Henry B. González Convention Center | San Antonio
March 17-21, 2020 | Exhibit Dates March 18-20

Short Courses

One half-day short course will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020 from 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM and two half-day short courses will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 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 (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.


LGG Alternative Certification Pathway Short Course: Mentored Clinical Cases

This short course is a required component of the ABMGG LGG Alternative Certification Pathway. It is intended for ABMGG diplomates certified solely in Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics OR Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics who would like to sit for the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) certification examination. [must be participating in the ABMGG continuing certification program].

Priority enrollment is for participants currently in the ACMG Alternative Pathway to Board Certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Training Program. A registration code is needed to sign up for this short course if you are currently enrolled.

During this short course you will work at round tables, staffed by faculty, to discuss complex and interesting clinical cases that integrate molecular and cytogenetics and genomics testing.

Learning objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
• Select the proper molecular and cytogenetics methodologies for evaluation of genetic disorders
• Discuss genotype: phenotype associations
• Review limitations of various molecular and cytogenetic methodologies
• Discuss approaches to integration of cytogenetic and molecular results
• Define testing guidelines for specific disorders
• Review cytogenetic and molecular nomenclature
• Learn how to approach evaluation and troubleshooting of complex cases

Course Moderators
Tom Prior, PhD, FACMG
Nicole Hoppman, PhD, FACMG
Essential Fundamentals - Next Generation Sequencing from the Beginning

A survey conducted by Hutton Kearney on the Cytogenetics listserv identified a significant educational need among laboratorians who are expected to understand, validate and review complex molecular technology-based assays for clinical patient care. Many currently practicing laboratorians completed their formal education before the advent of SNP chromosomal microarrays and next generation sequencing (NGS). The survey revealed that approximately half of responders feel they have some understanding or less of critical interpretative aspects related to molecular-based technologies; the largest need was indicated to be in NGS.

This short course is meant to begin addressing this educational gap in NGS by presenting the technology and its applications at the most fundamental level. This information is targeted towards both beginners to NGS and for those who have some exposure but would benefit from filling in basic knowledge gaps. Some of the concepts which will be highlighted include panel-based testing, exome and whole genome sequencing, secondary findings, and genome-wide copy number assessment.

Course Directors:
Jennelle Hodge, PhD, FACMG, Indiana University School of Medicine
Susan Hsiao, MD, PhD, FACMG, Columbia University
Prenatal to Postnatal Renal and Genitourinary Anomalies - Genetics, Management and Outcomes. (A joint course with ISPD)

Overview of renal and genitourinary anomalies from prenatal presentation to pediatric outcomes.

Course Directors:
Louise Wilkins-Haug, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Louanne Hudgins, MD, FACMG, Stanford University School of Medicine


SHORT COURSE REGISTRATION FEES

 REGISTRATION CATEGORY ON OR BEFORE
DECEMBER 13, 2019
DECEMBER 14, 2019 to
FEBRUARY 14, 2020
FEBRUARY 15, 2020
to ONSITE  
 ACMG Member with Full Meeting  Registration 

$230

$285

$345

 Non-Member with Full Meeting Registration

$290

$350

$400

 ACMG Member - Short Course Only  $290  $350  $400
 Non-Member - Short Course Only   $345  $400  $455