PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

A program format designed to offer a variety of educational formats and several types of sessions during the meeting from Scientific Sessions and Workshops to TED-Style Talks, Case-based Sessions, Platform Presentations and Short Courses, the 2019 ACMG has something for everyone on the genetics healthcare team. Start each day at the general session and then continue your learning at a scientific session, workshop, Platform Presentation or in the Exhibit/Poster Hall.

Short Courses:
Tuesday, April 2, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Separate registration is required and an additional fee applies.

• NAMA at the ACMG 3.0
• Skeletal Dysplasias Across the Human Lifespan
• Somatic Mutation Testing in Cancer: Implications for the Oncologist and Geneticist

Workshops, Seminars and Interactive Sessions:
• ACGME Accreditation Transition of Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Programs
• Publishing Your Scholarly Work: Soup to Nuts
• Using Quality Improvement Tools to Enhance Patient Care and Training in Genetics
• Addressing Literacy and Language to Equitably Deliver on the Promise of Precision Medicine
• Diversity Breakfast (limited enrollment) – An educational and networking forum for students, trainees, and professionals in genetics who are interested in promoting diversity
• New ACMG Practice Guidelines

General Sessions:
• ACMG Presidential Plenary Session – Perspectives and Possibilities: Partnering for the Future of Medical Genetics featuring the presentation of the 2019 ACMG Foundation Awards
• TED-Style Talks
• A Tribute to Arno G. Motulsky, MD: A Giant in Medical Genetics
• Four Featured Platform Presentations
• From Causes to Care: State of the Art Update of Common Birth Defects
• Hot Topics: Emerging Fetal Stem Cell and Molecular Therapies
• ACMG/SIMD Joint Plenary Session: Part 1: “Thinking Metabolic” for the Genetics Clinician. You Took the Call from the Department of Health: What Now?; Part 2: “Thinking
Metabolic” for the Genetics Clinician: Could this Really be Metabolic? Dysmorphic Features of IEM

Scientific Sessions:
• Advances in the Genetics of Inherited Heart Disease
• Cardinal Signs of Common and Uncommon Disorders
• Ethical and Psychosocial Challenges
• Gene Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
• Innovative Uses of Technology for Practicing Genetic Clinicians and Counselors
• New Horizons in Clinical Genomic Medicine: Emerging and Evolving Concepts
• Pharmacogenomics – Promises, Potential, Pitfalls and Practice
• Phenotypes of “Single” Gene Disorders Are Complex Traits: Lessons from Inherited Metabolic Disorders for Personalized and Precision Medicine
• Prenatal Diagnostic Challenges
• Seeing Into the Future: Gene Therapy Has Arrived
• Social, Ethical and Legal Perspectives on Emerging Genomic Population Health Initiatives
• The Chicken and the Egg Dilemma in Public Health: Timing and Scope of Genetic Screening as Innovative Therapeutic Interventions Incubate – R. Rodney Howell Symposium
• The Eyes Have It: Genetics of Ophthalmological Disorders
• Towards Precise Genetic Diagnosis of Primary Mitochondrial DNA Diseases
• Using Telegenetics to Improve Access to Clinicians and Researchers for Families
• Platform Presentations
• Genetic Counselors Luncheon and Forum: Risk Alleles – Discovery, Classification, and Reporting (pre-registration required)

Trainee/Postdoctoral Fellow/Resident and Student Workshops and Activities:
• Trainee, Postdoctoral Fellow and Resident Workshop – Publishing Your Scholarly Work: Soup to Nuts
• Student Day: Guided Poster Walks and Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students
• Trainee/Mentor Luncheon
• Welcome Reception for Trainees, Fellows, Residents, Post-Docs and Students
• Diversity Breakfast (limited enrollment)