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Training on Genetic Counseling, Yerevan, Armenia/

2018-05-11

During 25-28 April, 2016, in the frame of Tempus MEDGEN project the training program was organized and held at the Center of Medical Genetics, Yerevan, Armenia for the specialists of Yerevan State Medical University. The specialists and residents form other medical centers and institutions were also participated. The training was conducted by Professor Heather Skirton and Specialists in Genetic Counseling Selina Goodman and Peter Lunt from Plymouth University, UK. The training program was mainly on how to learn and practice genetic counseling skills. The training consisted form the several parts, including: theoretical and practical parts, as well as real case discussions. The main themes of the training were the following: - Revision of basic skills of counseling - Revision of core conditions for counseling - Theory for work with clients and families - Skills practice session - Exercises on counseling (role games) - Real case discussions brought by participants Every day had an opening and closing sessions, when participants expressed their thoughts and experiences of the days, and what they took from that particular day. It was a very efficient and useful training. Participants shared their skills in genetic counseling. There were organized role games when participants acted as clients, counselors and also as observers of the course and took notes for giving the feedback on the process. After each practical part each participant received a feedback from the observer and had an opportunity to improve their skills for the next counseling exercise. Difficult counseling cases from own practice were presented and were discussed with the group.


Training on Genetic Counseling, Yerevan, Armenia

2018-05-11

During 25-28 April, 2016, in the frame of Tempus MEDGEN project the training program was organized and held at the Center of Medical Genetics, Yerevan, Armenia for the specialists of Yerevan State Medical University. The specialists and residents form other medical centers and institutions were also participated. The training was conducted by Professor Heather Skirton and Specialists in Genetic Counseling Selina Goodman and Peter Lunt from Plymouth University, UK. The training program was mainly on how to learn and practice genetic counseling skills. The training consisted form the several parts, including: theoretical and practical parts, as well as real case discussions. The main themes of the training were the following: - Revision of basic skills of counseling - Revision of core conditions for counseling - Theory for work with clients and families - Skills practice session - Exercises on counseling (role games) - Real case discussions brought by participants Every day had an opening and closing sessions, when participants expressed their thoughts and experiences of the days, and what they took from that particular day. It was a very efficient and useful training. Participants shared their skills in genetic counseling. There were organized role games when participants acted as clients, counselors and also as observers of the course and took notes for giving the feedback on the process. After each practical part each participant received a feedback from the observer and had an opportunity to improve their skills for the next counseling exercise. Difficult counseling cases from own practice were presented and were discussed with the group.

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Training on NGS, Yerevan, Armenia

2018-05-11

During 29 March - 1 April, 2016, in the frame of Tempus MEDGEN project the training program on NGS (New Generation Sequencing) was organized and held at the Center of Medical Genetics, Yerevan, Armenia for the specialists of Yerevan State Medical University. The training was conducted by Tommaso Pippucci and Pamela Magini form University of Bologna, Italy. The training consisted form lectures and workshops. The main themes of the training were the following: - NGS technology and its applications: genomes, exomes and gene panels - How to evaluate an experiment? - Visualization of NGS data - Variant Filtering - Variant Prioritization - Inheritance filtering: Mendelian Models - Recessive and X-linked diseases - Dominant diseases: families and trios - Gene Prioritization - Gene Prioritization - Incidental findings in exome analysis - Incidental findings - Clinical interpretation: the thin red line between research and diagnostics - Practical workshop on puzzling cases During the trainings colleges from University of Charles, Czech Republic also joined to the training. Zdenek Sedlacek, Miroslava Hancarova and Darina Prchalova from Charles University discussed and shared their experience on using NGS results for the research and management in the fields of intellectual disability and autism. As a result of training participants gained useful information and knowledge on how to work with NGS and interpret the results which will be important part of their future work. There were opening and closing sessions every day, when participants expressed their thoughts and experiences of the days, and what they took from that particular day.

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Training on Genetic Counseling, Yerevan, Armenia

2018-05-11

During 25-28 April, 2016, in the frame of Tempus MEDGEN project the training program was organized and held at the Center of Medical Genetics, Yerevan, Armenia for the specialists of Yerevan State Medical University. The specialists and residents form other medical centers and institutions were also participated. The training was conducted by Professor Heather Skirton and Specialists in Genetic Counseling Selina Goodman and Peter Lunt from Plymouth University, UK. The training program was mainly on how to learn and practice genetic counseling skills. The training consisted form the several parts, including: theoretical and practical parts, as well as real case discussions. The main themes of the training were the following: - Revision of basic skills of counseling - Revision of core conditions for counseling - Theory for work with clients and families - Skills practice session - Exercises on counseling (role games) - Real case discussions brought by participants Every day had an opening and closing sessions, when participants expressed their thoughts and experiences of the days, and what they took from that particular day. It was a very efficient and useful training. Participants shared their skills in genetic counseling. There were organized role games when participants acted as clients, counselors and also as observers of the course and took notes for giving the feedback on the process. After each practical part each participant received a feedback from the observer and had an opportunity to improve their skills for the next counseling exercise. Difficult counseling cases from own practice were presented and were discussed with the group.

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