Virginia Association of Genetic Counselors



  • A new job has been posted
  • Registration is open for the Annual VaAGC conference on May 19, 2017

Click HERE to register for our annual VaAGC using Eventbrite

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the next VaAGC state meeting on May 19th, 2017.  We have blocked off a group of rooms at the hotel; however, because the hotel is oceanfront and it is the start of the Summer season, the rooms at the discounted rate are filling up quickly!

To ensure that you get a room at a reduced price ($159.00 per night plus tax), please vsit this link and book now!

[05.03.17: New job posting]

FSR is hiring a Certified Genetics Counselor to provide service at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.  Providing services in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, OB/GYN Department.



v Possess a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from an accredited university

v Possess certification by the ABGC, or be willing to obtain certification

v One year of experience as a Genetics Counselor


FSR offers:

v Extremely Competitive Rate

v 260 hours of paid sick/vacation time off (6.5 weeks)

v 10 paid holidays

v Excellent Gratification working with Military Members and their Families!


Please submit your CV to the link below,


For more information on this opportunity, please contact Michelle Davidson, 410-570-8765 or

What is the VaAGC?

The VaAGC is an organization that was developed in the fall of 2007 by a group of genetic counselors representing various regions in Virginia as an outgrowth of conversations begun at recent state meetings. The intended purpose of the organization is to facilitate communication among counselors in Virginia and to serve as a resource for relevant information to the public.

What is a Genetic Counselor?

A genetic counselor is a health care professional who has specific academic training to serve and support individuals and families with genetic conditions or those who may be at risk for genetic conditions or birth defects. Genetic counselors typically practice as part of a health care team, primarily in prenatal, pediatric and oncology settings. Many genetic counselors work in industry, such as laboratories that offer genetic testing services. Other genetic counselors work in public health settings educating the public about screening and prevention options for certain birth defects and genetic conditions.

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Last updated: 07.05.15