The former “European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics – EMPAG” has now 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 the sections 19 – 24.

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

E03 Bridging genomic discoveries and personalized medicine
Saturday, June 15
10.30 – 12.00 hrs
W02 Prenatal Diagnosis
Saturday, June 15
10.30 – 12.00 hrs
C07 Gene editing and reproduction
Saturday, June 15
18.30 – 20.00 hrs
S01 Updates in psychiatric genetics
Sunday, June 16
08.30 – 10.00 hrs
C14 Genetic counselling developments
Sunday, June 16
13.00 – 14.30 hrs
W09 A Tribute to Seymour Kessler: Deliberating Psyhotherapeutic Work in Genetic Counseling
Sunday, June 16
15.00 – 16.30 hrs
S06 Thank you for the Variant (a personal utility tale)
Sunday, June 16
17.45 – 19.15 hrs
C22 Ethical, policy and psychosocial aspects in genomics
Monday, June 17
13.00 – 14.30 hrs
W16 Opportunistic or non opportunistic genetic screening?
Monday, June 17
15.00 – 16.30 hrs
C29 Stakeholder perspectives in cancer genetics
Tuesday, June 18
11.00 – 12.30 hrs