National Society of Genetic Counselors - NSGC

Organization URL(s)

Other Contact Information

401 N. Michigan Avenue 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312-321-6834 (Voice)
312-673-6972 (FAX)


The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications. Local and national continuing education opportunities and the discussion of all issues relevant to human genetics and the genetic counseling profession are an integral part of belonging to the NSGC. Growth and development within the profession and the recognition of a unique identity provided the impetus for the formation of a responsive professional society. To that end, the National Society of Genetic Counselors was incorporated in 1979. The National Society of Genetic Counselors advances the various roles of genetic counselors in health care by fostering education, research, and public policy to ensure the availability of quality genetic services.

Online Resources

Print Resources

Serial publication: Perspectives in Genetic Counseling (newsletter), quarterly--new developments in genetics, case reports, reviews, and educational materials. Journal of Genetic Counseling--scientific and counseling issues related to the genetic counseling profession, available through Springer Press, 233 Spring St., NY, NY 10013, 212-460-1500.

Review Date

Friday, Jan 27, 2012