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Genetic Counseling for Rare Diseases: A Global Perspective

December 18, 2023

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The aim of the event is to raise awareness and address concerns regarding Genetic Counseling and Genetic Testing.

Genetic counseling is crucial as it helps individuals and families understand the potential hereditary risks of genetic disorders. It provides valuable information about the chances of developing or passing on genetic conditions, empowering people to make informed decisions about their health, family planning, and available preventive measures.

This webinar will be hosted by Dr. Nisha Venugopal, Associate Director of Research and Operations at IndoUSrare.

Meet the Speakers:

Amy Gaviglio
Founder, Connetics Consulting LLC
Genetic Counselor, Public Health Genetics and Rare Consultant

Amy Gaviglio is a certified genetic counselor and the founder of Connetics Consulting, an organization that provides public health genetics, genomics, and rare disease services across the country. With 15 years of experience, she has been actively involved in the newborn screening and rare disease space. Currently, Amy collaborates with various institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Newborn Screening and Molecular Biology Branch, the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), Expecting Health, Gillette Children’s Hospital, and several other rare disease organizations.

Dr. Dipanjana Datta
State Coordinator, Organization of Rare Diseases (ORDI)
Consultant, Genetic Counselor

Dr. Dipanjana Datta is a certified Genetic Counselor at BGCI Level II with 15 years of extensive experience in the field of human genetics. She currently serves as the West Bengal Coordinator for the Organization of Rare Disease India. Dr. Datta obtained her M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Calcutta University and completed her Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata (IICB). Her post-doctoral fellowships were at Oregon State Health University (OSHU) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).