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Nalini Padmanabhan, ASHG Communications Manager
301.634.7346 | press@ashg.org

 

Jennifer Ellis, LabRoots Director of Marketing

206.679.3228 | Jen.ellis@labroots.com

 

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 7, 2015

2:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00)

 

 

ASHG Media Advisory

Virtual Meeting: Genetics in Your Clinic

 

WHEN:

 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 9:30 am-4:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time

 

WHERE:

 

Online at: http://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=782&seid=1617

 

WHAT:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genetics in Your Clinic: What You Can and Should Do Now, organized in conjunction with LabRoots, is the American Society of Human Genetics’ (ASHG) first-ever virtual meeting. Intended for a global audience of primary care providers and other health care professionals, this free event will feature presentations from human genetics experts on:

  • Genetic technologies currently available for use in the clinic
  • The limitations of these technologies
  • Information in personal and family histories that indicate a need for genetic testing
  • How to interpret test results in ways most useful to the patient
  • When to refer to specialized genetic services
Participants will also receive a Genetics Tool Kit, and will have the opportunity to earn CME and CEU continuing education credits. The meeting will include a 45-minute session that provides identical content in English and Spanish.

 

HOW:

 

 

Registration, free of charge and open until the start of the event: http://engage.vevent.com/index.jsp?eid=782&seid=1617

 

DETAILS:

 

View a draft agenda here: http://www.ashg.org/education/pdf/2016-vm-prelim-agenda_20151201.pdf

 

 

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About the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

Founded in 1948, the American Society of Human Genetics is the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. Its nearly 8,000 members include researchers, academicians, clinicians, laboratory practice professionals, genetic counselors, nurses, and others with an interest in human genetics. The Society serves scientists, health professionals, and the public by providing forums to: (1) share research results through the ASHG Annual Meeting and in The American Journal of Human Genetics; (2) advance genetic research by advocating for research support; (3) educate current and future genetics professionals, health care providers, advocates, policymakers, educators, students, and the public about all aspects of human genetics; and (4) promote genetic services and support responsible social and scientific policies. For more information, visit: http://www.ashg.org.

 

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