Psychology colloquium - Genetic counselling in the era of genomic medicine

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A Department of Psychology and Counselling colloquium presented by Samantha Ayres, Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

Thursday 19 September 2019 04:00 pm until Thursday 19 September 2019 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Maarten van den Buuse
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Samantha Ayres
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The diagnosis of a genetic condition can be complicated and multifaceted. Not only are there often significant consequences for the individual diagnosed, there may be implications for other family members. This is due to the shared nature of our DNA. Genetic counsellors are often called upon to help support individuals and families who are faced with the possibility, or the confirmation, of a genetic diagnosis. Genetic counsellors have unique training in both medical genetics as well as counselling. In this seminar, Samantha Ayers will explore the theoretical frameworks that underpin genetic counselling practice and use illustrative cases to demonstrate how genetic counsellors provide support to families in the clinical setting.

Speaker information

Samantha Ayers is a full time clinical genetic counsellor at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She have extensive experience in paediatric, adult and prenatal genetics. She completed a Masters degree in Genetic Counselling at the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Science at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Lecture details

Thursday September 19, Time: 4 - 5 pm
Hoogenraad Theatre, LIMS1-101, Bundoora campus;
Wodonga AW1 113 Library Meeting Room; Bendigo AS2-224B.


For more information please contact seminar convener Prof Maarten van den Buuse.


Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora Victoria 3083



14th Oct 2019 9:39am

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