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ACMG Releases Highly-Anticipated Recommendations on Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing


The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) released the widely-anticipated "ACMG Recommendations for Reporting of Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing Report" at its 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting.  The ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of medical and health professionals in genetics in the world.

 

As exome and genome sequencing become more widely used in medical care, doctors will increasingly be able to learn about genetic changes that increase an individual’s risk for developing an unrelated disease. In the past, these so-called incidental genetic findings (unrelated to the condition for which the patient was tested) were seldom provided to the patient.

 


 

 

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2013 ACMG Foundation Annual Day of Caring:

 

At the 2013 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix,
the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine
with the help of PerkinElmer, Shire, and members of the
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
and the ACMG Foundation were able to donate 20
bicycles and helmets to children from the Muscular
Dystrophy Association of Phoenix. To learn more about
this heartwarming event please contact the ACMG
Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine at
ACMGF@acmgfoundation.org.

 

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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.



 

Preview

ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting Named One of the Fastest Growing Meetings in USA;
 
ACMG Updates Recommendation on "Opt Out" for Genome Sequencing Return of Results 
 
2014 ACMG Foundation / Signature Genomic Laboratories, PerkinElmer Inc., Travel Award Winner Announced


Huma Q. Rana, MD, Receives the 2014 Richard King Trainee Award for Best Publication in Genetics in Medicine


Xiangling Wang, MD, PhD of Mayo Clinic is Presented with the Inaugural Pfizer/ACMG Foundation Clinical Genetics Combined Residency for Translational Genomic Scholars Fellowship Award


Paldeep S. Atwal, MD of Stanford University/Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Jamie J. Barea, MD of University of California, San Diego Receive the 2014-2015 Genzyme/ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Medical Genetics Training Award in Clinical Biochemical Genetics



Prominent Genetics Foundation to Present Adapted Bikes to Nashville-area Children at Heartwarming "Day of Caring" Event to be Held at 10 a.m, Friday, March 28 at the Nashville Music City Center


Pediatric Geneticist David B. Flannery, MD, FACMG, FAAP Joins American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics as Medical Director


Complimentary Press Registration is Now Open for ACMG 2014 Annual Genetics Meeting


ACMG Unveils New Physician Education CME Webinar Series


ACMG is Awarded Five Year, $12.5 Million Dollar Contract Renewal to Continue Important Efforts in Newborn Screening


ACMG Partners with Univ. of North Carolina and Geisinger Health System on Major NIH Grant for Work on Developing the Clinical Genome Resource


Genetics in Medicine Publishes Special Issue Dedicated to Genomics in Electronic Health Records: First Collection of its Kind


ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Announces Two 2014-2015 ACMG Foundation/Genzyme Biochemical Genetics Fellowships Now Available


ACMG Releases Statement on Access to Reproductive Options After Prenatal Diagnosis


ACMG Applauds Supreme Court Decision on Gene Patents



ACMG Clarifies Statements on Return of Incidental Findings


The U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Challenging Patents on Breast and Ovarian Cancer Genes: ACMG Is Plaintiff


ACMG Releases Policy Statement on Noninvasive Prenatal Screening (NIPS)


Lindsay C. Burrage, MD, PhD of Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital and Shane C. Quinonez, MD of The University of Michigan Are Presented the 2013-2014 Genzyme/ ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine Medical Genetics Training Award in Clinical Biochemical Genetics


2013 ACMG Foundation / Signature Genomic Laboratories, PerkinElmer Inc., Travel Award Winner Announced


New President-Elect and Directors Elected to the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Board of Directors


Noted Geneticist Dr. Gail E. Herman is Elected President of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)


ACMG Releases Highly-Anticipated Recommendations on Incidental Findings in Clinical Exome and Genome Sequencing


ACMG Announces New Smartphone App To Enhance ACMG Annual Meeting Experience


Genomic Screening for Improved Public Health


Prominent Genetics Foundation to Present Adapted Bikes to Children from Muscular Dystrophy Association at Heartwarming “Day of Caring” Event to be Held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 22 at the Phoenix Convention Center


Special Satellite Meeting And Film Viewing: Emerging from Darkness to Shed Light on Genetics and Cultural Taboos in Native American Populations: A Community Conversation Including the Highly-Acclaimed Film “Sun Kissed”


ACMG Develops New Policy on Risk Categorization for Lab-Developed Tests (LDTs) for Inherited Conditions


LA-Based
Sports Spectacular
Donates $50,000 to the
David L. Rimoin
Memorial Fund


ACMG Releases New
Position Statement on
Public Disclosure of
Clinically Relevant
Genome Variants

Click here to view statement


New Video Encourages
Medical Students to
Consider Medical Genetics


NBSTRN Unveils New
Virtual Repository for
NBS Researchers


ACMG Releases Three New
MOC Modules


ACMG Foundation Announces
Endowment Campaign to
Establish ACMG Foundation
David L. Rimoin Lifetime
Achievement Award in
Medical Genetics


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www.acmgfoundation.org


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