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Autumn Updates from the SCGC Board of Directors

Voting opens November 1st for the 2023-2024 SCGC Board of Directors! We have an exciting slate of nominees to present to the SCGC membership in the next few weeks. When you receive the email with the slate and nominees’ information, please review and VOTE!! The new officers’ terms will be from January 2023-December 2024. A big thank you to the 2022 SCGC nominating committee: Joan Oliver, Hilary Kershberg, and Ariela Emery. From Michelle Fox, SCGC Past-President, SCGC Nominating Committee Chair 2022

November 10 is Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, and we’re celebrating all month! Check out all the activities you can participate in below:

>>To highlight our membership throughout the month of November, SCGC is holding an Instagram video contest! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @socalgcs for details on your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card! Show us your "Day in the life of a GC". Share a story about a day in your life and help highlight our unique, dynamic, and rewarding profession by bringing your world into ours -- be it your day to day in clinic, teaching in academia, variant analysis in the lab, or something else that illuminates an aspect of your life. Look out for some Day in the Life videos from SCGC Board and full contest rules on Instagram starting November 7th!

>>To help us kick off the festivities, join SCGC and other SoCal GCs for a virtual happy hour celebration and networking Zoom on Genetic Counselor Awareness Day Thursday, November 10th at 5:30PM PST. Register here: SCGC Virtual Happy Hour

>>Are you a SoCal GC presenting at NSGC or another upcoming conference? Tell us about your cool poster, spread the word about your workshop, or give us a preview of your platform presentation. Shoot us an email or tag us on social media @socalgcs to be featured!

>>November 24th isn't just a day for feasts and family time, it's also National Family Health History Day. Remember to tell your friends, colleagues, and patients how important it is to not only know about but act on their families’ health history. Check out some of these resources.

SCGC is planning a new webinar series for 2023. Keep an eye out in the coming months for more details about the webinars and the 2023 AEC!


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