NORD Webinar – Genetic Counseling for Rare and Undiagnosed Conditions: August 12, 2021


Genetic Counseling for Rare and Undiagnosed Conditions: What Is it, Do I Need It and How Can I Find It?

Thursday, August 12, 2021

2:00 – 2:45pm ET

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Many rare diseases have an underlying genetic cause. Individuals and families living with a rare or undiagnosed disorder or those concerned about the risk of a rare disorder can benefit from meeting with a genetic counselor. Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with advanced training in medical genetics and counseling who work to help families:

  • Understand the genetics and natural history of genetic disorders in the family
  • Explain and discuss testing and treatment options
  • Provide psychosocial support

Join us to hear perspectives from genetic counselors and parents about how genetic counseling can be beneficial.

This webinar is intended for patients, caregivers, families and the general public.


Kelly East, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Christine Maccia, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Rare Disease Institute at Children’s National Hospital

Melanie and Kevin Wu
Parents of a child with a rare diagnosis


Marsha Lanes, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor and Medical Editor, NORD



NORD, a 501(c)(3) organization, is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 330 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment ​and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research and patient services.

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