Course : Dysmorphology in the Era of Next-Gen Sequencing

Held during the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  Click “Launch” for more information.



The role of a clinical dysmorphologist is evolving alongside rapid advancements in molecular technology. We aim to discuss the manner in which the role of the dysmorphologist is changing, how a dysmorphologic assessment adds value to molecular reports, new technological tools that can aid the dysmorphologic exam, and explore how to train the new generation of dysmorphologists.

All healthcare professionals interested in the diagnosis, management, treatment and prevention of genetic conditions and increasing their understanding of the genetic basis of common, chronic health problems affecting both children and adults will find the programming applicable to their practice. These select sessions from the ACMG Annual Meeting are targeted for the following professionals:
• Medical and clinical geneticists
• Physicians of all specialties with an interest in genetics, genomics and the genetic basis of disease
• Genetic counselors
• Laboratory geneticists, directors, technicians and technologists
• Researchers
• Pathologists
• Educators
• Nurses
• Dietitians
• Physician assistants
• Biotechnology and pharmaceutical development professionals
• Fellows, Trainees and Students
• Public health professionals
• Genetic/consumer advocates
• Others with an interest in the science and art of medical genetics and genomics

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Registration and Fees

Course only – No educational credits
ACMG Members and ACMG Trainees: ($20)
Non-members ($30)


At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

1. Illustrate the ways in which dysmorphology remains important in the interpretation of molecular sequencing results.
2. Provide examples of conditions where dysmorphic findings guide a diagnosis, focusing on skeletal dysplasias.
3. Compare the advancing technological resources for the dysmorphologist.
4. Assemble novel methods for teaching dysmorphology to clinical trainees.

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