2018 Short Courses

Three half-day Short Courses will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM.  These courses are each focused on one particular topic and allow participants an additional opportunity to accrue CME and CEUs. An additional registration fee is required, see the table below for fees.

ABMGG Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (MOC Part II)
ABMGG diplomates must demonstrate involvement in continuing education as part of the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (Part II) requirement of the ABMGG Continuing Certification (Maintenance of Certification) program. The ABMGG has approved participation in the three short courses listed below as alternative activities for the ABMGG literature review modules. Successful completion of a short course, including participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn a certificate of completion for submission to the ABMGG.

Variant Interpretation from the Clinician's Perspective  

This session will explore clinical laboratory reports for next generation sequencing from either panels or whole exome sequencing and focus on the variant interpretation.

Course Directors:
Darrel Waggoner, MD, FACMG, University of Chicago
Christa Martin, PhD, FACMG, Geisinger Health System (Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute)

Bringing Personalized Genomic Medicine to Prenatal Care

A joint activity with the International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD) and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).

The recent advances in genetic molecular technologies have brought new opportunities for the clinical assessment of the fetus. 

Course Director
Louise Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD, FACMG, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Authorization for Genetic Testing: A Primer for Genetics Professionals

The current insurance framework for the approval of genetic testing is challenging due to terminology, rapid changes and lack of data on standard clinical outcomes used by payers.

Accepting that we must work within this system, the best way to improve authorization and reimbursement is with teamwork between clinicians, laboratory professionals and insurance companies.  

Course Director
Matt Fickie, MD, FACMG, Mount Auburn Hospital


JANUARY 5, 2018
JANUARY 6, 2018 to
MARCH 2, 2018
MARCH 3, 2018
 ACMG Member with Full Meeting  Registration 




 Non-Member with Full Meeting Registration




 ACMG Member - Short Course Only  $270  $330  $380
 Non-Member - Short Course Only   $325  $385  $435