The 2015 AEC will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 21 - 24, 2015.
The Annual Education Conference (AEC) is the premier educational event for genetic counselors - the only conference devoted to the needs of genetic counselors.
The AEC annually offers a notable slate of presentations on a diverse range of topics, as well as educational breakout sessions that allow for a smaller group dynamic on specific areas of interest.
The 34th Annual Education Conference (AEC) focuses specifically on the educational needs of genetic counselors. The AEC addresses a wide variety of genetic counseling practice areas and provides the latest information for the genetic counseling profession. Attendees will gain important information to support and enhance their current practice.
Who Should Attend the AEC?
Genetic counseling students
Physicians, nurses and healthcare professionals interested in genetics
What Will You Gain from the AEC?
After attending this conference, participants will be able to:
Describe recent developments in the fields of genetic counseling and medical genetics, including diagnosis, disease management and therapeutic options.
Incorporate new technologies, genetic testing and research results into the practice of genetic counseling.
Apply counseling theories and techniques in varied genetic counseling settings.
Identify emerging areas of ethical, legal and social concern.
Examine the changing role of the genetic counselor.
No other event brings together as many as 1,900 genetic counselors and genetic healthcare professionals from different backgrounds and experience levels in one place like the AEC. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your resources and solutions with these dedicated genetic counselors.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has been an integral part of the development and progression of the genetic counseling profession since its incorporation in 1979. The profession has grown steadily for the past thirty years and today, NSGC is a leader for the industry with over 3,000 members.
With a mission to advance the role of genetic counselors in healthcare by fostering education, research and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services, NSGC is looking to the future.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communication. Local and national continuing education opportunities and the discussion of all issues relevant to human genetics and the genetic counseling profession are an integral part of membership in NSGC.