Course Description & Course Format

The ACMG Genetics and Genomics Review Course offers a 3 day format that provides an intense learning environment with exam preparation lectures that cover a broad range of genetic and genomic topics presented by recognized experts in the field.  Topics will include

Cell Biology/Genomics


Clinical Cytogenetics

Clinical Molecular Genetics 

Genetic Transmission

Biochemical Genetics

Developmental Genetics

Cancer Genetics

Genetic Counseling & Risk Assessment

Newborn  Screening


Reproductive Genetics

Systems-Based Disorders

Genomic Medicine

The course will feature pre-course preparation materials and a sample examination, a session on exam preparation and exam taking tips, interactive examination workshops with in-depth coverage of exam content areas and informal sessions with faculty. 


Upon completion of this Course, the participant should be able to:

■Identify common genetic syndromes and discuss their clinical features

■Interpret standard molecular data and explain how to communicate results to families

■Perform simple quantitative genetic calculations and solve related problems

■Describe basic cytogenetics and identify features of common chromosomal disorders

■Recognize clinical features of selected metabolic disorders and describe their molecular basis and review how to provide counseling about them

■Discuss the extents and limits of prenatal tests and explain how to perform routine prenatal counseling

■Explain clinical and molecular aspects of inherited cancer syndromes and know how to provide counseling for common human cancers


This course is designed to assist genetics healthcare professionals who are seeking to update and reinforce their general knowledge of medical genetics. This course also allows ABMGG individuals to prepare for Board Certification or Recertification. Genetic counselors are also welcome.


Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD, FACMG

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

John A. Phillips, III, MD, FACMG

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Nashville, TN


Pamela L. Flodman, MSc, MS, LCGC

University of California, Irvine

Orange, CA

Christa Lese Martin, PhD, FACMG

Geisinger Health System

Lewisburg, PA

Sharon Plon, MD, PhD, FACMG

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX 

Louise E. Wilkins-Haug, MD, PhD, FACMG

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Boston, MA 

Anthony J. Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, FACMG

UCSF School of Medicine

San Francisco, CA


Gerard Berry, MD, FACMG
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Madhuri Hegde, PhD, FACMG
Emory University
Atlanta, GA


Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD, FACMG

American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Bethesda, MD 

Gary S. Gottesman, MD, FACMG (Exam Workshops)

Shriners Hospitals for Children - St. Louis 

St Louis, MO


Amy Roberts, MD, FACMG

Children’s Hospital Boston

Boston, MA

American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) Examination
The ABMGG Examinations will be held August 21-25, 2017. Questions concerning the examination program should be directed to The American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics – telephone: 301-634-7315, fax: 301-634-7320, e-mail:, website:

The ABMGG neither administers nor endorses review courses for ABMGG certification examinations. Further, the ABMGG does not provide content or guidance to organizations offering review courses. Board members do not participate as faculty in such courses nor are practice questions abstracted from previous Board examinations.

American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) Examination

The 2017 ABGC Certification Examination second testing period will be August 1 through August 31, 2017. Please visit the ABGC website ( to confirm testing and application deadline dates.  Questions concerning the examination program should be directed to The American Board of Genetic Counseling – telephone: 913-895-4617, fax: 913-895-4652, e-mail:


This review course is designed as an educational resource for medical geneticists and other health care providers.  Its use does not, and should not be considered to ensure a successful outcome on the certification examinations offered by the American Board of Medical Genetics or the American Board of Genetic Counseling, or any other examinations.  The course should not be considered inclusive of all appropriate information or all available sources of information that may be useful in preparing for the examination(s) or for any other purpose.