Special Interest Group (SIG)

Genetic Counseling, Ethics, and Patient Education

Co-Chairs: Lynn Wein Bush, PhD MS MA and Samantha Stover, MS, CGC

SIG Roster (member sign-in required to view)

Lynn Bush

Sam Stover
This SIG provides a forum for engagement around genetic counseling, patient education, and ethical issues arising in reproductive testing and fetal therapy. Activities include preconference courses, input into guidelines, provision of resources and engaging with SIG members. This SIG welcomes collaboration with other SIGs within ISPD.

SIG Topics of Discussion/Interest

  • Screening and diagnostic techniques
  • International collaboration among GCs
  • International utilization of GCs
  • Ethics and counseling in reproductive genetics and perinatal medicine
  • Informed choice and informed consent
  • Disclosure of incidental findings  
  • Equity in access to services
  • Preconception screening
  • Ethics and fetal therapy