APHMG News & Updates

  • 1 Jun 2021 5:37 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    The 2021 Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week will take place June 7-11. Please share this event information with your non-geneticist clinical colleagues!

    Panel Discussion Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Healthcare Professionals

    June 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Members of the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee on Practitioner Education in Genomics, Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing Project Group are hosting a panel discussion on Monday June 7th. Project group members will share tools and resources designed for healthcare professionals who do not have a background in genetics.

    To register: https://ttuhscep.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4F0tsxBqT2W5o1fgI6Jh4w

  • 11 Mar 2021 12:23 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    ClinGen Somatic Cancer and VICC Virtual Molecular Tumor Board Case Series

    March 23 (4th Tuesday), 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

    All medical and healthcare professionals and researchers interested in understanding cancer genomic testing and somatic and germline variant interpretation methods. This series is presented as a collaboration between ClinGen Somatic and VICC consortia, and ACMG.

    LGG Molecular Mentored Case Studies | April 1, 2021 | 11:00 am – 5:30 pm ET*
    Molecular Genetics and Genomics Mentored Clinical Cases: An LGG Alternative Certification Pathway Short Course

    LGG Cytogenetics Mentored Case Studies| April 7, 2021 | 11:00 am – 5:30 pm ET*

    Cytogenetics Genetics and Genomics Mentored Clinical Cases: An LGG Alternative Certification Pathway Short Course

    *Bundle and Save - Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Case Studies - Trainees and ABMGG Diplomates Preparing for LGG Certification

  • 23 Nov 2020 10:40 AM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)
    The Undergraduate Training in Genomics (UTRIG) Working Group is pleased to announce that the Medical Student Genomic Instructor Handbook and Toolkit is here. This resource provides the materials and guidance needed to implement a flexible, modular, field-tested introductory genomics curriculum designed for integration into medical or other healthcare provider school coursework. As some of you saw when you had the opportunity to review the UTRIG materials at the 2019 APHMG workshop, they are great hands-on active learning modules that incorporate cancer genetics and genomics as their central materials. 

    In conjunction, the Training Resident in Genomics (TRIG) Working Group has released updated online modules!  With COVID-19 necessitating use of more remote learning opportunities, these modules provide an enjoyable educational experience that successfully translates the in-person team-based learning workshop to an interactive virtual environment. They are not only a great learning resource for residents but for any healthcare provider interested in genomic medicine.   

    All of these materials are free after a brief registration process.  

    Please visit the UTRIG/TRIG website to download: 

    UTRIG/TRIG website

    TRIG and UTRIG are Working Groups of the Association of Pathology Chairs and made up of experts in medical education, pathology and genomics. To voice the perspective of undergraduate human and medical genetics educators, the APHMG representatives (Shoumita Dasgupta, Hana Anderson) and the ACMG representative (Rizwan Naeem, who is an APHMG member too) have been an active part of this collaborative effort by providing input based on their experience as undergraduate medical genetics educators.

    Development was possible through an R25 grant from the National Cancer Institute.

  • 25 Sep 2020 2:34 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    APHMG members are encouraged to submit proposals for the upcoming 2021 Workshop in Kiawah, SC. 

    Non-members may submit proposals for consideration. 

    If your proposal is accepted for session presentation,

    you must be an active member of APHMG to accept your session presentation time slot.  

    Submit Now

  • 21 Aug 2020 4:51 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues,

    I write to you today during a time of unprecedented loss. In the midst of a global pandemic, senseless deaths due to structural racism and police brutality continue. Our collective grief rages as our core values of equity and inclusion are challenged by events we see play out far too frequently, especially in the Black community, and most recently involving George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.

    As our nation struggles to find our way out of darkness and towards a more just society, we scientists, clinicians, and educators seek ways to turn anguish into action. We must unite to condemn racism, but that response alone is inadequate. We must also empower our community to acknowledge privilege for those who benefit from it and to help disseminate tools to dismantle structural racism. Some of that will come in the form of the educational programs we lead. Geneticists are in the unique position of being able to underscore our common humanity with evidence from our collective genomic history. It is up to us to create inclusive training environments where these topics are explored and used to shine a light on systems of care in our country.

    APHMG is in the midst of establishing a series of new committees in our organization, and we will be seeking volunteers soon to help us do the important work of outreach and engagement with genetics educators and trainees of color. In the meantime, we ask you all to carefully consider how your classrooms and clinics can promote the ideals of inclusion in order to work towards eliminating healthcare disparities. We are providing some Diversity Resources to help you get started on this critical call to action.

    Most importantly, we remain committed to healing and learning together, and we welcome your thoughts and additional suggestions.

    Yours in Solidarity,

    Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, President

    Katherine M. Hyland, PhD, President-Elect

    Cynthia M. Powell, MD, Past-President

    Steve Moore, PhD, Secretary/Treasurer

    Kathryn Garber, PhD, Council Member

    Anna C.E. Hurst, MD, MS, Council Member

    Hope Northrup, PhD, Council Member

  • 10 Aug 2020 2:00 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    APHMG is pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved website! We have even updated our logo to better reflect who we are.

    The new website is hosted within our membership system, so everything APHMG will be easily accessible, including:

    • ability to update your own member profile
    • searchable member directory
    • printable APHMG membership card
    • improved access to member resources - no additional login required!
    • instant online membership renewal, payment and activation
    • ability to subscribe to our RSS feed for news updates
    • APHMG mobile app - register for events, update your profile, search the directory, and more - all from your mobile device. Download the Wild Apricot app in the Google Play or App Store.
    • interactive member map - view locations of members worldwide!
    • Easier connectivity through social media - Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn

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