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 2021 ACMG has something for everyone on the genetics healthcare team. 

Short Courses: Tuesday, April 13, 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Registration is required and an additional fee applies.

  • A Clinician’s Perspective on Obesity: Syndromic and Non-Syndromic Causes, Treatment and Challenges
  • Functional Assays Towards Variant Interpretation and Diagnosis: A Survey of Approaches and Use Cases

Workshops, Seminars and Interactive Sessions:

  • Pediatric Tumor Predisposition Syndromes: Update on Clinical Phenotypes, Associated Tumors, and Clinical Approaches to Surveillance
  • Genomic Informatics on Clinical Service and Approaches to Evaluate the Unknown/Uncertain: An Interactive Workshop
  • The Gene Pool: Sharing Our Best Ideas for the Genetics Workforce
  • Sex Chromosome Trisomies - To Screen or Not to Screen? - That is the Question
  • Artificial Intelligence and Genomics – Powerful Tools in Pre- and Postnatal Decision Making
  • The Intersection Between Developmental Phenotypes and Perinatal Genomic Diagnoses 
  • Genetic Counselors Forum: In Utero Fetal Molecular Therapies: Present State and Future Applications

Plenary Sessions:

  • ACMG Presidential Plenary Session: Keeping Vulnerable People Safe during the Covid19 Pandemic
  • Gene-Based Medicines to Treat Metabolic Disorders: Progress and Perspectives     
  • Implementation of Whole Genome Sequencing as an Example of How to Bridge the Divide Between Research and Clinical Practice
  • Heritable Human Genome Editing in Clinical Practice: Scientific, Social, Ethical, and Legal Perspectives   
  • TED-Style Talks with Steve Cole, Janina Jeff, and Yaniv Erlich
  • Genetic Health Disparities: From Biology to Healthcare Delivery Systems

Scientific Sessions:

  • Bringing the New Era of Mitochondrial Genomic Medicine to Geneticists
  • Genetics in Medicine Presents: Spring 2021 COVID-19 State of the Science   
  • The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, Circa 2021:  Clinical and Molecular Update
  • Excellence in Medical Genetics and Genomics Through Diversity
  • Unexpected Findings Across the Lifespan: Challenges of Reporting Incidental and Secondary Findings in Young Patients   
  • Clinical Pharmacogenomic Testing: Current Best Practices and Future Landscape
  • RNA and Gene Therapy in the Clinic – From Discovery to Treatment Implementation
  • Chromatinopathies: An Expanding Clinical Spectrum   
  • Telegenetics: Before, During and After COVID-19
  • The Heart of the Matter- Congenital Cardiac Disease and Pregnancy
  • A Primer on Regulatory and Compliance Agencies in Genetic Testing
  • What's in a Panel? A Decade of Expanded Carrier Screening in Review
  • ACMG 2021 Cardinal Signs

Trainee/Postdoctoral Fellow/Resident and Student Workshops and Activities:
• Early Career Genetic Professionals Workshop - Early Career Job Hunt and Transition Success: What We Wish We had Known