American College of Medical Genetics -- 2007 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting Announcement

Registration and abstract submission is open for the 2007 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting to be held March 21-25, 2007 -- Nashville Convention Center and the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tenn.

The ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is an outstanding educational opportunity relevant to professionals in medical and clinical genetics who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, management and genetic counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetically influenced health problems; laboratory directors and technicians providing genetic testing; researchers involved in the discovery of genetic disorders and treatments; and any other healthcare and public health professionals with an interest in the rapidly evolving field of medical genetics and its integration into healthcare.

Detailed information regarding sessions, speakers, exhibitors and online abstract submission, registration and housing is available at www.acmgmeeting.net.

PLENARY SESSIONS
Presidential Symposium: Of Practice, Patents, and the Preservation of Training
38th Annual March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference: Genetics of Skeletal Dysplasias
Highlights in Medical Genetics
ACMG/SIMD Joint Plenary Session: Expanded Newborn Screening: How Are We Dealing with Diagnostic Dilemmas and What's New On the Horizon?

WORKSHOPS

CAP/LAP Molecular Pathology/Cytogenetics Inspector Training Seminar
ACMG Public Health SIG Forum
Medical Genetics Training Program Director's Workshop
Genetic Counselors' Forum: Direct To Consumer Testing: Boom or Gloom for Genetic Counselors

CONCURRENT INVITED SESSIONS

Innovations and Resources for Medical Genetics Educators
The Expanding Clinical Spectrum of Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation
Gene Amplification in Neoplasia: Molecular Cytogenetic Detection of DNA Amplification
Mutations in Genes Affecting the RAS/MAPK pathway: Noonan, Costello and Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndromes
Transitioning Genetic Care from the Pediatric to the Adult Setting: Challenges and Opportunities Should Invasive
Prenatal Diagnosis Be Offered in all Pregnancies
Molecular Detection of Large Gene Rearrangements
Revisiting Predictive Testing for the Neurodegenerative Disorders
Update in Spinal Muscular Atrophy: New Information Regarding Clinical Phenotypes, Genetic Testing and Clinical Trials
Clinical Assessment of Genomic Copy Number: The Future of Cytogenetic Diagnostics
National Collaborative Research in Rare Genetic Diseases: Models for Data Collection (An NICHD/ORD/NIH Sponsored Workshop)
The Genetics of Pigmentation Disorders
Complexity of Single Gene Disorders
Clinical Application of Genetic Testing for Cardiovascular Disorders
Cardinal Signs of Select Syndromes

ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATION TOPICS

Biochemical Genetics
Perinatal Genetics
Clinical Genetics
Genetic Counseling
Cytogenetics
Education/Public Health/Legal & Ethical Issues
Molecular Genetics

INDUSTRY SUPPORTED BREAKFAST SYMPOSIA
Exploring Population-Based Fragile X Screening (Supported by an educational grant from Abbott Molecular)
Innovations in the Management of Pompe Disease (Supported by an educational grant from Genzyme Corporation)
Breakthrough Research in Tetrahydrobiopterin Therapy for PKU: Diet Liberalization (Supported by an educational grant from BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.)
Pharmacological Chaperone Technology for the Treatment of Human Genetic Disease (Supported by an educational grant from Amicus Therapeutics)
Current and Emerging Treatment Options for Lysosomal Storage Diseases (Supported by an educational grant from Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.)
Advances in Newborn Screening and Nutrition Therapy for Urea Cycle Disorders (Supported by an educational grant from Ucyclyd Pharma, Inc.)

Register by February 9, 2007 to take advantage of the Early Registration Discount. Visit www.acmgmeeting.net for registration fees, deadlines and three easy ways to register for the meeting.

THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 8, 2006

Members and nonmembers are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2007 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting. Abstracts may be accepted for poster presentation or platform presentation. Selections will be made after review by the Program Committee. Accepted presenters will be notified in late December.

ABSTRACTS CAN BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AT: www.acmgmeeting.net

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EXHIBITING COMPANIES AS OF NOVEMBER 15, 2006

Abbott Molecular Inc., Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., Ambry Genetics, Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., Applied Spectral Imaging, Inc., AutoGenomics, Baylor College of Medicine - Medical Genetics Laboratories, Biocept Inc., BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., CCL Books, Children's Tumor Foundation, City of Hope Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Combimatrix Molecular Diagnostics, Coriell Cell Repositories, Emory Genetics Laboratory, Epintell LLC - KnutShell.com, GeneCare Medical Genetics Center, GeneDx Inc., Genetic Alliance, Genzyme Corporation, Greenwood Genetic Center, Genomic Health, Ikonisys, Inc., Innogenetics, Inc., Lenetix Medical Screening Lab Inc., Luminex Corporation, Mayo Medical Laboratories, McGraw-Hill, MetaSystems Group, Inc., Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc., Nanosphere, Inc., Nanogen, Inc., National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG), National Fragile X Foundation, Neurofibromatosis, Inc., NimbleGen Systems, Inc., Oxford University Press, POSSUM - Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Progeny Software, Quest Diagnostics, Reprogenetics LLC, Saunders/Mosby/Churchill, Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Signature Genomic Laboratories, Tepnel Lifecodes Corporation, Third Wave Technologies, TM Bioscience Corporation, Ucyclyd Pharma, Inc., United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, John Wiley & Sons, Wolters Kluwer Health - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF MEDICAL GENETICS:

Medical Genetics: Translating Genes Into Health TM Founded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics (www.acmg.net) is dedicated to advancing the practice of medical genetics and provides education, resources and a voice for 1400 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other health care professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG's activities include the development of laboratory and practice standards and guidelines, advocating for genetic services in health care and in public health, and promoting the development of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease. Genetics in Medicine, published monthly, is the official ACMG peer-reviewed journal. ACMG's website (www.acmg.net) offers a variety of resources including Policy Statements and Practice Guidelines, Educational Resources, and a Medical Geneticist Locator.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ABSTRACT SUBMISSION & GUIDELINES, CONTACT: acmg@acmg.net

FOR FURTHER PROGRAM, REGISTRATION OR EXHIBITOR INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

JRDaggett & Associates ACMG Meetings & Exhibits Management
5810 Kingstowne Center Dr., #120-713
Alexandria, VA 22315
(703) 921-0033
acmg@jrdaggett.com

PRESS INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kathy Beal, MBA
Medial Relations Officer
ACMG
kbeal@acmg.net


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