The NSGC Podcast Series explores leading voices and best practices in genetic counseling. This podcast is produced by the National Society of Genetic Counselors. For more information on NSGC, please visit www.nsgc.org.
Bone Marrow Transplant and the Role of the Genetic Counselor
NSGC Podcast Subcommittee members Mary Pat Bland and Ryan Kuehl discuss genetic counseling considerations related to bone marrow transplant (BMT) with genetic counselors Kaylee Dollerschell, MS, CGC and Rebecca Tryon, MS, MA, CGC. During this episode, our speakers provide background information and terminology about BMT, overview of some hereditary conditions that may be treated with BMT, genetic testing considerations, and some details about the experience of undergoing BMT. These wide-ranging conversations touch on the topics of hematology, immunology, oncology, metabolic genetics, lab genetics, fertility preservation, and psychosocial counseling skills. If you'd like to learn more, we encourage you to get involved with the Hematology Subcommittee of the NSGC Pediatric and Clinical Genetics SIG and/or the Hematologic Subcommittee of the NSGC Cancer SIG. Our speakers encourage everyone to sign up to be a marrow donor or to donate blood products. Thank you for joining us for the 2022 season of the NSGC Podcast Series! We'll see you next year.
Spanish Language Genetic Counseling: Research and Resources
Join Podcast Subcommittee members Jessica Dronen and Naomi Wagner in conversation with genetic counselors Amanda de Leon, Priscila Delgado Hodges, and Charité Ricker. This episode was produced in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th annually in the United States). First, Jessica and Amanda discuss Amanda’s article in the Journal of Genetic Counseling entitled “Spanish language concordance in genetic counseling sessions in the United States: Counselor experiences and perceptions of its effects on processes and outcomes.” To read Amanda and colleagues’ full article, visit https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jgc4.1472. This article and podcast episode are eligible for CEUs as part of the JoGC CEU program.
In the second part of the episode, podcast host Naomi Wagner sits down with the Co-Chairs of the NSGC Spanish Development Special Interest Group (SIG). They discuss a range of resources and opportunities for Spanish-speaking genetic counselors, especially those who are hoping to develop their Spanish language skills and/or potentially counsel patients in Spanish. For more information about the Spanish Development SIG, visit https://www.nsgc.org/Members/Special-Interest-Groups-SIGs/Spanish. If you have additional questions, you can reach out to the Spanish Development SIG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Testing First and Counseling After: Population Genomic Screening and Genetic Counseling
Join Podcast Subcommittee member Mary Pat Bland in conversation with Marci Schwartz, ScM, CGC; Kelly Tangney, MS, LCGC; and Amy Curry Sturm, MS, CGC. This episode covers Marci, Amy, and team's article on the Journal of Genetic Counseling (JoGC) entitled "Genetic Counseling for patients with positive genomic screening results: Considerations for when the genetic test comes first" and is eligible for CEUs as part of the JoGC CEU program. Speakers discuss their work with the myCode Genomic Screening and Couseling Program and the All of Us Research Program.
The National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program is partnering with one million or more people across the United States to build the most diverse biomedical data resource of its kind, to help accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. Genomic research results from All of Us will be made available to participants who consent to receive them, and those participants will have free, unlimited access to genetic counseling services through Color, who was awarded the All of Us Research Program's Genetic Counseling Resource.
Advocating for the Intersex Community: How to Begin Dismantling a History of Harm
About 2% of people are diagnosed as intersex, but there is a lack of research on the experiences of intersex people, especially in the genetic counseling field. Podcast Subcommittee members Liann Jimmons and Jessica Dronen interview genetic counselors Darius Haghighat, Kayla Horowitz, and Rebecca Freeman about their research and advocacy for the intersex community. We hope this conversation will help our listeners advocate for and empower the intersex community through their work. Click here for additional resources on this important topic.
New Directions in Newborn Screening: Krabbe and Beyond
NSGC Podcast Subcommittee members Ryan Kuehl, Liann Jimmons, and Jessica Dronen discuss the implications for healthcare systems and the role of genetic counselors in an evolving newborn screening landscape with Dr. Debra Lynn Day-Salvatore, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG; Amy Gaviiglio, MS, CGC; and Laiken Peterson, MS, LCGC. This episode discusses the Journal of Genetic Counseling (JoGC) article "A qualitative assessment of parental experiences with false-positive newborn screening for Krabbe disease" and is part of the JoGC CEU program.
Heart Health Advocacy: Patient and Provider Perspectives
Welcome to season 5 of the NSGC Podcast Series! We are kicking off the 2022 season with a discussion on cardiogenetics to honor American Heart Month. Join Podcast Subcommittee members Naomi Wagner and Mary Pat Bland, cardiovascular genetic counselor Nadine Channaoui, MS, CGC, and patients Rebecca, Abby, and Theresa as they share their personal and professional stories of FLNC gene mutation and the associated increased risks for sudden cardiac arrest. Our speakers are passionate advocates for increasing heart health awareness, including CPR and AED training. To learn more and locate resources in your area, please visit the American Heart Association at heart.org.
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I absolutely love to hear the things you all have done in genetic counseling. I am only beginning my journey to becoming a Genetic Counselor. I want to learn all I can as I go along this path.
I love seeing my personality traits also fit those like GC’s tending to be perfectionists and also ways to relax. Thank you so much for this.
I am very excited that the convention will be in Salt Lake City, Utah. An episode on how to get into this and information we can learn from there would be beneficial. Thank you.
This series is wonderful! Thank you for keeping us abreast of news and stories relevant to us genetic counselors.