Trainee, Fellows and Student Activities at the 2016 ACMG Annual Meeting

The following networking and educational opportunities will be available to Trainees, Residents, Post Doctoral Fellows, Clinical Fellows and Students attending the 2016 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.

Welcome Reception for Trainees, Fellows, Residents and Students
Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fellows, Residents, Trainees and Students attending the ACMG meeting are invited to attend a welcome reception where you will have a chance to meet other young professionals and network with the ACMG Leadership.

Trainee/Resident Workshop - We are from the ABMGG and We are Here to Help!
Wednesday, March 9 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The ABMGG was incorporated in 1980 under sponsorship of the American Society of Human Genetics, Inc., and has been recognized as a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) since 1991. One of the functions of the ABMGG is to credential and certify individuals who provide clinical services in medical genetics. The ABMGG is the sole organization that determines the requirements that must be met to be eligible to take the certification examinations.  The ABMGG is also responsible for the preparation, administration, and grading of the certification examinations.

Trainee/Mentor Luncheon
Thursday, March 10, 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Pre-registration required. Instructions will be provided when registering.
This luncheon will provide an opportunity for trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows) in the field of medical genetics to meet and talk informally with senior members of the College about career options, goals, and professional opportunities.

Special Student Session
Careers in Medical Genetics - An Informational Session for Students and Trainees
Wednesday, March 9, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Special Session will be held on Wednesday, March 9 in conjunction with the 2016 ACMG Annual Meeting for college and university undergraduate students, graduate students and medical students.  


"Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students" will provide undergraduate, graduate, genetic counseling and medical students, as well as genetics trainees with the opportunity to learn more about a career in the field of Medical Genetics, including its various component training pathways. The session will consist of insights into the different career pathways in Medical Genetics with presentations by a clinical/research academic geneticist, a clinical laboratory-based geneticist, a genetic counselor, a medical genetics chief resident, and a geneticist representing of the American Board of Medical Genetics. Following these speaker presentations, there will be a brief Q&A period to the panel followed by a breakout period with refreshments and networking time to allow one-on-one discussions between the students and practicing geneticists representing different areas of genetics.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM  
Welcome and Introductions
Kim M Keppler-Noreuil, MD, FAAP, FACMG, National Human Genome Research Institute/ NIH

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM  
Chad Haldeman-Englert, MD- Clinical & Research Academic Geneticist
Assistant Professor

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM  
Daniel Hunter Best, PhD, FACMG, University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director of Molecular Genetics Dept at ARUP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM  
Jehannine C. Austin, PhD, CGC – Genetic Counselor, NSGC President
Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, UBC Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM  
Jamie Fraser, MD, PhD – Clinical and Molecular Genetics, Metabolic Genetics Resident, NHGRI, NIH

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM  
Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD, FACMG, Executive Director, ABMG

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM  
Questions and Answers

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM  
Refreshments and Tables for Discussions and Questions

Registration for ACMG 2017

Register will open in October 2016

March 21 - 25, 2017
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona

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