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Title: A Report on Ten Asia Pacific Countries on Current Status and Future Directions of the Genetic Counseling Profession: The Establishment of the Professional Society of Genetic Counselors in Asia.
Austin Authors: Laurino, Mercy Y;Leppig, Kathleen A;Abad, Peter James;Cham, Breana;Chu, Yoyo Wing Yiu;Kejriwal, Saahil;Lee, Juliana M H;Sternen, Darci L;Thompson, Jennifer K;Burgess, Matthew J;Chien, Shu;Elackatt, Niby;Lim, Jiin Ying;Sura, Thanyachai;Faradz, Sultana;Padilla, Carmencita;Paz, Eva Cutiongco de-la;Nauphar, Donny;Nguyen, Khanh Ngoc;Zayts, Olya;Vu, Dung Chi;Thong, Meow-Keong
Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Faculty of Medicine, Swadaya Gunung Jati University, Cirebon, Indonesia
National Hospital of Pediatrics, Hanoi, Viet Nam
School of English, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Arts, Hong Kong, SAR, China
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines
Cancer Prevention Program, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 825 Eastlake Ave East Suite 210, Seattle, WA, 98109, USA
Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, WA, USA
Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
College of Nursing, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, SAR, China
Institute for Public Health Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Strand Life Sciences, Bengaluru, India
Asia Genomics Pte Ltd, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genetic Counseling Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Department of Laboratories, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA
Hereditary Cancer Program, BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Genetic Consultation Center, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Department of Pediatrics, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
Department of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital Medical School, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Master's Program in Genetic Counseling, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia
Institute of Human Genetics, National Institute of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Manila, Philippines
Clinical Genetics Service, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Feb-2018 2017-07-11
Publication information: Journal of genetic counseling 2018; 27(1): 21-32
Abstract: The Professional Society of Genetic Counselors in Asia (PSGCA) was recently established as a special interest group of the Asia┬áPacific Society of Human Genetics. Fostering partnerships across the globe, the PSGCA's vision is to be the lead organization that advances and mainstreams the genetic counseling profession in Asia and ensures individuals have access to genetic counseling services. Its mission is to promote quality genetic counseling services in the region by enhancing practice and curricular standards, research and continuing education. The PSGCA was formally launched during the Genetic Counseling Pre-Conference Workshop held at the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Human Genetics in Hanoi, Viet Nam, September 16, 2015. The pre-conference workshop provided an opportunity for medical geneticists and genetic counselors from across 10 Asia Pacific countries to learn about the varied genetic counseling practices and strategies for genetic counseling training. This paper provides an overview of the current status and challenges in these countries, and proposed course of unified actions for the future of the genetic counseling profession.
DOI: 10.1007/s10897-017-0115-6
Journal: Journal of genetic counseling
PubMed URL: 28699126
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Asia
Genetic counseling
Genetic counselors
Professional society
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