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American College of Medical Genetics



The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) is an organization composed of biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other health care professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. [1]

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History

The ACMG, incorporated in 1991, stated mission to give national representation to providers of genetic services and their patients with genetic disorders; to provide education and resources for the medical genetics profession; to improve the health of the public by promoting the development and implementation of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease.

In 1993, ACMG publishes the first edition of the ACMG Standards and Guidelines for Clinical Genetic Laboratories and supports formation of American Board of Genetic Counseling.

The first Annual Clinical Genetic Meeting is held in 1994. Next year, the College becomes a full member of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.

ACMG has an Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics, the Genetics in Medicine. The first issue was released in 1998.

Mission Statement

ACMG aims to develop clinical practice guidelines; laboratory services directories, databases, population screening guidelines and to establish uniform laboratory standards, quality assurance and proficiency testing.[2]

References

  1. ^ Description of ACMG on amcg.net
  2. ^ Official Mission Statement
 
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