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With close to 2,500 genetics professionals in attendance, 150+ exhibitors, and the presentation of the latest science, advances and management approaches via scientific sessions, oral abstract and poster presentations, the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is recognized as the educational and networking event in the rapidly evolving field of medical genetics and genomics and its integration into healthcare.  Contact Kathy Beal at to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information about the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting by joining our press list.

Do you cover genetics, genomics, healthcare or medicine?  Health, science and genetics reporters are invited to register now for the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 8-12, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center.  Credentialed media representatives on assignment are invited to attend the ACMG Annual Meeting on a complimentary basis. Contact Kathy Ridgely Beal, MBA at for the Press Registration Access Code.

The focus of the ACMG Annual Meeting is on the actual practice of genetics and genomics in healthcare today and in the future. The conference will showcase the latest breakthroughs in genetics research and their applications to medical practice and public health. The ACMG Annual Meeting attracts medical and scientific leaders from around the world who are working to apply research in genetics and the human genome to the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of genetic conditions and rare and common diseases in patients in the clinical setting.

Reporters will hear about the latest medical genetics research; have the opportunity to interact with doctors, laboratory professionals and genetic counselors to discuss what is happening right now in genetics and genomics; and view the latest products available in the extensive exhibit hall.

Topics range from common conditions to rare diseases. Sessions include information of interest to the general public, to health professionals and to the industry/trade.

The ACMG Meeting is the genetics meeting most focused on the practical applications of genetic discoveries to clinical medicine. 

Short Courses:
Tuesday, March 8, 12:30 – 5:30 pm

NAMA at the ACMG:  The Best of the North American Metabolic Academy
Tools and Approaches to Assess the Genetic Basis of Disease 
Advanced Molecular Cancer Genetics: State of the Art Today and Beyond

Scientific sessions:

  • Adult Genetics Diagnostic Dilemmas (Unknowns and Rare Knowns)
  • Cancer Prevention and Screening for Children at Hereditable Risk
  • Cardinal Signs of Selected Syndromes
  • Classic and New Approaches to Variant Interpretation in the Genomic Era
  • Classification and Genetics of Limb Deficiency Disorders
  • Diagnostic Purgatory and Genetic Counseling in the Era of VUS
  • From Gene Discovery to Gene Therapy: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Other Neuromuscular Disorders
  • From Guidelines to Clinic: Incorporating Pharmacogenetics into Clinical Practice and the Electronic Health Record
  • Loss, Gain, and Things that Look the Same: Maximizing the Clinical Utility of Areas of Homozygosity
  • Managing Positive Newborn Screens for Lysosomal Storage Disorders
  • More Than Skin Deep: Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Inherited Skin Disorders
  • Prenatal Diagnostic Dilemmas
  • Pro/Con: The Debate Around Direct-Access-Testing - Robert C. Baumiller Symposium
  • Reproductive Genetics: Implications of the Latest Technologies
  • Rising to the Level of Clinical Importance: Challenges to Adjudicating and Reporting Variants Discovered with Genomic Analysis
  • The Right Test for the Right Patient at the Right Time: Working with Your Institution to Make Genetic Testing Useful
  • Whole Genome Analysis or Whole Exome Sequencing of Newborn Dried Blood Spot DNA for Medically Actionable Neurometabolic Disorders
  • 2016 ACMG Presidential Plenary and Awards Presentations
  • 47th Annual March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference:  Prader-Willi Syndrome – New Insight Into A Classic Genetic Disorder

Other program highlights:

  • Oral Platform and Poster Presentations
  • Special Satellite Meeting: A Community Conversation sponsored by the National Coordinating Center for the Genetic and Newborn Screening Services Collaboratives
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas (Rare Knowns and Unknowns)
  • Prenatal and Perinatal Diagnostic Dilemmas
  • Genetic Counselor’s Forum and Luncheon –  Diagnostic Purgatory and Genetic Counseling in the Era of VUS
  • Trainee Workshop – We are from the ABMGG and We are Here to Help!
  • Special Student Session – Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students
  • Satellite Symposia
  • Special Interest Group Forums - Adult Genetics, Public Health Genetics, Quality Improvement, O/B Gyn

To see the complete program, visit the Education Section of the ACMG Annual Meeting website:

Press Embargo Guidelines:  All presentations, posters, abstracts and related materials at the 2016 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting are strictly embargoed until the date and time of the presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Onsite Press Room: There will be a press room available to registered media at the 2016 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Tampa.  Reporters will be able to pick up press kits and news releases and talk with ACMG Communications staff. 

Photo/TV Opportunity: The ACMG Foundation will present bicycles to local children with rare genetic diseases at the Annual Day of Caring event on Friday March 11 at 10:30 am sharp, in the Exhibit Hall.

Social Media: As the ACMG Meeting approaches, journalists can stay up-to-date on new sessions and information by following the ACMG Social Media pages on Facebook, Twitter and by using the Twitter hashtag #ACMGMtg16 for meeting-related tweets.

About the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics advances the practice of medical genetics and genomics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1,750 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG’s activities include the development of laboratory and practice standards and guidelines, advocating for quality genetic services in healthcare and in public health, and promoting the development of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease. Genetics in Medicine, published monthly, is the official ACMG peer-reviewed journal. ACMG’s website ( offers a variety of resources including Policy Statements, Practice Guidelines, Educational Resources, and a Find a Geneticist tool. The educational and public health programs of the American College of Medical Genetics are dependent upon charitable gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals. The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a community of supporters and contributors who understand the importance of medical genetics and genomics and genetic counseling in healthcare.  Established in 1992, the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine supports the American College of Medical Genetics’ mission to “translate genes into health” by raising funds to promote the profession of medical genetics and genomics to medical students, to support the development of practice guidelines for practicing physicians, to advance the awareness and understanding of medical genetics and genomics in the general public, and much more.


Registration for ACMG 2017

Register will open in October 2016

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

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