ASHG Logo Media Contact:
Nalini Padmanabhan
ASHG Communications Manager


For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 10, 2016

12:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time



ASHG Media Advisory

Webinar Series: Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents




Nov. 17, 2016; Jan. 19, 2017; and March 16, 2017










This series of three free webinars, intended for primary care providers and specialists who treat children and adolescents, will help fill clinical gaps by teaching best practices in genetic testing. The one-hour webinars will address risk management, benefits and limitations of testing, test interpretation, referral, communication, and management. Continuing medical education (CME) credit will be available.


Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern: When and How to Test

Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern: Testing Methods and Results

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern: Communication and Management




Registration, free of charge and open until the start of the event:








For additional information and an agenda, visit:


ASHG (2015). Points to consider: Ethical, legal, and psychosocial implications of genetic testing in children and adolescents. The American Journal of Human Genetics.


ASHG (2016). Infographics: Pediatric genetic testing.


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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:


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