Press & Media

With close to 2,500 genetics professionals in attendance, 150+ exhibitors, and the presentation of the latest science, advances and management approaches via scientific sessions, oral abstract and poster presentations, the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is recognized as the educational and networking event in the rapidly evolving field of medical genetics and genomics and its integration into healthcare.  Contact Kathy Beal at to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information about the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting by joining our press list.

Do you cover genetics, genomics, healthcare or medicine? Health, science and genetics reporters are invited to register now for the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 21-25, 2017 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Credentialed media representatives on assignment are invited to attend the ACMG Annual Meeting on a complimentary basis. Contact Kathy Ridgely Beal, MBA at for the Press Registration Access Code.

The focus of the ACMG Annual Meeting is on the actual practice of genetics and genomics in healthcare today and in the future. The conference will showcase the latest breakthroughs in genetics research and their applications to medical practice and public health. The ACMG Annual Meeting attracts medical and scientific leaders from around the world who are working to apply research in genetics and the human genome to the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of genetic conditions and rare and common diseases in patients in the clinical setting.

Reporters will hear about the latest medical genetics research; have the opportunity to interact with doctors, laboratory professionals and genetic counselors to discuss what is happening right now in genetics and genomics; and view the latest products available in the extensive exhibit hall.

Topics range from common conditions to rare diseases. Sessions include information of interest to the general public, to health professionals and to the industry/trade.

The ACMG Meeting is the genetics meeting most focused on the practical applications of genetic discoveries to clinical medicine. 

ACMG Press Embargo Guidelines:  All presentations, abstracts and related materials at the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting are strictly embargoed until the date and time of the presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Short Courses:
Tuesday, March 21, 12:30 – 5:30 pm

NAMA at the ACMG 2:0: The Best of the North American Metabolic Academy
Variant Interpretation from the Clinician's Perspective

Scientific sessions:

  • Adult Genetics Diagnostic Dilemmas (Unknowns and Rare Knowns)
  • Bedside to Bench and Back: Translational Medicine in Epilepsy Genetics
  • Cardinal Signs of Six Selected Syndromes
  • Developing Care Models for Patients with Secondary Genomic Findings 
  • Dysmorphology in the Era of Next-Gen Sequencing
  • Enriching Racial and Ethnic Diversity to Improve Genomic Medicine 
  • Genetic Challenges and Controversies in Suspected Child Abuse Cases: Distinguishing Fracture Facts from Fracture Fiction
  • Hot Topics in Perinatal Genetics
  •  Molecular Cytogenomics: The Next Generation in Balanced Rearrangement Detection 
  • Multi-Gene Testing for Inherited Cancer Predisposition: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Prenatal Diagnostic Dilemmas
  • The Ticking Time Bomb - Adult-onset Presentations of Inborn Errors of Metabolism   
  • Toward Next-Generation Newborn Screening: Myth and Reality - R. Rodney Howell Symposium
  • Whole Genome and Whole Exome Sequencing for 'Healthy' Individuals in Clinical Practice: Are We Up to the Challenge?
  • Whorls and Swirls: The Skin as Nature's Window to Mosaicism 
  • 48th Annual March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference - The Undiagnosed Diseases Network; Changing the Paradigm of Rare Disease Diagnosis, Treatment and Research 

Other program highlights:

  • Oral Platform and Poster Presentations
  • Featured Platform Presentations
  • Special Satellite Meeting: A Community Conversation sponsored by the National Coordinating Center for the Genetic and Newborn Screening Services Collaboratives
  • Diagnostic Dilemmas (Rare Knowns and Unknowns)
  • Genetic Counselor’s Forum and Luncheon –  Assessing Test Quality In a Time of Rapid Innovation and Market Growth
  • Trainee Workshop – Educating for the Business of Genetics
  • Special Student Session – Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students
  • Satellite Symposia
  • Special Interest Group Forums - Adult Genetics, Public Health Genetics

To see the complete program, visit the Education Section of the ACMG Annual Meeting website:

Press Embargo Guidelines:  All presentations, posters, abstracts and related materials at the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting are strictly embargoed until the date and time of the presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Onsite Press Room: There will be a press room available to registered media at the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix.  Reporters will be able to pick up press kits and news releases and talk with ACMG Communications staff. 

Photo/TV Opportunity: The ACMG Foundation will present bicycles to local children with rare genetic diseases at the Annual Day of Caring event on Friday March 24 at 10:30 am sharp, in the Exhibit Hall.

Social Media: As the ACMG Meeting approaches, journalists can stay up-to-date on new sessions and information by following the ACMG Social Media pages on Facebook, Twitter and by using the Twitter hashtag #ACMGMtg17 for meeting-related tweets.

Exhibitors:  ACMG does not share the media list attending the meeting, but we invite any exhibitor to leave news releases and press kits in the onsite Press Room (Room 122B of the Phoenix Convention Center) for reporters to peruse.  Registered reporters can then choose which exhibitors they would like to contact.  We encourage you to tweet using #ACMGMtg17  because a number of media are following that feed.  Exhibitors are also able to upload news releases related to the Meeting in your company profile.  These are then listed in your booth profile and the Press and Media page of  To complete these process log in to the Exhibitor Console and click the “Manage Press Releases” link.

About the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine

Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics advances the practice of medical genetics and genomics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1,750 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG’s activities include the development of laboratory and practice standards and guidelines, advocating for quality genetic services in healthcare and in public health, and promoting the development of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease. Genetics in Medicine, published monthly, is the official ACMG peer-reviewed journal. ACMG’s website ( offers a variety of resources including Policy Statements, Practice Guidelines, Educational Resources, and a Find a Geneticist tool. The educational and public health programs of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics are dependent upon charitable gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals. The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a community of supporters and contributors who understand the importance of medical genetics and genomics and genetic counseling in healthcare.  Established in 1992, the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine supports the American College of Medical Genetics and Gemonics' mission to “translate genes into health” by raising funds to promote the profession of medical genetics and genomics to medical students, to support the development of practice guidelines for practicing physicians, to advance the awareness and understanding of medical genetics and genomics in the general public, and much more.

Registration for ACMG 2017

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

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