Program Information

The 2021 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. CME, P.A.C.E.® and NSGC credits will be offered.
Program Description

Scientific Sessions

Concurrent Scientific Sessions highlight a wide range of topics of interest to genetics practitioners, laboratorians, researchers, counselors and others with an interest in the science and art of medical genetics.

Scientific Plenary Sessions focus on one topic or area, as well as trends.

Selected Abstract Presentations will be presented in Platform Presentations and an online Poster Gallery.

Short Courses are half day courses held prior to the official start of the meeting. These courses are focused on one particular topic and allow participants an additional opportunity to earn educational credits.
Additional Learning Opportunities

Satellite Symposia are industry-sponsored, CME-certified and non-certified symposia. These sessions are not part of the official ACMG annual meeting. Program is planned solely by the sponsoring company. ACMG will provide P.A.C.E.® and NSGC CEU’s for sessions that are CME-certified. While open to all ACMG attendees, pre-registration is required. ACMG appreciates its corporate and nonprofit partners for their participation in providing satellite symposia. ACMG values its partnerships and the supportive role that members of this community play in an effort to provide healthcare professionals with quality educational programs.

Product Theaters are half hour sessions presented by exhibiting companies. These sessions showcase recent developments and applications of their products, techniques, and/or services and demonstrate how the product or service is used in practical and/or clinical settings. These sessions are not approved for educational credits.
Sessions and Events for Trainees, Postdoctoral Fellows, Residents and Students

Early Career Genetic Professionals Workshop: Building Leadership/Management Skills

Trainee, Resident, Fellow and Student Welcome Reception

Trainee/Mentor Sessions

Student Session - Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students
The session will provide undergraduate, graduate, genetic counseling and medical students and trainees with the opportunity to learn more about a career in the field of Medical Genetics, including its various component training pathways. The session will consist of insights into the different career pathways in Medical Genetics with presentations by a clinical academic geneticist, a clinical laboratory-based geneticist, a genetic counselor, a medical genetics resident/recent graduate, and a geneticist representing the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
  • Medical and clinical geneticists; genetic counselors; pediatric, obstetric, and maternal-fetal specialists; and all medical practitioners who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, testing, 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 interest in medical and clinical genetics and genomics
  • Advocates for patients with genetic conditions and their families

After attending the 2021 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, participants should be able to:

  • ​Describe the advances in genetic testing including prenatal and postnatal indications, gene panels, genome sequencing, interpretation, genetic counseling, and ethical and legal issues
  • Review select rare and common genetic disorders, from developmental disabilities to cancer predisposition syndromes, and learn about novel therapeutic approaches including gene editing
  • Review select inborn errors of metabolism, approaches to their diagnoses and treatment, as well as new disorders on the recommended uniform screening panel
  • Discuss challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic and different solutions to deliver the tripartite mission of clinical care, education, and research in medical genetics
  • Describe a potpourri of issues relating to medical genetics including history; ethical, legal and regulatory issues; health disparities, job negotiation; and many others