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Genetic Counseling In European Universities: The Case Of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Genetic counseling in European universities: The case of neurodegenerative diseases

Our colleagues from the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders are pleased to announce a new very innovative Erasmus+ project in Higher Education (2021-1-EL01-KA220-HED-000032173) “Genetic counseling in European universities: The case of neurodegenerative diseases” (GECONEU,). The GECONEU project aims to develop an online Course for University students focusing on Genetic Counseling. The main goals and central impact of this project are to support people, caregivers and society to better understand the aims of genetic testing and the usefulness of genetic counseling by involving students in an innovative learning and teaching setting. This project will provide the opportunity to take all the factors of an appropriate training course to 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. It is coordinated by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and supported by 5 more partners: Panhellenic Institute of Neurodegenerative diseases (Greece), Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Germany), Fundacio Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica (Spain), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels), Izmir Ekonomi Universitesi (Turkey). Alzheimer Hellas will support this project by offering to caregivers genetic counseling services and using the project materials.

More information:

Marina Makri, BSc, MSc, MA, PhDc School of Medicine Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders

Magda Tsolaki, Neuropsychiatric Professor, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Vice-president of Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Disorders

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