Call for Cases - Diagnostic Dilemmas (Unknowns and Rare Knowns)
This session held on Saturday from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and lead by Dr. Leah Burke provides attendees an opportunity to bring cases to the attention of a panel of experts and an audience of geneticists for discussion of differential diagnosis, treatment and counseling options. This session provides a lively give and take discussion between the audience and the panel as each case is presented. Snacks are served and this session is always a favorite at the ACMG Annual Meeting. If you would like your rare unknowns cases included in the session, they need to reach Dr. Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 25. 2011. The cases can be pure unknowns or patients with a clinically uncharacterized or incompletely characterized CNVs. The number of CNV cases will be limited and chosen on their rarity and/or general interest. If too many cases are received by that date, each presenter will be limited to one or two cases – so if you submit more than one case, please indicate which ones you would most like to present.
The Public Health and Quality Improvement SIG Forum times were incorrectly noted in an email that was sent on January 28. The correct times are:
Public Heath SIG Forum - Wednesday, March 16 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmQuality Improvement SIG Forum - Wednesday, March 16 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hotel Availability (January 28, 2011)Most of the ACMG hotel room block has been reserved. While there is availability on some nights there is not on other nights at some of the hotels (this is due to more people staying over on Saturday and Sunday night than in past years). ACMG and our housing management partner are working to secure additional rooms in the ACMG hotels and other nearby hotels. If when making hotel reservations online you receive a message of "no availability" - contact the onPeak call center at (866) 220 9664 for assistance.
Travel to CanadaThose planning on attending the 2011 ACMG meeting are reminded that as of June 1, 2009, everyone traveling between the United States and Canada by land, sea (including cruises and ferries) or air will be required to present a valid passport or other documents as determined by the Department of Homeland Security to cross the border. Detailed information regarding passports, visas and entry requirements for Canada are located at www.acmgmeeting.net under “Attendee Information”, or call Immigration Canada at 1-888-242-2100 (in Canada) or visit their website at www.cic.gc.ca, or visit the Canadian Border Services Agency website: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html.
Be sure and check with your cell phone carrier to assure you have coverage in Canada. Roaming charges may apply, or temporary “international” coverage may be required.
SAVE THE DATES! 2012 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
March 27-31, 2012 - Charlotte, North Carolina
NOTE - New meeting pattern - meeting will be held Tuesday through Saturday beginning in 2012
Detailed information available at www.acmgmeeting.net/ in October 2011
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