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In the News (Mon 24 Jun 19)

  
  Role of Geneticist
In addition, and possibly in contrast to other tertiary care physicians, clinical geneticists clearly have a responsibility to offer services to extended family members who may be at risk (or who have concerns about their risk) of developing a disorder or of transmitting it to their children.
Clinical geneticists are conscious of an ever increasing demand on their time to provide talks / lectures / seminars to a variety of health professionals.
The 18 Clinical Geneticists (16 consultants and 2 specialist registrar representatives) who met to discuss their roles, were drawn from 12 UK genetic centres and were felt to be representative of the current UK workforce.
www.bshg.org.uk /documents/official_docs/clingenrole.htm   (1780 words)

  
 eMJA: The clinical geneticist and the "new genetics"
Clinical geneticists can be a valuable resource for doctors who need advice about whether genetic testing is available, which tests to pursue, how to access testing services, and how to interpret and act on test results.
Clinical geneticists work within clinical genetics centres in partnership with genetic counsellors and medical scientists to provide genetic services to the population of a defined geographical region.
Clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors can assist, but many doctors are unaware of clinical genetics as a medical specialty and the role a clinical geneticist can play in patient management, and have never referred a patient to a clinical genetics service.
www.mja.com.au /public/issues/178_09_050503/haa10668_fm.html   (3345 words)

  
 Clinical Genetic Evaluation of the Child With Mental Retardation or Developmental Delays - Health - RedOrbit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At times, a clinical geneticist may request a second chromosomal analysis for a number of reasons, ranging from high clinical suspicion of a certain chromosomal diagnosis to a desire to have a chromosomal study of sufficient bands to find smaller rearrangements, such as a 700-band study.
In addition to confirming the clinical diagnosis, genetic testing may be important for describing the genetic mechanism for the diagnosis and for improving the precision of genetic counseling.
In other situations, the clinical geneticist may consider molecular genetic testing for the patient who presents with "atypical features" of a known syndrome, as is the case for those suspected to have a mutation in the MECP2 gene, which causes Rett syndrome in patients who do not fulfill the diagnostic criteria.
www.redorbit.com /news/health/541283/clinical_genetic_evaluation_of_the_child_with_mental_retardation_or/index.html?source=r_health   (6334 words)

  
  PGMDE Hospital Appointments - Clinical Genetics
Clinical Genetics is the specialty concerned with the diagnosis of inherited disorders and birth defects, with the estimation of genetic risks and with genetic counseling of family members.
Trainees who wish to undertake part of their clinical genetic HMT overseas must ensure that this is in a recognized Genetics centre with supervision provided, have a personal training programme agreed by the SAC in advance, have independent funding and an agreement from the Postgraduate Dean for out-of-programme training.
Clinical duties that are undertaken in the course of research beyond the initial research year are counted at a rate of no more than 1 session per week, allowing one month’s credit to be accumulated per year of research.
www.cf.ac.uk /pgmde/jobs/specialties/clinical_genetics/index_html   (1528 words)

  
 The Children's Hospital at Westmead - Professionals - Genetics Clinics
Geneticists attend the Craniofacial Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic for diagnosis and assessment of craniofacial malformations.
This clinic is for pregnant women (and their partners) and provides assessment, genetic counselling, information regarding prenatal diagnosis options and coordination of prenatal testing where there is a possible or known increased risk of fetal abnormality.
The Cranio-facial Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic attended, by one clinical geneticist.
www.chw.edu.au /prof/clinics/genetics_clinics.htm   (2128 words)

  
 Pediatric Clinical Genetics - Medical Services - Miami Children's Hospital
A clinical geneticist and genetic counselor evaluate infants and children with developmental delays, unusual facial features, metabolic disorders, seizures, craniofacial anomalies, and failure to thrive.
During the clinics, held twice monthly, the patient and family meets with the team to ensure that the child's collective care needs are being met thus eliminating the need for multiple appointments with various specialists.
Clinical Genetics uses state of the art genetic testing to provide diagnostic information to families and develop the most effective treatment program.
www.mch.com /clinical/genetics   (781 words)

  
 Clinical Genetics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Clinical genetics is a challenging specialty associated with exciting scientific developments that have an impact on clinical practice.
The clinical geneticist diagnoses genetic disorders, investigates and assesses genetic risk, offers genetic counselling, follow-up, support and co-ordination of health surveillance for specific genetic conditions and offers genetic services to the extended family.
It involves liaison with genetic laboratories (both molecular and cytogenetic), conducting ongoing research, which may be of a clinical, biomedical, psychosocial or service related nature, and the education and training of genetic professionals and other health care professionals.
www.careers.pgmd.man.ac.uk /home/specialities/medical/medicine/clinicalgenetics_thespecialty.aspx   (250 words)

