GCR Connect is a newly founded network of Genetic Counsellors working in research roles across Australasia and beyond. This initiative has been endorsed by the Human Genetics Society of Australasia and is supported by both Australian Genomics and the Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors. Increasingly, Genetic Counsellors are moving to positions in research, and many of these roles will come with their own unique set of challenges (and rewards!) which will differ from clinical roles. Established in July 2022, GCR Connect offers Genetic Counsellors with a space to discuss the unique issues that arise in the research landscape, provides links to practical resources, and creates a supportive research Genetic Counselling network.
The GCR Connect End of Year Showcase has been curated to feature some of the amazingly talented Genetic Counsellors we have working in research across Australasia. The showcase will involve a number of short presentations from GCR Connect members. These presentations will highlight the diversity of skills Genetic Counsellors have to offer in the research space. We will also have a presentation from our keynote speaker A/Prof Stephanie Best who will explore how implementation science research can benefit Genetic Counsellors and others looking to translate their research into real world change.