Upcoming Webinar

The Late Career SIG is pleased to present "A Workshop: Retirement Transition Roadmap, Understanding the Landscape" on Wednesday, October 31, 2021 3:00 - 5:15pm Eastern. This discussion, facilitated by Retirement Consultant & Certified Life Coach Barbara Philips, will explore topics such as what to expect from retirement, why retirement is different now, and how to get started. Please register by October 4, 2021 and complete this worksheet to have available during the session.

Membership Benefits

  • Participation in a group of accomplished senior genetic counselors who are available to advocate for and influence issues of professional interest.
  • Access to a discussion group, Facebook page and retirement transition document
    • Involvement in SIG committees:
      • Connections – Provide opportunities for genetic counselors to connect with each other through a private Facebook page, discussion listserve, and book club; serve as liaison to NSGConnect mentoring group.
      • History – Collect and preserve materials that document the history of the genetic counseling profession; maintain a listing of graduate programs.
      • Education – Develop and execute Annual Conference workshops, webinars or other educational activities; update the history timeline on the NSGC website.
      • Retirement Toolkit – Revise the Retirement Transitions document on an annual basis.


Current Members: Access the Late Career SIG community (including the Late Career SIG Discussion Forum and SIG Documents) here.

Join Now: To add this SIG to your NSGC membership, please visit your My NSGC profile. From the Membership tab, select the "Join A SIG" option and select the SIG(s) you would like to join. You will then be able to pay online or print an invoice to mail with a check.


Linda Robinson
Vice Chair

SIG Committees

Career Arc Task Force (Co-Chairs: Bonnie Baty, Steve Keiles)

Connections (Co-Chairs: Maureen Smith, Jennie Stone)

History (Co-Chairs: Wendy Uhlmann, Debra Collins)

Education (Chair: Caroline Leiber)