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Genetic Counselling and Mito – Connect call

Wednesday, 9 February @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

Have you heard of genetic counselling, or wondered how it might be connected to your journey with mito? Perhaps it was recommended by a health care professional, family member or friend, but you’re not sure what to think.
During this Mito Connect Call, our Mito Registry Co-ordinator and recent graduate Genetic Counsellor, Emma Celis, will aim to explain the role of genetic counselling for both those with a confirmed mito diagnosis as well as those with suspected mito who are still searching for answers.
Emma will cover:
– what genetic counselling is
– how to access genetic counselling
– how to prepare for an appointment, and
– what to expect during your appointment.
There will be a Q&A opportunity after Emma’s talk and you are encouraged to submit any questions prior to the event at: services@mito.org.au or feel free to raise a question on the day. We look forward to you joining us then.
Below are the digital start times based on State/Territory:
  • QLD: 11:00am
  • NSW, ACT, TAS, VIC: 12:00pm
  • SA: 11.30am
  • NT: 10.30am
  • WA: 9.00am
Meet your Presenter

Emma recently completed a Masters of Genetic Counselling, a field she is passionate about as it combines medical genetics with her love of conversation and hearing people’s stories. Speaking with people to uncover their journey and exploring their understanding, support systems and family communication with warmth and empathy is both motivating and deeply rewarding.

Emma is experienced with supporting families through her work as a Lactation Consultant, with extensive hours of volunteer telephone counselling on the National Breastfeeding Helpline. She also completed her research dissertation on patient experiences with preconception carrier screening.


Event Location


Wed 9 Feb 2022

Start Time

12:00 pm AEDT

End Time

1:00 pm AEDT

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