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.

About VAAGC

About VAAGC

About VAAGC

Learn more about the Virginia Association of Genetic Counselors.

License Icon

Become Licensed

Become Licensed

Interested in becoming licensed? Start here.

Jobs Icon

View Jobs

View Jobs

View a current list of genetic counselor jobs in Virginia.

WHAT IS A GENETIC COUNSELOR?

A genetic counselor is a healthcare 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.

Learn More

Learn More

Join Us at the Annual Virginia State Genetics Education Conference

The Virginia Association of Genetic Counselors hosts an annual education conference that rotates between the four regions of the state: Northern, Central, Eastern and Western. The annual meeting is typically held in May to allow for graduate student attendance and presentation. Look out for information about our upcoming conference in the new year!

Learn More

Learn More
Have questions about genetic counselors or need more information?

This is my first visit to a genetic counselor. What can I expect?

Genetic counselors frequently speak to clients about complex scientific and emotional topics. Usually the issues involve genetic conditions or birth defects or possibilities of such things occurring. The topic you bring to the genetic counseling session may determine the content of the discussion, however you can expect the genetic counselor to have specialized knowledge and be able to answer your questions, maybe even to anticipate some of your questions. Often, the genetic counselor acts as an interpreter for the medical information and a support person if the information turns out to be stressful.

Learn More

WHO WE ARE

The VaAGC facilitates communication among counselors in Virginia and serves as a resource for delivering relevant information to the public.

Get in Touch

Address
PO Box 15639
1100 Battlefield Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23328

Email
info@vaagc.com

©2018 Virginia Association of Genetic Counselors  |  All Rights Reserved  |  Site by Blue Cloud Studio