2016 Annual Meeting Educational Session Information
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Genomics in your clinical practice...are you ready?
This is your opportunity to learn how to integrate medical genetics and genomics into your clinical or laboratory practice. The field of medical genetics is swiftly evolving. The ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting provides you with the knowledge and tools to take genetic discoveries and translate them into better patient care.
2016 Meeting CE Opportunities
- Concurrent Scientific Sessions highlight a wide range of topics of interest to genetics practitioners, laboratorians, researchers, counselors and others with an interest in the science and art of medical genetics.
- Plenary Sessions focus on one topic or area, as well as trends.
- Abstract Presentations/Contributed Papers will be presented in Oral Platform Presentations and Poster Displays.
- Short Courses are half day courses held on the Tuesday afternoon prior to the official start of the meeting. These courses are focused on one particular topic and allow participants an additional opportunity to accrue CME and CEUs.
- Diagnostic Dilemmas (Unknowns and Rare Knowns), held on Friday evening, this session 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.
Other Learning Opportunities
- Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums are held on Tuesday afternoon and evening and developed by the various Special Interest Groups within ACMG – the Public Health SIG, Adult Genetics SIG, OB/Gyn SIG and Quality Improvement SIG
- Satellite Symposia are 90 minute independently developed, non-commercial scientific sessions supported by ACMG’s industry partners. Satellite Sessions are educational sessions presented with objectivity, balance and scientific rigor and not as promotional or marketing opportunities. These symposia are not part of the official Annual Meeting sessions as planned by the Program Committee and are not approved for CME by ACMG, but are held in conjunction with the ACMG Annual Meeting. These sessions maybe approved for CME and planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the sponsorship of other accredited CME providers than ACMG. CME accreditation will be noted in all program listings. ACMG will apply for CEU approval from NSGC and P.A.C.E. for counselors, nurses and laboratory scientists. While open to all ACMG attendees – pre-registration is required.
- Exhibit Theaters are one-half hour sessions held in theaters in the Exhibit Hall during exhibit hours and are presented by exhibiting companies. These sessions showcase recent developments and applications of their products, techniques, and/or services and demonstrate how the product or service is used in practical and/or clinical settings. (These sessions are not approved for CME or CEUs.)
Careers in Medical Genetics - An Informational Session for Students and Trainees
The Session entitled “Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students and Trainees” on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm will provide undergraduate, graduate, genetic counseling and medical students and 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 resident, and a geneticist representing of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. 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.
• To understand more about medical genetics as a career path
• To determine training pathways that lead to careers in Medical Genetics
• To learn about opportunities though interaction with practicing geneticists