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Basic and Advanced Course in Genetic Counselling

20/04/2018 - 24/04/2018


Bertinoro (Italy), April 20 – 24

Topics: The course has been divided in two parts. The first part includes basic scientific information and clinical skills needed for genetic healthcare practice, including prenatal, cancer genetics, ethics and laboratory testing. The second part will focus on the counselling and communication skills required by those working with patients and their families. All students will be encouraged to practice their counselling skills in a supportive environment and to give and receive feedback. The course will include some exercises and discussion sessions aimed at facilitating professional and personal self-awareness of students, in order to enhance their genetic counselling practice. The course will include sessions on supporting patients through decision-making, prenatal and presymptomatic testing.

Target: Clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors, genetic nurses and trainees in those professions. Students who are new to genetic healthcare should not attempt Part 2 without first completing part 1.
Very experienced genetics practitioners may wish to do Part 2 only.

Venue:
The University Residential Center of Bertinoro

Fees: The Registration fee for the entire course (€ 680,00) includes tuition, course material, meals, coffee breaks and transportation from Bologna airport to the course venue on April 19th and back on
April 24th.

Registration fee for the basic course (360,00 Euro) includes tuition, course material, meals, coffee breaks and transportation from Bologna airport to the course venue on April 19th and back on
April 22nd.

Registration fee for the advanced course (350,00 Euro) includes tuition, course material, meals, coffee breaks and transportation from Bologna airport to the course venue on April 22nd and back on April 24th.

Accommodation: You’ll be lodged at the Course Venue and/or in nearby hotels.
The rate for a double room occupancy (to be shared with another participant) is €35,00/night and includes bed and breakfast. Single rooms will be assigned only if available. For info ask rpartisani@ceub.it

A limited number of fellowships covering both registration fees and accommodation will be sponsored by ESHG. Following the guidelines established by ESHG, students from economically less favoured countries are strongly encouraged to apply for ESHG fellowships: see list here https://www.eshg.org/fileadmin/eshg/countries/Collective_Members_Country_List_from_01_01_2017.pdf
However, fellowships are not limited to these countries.

Applicants for fellowships should submit their request together with CV, motivation letter and a reference letter to rpartisani@ceub.it. Closing date for fellowship applications: February 20, 2018.
A communication of acceptance (or non-acceptance) will be sent by mail within February 28.


Closing date for registration will be when all places are taken.

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