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Important Deadlines


Abstract Submission
– December 7, 2012

EARLY BIRD Registration Deadline – December 19, 2012

Abstract Submissions Acceptance Communicated
– January 2013

ADVANCE Registration Deadline
– February 13, 2013

Hotel Reservation Deadline
– February 19, 2013


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November 30, 2012



   Countdown to 2013 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting



Call for Abstracts - Friday, December 7 , 2012 – Abstract Submission Deadline 

The presentation of cutting-edge research is an essential feature of the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, and genetics professionals (ACMG members and non-members) are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation on topics including: Prenatal Genetics, Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Genetics, Genetic Counseling, Cytogenetics, Education/Public Health/Legal & Ethical Issues, and Molecular Genetics.  Submitted abstracts may be selected for poster displays or platform presentations. Abstracts will be published online and distributed in electronic format to the ACMG Annual Meeting attendees.

To submit an abstract by the submission deadline of December 7, 2012 – click here.

The ACMG Foundation/Signature Genomics, a PerkinElmer Company Travel Award will once again be awarded to the first author of a selected platform presentation to attend the 2013 annual meeting. Some restrictions apply. Interested individuals can apply for the award during the abstract submission process.

Early Bird Registration Deadline – December 19, 2012-  

Register by December 19, 2012 to take advantage of Early Bird Registration fees and save up to $200.  After December 19, advance discounted registration fees will be available through February 13, 2013.  After February 13 through on-site, late registration fees will apply.  This is the ONE 2013 scientific and clinical meeting that can’t be missed – so register now!

Program Updates
Be sure to check out the Program Sessions & Events page – many sessions have been finalized or added such as the sessions highlighted below:

Presidential Plenary Session Update

The 2013 Presidential Plenary Session promises to be an excellent session.  After the 2013 ACMG Awards and the 2013 Colonel Harland Sanders Award a scientific session will follow with the following presentations:

Gene is to Genome as Picture is to Motion Picture, Wayne Grody , MD, PhD, FACMG, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 
Translating Allelic Heterogeneity to Clinical Practice: The CFTR2 Project, Garry R. Cutting,MD, 
 John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore MD. 


44th Annual March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference: Genetics of Skeletal Dysplasias and Connective Tissue Disorders

This 2 ½ hour plenary session will be presented in honor of Founding President and Genetics Pioneer, the late David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD, FACMG and the presentations will include:


Moderator: Michael B. Bober, MD, PhD, FACMG, DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE


Pruzansky Lecture:  Unlocking the Secrets of the Skeletal Dysplasias: A Journey Inspired by David Rimoin, Brendan Lee, MD, PhD, FACMG, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX


Endeavors Abroad with the African Pygmies: David Rimoin's Contributions to our Understanding of Growth Hormone Today, Julie E. Hoover-Fong, MD, PhD, FACMG, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Prenatal Diagnosis of the Skeletal Dysplasias:  Never Make Assumptions, Always Make Assumptions - David L Rimoin's Words of Wisdom, Deborah Krakow, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Dave Rimoin - A Pioneer: New Directions in Skeletal Research, Matthew Warman, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Highlights Plenary:  Progress in Gene and Cell Therapy Clinical Trials for Genetic Diseases

The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) have collaborated to strengthen the communication and education between medical professionals engaged in care and treatment of patients with genetic disorders and researchers involved in the development of novel genetic and cellular therapies to treat genetic disorders.  In the quest for an increased number of genetic disorders tested during newborn screening, it is becoming increasingly important to provided evidence of a genetic or cellular therapeutic as a future treatment option. This session will focus on two advanced clinical trials for genetic diseases: cell therapy strategies for Adrenoleukodystrophy and AAV strategies for Hemophilia B. These are two clinical applications of genetic and cellular therapeutics for genetic disorders that may be considered for newborn screening in the future.

Cell Therapy Strategies for Adrenoleukodystrophy, Nathalie Cartier-Lacave, MD, INSERM, Paris, France

AAV Strategies for Hemophilia B, Andrew M. Davidoff, MD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Short Courses
Two half day Short Courses will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  These courses are focused on one particular topic and allow participants an additional opportunity to accrue CME and CEUs. An additional registration fee is required.  

Next Generation Sequencing From a Clinical Perspective: What are You Getting and What Does It Mean

Arrays, NIPT and Expanded Carrier Screening: Advances and Controversies in Prenatal Genetics

Additional information and descriptions of these courses can be found here

Industry Supported Symposia
Industry Supported Satellite Symposia are 90-minute independently developed educational events held in conjunction with the ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting as dinner and/or breakfast sessions that are supported by ACMG's industry partners (commercial or non-for-profit entities) to broaden the educational experience for meeting attendees.  These sessions are presented by experts presenting new research and industry advances. These programs provide additional valuable scientific and educational opportunities to attendees.  A number of Industry Supported Symposia will be presented in Phoenix.   Advance registration is required for these sessions and the opportunity to register will be available in the online registration system.

Tuesday, March 19, 2012 - 5:30 pm - 7:00pm

Dinner Symposium:

Medical Advances in Urea Cycle Disorders
(This activity is supported by an educational grant from Hyperion Therapeutics)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – 8:00 am – 9:30 am             

Breakfast Symposia: 
Hypophosphatasia: Clinical Expression and Differential Diagnosis of Genetic Metabolic Bone Disorders
(This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alexion Pharmaceuticals)

Translating Guidelines into Practice: A Call to Action for Improving Outcomes in PKU
(This activity is supported by promotional event funds from BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.)        

Friday, March 21, 2013 – 7:15am‐8:45am

Breakfast Symposia: 
The Present and Future State of Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) and Utilization in Practice
(This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine)

Morquio Type A Syndrome: Beyond the Bone
(This activity is supported by promotional event funds from BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.)

Program updates – check the ACMG Meeting website often for programming, speaker and exhibitor updates.  To view the detailed preliminary Program, Sessions and Events – go to the Education section of the ACMG Meeting Site.

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All sessions, exhibits, posters, and offices will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center unless otherwise noted in the schedule. 



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