The goal of Medical Genetics Awareness Week, which will coincide annually with the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, is to raise awareness of the invaluable contributions that medical genetics healthcare professionals make in the diagnosis, management and prevention of genetic diseases, and the difference these professionals make in the lives of patients and families. The theme of Medical Genetics Awareness Week is “Celebrating the Contributions of the Entire Medical Genetics Team to Patient Care and Public Health.” During the event, ACMG honors the skills and commitment of all those on the healthcare team who translate genetic and genomic discoveries into better patient care, including medical geneticists, laboratory geneticists, genetic counselors, nurses and physician assistants.

In 2019, the first ever Medical Genetics Awareness Week brought together people across the United States and around the world. Healthcare professionals, hospitals, clinics, universities and individuals from Mexico, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, France, India, Argentina and more than 35 other countries participated. The energy and enthusiasm focused on raising awareness of the important work of medical geneticists was truly inspirational and no doubt encouraged others to get involved.

Help us make this year even better by showing your support at work, in your community, online and on social media, and by encouraging your colleagues, friends and family to get involved. Use the buttons below to learn how you can be a part of this exciting event and to learn more about what medical geneticists do and how to join this rewarding, rapidly advancing field. And be sure to follow ACMG on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to stay updated on all the Medical Genetics Awareness Week activities.