Genetic Counselor Awareness Day

Genetic Counselor Awareness Day is dedicated to raise awareness and interest about genetic counselors in communities and institutions, and to help people understand the important and supportive roles of genetic counselors in health care.

Genetic Counselor Awareness Day is dedicated to raise awareness and interest about genetic counselors in communities and institutions, and to help people understand the important and supportive roles of genetic counselors in health care.

As the role of precision medicine and genetic testing in healthcare grow more prevalent and complex every day, genetic counselors can help incorporate the latest genetic science into the healthcare team by providing comprehensive genetic services to patients and their families.  Genetic counselors are trained to tailor, translate, and communicate complex genetic information into practical, understandable decision-making information that you and your patients can use for their health management. Genetic counselors provide education about rare conditions, reviewing their natural history, recurrence chances in the family, and connecting families to local and national support organizations. Genetic counselors can also help you to determine the most appropriate and cost effective genetic testing for your patients. This helps ensure the best outcomes for patients and higher patient satisfaction.  Additionally, genetic counselors also assist with research efforts to enhance knowledge of rare diseases and advance care for individuals with genetic conditions

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