Abstracts 

Poster Presenter Information
Posters will be on display in the Exhibit/Poster Hall during all exhibit hours on Wednesday evening (Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall), Thursday, and Friday. Poster presenters for odd-numbered posters will be available on Thursday, March 23, from 10:00 am–11:30 am; presenters for even-numbered posters will be available Friday, March 24, from 10:30 am–12:00 pm.

Poster Mounting and Display

  • All posters must be mounted for display during ALL open Exhibit/Poster Hall hours as noted below
  • Odd Numbered Posters are presented on Thursday, March 23 from 10:00 am–11:30 am and Even Numbered Posters are presented on Friday, March 24 from 10:30 am–12:00 pm.  Poster presenters must be at their poster during these times. 
  • All posters MUST remain mounted throughout the duration of the Meeting
  • Each author is responsible for the mounting and dismounting of their own Poster

Exhibitor Poster Hall Hours

Wednesday, March 22, 2017  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017      9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, March 24, 2017           9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mounting Time                                                            Dismounting Time
Wednesday, March 22, 2017  10:00 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, March 24, 2017   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Poster Embargo Guidelines:  All posters are embargoed until 5:30 pm (MST) on Wednesday, March 22.

Poster Production/Printing
IMPORTANT: Poster Presenters will have the option to submit their poster as an ePoster. This is in addition to presenting a printed poster at the meeting. Printed posters should be created in the following dimensions, to comply with ePoster requirements:
42” x 44”     OR     44” x 44”
The poster display area is 3'8" x 3'8" (44” x 44”)

Printing services are available onsite:
The UPS Store - Phoenix Convention Center

ePosters
Poster Presenters will have the option to submit their poster as an ePoster in addition to presenting their work in person during the meeting. An email has been sent out with directions for creating and uploading your ePoster. The deadline for submitting your ePoster is March 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM. 
Submit your ePoster here.

Should you need assistance please contact the Support Center at support.scigentech.comePosters will be embargoed until 5:30 PM (MST) on Wednesday, March 22.

Abstract Presenter Awards (Applications are no longer being accepted)
ACMG is pleased to announce the following travel awards, which are available to abstract presenters.  Interested individuals can apply for the award during the submission process.  Some restrictions may apply for each award.  Awards are given to the first author/abstract presenter and they are non-transferable.

The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine/ PerkinElmer Diagnostics Company Travel Award will once again be awarded to a selected student, trainee, or junior faculty ACMG member whose abstract submission is chosen as a platform presentation at the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. In recognition of their selected presentation, this travel award will provide $1,500 to cover travel and hotel costs.

The Carolyn Mills Lovell Genetic Counselors Award will be awarded to a selected genetic counselor whose abstract submission is chosen as a platform or poster presentation at the 2017 ACMG Annual Meeting. In recognition of their selected presentation this Carolyn Mills Lovell Genetic Counselors Award provides a cash prize of $1,000 for the recipient to the meeting. 

The David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award will be given to a selected student, trainee, or junior faculty ACMG member whose abstract submission is chosen as a platform presentation during the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. In recognition of their selected presentation, The Rimoin Fund covers the travel costs for the recipient to the meeting. 


Abstract Submission Information & Guidelines (Closed)

 All abstracts must be submitted online.  Submission deadline was December 2, 2016. 

Abstract submitters will be notified of acceptance, rejection and format in late December, 2016. 

Abstract Selection Procedure
The 2017 ACMG Program Committee will select the highest scoring abstracts for either oral or poster presentation and designate them to the appropriate session based on their topic area. Submitters will be notified of acceptance or rejection, and the format of abstract (Oral Platform or Poster) in late December 2016. NOTE: Acceptance as an oral platform or poster presenter for the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics meeting does not cover the cost of travel to the meeting, registration for the conference, or printing of poster materials. In addition, please note that by submitting an abstract, the first author or designee agrees to attend the meeting and present the poster or take part in the oral platform presentations. 

Abstract presenters must register for full to attend the meeting. Registration opens in October 2017. Early bird registration deadline is December 28, 2016.

Abstracts must be submitted in English only. The material for presentation should be unpublished and original. Encore presentations are allowed, only if material was previously presented at a non-genetics meeting. 

You are allotted 4,200 characters (including spaces) for your abstract. The program will not allow submission if the maximum number is exceeded. If you cut and paste from a word document, use the Special Characters or Symbols menu to enter Greek letters, symbols, and for inserting HTML code such as bold, italic, super and subscripted symbols. Please note: scroll to the bottom of the special characters menu to locate HTML code such as bold, italic, super and subscripted symbols.

An individual may be first author (i.e.,  presenting author) of more than one abstract. If the first author has multiple accepted posters and has a conflict with the poster presentation schedule then it is acceptable to designate one of the co-authors to present one of the posters. The abstract number determines the schedule. The number of a poster cannnot be changed.

The submitter is asked to notify ACMG immediately via e-mail (education@acmg.net) so that the replacement presenter can be included in the program addendum. Communications will continue to be sent to the submitter who must pass the information on to the presenter. Authors who do not present as scheduled and do not notify ACMG, in advance, of a need to cancel, may not be invited to present at future meetings. Do not submit an abstract if you do plan on attending the meeting.

Disclosure: In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the policy of the American College of Medical Genetics, before their presentations, all Oral Abstract submitters must disclose the existence of any financial interest and/or other relationship(s) they might have with the manufacturer(s) or provider(s) of any commercial product(s) or service(s) to be discussed during their presentation. Any Oral Abstract presenter with a Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest will be contacted by the Program Committee for a slide review and must include a disclosure slide at the start of their presentation. The full text of the disclosure will appear on the website as part of the submission process. All submitters must complete this disclosure statement. Disclosures will be included in the on-site Program Guide. 

HIPPA Compliance by Presenters:
 ACMG supports medical information privacy. While the ACMG is not a “covered entity” under HIPAA 1996 and therefore is not required to meet these standards, ACMG wishes to take reasonable steps to ensure that the presentation of individually identifiable health information at ACMG-sponsored events has been properly authorized. Every presenter must agree to one of the statements on the “Verification of HIPAA Authorization” included in the electronic submission site. Abstracts cannot be submitted without this verification of compliance.

How to Cite Abstracts
The following is a suggested style for citing ACMG Annual Meeting abstracts:

Example:

Smith J.A., Jones B., Exome Sequencing for Diagnosis of ABC Disorders; (Abstract #XX). Presented at the 2013 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, Date, Location (e.g., March 22, 2013, Phoenix, AZ ).
In your abstract citation, use the appropriate URL for the meeting in which the abstract was presented.


Registration for ACMG 2017

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

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