  
 JCHMT curricula: Clinical Genetics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The clinical geneticist has to liaise with clinical co-workers and those responsible for cytogenetic, biochemical genetic and molecular genetic laboratories in the provision of a comprehensive regional genetics service.
Clinical geneticists should also play their part in public education and public debate about social issues arising from the applications of human genetics, and are expected to provide appropriate advice to professional colleagues, NHS purchasers and others.
Clinical geneticists will be expected to be familiar with the major ethical issues relating to clinical and molecular genetics.
www.jchmt.org.uk /clingen/curr_clingenetics.asp   (4125 words)

  
 HGSA Policies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Clinical geneticists should be encouraged to develop a career which provides a mixture of both service and other activities, e.g.
Clinical geneticists must play a central role in the organisation of services including diagnosis, counselling and management of birth defects and genetic disorders.
Clinical geneticist arriving to work in Australia where there is reciprocal arrangement with organisations which certify clinical geneticists in other countries.
www.hgsa.com.au /policy/cgc2.html   (942 words)

  
 UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program - Clinical Genetics
Genetics residents/fellows spend the majority of their clinical training time at their home institution, but are required to do a minimum number of clinical rotations at the other campuses.
The genetics residents/fellows receive extensive hands-on experience in clinical genetics, didactic information about the specialty of medical genetics, as well as skills in conducting clinical and/or laboratory-based research, writing manuscripts and research grants, and organizing and delivering lectures and seminars to a wide variety of groups.
The mix of clinical cases, conferences, and lectures is intended to provide comprehensive training in medical genetics, dysmorphology, teratology, and prenatal diagnosis, molecular diagnosis, and biochemical genetics.
www.csmc.edu /6190.html   (487 words)

  
 When should the possibility of a genetic disorder cross your radar screen? - Contemporary Pediatrics
You explain that a clinical geneticist, or a genetic counselor supervised by a geneticist, has a detailed understanding of the spectrum of genetic issues, including reproductive counseling; knows the specific tests available; and can meet with parents to discuss the ethical, legal, and psychosocial issues.
Let us assume that, in the clinical case presented earlier, the mother was adopted as an infant and that this fact was a source of pain to her for many years.
If consultation with a clinical geneticist is not feasible, the pediatrician should order a chromosome analysis and a fragile X DNA test for a child with developmental delay and refer to a pediatric neurologist or a developmental pediatrician.
www.contemporarypediatrics.com /contpeds/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=108031   (5109 words)

  
 HGSA Policies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Clinical genetics units aim to enhance and promote the health of the population they serve through the provision of clinical genetic services, research into disorders having a genetic basis, professional and community education about genetics and health promotion.
For clinical purposes, testing in an accredited clinical service laboratory is preferred, but in the early stages of test development, the use of a research laboratory may be the only available option for testing and that may be seen to be in the best interests of a client.
The primary aim of all research undertaken by or in collaboration with a clinical genetics unit should be to enhance the understanding, prevention or treatment of inherited and congenital disorders and their psychosocial consequences.
www.hgsa.com.au /policy/GStructCGunits_Sept99.html   (1584 words)

  
 Pediatric Clinical Genetics - Medical Services - Miami Children's Hospital
A clinical geneticist and genetic counselor evaluate infants and children with developmental delays, unusual facial features, metabolic disorders, seizures, craniofacial anomalies, and failure to thrive.
During the clinics, held twice monthly, the patient and family meets with the team to ensure that the child's collective care needs are being met thus eliminating the need for multiple appointments with various specialists.
Clinical Genetics uses state of the art genetic testing to provide diagnostic information to families and develop the most effective treatment program.
mch.com /clinical/genetics   (781 words)

  
 Healthcare Careers
Medical Technologist - They are clinical laboratory technologists who serve in supervisory role to medical laboratory technicians, MT's perform a wide range of tests in all areas of science or may choose to focus their skills in one area.
For example, clinical chemistry technologies conduct tests on blood and bodily fluids with respect to their chemical characteristics: microbiology technologists specialize in micro-organisms and bacteria; and immunology technologists focus on the immune system and its functions.
PHD Geneticist - A PhD geneticist has expertise that is similar to that of Clinical Geneticists as well as knowledge of complex risk assessment and in the integration of clinical and genetic information.
www.utc.edu /Administration/UTC-TV/HOSA/HC_alpha.html   (13052 words)

  
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Clinical Geneticists evaluate, diagnose and treats genetic diseases - preparing and reviewing case histories and clinical records, and interviewing patients or parents to obtain clinical and family histories and constructs pedigrees.
They schedule the use of medical genetics clinics, facilities and laboratories and instruct interns and residents in the methods and procedures for diagnosis and management of genetic disorders.
Areas of concentration in human genetics might include one of the following: anthropological genetics, behavioral genetics, biochemical genetics, clinical genetics, cytogenetic technology, cytogenetics, developmental genetics, dysmorphology, epidemiology, gene mapping, genetic counseling, immunogenetics, molecular genetics, oncological genetics, pharmacogenetics, population genetics, prenatal diagnosis, comatic cell genetics, and teratology.
www.afrotc.com /careers/jobsearch/category/medicine/44JX.htm   (269 words)

  
 Employment Opportunities
The Greenwood Genetic Center is recruiting a clinical geneticist at the assistant or associate level to join an active team of 11 clinical geneticists, 1 clinical biochemical geneticists, 9 genetic counselors, and 9 PhD geneticists.
In addition, the metabolic program is supported by the clinical division of the Greenwood Genetic Center, including 9 clinical geneticists and 9 genetic counselors.
The clinical genetics residency at the Greenwood Genetic Center is designed to provide intensive postgraduate clinical experience with heritable conditions.
www.ggc.org /employment.htm   (530 words)

  
 News & Publications: Region’s Only Clinical Geneticist Joins Pediatric Staff at Albany Medical Center
Dr. Adams will work within the Children’s Hospital at Albany Med and is the region’s only clinical geneticist.
In addition to testing children, geneticists are also able to test high-risk couples with children who have been born with certain birth defects to determine if they carry the genes that could predict whether the same condition could occur with another child.
In announcing the appointment, David A. Clark, M.D., director of the Children’s Hospital at Albany Med, said, “There are only about 150 board qualified physicians in both clinical and metabolic genetics as well as pediatrics in the country.
www.amc.edu /PR/getnews.cfm?newsid=454   (322 words)

  
 Division of Medical Genetics - Clinical Services
Clinical services including diagnosis, counseling and management of specific hereditary disorders are available through the Division of Medical Genetics.
It is a communication process between the patient and/or family and a genetic counselor or medical geneticist that addresses: the cause of a genetic disorder; risk of passing on a genetic condition to future generation; education about the disorder; and adjusting to living with a genetic disorder.
In the general medical genetics clinic, we see adults to evaluate the possibility of genetic syndromes or to discuss genetic factors predisposing to common diseases.
www.uphs.upenn.edu /penngen/clinical.html   (590 words)

  
 Clinical molecular geneticist in close-up
Clinical molecular geneticists use biochemical and molecular biology techniques to identify genetic abnormalities associated with disease.
Most clinical molecular geneticists are based in regional genetics centres of The National Health Service (NHS) within large hospitals or in other specialist laboratories.
The most common diseases geneticists work with are: cystic fibrosis; Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy; fragile X syndrome; Huntington's disease; and familial cancers, such as breast and ovarian cancers.
www.prospects.ac.uk /cms/ShowPage/Home_page/Explore_types_of_jobs/Types_of_Job/p!eipaL?state=showocc&idno=303&pageno=1   (387 words)

  
 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A clinical biochemist is an individual who performs and interprets biochemical analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases and who acts as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis of a broad range of biochemical genetic disorders.
A clinical cytogeneticist performs and interprets cytogenetic analyses pertinent to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases and who acts as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis for a broad range of cytogenetic disorders, including inherited and acquired conditions.
A clinical molecular geneticist performs and interprets molecular analyses pertinent to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases and who can act as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis of a broad range of molecular genetic disorders.
www.suite101.com /print_article.cfm/women_and_genetic_testing/36879   (590 words)

  
 Request for Applications - Clinical Investigatorship Award - Institute of Genetics (IG) - CIHR
The Clinical Investigatorship Award is aimed at enabling clinical geneticists to become successful clinical genetics investigators by providing two years of protected research time.
The objective of this award is to increase Canada's capacity in the area of clinical genetics research.
Clinical qualification is normally indicated by certification by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (in Medical Genetics), le Collège des médecins du Québec (in Medical Genetics), or the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors;
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca /e/4273.html   (1266 words)

  
 Gallaudet University - Home
Clinics are usually held once a month and one time during the summer.
During a clinic evaluation, you (and your child) will meet with a board certified clinical geneticist who will do a brief physical examination of you (or your child) and review your complete family and medical history.
Following this meeting, you will speak with a genetic counselor and/or a medical geneticist to discuss anything the clinical geneticist may have found and what it means.
depts.gallaudet.edu /genetics/clinical_service.htm   (236 words)

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