A Conversation with the Arab Society of Genetic Counselors about Engaging with Arab PatientsMay 16 at 1 PM ET- Instagram Live
The National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks (NCC) is thrilled to hold a conversation with the Arab Society of Genetic Counselors (ASGC) about their mission and engaging with Arab patients to celebrate Public Health Genetics and Genomics Week.
Rawan Awwad, MS, CGC
Rawan Awwad is a board-certified genetic counselor with 17 years of clinical and laboratory experience primarily in reproductive genetics. She currently serves as the Genetic Counseling Director at Fairfax EggBank and specializes in infertility, preimplantation genetic testing, and gamete donation. She is also the President and founding Board Member of the nonprofit corporation, Arab Society of Genetic Counselors (ASGC), where she pursues her passion of advocating for an underserved patient population.
Dina Alaeddin, MS, CGC
Dina Alaeddin is a board-certified genetic counselor based in Washington DC, USA and has over 5 years of experience mainly focused on cancer genetics, with some experience in cardiogenetics. She is currently practicing as a senior cancer genetic counselor at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital. She is also a Treasurer and Board member of the ASGC, working towards improving accessibility of genetic services in the Arab world.
Megan Lyon, MPH
Megan Lyon is the Co-Project Director of the National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks (NCC). She works to improve access to genetic services for underserved populations.
The Arab Society of Genetic Counselors (ASGC) is a non-profit corporation that promotes networking, creates resources, and encourages collaboration among genetic professionals in order to extend quality genetic services to Arab patients globally. The ASGC is headquartered in Michigan, USA, with membership and participation from around the world. The goals of the society are to:
- Extend genetic counseling services to underserved Arab populations by making available a growing registry of genetic counselors located in various countries;
- Advocate for Arab patients by raising awareness on their unique cultural, religious, and social characteristics;
- Support genetic counselors and other genetic professionals who are serving Arab patients by creating networking and collaboration opportunities.
The ASGC is committed to creating resources for Arab patients and providers to promote awareness about genetic services in the Arab region. Such resources include videos, blog posts, and webinars. Listed below are the links for some of our resources.
Cardiogenetics webinar coming soon