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ACMG Joins CMSS in Statement Against Travel Barriers

 

ACMG would like to share with you the Council of Medical Specialty Societies’ (CMSS) position statement regarding the impact on international collaboration in medicine of the recent executive order suspending some foreign entry into the United States. It states in part that “Progress against disease will falter if the global community engaging together in medical care is divided by policies that bar members of certain nationalities from entering the United States to deliver patient care, conduct research, participate in medical education and engaged in scientific discourse.”

ACMG is one of thirty two medical societies that have signed the “CMSS Position on International Collaboration in Medicine.”  The statement can be found here.

 



 

 

ACMG Releases Member Survey Results on Secondary Findings and Reinforces Earlier Recommendations in New Policy Statement on Secondary Findings  


The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has released two documents "online ahead of print" in its peer-reviewed academic journal, Genetics in Medicine:   

1. "American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Policy Statement: Updated Recommendations Regarding Analysis and Reporting of Secondary Findings in Clinical Genome-Scale Sequencing"
 
2. "Reporting Genomic Secondary Findings: ACMG Members Weigh In". 


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ACMG Says Genomic Data Sharing is Critical to Improving Genetic Health Care


ACMG tackles the question of how to make sense of the massive amount of genetic info being generated for better patient care in a new statement, “Laboratory and Clinical Genomics Data Sharing is Crucial to Improving Genetic Health Care.” Genomic Data Sharing is critical to improving healthcare says ACMG’s new position statement. “In order to ensure that our patients receive the most informed care as possible, ACMG advocates for extensive sharing of laboratory and clinical data derived from individuals who have undergone genomic testing. Information that informs healthcare service delivery should neither be treated as intellectual property nor as a trade secret when other patients may benefit from the knowledge being widely available.” Read the full statement on the importance of Genomic Data Sharing here.

Giving Back By Giving Bicycles 2017 ACMG Foundation Day of Caring


At the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix Arizona, the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (www.acmgfoundation.org) with the support of PerkinElmer, ACMG members and other supporters of the ACMG Foundation were able to donate 21 specially-adapted bicycles and helmets to children living with genetic conditions from the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Little People of America. To learn more about the amazing and heartwarming ACMG Foundation Day of Caring, visit News Releases

 

 


 

New ACMG Video Encourages Med Students to 
Consider a Residency/Combined Residency in Medical Genetics


 

There has never been a more exciting and extraordinary time to consider a residency and career in medical genetics. Genetics and genomics are changing how we practice medicine and will increasingly guide day-to-day healthcare decisions. This fast-paced and engaging new video features current and recent medical genetics residents in interviews, in patient care situations, in group discussions and team meetings in a variety of settings.


From diagnosis to management and from rare diseases to the most common conditions, medical genetics is moving the practice of medicine forward. The future of medicine lies in a better understanding of the human genome and how to apply it to every aspect of medical practice - this new video from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) lets medical students know the variety of ways that they can play a role in this fascinating effort.


To view this video in full-screen mode, click on the 
"full screen" icon on the video frame or go to the 
ACMG Channel on You Tube for this and more 
insightful and informative videos.




 

 






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ACMG's Genetics in Medicine Journal Receives Record High Impact Factor of 8.229 for 2016: GIM Now in Top 2.5% of All Indexed Journals


Jeffrey Hawkins of Illumina is Elected to the Board of ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine


Stanford University Clinical Geneticist Dr. Louanne Hudgins Begins Presidency with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)


The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Announces New Board Members and President-elect


The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Announces the Recipient of the ACMG Foundation Carolyn Mills Lovell Award at the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona


Celebrated Geneticist Dr. Laird G. Jackson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine


2017 ACMG Foundation/PerkinElmer Diagnostics Travel Award Winner Announced


Rebecca Ahrens-Nicklas, MD, PhD Receives the 2017 Richard King Trainee Award for Best Publication in Genetics in Medicine


The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Announces the Recipient of the ACMG Foundation/David L. Rimoin Inspiring Excellence Award at the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona


Tamanna Ratti Roshan Lal of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Receives the 2017-2018 Sanofi Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Medical Genetics Training Award in Clinical Biochemical Genetics


The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Announces the First Nine Recipients of the Shire Training Fellowship Awards


Leading National Genetics Foundation to Present Adapted Bikes to Phoenix Area Children with Genetic Conditions at Heartwarming “Day of Caring” Event to be Held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 24th at the Phoenix Convention Center


NIH and ACMG Announce New Fellowship in Genomic Medicine Program Management


Genome Editing in Clinical Genetics, Points to Consider: A Statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics


Genomic Data Sharing is Critical to Improving Genetic Health Care


Media Alert: Complimentary Press Registration is Now Open to Health, Science, and Genetics Media   


ACMG Releases New Recommendations for Reporting of Secondary Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing: Four Genes Added and One Removed in ACMG SF v2.0   


PKU Practice Guidelines Now Available in Six Foreign Languages from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics   


ACMG Releases Updated Position Statement on Noninvasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS) for Detection of Fetal Aneuploidy: Addresses Questions About Expanded Role of NIPS in Prenatal Practice   


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