PAGC was formed to promote genetics education, foster professional development, encourage communication, and facilitate access to services in the state of Pennsylvania. Professional membership, participation in conferences and webinars, and volunteer support are crucial to our success!
Opportunities to Chair or Join PAGC Committees, Task Forces and Other Volunteer Opportunities
Access to Member Center with Exclusive PAGC Updates, News and Executive Board Announcements
Participation and Voice in Shaping Your State GC Organization
Updates on Licensure Law and Renewal Requirements (Online Child Abuse Reporting Course)
Addition to the Member Directory & Distribution List
Notification about the PAGC Annual Spring Conference and Other Continuing Education Events
Discounts on Registration Fees for Local Conferences and Events
Contribution to the Advancement and Awareness of Genetic Counseling in PA
There are three general membership tiers. Eligibility and privileges are listed below.
Applicants who qualify for NSGC membership (per NSGC bylaws) must be NSGC members in good standing in order to be eligible for PAGC membership.
We plan to use membership funds to maintain and update the PAGC website, to support the PAGC Annual Spring Conference, to fund committees and, in the future, to provide travel scholarships for our conference and research mini-grants for PAGC members. Information on creating a membership or checking the status of a membership can be found at the bottom of this page.
For those who are interested in receiving important updates from PAGC about genetic counseling in PA, but are not currently eligible for active membership, please email PAGCMembership@gmail.com and ask to be added to our email contact list.
ANNUAL FULL MEMBERSHIP $50
Eligible individuals hold a Masters degree from an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) or American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) accredited genetic counseling graduate training program and have a professional interest in genetic counseling in Pennsylvania.
Full members may attend all PAGC meetings, vote, serve on the Board of Directors, and serve on or chair PAGC committees.
ANNUAL ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP $25
Eligible individuals are active candidates or certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG), credentialed by Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission of International Society of Nurses in Genetics ("ISONG") or those who have a professional interest in genetic counseling in Pennsylvania.
Associate members may attend all open meetings and serve on committees. They shall not attend closed meetings, vote on motions or elections, serve on the Board of Directors, or be elected as officers or committee chairs.
ANNUAL STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - FREE
Eligible individuals are students actively enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) certified genetic counseling graduate program and also interested in living or working within Pennsylvania.
Student members may attend all open meetings and serve on committees. They shall not attend closed meetings, vote on motions or elections, serve on the Board of Directors, or be elected as officers or committee chairs.
Membership Registration Process
The membership process is three easy steps that should take 10 minutes to complete: 1) Create a username & password; 2) Fill out the profile information; 3) Submit payment.
Individuals who have purchased a membership in the new PAGC website as of May 2021 will have their membership automatically renewed unless it is cancelled. You can check the status of renewal by clicking on "My Account" under the Membership tab and then clicking on "My Subscriptions".