As we all continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19, NSGC’s priority is supporting our members and providing a point of connection for our broader community. Below are resources developed by NSGC and others, to date, in response to COVID-19.
If there are additional resources or forms of support NSGC can provide to help you navigate these challenging times, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact NSGCares to learn how they may be able to assist you or the larger genetic counseling community by clicking here.
NIH Launches New COVID-19 Website Featuring Research Response
The National Institutes of Health has launched a new website that provides the research community and the public with trusted, up-to-date, accurate information about NIH research on COVID-19 at NIH and across the NIH-supported research community. The website offers NIH COVID-19–related information in one location, including funding opportunities and research news on vaccines, treatments, and testing. Users can search funding information for COVID-19 research by state, institution, Congressional district, and more. To support ongoing efforts to direct the public to evidence-based information on COVID-19, the website also provides information and resources on joining clinical trials and donating plasma, and directs users to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of State, and other federal agency websites. Visit covid19.nih.gov to learn more.
NSGC COVID-19 Webinars
NSGC has developed the following webinars to help navigate these unique circumstances. For information about how to obtain CEUs for these webinars, please visit this page.
- Supervising students remotely: Best practices during COVID-19 and beyond
- Answers and Resources for Transitioning to Alternative Service Models and Reimbursement During COVID-19
- Strategies and tips for providing optimal care and support for families during the pandemic
- Learning from Successful Genetic Counseling Pivots in Patient Care during the COVID-19 Era
- Technological Tools for the Remote Genetic Counselor Setting
COVID-19 Discussion Forum
NSGC has also created a COVID-19 Discussion Forum as a resource for the genetic counseling community-at-large to serve as a source of mutual discussion and support that is open to any genetic counselor or genetic counseling student, regardless of membership in NSGC. This Discussion Forum also includes resources on telehealth and remote supervision and wellness, to name a few. To participate, members should login to NSGCommunities with their NSGC credentials, and non-members should create a free guest account on the NSGC website.