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NSGC Practice Guidelines


The NSGC Practice Guidelines Committee (PGC) seeks author applications for a new NSGC polygenic risk score (PRS) practice resource. The PRS practice resource would help genetic counselors develop a greater understanding of PRS and would address PRS limitations, particularly with regard to equitable services for diverse and underserved populations.

NSGC practice resources are evidence-informed documents that provide best-practice guidance on specific topics relating to genetic counseling. They generally take about 12-18 months to complete. Practice-resource authors groups work closely with the PGC, which helps to facilitate the NSGC review process and provide support and guidance as needed.

Interested NSGC members should complete PGC’s Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form and send their CVs and statements of interest (Word of PDF) to Molly Giammarco, PGC Staff Liaison by 5pm PDT on Friday, April 16.

Please contact Molly Giammarco 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, 2021

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 Resources, by Topic

NSGC Practice Guidelines (Pre-2015)

Practice Guidelines in Development

Please click here to view a listing of Practice Guidelines in development and their committee members.

Retired NSGC Practice Guidelines, by Topic