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SCGC 7th Annual Education Conference

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

Pacific Palms Resort

 City of Industry, CA

SCGC 7th Annual Education Conference:
Lighting the Way: Navigating Uncertainty, Innovation and Collaboration
May 3rd, 2024 | Pacific Palms Resort, City of Industry, CA

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Southern California Genetic Counselors (SCGC) invites you to join us for our 7th Annual Education Conference!


The theme of the 7th AEC is "Lighting the Way: Navigating Uncertainty, Innovation and Collaboration." Please join us in shining a light on our fantastic line-up of speakers and presenters this year in the City of Industry!


The 2024 SCGC Annual Education Conference is a full-day event that will be held on Friday, May 3rd, 2024 at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry, CA. This event is intended for genetic counselors, students and genetics healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals from a variety of settings, including academic centers, private entities, major healthcare systems, community-based services, clinical laboratories, industry and research. The conference highlights and shares expertise of genetic professionals in Southern California while providing a venue for collaboration and networking of genetics professionals in our region.


The conference presentations will also be broadcast LIVE via Zoom for those who register to attend virtually!



Registration is now OPEN! To register, click the "Register Here" button above or navigate to our Events page. Registrants will have the option to register to attend the 7th AEC in-person or virtually, with or without continuing education units (CEUs). Discounted tickets are available for SCGC members! Becoming a member is easy and FREE!  

Registration is required to attend. Please get your tickets early! No refunds will be available.


Registration closes Wednesday, April 24th, 2024.

Available ticket types:

SCGC Member Ticket (In-Person or Virtual; With or Without CEUs)

Non-Member Ticket (In-Person or Virtual; With or Without CEUs)

Student Ticket (In-Person or Virtual)

Sponsor Ticket (With or Without CEUs)


Check out our full 2024 AEC Digital Program!

Speaker Submissions

The speaker submission window for the 2024 AEC is now closed. Check out our preliminary program (link above) to see our line-up of engaging, innovative, and informative presentations for the 7th AEC!

For more information on submitting a speaker proposal, please visit our Speaker Submissions page. 

Continuing Education Units

This event is being submitted to the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) for category 1 CEU approval. More information to come.


In order to claim CEUs for this event, you must purchase a registration ticket "with CEUs" and complete the post-conference survey.


For additional information, please visit our CEU FAQs page.

Research Poster & Platform Session

The submission window for research posters and platform sessions is now closed. The purpose of this session is for genetic counseling students and genetic counselors to share their research work with attendees. Eligible research projects are capstone/thesis projects or other research projects involving genetic counselors that are being conducted in the Southern California area.

We ask that participants fill out the following forms:​ 

  1. Research Poster and Platform Presentation Proposal

  2. Conflict of Interest


Venue and Parking

This year's conference will be held at the Pacific Palms Resort, located in the heart of the City of Industry!

Address: 1 Industry Hills Pkwy, City of Industry, CA 91744

Check out this year's AEC venue HERE.

Parking: Onsite parking will be available and free for attendees.


A discounted room rate at the Pacific Palms Resort will be available on a first come, first serve basis for SCGC attendees. Please book prior to April 15th, 2024 to utilize the group rate.

By Phone: To book your rooms, please call the reservations desk directly at 800-524-4557. When speaking to the representative, kindly mention the event to ensure you receive the group rate.


Online Booking: Simply click on the link below to access the reservation page. Once contact information is submitted, a reservations agent will contact you to obtain your credit card details.

Post-Conference Reception

SCGC will be hosting a reception from 5:30PM - 9:00PM at the Pacific Palms Resort directly following the conference. Come join us for some appetizers, cash bar and good times with fellow attendees and our generous sponsors! 

COVID Policy*

  • Indoor masking is strongly recommended for in-person attendees.

  • In-person attendees are encouraged to be up-to-date with current vaccination recommendations.

  • There is an option for virtual attendance for those who are not comfortable gathering in-person.

  • In the event that it is not safe to gather in-person or as local policies dictate, the meeting date and/or format may be subject to change.

  • In person attendees are encourage to take an at-home test before attending, and to attend virtually if they test positive or are ill.


*Policy is subject to change based local public health guidelines.


Sponsorship Opportunities

  • This year’s conference has multiple opportunities for sponsorship. We could not put on this event without the support of our generous sponsors! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email by April 1st, 2024.

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