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Seventeenth ICMR Course on Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling

Seventeenth ICMR Course on Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling

The department of Medical Genetics Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, organising the Seventeenth ICMR Course on Medical Genetics and Genetic Counseling Pedigree to Genome on 20th August 2018 to 1st September 2018.

About the course:

The Department of Medical Genetics has been organizing short courses in Genetics for clinicians. This course provides an introduction to genetics and aims at training pediatricians, obstetricians and other clinicians in basic aspects of clinical genetics. In this 2-week course, principles of basic genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis will be covered. Along with lectures, demonstrations (lab and clinical) and interactive sessions will be held to clarify the principles of medical genetics.

The course is aimed at training clinicians in counseling for common genetic problems and to identify clinical situations requiring genetic evaluations. It also covers the indications and interpretation of various genetic tests including karyotyping, mutation testing, microarray and exome sequencing. It will also provide the participants an opportunity to enter the fascinating new world of molecular genetics, which is becoming an important part of all branches of medicine in the 21st century.


The course is for medical specialists. Doctors with postgraduate degree (MD/ MS), and postgraduate students in any clinical speciality can apply.


The course will start on 20th August 2018 at 9 am and will be over on 1st September 2018 at 2 pm.

Course fee:

Rs. 25,000 per participant (Rs. 15,000 for faculty/teachers of medical colleges/institutions and students).

Accommodation and food:

Accommodation and food will be provided at the cost of Rs 25000/- per person for 2 weeks. Accommodation will be arranged in the Institute’s guest house inside campus. No relatives or pets are allowed in the guest house.
• The rooms will be on sharing basis.
• Independent [single person – no sharing] room can be provided at extra payment of Rs 15,000/- per person if available.
• For those not opting for accommodation, Lunch on working days can be provided with an extra payment of Rs 5000/-

How to apply:

Send an application form with a bank draft (in the name of ‘COURSE ON MEDICAL GENETICS’, payable at Lucknow) to the following address. The seats are limited and selection will be on the first-come-first-served basis.
The application form can be downloaded here and should be accompanied by a short write-up about your plans to use training in genetics.

Applications of teaching faculty and students should be duly forwarded by the Head of the department or institution.

Attached is the notification and registration form below.

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