Genetics and Genomics Review Course
June 27 - June 30
Offered both as an in person course and as a livestreamed webinar, 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
- Molecular Biology
- Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
- Clinical Molecular Genetic Transmission
- Biochemical Genetics
- Developmental Genetics
- Cancer Genetics
- Genetic Counseling and Risk Assessment
- Newborn Screening
- Reproductive Genetics
- Systems – based Disorders
- Genomic Medicine
Materials will be made available pre-course for attendee preparation. Interactive examination workshops with in-depth coverage of exam content areas will be featured, including a sample examination and a session on exam preparation with tips for taking the exam. On Friday evening, informal interactive breakout sessions will be conducted with faculty (informal sessions are not included in the webcast nor are they recorded).
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 extent and limitations 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
The GGRC course is designed to assist genetics healthcare professionals who are seeking to update and reinforce their general knowledge of medical genetics. The course also offers ABMGG individuals to prepare for Board Certification or Recertification. Genetic counselors are also welcome.
Foundational Specialty Training Course
June 30 - July 1
The ACMG Foundational Specialty Training Course has been developed as a component of the Alternative Pathway to Board Certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics. This course follows the GGRC and is a standalone course. It is not live streamed and has two primary tracks: 1) Molecular and 2) Cytogenetics. To enroll in the "Alternative Pathway to Board Certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics - Molecular or Cytogenetics Pathway" please go to www.acmgeducation.net and select your appropriate pathway. Due to space limitations priority registration is given to those in the Alternative Pathway to attend the Foundation Course.
Alternative Pathway to Board Certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
Those planning to complete the alternative pathway toward LGG certification must apply to the ABMGG prior to beginning to gain lab-based experience. A description of the alternative pathway process, application requirements and forms can be found here. The application process takes up to six weeks but this should not deter you from registering for the ACMG Foundational Specialty Training Course. You may register for the Course prior to completing the application process.
The ACMG is providing the formal educational component of the alternative pathway. To enroll, go here and select your appropriate pathway.
Course Outline and Objectives can be found under the "Specialty Training Agenda" tab at the top of the page.
The Foundation Specialty Training is designed for persons that are currently Certified in Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics or Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics. This is the didactic component of the Alternative Pathway to Board Certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG).