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Topics in Genetic Counseling Webinar Series

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics will be offering the Topics in Genetic Counseling Webinar Series to undergraduate students and recent college graduates interested in pursuing graduate school for genetic counseling.

The purpose of this series is to provide you with exposure to hot topics in the field and to assist in preparing you for a successful career in genetic counseling.

Part I consists of several pre-recorded lectures that cover many specialties in genetic counseling as well as some information sessions. Part II consists of webinar meetings for more discussion-based topics such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Participants are expected to engage in discussions during each webinar session. Part II webinars are offered live in real time only - recordings are not made available for viewing later.

Participants can receive a Certificate of Completion if they attend all sessions, complete a pre and post-test, as well as a program evaluation.

Please note sessions to occur Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 12-1pm CT.  The days and times of the sessions are chosen based on availability of the Genetic Counselors who are taking time out of their day to facilitate these discussions. It is not possible to accommodate requests to alter the schedule.

Who can participate?

College undergraduates and recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing graduate school for genetic counseling

Schedule

Sessions are scheduled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 12-1pm CT.  The days and times of the sessions are chosen based on availability of the Genetic Counselors who are taking time out of their day to facilitate these discussions. It is not possible to accommodate requests to alter the schedule.

***Please note that some sessions may be swapped to accommodate counselors' schedules with patients.


Registration

Registration has closed for the 2022 course. No exceptions.

 

A couple of quick items about the program

  • There is no charge to participate in the IIHG Topics in Genetic Counseling Webinar Series
  • The program is only available in real time and sessions will not be available online.
  • Online participants are encouraged to participate in the discussions
  • Most sessions will last 1-hour

An additional education event, Applying to Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling, is being planned for September 2022. This event is not considered to be part of the Topics in Genetic Counseling Webinar Series. This will require separate registration.