The Board of Genetic Counseling India is conducting its 7th Annual Conference (International) in hybrid mode from 1st to 3rd July 2022 in collaboration with JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research , Mysore Karnataka.
This conference aims to promote education among genetic counselors, doctors, health care providers, and students about current topics in genetics, genomics, and genetic counseling. The conference is expected to have 20 International speakers who are experts in genomic medicine/ genetic counseling and over 500 physical and 3000 online delegates from across the globe.
The science of genetics is influencing medicine at a rapid pace. The chief intent of the conference is to connect the practitioners from different specialties with the counselors, diagnostic companies and researchers using latest advances and experiences shared by renowned speakers.
Genetic counseling can help in understanding the genetic predisposition, determine the right genetic test and help in early and accurate diagnosis. A genetic test can help establish a clinical diagnosis, identify the likely causative mutation, understand the disease progression, opt for rehabilitation (wherever possible), guide targeted therapy (if available) and help tailor patient care thus enabling a better quality of life. This further creates an opportunity for families to make informed healthcare and reproductive decisions.
The conference with the combination of audience from practitioners to researchers bridged by genetic counselors would be an academic feast offered at the Royal City of Karnataka, Mysore.