Washington State Convention Center | Seattle
April 2-6 | Exhibit Dates: April 3-5
April 6 | ACMG/SIMD Joint Session

Program Information

Purpose

The 2019 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
  • Clinical, laboratory and research trainees of genetics and all biomedical sciences
  • Any healthcare and public health professionals who have an in interest in medical and clinical genetics and genomics
  • Advocates for patients with genetic conditions and their families

Learning Objectives

After attending the 2019 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, participants should be able to:

  • ​Describe the advances in the detection of genomic variants using current and emerging technology
  • Recognize cardinal clinical signs and symptoms of specific syndromic condition
  • Manage initial care of new disorders on the recommended uniform screening panel
  • Describe the latest advances in the field of cancer genetics
  • Review the differential diagnoses of unknown cases
  • Formulate differential diagnoses for inborn errors of metabolism with physical manifestations
  • Examine the potential and the challenges of prenatal genetics and newborn screening
  • Summarize the indications for genetic testing
  • Interpret pharmacogenomics reports to understand patient-specific clinical implications
  • Review the latest advances in targeted and personalized treatments for genetic conditions
  • Formulate innovative strategies to enhance healthcare delivery in the field of genetics medicine
  • Describe pre- and posttest counseling for secondary findings and variants of uncertain significance