Genetics Education for Health Professionals

Monday, September 25, 2017

American Sosiety of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Mission

To develop and implement genomics education for health professionals that improves the practice of medicine and patient health outcomes.

Background

The ASHG Board of Directors has approved a strategic plan for the Society that prioritizes the education of health professionals who are not genetics specialists. These practitioners span a range from specialists (e.g., cardiology, oncology) to generalists (e.g., primary care) and constitute the vast majority of providers, yet they lack access to quality education that enables them to incorporate the latest advances in genetic risk assessment, testing, and management into their practices. ASHG seeks to remedy this deficiency, with support from its partners in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and diagnostics industries.

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