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13-Jan-2013

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Contact: Kathy Beal
kbeal@acmg.net
301-238-4582
American College of Medical Genetics

ACMG 2013 Clinical Genetics Meeting -- Complimentary press registration is now open

Health, science and genetics reporters are invited to register now for the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 19-23, 2013 at the Phoenix Convention Center

Health, science and genetics reporters are invited to register now for the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 19-23, 2013 at the Phoenix Convention Center. From Genetic Testing to Whole Genome/Exome Sequencing, the focus of the ACMG Meeting is on the actual practice of genetics and genomics in healthcare today and in the future. The conference will showcase the latest breakthroughs in genetics research and its practical applications to medical practice and public health. The ACMG Annual Meeting attracts medical and scientific leaders from around the world who are working to apply research in genetics and the human genome to the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of genetic conditions and rare and common diseases.

From the cytogenomics of cancer to neurogenetics; from noninvasive prenatal diagnosis to whole genome analysis; and from medical reimbursement issues to next generation sequencing, reporters will hear about the latest research; have the opportunity to interact with doctors, laboratory professionals and genetic counselors about what is happening right now in genetics and genomics; and view the latest products available in the extensive exhibit hall.

Topics range from common conditions to rare diseases. Sessions include information of interest to the general public, to health professionals and to the industry/trade.

The ACMG Meeting is the genetics meeting most focused on the practical applications of genetic discoveries in a clinical setting.

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To see the complete program, visit www.acmgmeeting.net.

Photo/TV Opportunity: The ACMG Foundation will present bicycles to local children with rare genetic diseases at the Annual Day of Caring at the Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

To receive a complimentary media registration, contact Kathy Ridgely Beal, MBA at kbeal@acmg.net for the Press Registration Access Code.

As the ACMG Meeting approaches, journalists can stay up-to-date on new sessions and information by following the ACMG Social Media pages on Facebook and Twitter and by using the Twitter hashtag #ACMGMtg for meeting-related tweets.



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