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The European voice for informal carers

An innovative course on Genetic Counseling will focus on the needs of caregivers of people with Neurodegenerative disorders

On the 15th and 16th of December 2022, the partners of the project Genetic counseling in European universities: The case of neurodegenerative diseases (GECONEU) met in Heidelberg, Germany for the 2nd Transnational Project Meeting. Also, a Hybrid Symposium in the field of Genetic Counseling (GC) on neurodegenerative disorders was organised by the Network Aging Research (NAR), Heidelberg University and many experts presented the last developments in the field. The project’s main aim is to develop an online Course for University students focusing on GC and the central impact of this project is to support people, caregivers, and society to better understand the aims of genetic testing and the usefulness of GC. This project will provide the opportunity to take all the factors of an appropriate training course for society into account by involving the families of people with Neurodegenerative disorders in the development of the learning and teaching outcomes consequently improving their visibility and enhancing their level of knowledge.

For more information, you can visit our website or contact Marina Makri, BSc, MSc, MA, PhDc School of Medicine Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders

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