Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

February 10, 2012

The ACMG meeting sponsored by the American College of Medical Genetics is the educational and networking event for medical and clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and healthcare practitioners providing comprehensive diagnostic, management and counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetically influenced health problems; researchers involved in the discovery of genetic disorders and treatments and laboratory directors and technicians conducting genetic testing. Health professionals with an interest in the rapidly evolving field of medical genetics and genomics and its integration into healthcare will find the ACMG Annual Meeting to be the scientific meeting opportunity to learn of the latest research and cutting edge clinical topics that promote the science and the practice of clinical genetics and genomics.

Plenary Session topics include:
  • The Coming Revolution in Medical Genetics: From Double Helix to Genomics and Back Again
  • Genetics of Aging - From Progeroid Syndromes to Centenarians
  • Developmental Epigenetics and Human Disease
  • Making Sense of Mitochondrial Disease

Invited Session topics include:
  • Current Concepts in Reproductive Genetics
  • Informatics in Medical Genetics
  • Developmental Eye Disorders
  • Assessing the Value of a Genetic Diagnosis
  • Single Gene Causes of Cancers
  • Laboratory Implementation of Prenatal aCGH
  • Cardinal Signs of Selected Syndromes
  • Cardinal Signs and Symptoms of Common and Rare Important Inborn Errors of Metabolism
  • Genetics of Sports Performance
  • Challenges in Newborn Screening Diagnosis and Follow-up
  • Practical Implementation of Next Generation Sequencing in Molecular Diagnostics
  • Genetic Basis and Diagnosis of Overgrowth Syndromes
  • The Road to Success in Medical Genetics - An Educational Primer
  • Telegenetics – Extending Genetic Services Beyond Your Clinic Doors: A Community Conversation

Two Preconference CME Short Courses:
  • Next Generation Sequencing: Clinical Utility, Laboratory Implementation and Bioinformatics Analysis
  • Clinical Cancer Genetics: New Paradigms and Concepts for Understanding Cancer Susceptibility

Over 450 Abstract Presentation (Oral and Poster) will be presented in the following topics:
  • Clinical Genetics
  • Biochemical Genetics
  • Cytogenetics Genetics
  • Education
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Perinatal
  • Public Health
  • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues
In addition to the exceptional scientific programming, a special half day session designed for undergraduates and medical school students “Careers in Medical Genetics - An Informational Session for Students” will be held on Friday, March 30.

2012 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
March 27-31, 2012  *  Charlotte, North Carolina

For detailed session and speaker information, the meeting schedule, hotel and registration information – visit

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