Research and program highlights of the 2007 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, March 21-25, 2007

The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) will hold its Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting from Wednesday, March 21, through Sunday, March 25, at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

The following are a few highlights of the latest research and program topics to be presented at the meeting. Please note that all research is strictly embargoed until the time of the presentation. Full meeting and program details are available at www.acmgmeeting.net/

Interviews arranged upon request.

Wednesday, March 21

ACMG Public Health SIG Annual Symposium: Genetics and Public Health

  • Family History: Bridging the Gap Between Genomics and Public Health Practice

  • Integrating Public Health Into Genetics: A Perspective from the President of the APHA

Thursday, March 22

Should Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis be Offered in all Pregnancies?

  • How Safe is Amniocentesis and CVS? A Prerequisite for Universal Invasive Testing

  • Invasive Prenatal Testing: When is it Cost Effective?

  • Ethics: An Essential Dimension of Offering Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis

Presidential Plenary Session: Of Practice, Patents and the Preservation of Training

  • Gene Patenting vs. Licensing Terms for Genetic Testing: Who is the Culprit in Limiting Access?

  • Evolving NIH Patent & Licensing Policies and Practices in the Post-Human Genome Project Era

Friday, March 23

38th Annual March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference: The Genetics of Skeletal Dysplasias

Saturday, March 24

Highlights in Medical Genetics

  • Marfan Syndrome: From Molecules to Medicine to Muscular Dystrophy

  • What Makes a Good Egg Go Bad?

Direct To Consumer Testing: Boom or Gloom for Genetic Cou

Contact: Kathy Beal
American College of Medical Genetics

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