Hot Topics and Highlights #ACMGMtg17


Tuesday, March 21st:

  • Variant Interpretation from the Clinician's Perspective (Short Course, 12:30 pm)
  • Community Conversation - Reaching Minority Populations: Genetics in the Frontiers (7:30 pm) 

Wednesday, March 22nd:

  • Hot Topics in Perinatal Genetics (10:00 am)
  • Multi-Gene Testing for Inherited Cancer Predisposition: Opportunities and Challenges (10:00 am)
  • Whole Genome and Whole Exome Sequencing for 'Healthy' Individuals in Clinical Practice: Are We Up to the Challenge? (1:30 pm)
  • Presidential Plenary Session - ACMG in the Genomic Era: How ACMG is Working for You
    (3:30 pm)
  • Exhibits Opening and Opening Reception (5:30 pm)

Thursday, March 23rd:

  • Platform Presentations - Prenatal Genetics, Perinatal Genetics, and Copy Number Variation
    (8:00 am)
  • Fulfilling the Promises and Meeting the Challenges of Exome Sequencing: Diagnoses, Deletions and Pseudogenes (10:30 am)
  • Learning Lounge: Social Media and Rare Genetic Disorders (11:30 am)
  • Genetic Testing from NIPT to Exome Sequencing: The Right Test for the Right Patient (11:40 am)
  • Genetic Counselor's Luncheon and Forum: Assessing Test Quality In a Time of Rapid Innovation and Market Growth (11:45 am)
  • Learning Lounge: Is Genomic Sequencing Worth the Cost? (12:30 pm)
  • 48th Annual March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference - The Undiagnosed Diseases Network; Changing the Paradigm of Rare Disease Diagnosis, Treatment and Research (1:30 pm)

Friday, March 24th: 

  • Featured Platform Presentations - ClinGen Sequence Variant Interpretation Work Group recommendations for ACMG/AMP guideline criteria code modifications (9:30 am)
  • Selecting the Optimal Genetic Testing Strategy for Your Patient (10:45 am)
  • Learning Lounge: “Unconventional” Genetic Counseling Models: the Future is Now! (11:30 am)
  • Developing Care Models for Patients with Secondary Genomic Findings (1:15 pm)

Saturday, March 25th: 

  • Enriching Racial and Ethnic Diversity to Improve Genomic Medicine (8:00 am)
  • Toward Next-Generation Newborn Screening: Myth and Reality - R. Rodney Howell Symposium (8:00 am)
  • Closing Plenary Session: Hot Topics In Genetics: CRISPR, Synthetic Genomics and Zika Virus 
    • Implications of Human Genetic Diversity for CRISPR Genome Editing (10:30 am)
    • Genome Project Write and Human Genome Project Write: Synthesizing Genomes
      (11:10 am)
    • Zika Virus: Update on a New Teratogen (11:50 am)

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

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