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Neurogenetics SIG

Mission

The Neurogenetics special interest group (SIG) aims to increase the visibility and accessibility of genetic counselors who have both clinical and research expertise in neurogenetics. We propose to do this by educating the public and health care providers about our services and through active networking with peers. Genetic counselors who specialize in neurogenetics have developed skills specific to the testing, management of, and counseling for neurogenetic disorders. Such disorders may include, but are not limited to, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and developmental delay, brain malformation syndromes, brain tumor predisposition syndromes, dementia, epilepsy, hereditary motor neuron diseases, hereditary movement disorders, hereditary neuropathy, leukodystrophy, mitochondrial disorders, muscular dystrophy, myopathy, and/or, stroke.

Membership

Current Members: Access the Neurogenetics SIG community (including the Neurogenetics 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.

Grants/Award Opportunities

The NeuroSIG's grant process is now open! Applications are due 11:59PM ET on Monday July 26h, 2021. Proposals must be submitted electronically to Shawn Gessay MS, CGC at gessays75@gmail.com. Review the SIG grant award opportunities page for full details.

Leadership

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Shawn Gessay
Chair

Lauren Schneck
Vice-Chair

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