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NSGC Practice Guidelines

NSGC Practice Guideline Process

In 2015, the NSGC Practice Guidelines Committee implemented a new guideline process for authors developing NSGC Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. The Guideline Development Manual below 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 established criteria for Practice Resource documents, which focus on topics that do not have an evidence-base to meet NSGC's Practice Guideline criteria.

Key changes to the practice guideline process include:

  • Required systematic evidence review
  • New Conflict of Interest Disclosure Survey (specific to the Practice Guidelines Committee)
  • Alternate Practice Resource document option
  • Removal of Expert Review
  • Addition of an NSGC Member-comment period

NSGC Practice Guidelines & Practice Resources Information

NSGC Practice Guidelines Conflict of Interest Documents

NSGC Practice Guideline Committee Chair and Vice Chair (2020)

NSGC Practice Guidelines Member Access

NSGC Members: 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 (Pre-2015)

NSGC Practice Resources, by Topic

Practice Guidelines in Development, by Topic

Epilepsy

Systematic Review Author Group

  • Amanda Bergner
  • Ann Poduri
  • Beth Sheidley*
  • David Gloss
  • Emily Partack
  • Louise Bier
  • Maureen Mulhern
  • Meaghan Muir
  • Weiyi Mu

Practice Guideline Author Group

  • Beth Sheidley
  • Katie Helbig
  • Katlin Peck
  • Lacey Smith
  • Natalie Lippa*
  • Nephi Walton
  • Sophia Ceulemans

Expanded Carrier Screening

Systematic Review Author Group

  • Aarti Ramdaney*
  • Amy Taylor
  • Caitlin Grabarits
  • Gabriel Lazarin
  • Lauren Lichten
  • Lauren Propst
  • Malorie Jones

Practice Guideline Author Group

  • Blair Stevens
  • Jennifer Wallace
  • Dr. Karen Blakemore
  • Katie Sagaser
  • Lauren Westerfield
  • Lisa Oakes*
  • Melissa Hicks
  • Tomi Toler

Hereditary Cancer

Systematic Review Author Group

  • Chris Stave
  • Julie Culver*
  • Linda Cheng
  • Mary Pritzlaff
  • Nicole Bertsch
  • Raluca Kurz
  • Ravi Sharif
  • Shannon Stasi
  • Smita Rao

Practice Guideline Author Group

  • Erin Salo-Mullen*
  • Brooke Levin
  • Julie Culver
  • Kami Wolfe Schneider
  • Pamela Brock
  • Phuong Mai, MD, MS
  • Raluca Kurz
  • Rochelle Demsky

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Systematic Review Author Group

  • Allison Cirino*
  • Andrea Murad
  • Brittany Psensky
  • Melissa Kelly*
  • Jaime Natoli
  • Stephanie Harris
  • Susan Christian*

Practice Guideline Author Group

  • Christina Rigelsky
  • Emily Brown
  • Erin Miller*
  • Jodie Ingles*
  • Linda Knight
  • Dr. Sara Saberi

Monogenic Diabetes 

Systematic Review Author Group

  • Andrea Shipper
  • Andrew Schmanski
  • Callie Diamonstein
  • Erin McGinnis
  • Robin King
  • Sheila Saliganan
  • Worlanyo Sosu- Sedzorme
  • Yue Guan*

Practice Guideline Author Group

  • Devin Steenkamp
  • Jessica Goehringer
  • Kathryn Keiser
  • Kristin Maloney
  • Liz Mizerik
  • Miriam Udler
  • Shannon Rego*
  • Susie Perkowitz
  • Toni Pollin

Telegenetics

Systematic Review Author Group

  • Cara Cacioppo
  • Kate Shane-Carson
  • Lola Cook Shukla
  • Melanie Hardy
  • Noelle Danylchuk*
  • Rachel Nusbaum
  • Susan Steelman

Practice Guideline Author Group

  • Alissa Bovee Terry
  • Deborah Hartzfeld*
  • Jennifer Eichmeyer
  • John Sandbach, MD
  • Karmen Trzupuk
  • Katherine Principe
  • Kristi Fissell
  • Nicholas Paolino
  • Sarah Green*
  • Stephanie Winheld
  • Sue Friedman

Practice Resources in Development, by Topic

Clinical Documentation

Practice Resource Author Group

  • Andrew Gunter
  • Chelsea Alexander
  • Devanshi Patel
  • Erin Carmany
  • Jennifer Lemons
  • Katherine Hunt Brendish*
  • Kristen Yu

Congenital Heart Disease

Practice Resource Author Group

  • Allison Schartman
  • Amy Shikany
  • Ashley Parrot
  • Benjamin Helm
  • Emily Griffin
  • Erin Syverson
  • Erin Demo
  • Hannah Ison, MS, LCGC*
  • Katie Ziegler
  • Kristi Fitzgerald
  • Kristyne Stone
  • Lindsey Meyers
  • Matthew Thomas
  • Sara Fitzgerald

Dystrophinopathies

Practice Resource Author Group

  • Alyssa Ritter
  • Angela Pickart*
  • Ann Martin
  • Brianna Gross*
  • Catherine Schultz
  • Chinmayee Bhimaroa Nagaraj
  • Elizabeth Ulm
  • Leslie McCallen
  • Lisa Castillo
  • Melissa Gibbons

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Practice Resource Author Group

  • Brittany Burnette
  • Charite Ricker
  • Janice Berliner*
  • Shelly Cummings

Human Pedigree Nomenclature

Practice Resource Author Group
  • Bob Resta
  • Jehannine Austin
  • Kathryn Steinhaus French
  • Leslie Ordal
  • Robin Bennett*

Lynch Syndrome

Practice Resource Author Group

  • Elena Martinez Stoffel
  • Heather Hampel
  • Joy Larsen Haidle
  • Kory W. Jasperson
  • Leigha Senter-Jamieson
  • Matthew Yurgelun
  • Maureen Mork
  • Michael John Hall
  • Scott M. Weissman
  • Selvi N. Palaniappan
  • Sonia Kupfer
  • Spring Holter*

Retired NSGC Practice Guidelines, by Topic

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