The former “European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics – EMPAG” has  become an integral part of the ESHG Conference and welcomes the former EMPAG delegates on a yearly basis as of 2019. We have listed the relevant session in an “ELPAG” Track (Ethical Legal and Psychosocial Aspects in Genetics) on this page. Relevant sessions are marked with  on the programme pages.

These sessions are not only intended for Genetic Counsellors and Genetic Nurses, but address issues of relevance to all experts in the field of Human Genetics. Abstracts on relevant topics can be submitted via the regular ESHG Abstract submission using topics 22-23.

Click on the Session title below to access the details. The list will be updated after the abstract selection meeting in mid-March.

Sessions included in the ELPAG Track

W04 GenEthics
Saturday, June 6
10.30 – 12.00 hrs
S05 Public and Patient Engagement
Sunday, June 7
08.30 – 10.00 hrs
W06 Prenatal Diagnosis
Sunday, June 7
14.15 – 15.45 hrs
W10 Community Genetics: Prospects for Curing Genetic Disorders
Sunday, June 7
14.15 – 15.45 hrs
E08 Does Genetic Counselling work?
Sunday, June 7
17.15 – 18.45 hrs
S13 Where Science and Ethics Meet
Monday, June 8
08.30 – 10.00 hrs
PL3 ELPAG Award Lecture
Monday, June 8
12.15- 13.00 hrs
W16 Genetic Counselling Models for Genomic Screening
Monday, June 8
14.15 – 15.45 hrs
W17 Science Communication
Monday, June 8
14.15 – 15.45 hrs
E13 Mainstreaming Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques?
Monday, June 8
17.15 – 18.45 hrs
S20 Data-driven Genomic Care and its Implementation in the Clinic: A Paradigm Shift
Tuesday, June 9
09.00 – 10.30 hrs