The Genetic Task Force of Illinois celebrates having served as Illinois’ foremost medical genetics professional organization for over three decades. Founded in 1982, GTFI is devoted to the development and delivery of genetic services, research, and education in the State of Illinois. GTFI is also the only organization in Illinois exclusively devoted to the interests of the state’s medical genetics professional community.
Patient and Family Advocacy
GTFI is a proud advocate for quality control of genetic counseling services by supporting and working to implement the licensing of Genetic Counselors in our state. The Genetic Counselor Licensure Act was signed into Illinois law effective December 18, 2007.
Members regularly communicate with state leaders and insurance companies to ensure patient access to and coverage of genetic services.
Networking for Professionals
GTFI holds business meetings triannually for education and stimulating discussions among fellow genetics professionals.
The GTFI network also helps students find genetics shadowing experiences throughout the state.
GTFI provides cutting edge information on the latest developments in medical genetics and genomics.
Each business meeting features a clinical or educational presentation by a local speaker.
GTFI also sponsors an annual educational symposium featuring exceptional speakers focusing on current genetic topics. CEUs are available for symposium attendance.
GTFI has over 100 active members interested in issues related to the provision of genetic services in Illinois. Membership is open to genetics professionals and those interested in genetics in Illinois, including:
There are three categories of membership: full, associate and student.Become a Member
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patient and genetic professional advocacy, state licensure, and GTFI
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Upcoming GTFI Events
If you are interested in learning more about the field of genetics or having a genetic counselor speak to your organization, class, or student group, please contact the Community Outreach Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.