2017 Annual Meeting Educational Session Information
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Plan now to attend the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
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.
The ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting provides genetics professionals with the opportunity to experience the critical role of medical genetics and genomics in the practice of medicine and how they are being integrated into medical, clinical and laboratory practice. The ACMG Annual Meeting Program Committee has developed an outstanding scientific program that will present the latest developments and research in clinical genetics and genomics. From screening and diagnosis to management and follow-up and from rare diseases to the most common conditions across the entire lifespan, the ACMG Meeting provides you the knowledge and tools to take genetic discoveries and translate them into better patient care.
2017 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.
- Scientific 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.
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
- Pediatric 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. The session is supported by the FACE2GENE platform.Please join the session from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You need to register to use the platform (free)
- 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.)
- CAP Inspector Training Seminar – Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:00 am – 3:30 pm. (Separate registration through the College of American Pathologists (CAP). More information - Coming Soon
Sessions and Events for Students, Trainees, Residents, Post-Doctoral and Clinical Fellows
- Trainee Workshop: Educating for the Business of Genetics
- Trainees, Residents, Fellows and Students Welcome Reception
- Trainee/Mentor Luncheon
- Special Student Session - Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students
Careers in Medical Genetics - An Informational Session for Students and Trainees
The goal of this session is to address one of ACMG’s highest priorities – increasing the number of individuals entering the training pipeline to become medical geneticists and laboratory specialists. The session 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 the 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