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Call for Authors: Gender Inclusivity PR

The NSGC Practice Guidelines Committee (PGC) seeks author applications for a new NSGC practice resource on the topic of gender inclusivity. The primary focus will be providing guidance on inclusive language, incorporation of gender affirming medical care into risk assessment, and recommendations for best practices in these areas. The aim is to include guidance in the following areas: 

  • Genetics Involvement in Gender and Sex
  • Safety Concerns/Legality
  • Information about Gender Affirmation
  • Inclusive Language
  • Documentation (Pedigrees, Clinic Notes)
  • Consideration by Specialty (Prenatal, Cancer, Pediatrics, Laboratory)

NSGC PRs are statements that include recommendations intended to demonstrate best practices. PRs are informed by the opinions of expert stakeholders and take around one year to complete. The PGC oversees the development of NSGC's PRs. Interested NSGC members should complete PGC's Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form and send their CV and statement of interest (Word or PDF) to Andrew Buckley, PGC Staff Liaison by Friday, March 1, 2024. Applicants with any amount of research experience are encouraged to apply. Specific experience with SERs/PGs is desired but not a requirement to be considered. Contact Andrew Buckley with any questions.

NSGC Practice Guideline Process

The NSGC Practice Guidelines Committee works with authors to produce Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines through an established guideline process. The Guideline Development Manual outlines NSGC's criteria and includes an Appendix with all relevant forms, documents, and background for authors and individuals who submit topic proposals. The Committee also has established criteria for Practice Resource documents, which focus on topics that do not have an evidence-base to meet NSGC's Practice Guideline criteria.

NSGC Practice Guidelines & Practice Resources Information

NSGC Practice Guidelines Conflict of Interest Documents

NSGC Practice Guidelines Leadership, 2024

  • Ashley Svenson, Chair
  • Chenery Lowe, Vice Chair

NSGC Practice Guidelines Member Access

To access the full articles, please visit the Journal of Genetic Counseling. By accessing the Journal through the NSGC website portal, you can search for practice guidelines you would like to view.

NSGC Practice Guidelines, by Topic

NSGC Practice Resources, by Topic

NSGC Systematic Evidence Reviews

Practice Guidelines and Practice Resources in Development

Please click here to view a listing of Practice Guidelines and Practice Resources in development and their author groups.

Retired NSGC Practice Guidelines, by Topic