This was an award given by the Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial (ELPAG, formerly EMPAG) track of the annual conference of the European Society for Human Genetics. The ESHG is a large professional society and the conference in Gothenberg was attended by over 3500 attendees:
"The ESHG wishes to recognise Christine Patch for her pioneering work in genetic counselling. Her unique clinical, scientific education and leadership roles have empowered and inspired families, students and professionals all over the world. The ESHG wishes to acknowledge her importance to the EMPAG community and as the first genetic counsellor to have held the position of President of ESHG"
Chris gave this presentation as a part of receiving this award.
The European Society for Human Genetics' aims are to promote research in basic and applied human and medical genetics, to ensure high standards in clinical practice and to facilitate contacts between all persons who share these aims, particularly those working in Europe.
Patch C (2019) Genetic Nurse to Genetic Counsellor to Genomics: Reflection on 30 years. European Society for Human Genetics Annual Conference, ELPAG Awards Lecture. Gothenburg, Sweden, 17th June. Spoken presentation