The third world congress on genetic counselling will provide a forum that facilitates active engagement between international researchers and ..
practitioners to explore the evidence that guides genetic counselling and the communication of genetics in medicine. The conference will bring together: • Clinicians (genetic counsellors, genetic nurses, clinical/medical geneticists, and others using genetic technology in their practice) • Academics (social scientists, psychologists and ethicists). The programme will explore, empirically, what is at the heart of genetic counselling. We will focus on professional and leadership issues in genetic counselling, including cross-cultural counselling, reaching traditionally underserved populations, and ‘mainstreaming’ of genetic counselling the wider health service. We will discuss how counselling and sociological theory can influence genetic counselling practice and will involve genetic counsellors who are leading their own research. We welcome abstracts from all areas relevant to the main themes of the meeting, for both oral and poster presentations. Several oral presentations will be chosen from the abstracts submitted.