Trainee, Fellows and Student Activities at the 2017 ACMG Annual Meeting

The following networking and educational opportunities will be available to Trainees, Residents, Post Doctoral Fellows, Clinical Fellows and Students attending the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.

Welcome Reception for Trainees, Fellows, Residents and Students
Tuesday, March 21, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fellows, Residents, Trainees and Students attending the ACMG meeting are invited to attend a welcome reception where you will have a chance to meet other young professionals and network with the ACMG Leadership.

Trainee/Resident Workshop - Educating for the Business of Genetics
Wednesday, March 22 8:00 am - 9:30 am
This session was inspired by a lively “real world” discussion at the 2015 ACMG “Trainees/Mentor Luncheon” among several trainees and one of the Co-Moderators.  When asked for suggestions about career counseling, especially preparing for the transition to the first job after training, they provided the fodder for this session. The speakers and moderators have had careers in traditional academic medical genetics, community-based private hospitals, private practice, and pharma.
Some of the material may appear to overlap with the 2015 Session on Insurance and Billing, the approach is customized to this specific audience.

Trainee/Mentor Luncheon
Thursday, March 23, 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Pre-registration required. Instructions will be provided when registering.
This luncheon will provide an opportunity for trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows) in the field of medical genetics to meet and talk informally with senior members of the College about career options, goals, and professional opportunities.

Student Day
On Friday, March 24, 2017, the meeting will welcome undergraduate, graduate, genetic counseling and medical students and residents/fellows for a one day opportunity to experience the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting and learn more about career opportunities in the exciting and expanding field of clinical genetics and genomics. More details here

Special Student Session
Careers in Medical Genetics - An Informational Session for Students and Trainees
Friday, March 24, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Special Session will be held on Friday, March 24 in conjunction with the 2017 ACMG Annual Meeting for college and university undergraduate students, graduate students and medical students.  


"Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students" will provide undergraduate, graduate, genetic counseling and medical students, as well as genetics 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 chief resident, and a geneticist representing of the American Board of Medical Genetics. 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.
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM  
Welcome and Introductions
Erin Baldwin, MS, CGC, ARUP

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM  
A Day in the Life of a Clinical Geneticist
Margaret Adam, MD, MS, FACMG, University of Washington

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM  
Clinical Laboratory-based Career Paths
D. Hunter Best, PhD, FACMG, ARUP Institute for Clinical & Experimental Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM  
A Career Path in Genetic Counseling 

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM  
Tips and Perspectives From a Recent Medical Genetics Residency Training Program Graduate
Leah Fleming, MD, St. Luke's Health System

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM  
All About the ABMGG
Miriam Blitzer, PhD, FACMG, ABMGG
CEO, ABMGG, University of Maryland School of Medicine

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Questions and Answers  

2;45 PM - 4:00 PM
Refreshments and Tables for Discussions and Questions

Registration for ACMG 2017

Registration is open

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

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