Events: Basic and Advanced Course in Genetic Counselling in Practice

Basic and Advanced Course in Genetic Counselling in Practice

European Genetics Foundation
14-20 Apr 2012
EuroMediterranean University Center of Ronzano, Bologna (Italy)



April 14 th  BASIC

Morning Session

13.30-14.00 Course Registration

14.00-14.30 F. Forzano Introduction to the course

14.30-15.30 C. Patch Setting the scene – aims, process and outcomes of genetic counselling

15.30-16.30 M. Soller Inheritance models and risk assessment

16.30-17.00 Coffe Break

17.00-18.00  M.Soller Prenatal diagnosis: scenarios and issues

18.00-18.30  Discussion


April 15 th  BASIC

Morning Session 

9.00-10.00 S. Stenhouse Molecular analysis: old and new diagnostic tools

10.00-11.00 J . Baptista Cytogenetics: current status and future prospective

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.30 F. Forzano Genetics of mental retardation

12.30-13.00 C. Graziano Short presentation of the results of the CHERISH EU project 

13.00-14.30  Lunch

Afternoon Session:

Concurrent  Workshops (*Workshop A: case discussion, clinical Workshop B: case discussion, lab)

14.30- 15.30 Workshops A and B

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00- 17.30  Workshops A and B


April 16th BASIC

Morning Session:

9.00-10.00 F. Forzano Basic concepts on dysmorphology

10.00-11.00 D.Turchetti Cancer genetics: scenarios and issues

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12,30 C Patch Practical ethics- consent, confidentiality and disclos

12,30-13.30 Lunch

Afternoon Session:

Concurrent  Workshops *Workshop C: role play, prenatal *Workshop D: role play, cancer)

14.15.30 Workshops C and D

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00- 17.30  Workshops C and D


April 17th CROSSOVER

Morning Session 

9.00-10.00 C.Janssens The genomic era: hypes, hopes and practice

10.00-11.00 ATibben Counselling for predictive testing

11.00-11.30  Coffee break

11.30-12.30 Optional Workshop: Genetic Counselling in Armenia

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Afternoon Session:

13.30-14.30 H . Skirton Psychological issues in antenatal screening and testing

14.30-16.30 H. Skirton Revision of basicRogerian.counselling skills

April 18th ADVANCED

Morning Session 

9.00-11.00 H. Skirton Using Transactional Analysis in genetic counselling practice – theory and practice using scenarios

11.00-11.30  Coffee break

11.30-12.30 A. Tibben Genetic screening and testing in children

12.30-13.30 Lunch

Afternoon Session

13.30-15.00 All faculty Discussion of difficult cases brought by students

15.0015.30  Coffee Break

15.30-16.30 A. Tibben What are my professional qualities and pitfalls?


April 19th ADVANCED

Morning Session

9.00-11.00 H. Skirton H. Skirton Grief and loss issues – theory and  personal awareness

11.00-11.30  Coffee break

11.30-13.00 All faculty: Counselling skills practice using scenarios

13.00 Lunch 

Afternoon Session:

14.00 E. Razzaboni The Counsellor end: self-awareness tools, occupational stress and burnout syndrome

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.00 A. Tibben and E. Razzaboni Using supervision effectively.


April 20th ADVANCED

Morning Session 

9.00-11.00 E. Razzaboni Discussing difficult issues with clients  Skills practice

11.00-11.30  Coffee break

11.30-12.30 A. Tibben Family Dinamics

12.30-13-30 Evaluation and feedback

13.30 Lunch and departure

List of fellows:

Fellowship BASIC:  E. N. Suspitsin (Russia)

Fellowship ADVANCED: G. Mandrile (Italy),  M. Pollazzon (Italy), V. Uliana (Italy)

Fellowship  ENTIRE COURSE: C. Pak Lam Sammy (Hong Kong) , E.U. Gumuslu (Turkey), G. Shahsuvaryan (Armenia), D. Bondavalli, T. S. Grozescu (Romania), S. E.  Dumitriu (Romania)

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