Digital Edition Program Information

Course Description

The 2020 ACMG Digital Edition of the Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting presents both research and clinical topics that promote the science and the practice of clinical genetics and genomics. Sessions 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.
This course contains accredited webinars, short courses, scientific sessions, platform sessions, and satellite symposia. Access is provided for viewing abstracts, posters and Exhibit Theaters. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the advances in the detection of genomic variants using current and emerging technology
  • Manage initial care of new disorders on the recommended uniform screening panel
  • Describe the latest advances in the field of cancer genetics
  • 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

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of genetic conditions and increasing their understanding of the genetic basis of common, chronic health problems affecting both children and adults will find the programming applicable to their practice. These select sessions from the ACMG Annual Meeting are targeted for the following professionals:

  • 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

Session Listing

Educational Credit

The American College of Medical Genetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 66 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE (Continuing Education for non-physicians): This activity has been approved for CE credits.
*The certificate is accepted by the ABMGG for certification.

Genetic Counselor Credit 
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) has authorized ACMG to offer up to 6.6 CEUs or 66 Category 1 contact hours for the activity ACMG 2020 Digital Edition. The American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) will accept CEUs earned at this program for the purposes of genetic counselor certification and recertification.
ACMG will report completed accredited sessions to NSGC for credit certificates on December 4, 2020, December 3, 2021 and July 8, 2022. Submissions outside of these parameters may incur a processing fee of $35.

P.A.C.E.® CEUs- Laboratory Directors and Laboratory Personnel
ACMG is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program. The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics designates this OnDemand course for a maximum of 66 contact hours. ACMG is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel as CE Provider #50-11878. This course is registered # 20-775394 with CEBroker.  ACMG is approved by the California Department of Health Services through the ASCLS P.A.C.E.®