Program Information

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Program Information

The 2022 Annual Clinical Genetics Meting 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.

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

Accredited Satellite Symposia are industry-sponsored, CME-certified symposia. These sessions are not part of the official ACMG Annual meeting. The program is planned solely by the sponsoring company. ACMG will provide P.A.C.E. and NSGC CEUs for sessions that are CME-certified.

Non-Accredited Industry Workshops are educational activities presented with objectivity, balance and scientific rigor. They are planned solely by the sponsoring company. 

While open to all ACMG attendees, pre-registration is required. ACMG appreciates its corporate and nonprofit partners for their participation in providing Accredited Satellite Symposia and Non-Accredited Industry Workshops. 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.

Exhibit 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.

Trainee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Resident and Student Sessions

Early Career Genetic Professionals Workshop: Pursuing a Career in Medical Genetics

Trainee, Postdoctoral Fellow, Resident and Student Welcome Reception

Early Career Genetic Mentor Luncheon

Student Workshop: Career Pathways in Genetics - What Do I Do and How Do I Get There? This session will provide undergraduate, graduate, genetic counseling and medical students 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.

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. The ACMG Annual Meeting is 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

Learning Objectives

After attending the 2022 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, as well as novel therapeutic approaches including gene editing.
  • Review select inborn errors of metabolism, approaches to their diagnoses and treatment, new disorders on the recommended uniform screening panel.
  • Recognize the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in genetic clinical care and research, and inclusion as an essential component for genetic workforce development.
  • Analyze the need for innovation and new approaches to transforming the current practice of genetic medicine to achieve a vision of genomically-informed precision population health.