ASHG and ReachMD Launch Educational Series on Genetics and Genomics

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For Immediate Release
Monday, March 2, 2015
10:30 am U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00)

‘Genetically Speaking’ Series Showcases Research Findings, Technological Advances, and Applications of Human Genetics in the Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Health Conditions

BETHESDA, MD and FORT WASHINGTON, PA – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) and ReachMD announced today the launch of ‘Genetically Speaking,’ a series of audio interviews designed to educate healthcare professionals on the application of human genetics in disease prevention and management.

The series features peer-to-peer interviews conducted during the ASHG 2014 Annual Meeting and includes topics such as:

  • Translational Genomics and Health Outcomes Research: What’s Ready for Primetime?
  • Genomic Medicine’s Emergence in Primary Care
  • Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing: the Who, What, Where, How and Why of Sequencing Information
  • Integrating Genomics Throughout Health Care Systems: Progress and Challenges
  • Genetics and Uterine Fibroids: Understanding the Origins of Tumor Development

“One of our primary goals at ASHG is to develop a healthcare workforce that is genetics-literate and capable of interpreting and applying information in clinical practice,” said Joseph D. McInerney, MA, MS, Executive Vice President of ASHG. “We are excited to team up with ReachMD to produce and deliver peer-to-peer programming to healthcare professionals nationwide.”

‘Genetically Speaking’ is co-produced by ASHG and ReachMD and broadcast on ReachMD’s integrated online, mobile, and on air content distribution network. Content is accessible both on demand and through 24/7 radio streaming on ReachMD, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and iTunes digital platforms.

“This series is an excellent addition to the ReachMD lineup,” said Matt Birnholz, MD, Vice President and Medical Director of ReachMD. “Our users love cutting-edge programming, and the scientific and medical experts on this series really showcase the latest research and the applications of genetics in disease prevention and management.”

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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About ReachMD

ReachMD is a multi-channel medical broadcasting company delivering education and information to healthcare professionals through an integrated online, mobile, and on air distribution network. Programming is delivered both on demand and through 24/7 streaming on ReachMD, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and iTunes digital platforms. ReachMD has produced more than 8,000 medical broadcasts, making it the leading source of on air, online, and mobile medical education and information. More information can be found at

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Connect with ReachMD on Twitter (@ReachMD) | Facebook | LinkedIn

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