Program Information

Purpose

The 2018 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting will present both research and clinical topics that promote the science and the practice of clinical genetics and genomics. Sessions will focus on the latest discoveries of the etiology and the pathogenesis of genetic disorders, the latest developments in genetic testing and screening, the laboratory’s role in the diagnosis of genetic disorders, the treatment of genetic disorders in children and adults, the delivery of genetic services, and more.

Target Audience

  • Medical and clinical geneticists; genetic counselors; pediatric, obstetric, and maternal-fetal specialists; and all medical practitioners who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, management, and counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetically influenced health problems
  • Laboratory directors and technicians who conduct genetic testing
  • Researchers involved in the discovery of genetic disorders and treatments
  • Medical students, undergraduate and graduate students of the biomedical sciences, and genetic counseling students. 
  • Healthcare and public health professionals who have an in interest in medical and clinical genetics and genomics, delivery of genetics services, or implementation of genomic medicine in the health care system. 

Learning Objectives

After attending the 2018 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the latest advances in the field of Cancer Genomics
  2. Assist in the differential diagnoses of unknown cases
  3. Recognize cardinal clinical signs and symptoms of specific syndromic conditions
  4. Examine the potential and the challenges of prenatal genetics and newborn screening
  5. Formulate strategies to broaden the genetics workforce
  6. Summarize the indications for genomic screening and pre- and post-test counseling for secondary findings and variants of uncertain significance
  7. Describe advances in gene editing technology
  8. Review the latest treatments for neurogenetic conditions