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Alternative Pathway to Board Certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Training Program: Cytogenetics and Genomics (CGG) Specialty Training
LGG Pathway for CGG

If your are currently Certified in Molecular Genetics and Genomics then this is the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Alternative Pathway for you. If you are not certified in molecular genetics do not purchase this course.
Cytogenetics and Genomics (CGG) Specialty Training Framework

ACMG has developed training program requirements and their associated activities and materials for the didactic component of Alternative Pathway to Board Certification in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG).  The program will be open between April 1, 2019 and September 30, 2023 for individuals seeking to sit for ABMGG LGG certification examinations in either 2021 or 2023.

Eligibility for Participation

  • Solely ABMGG certified in either Molecular Genetics and Genomics or Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics
  • The ABMGG application to participate in the ABMGG Alternative Pathway should be started (details click here).

Training Program Framework

Required and included in the registration fee:

1.   Attendance at one Foundational Molecular Genetics course in either 2019 (June 30 Afternoon – July 1 morning) or June 25, 2020 or Date TBA 2021 in
    • Cytogenetics and Genomics for those already board-certified in Molecular Genetics and Genomics – 9 one-hour lectures 
2.   Two Short Courses at ACMG Annual Meetings in 2020, 2021, and 2022
    • One small group case-based learning session
      • Mentored case-based learning for
        • Cytogenetics cases
        • Integrated Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics cases
    • One free-standing short course at ACMG Annual Meeting
        • Trainees can select from ongoing short courses aligned with the area in which they are training that are offered at ACMG
3.   Web-based educational content
    • E-case materials
      • 20 cytogenetics, molecular genetics or integrated e-cases with interspersed questions with annotated answers (required)
        • Cytogenetics and Genomics
          • Karyotyping, abnormality detection and nomenclature exercises
          • FISH patterns, abnormality detection, and nomenclature exercises
        • Molecular Genetics and Genomics
          • Sequence or other data from test results and nomenclature exercises

Additional supplementary materials that are not required but may be useful if needed will also be identified.

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: ACMG Member: $1,500.00
Non-Member: $2,000.00
Postdoc/Trainee (M): $1,500.00
Postdoc/Trainee (NM): $2,000.00
Student (M): Not Eligible
Student (NM): Not Eligible
Credit Offered: 59.5 CME (AMA) Credits
59.5 CME (Other) Credits
20.5 Certificate of Participation Credits
43.5 P.A.C.E. Credits
9 NSGC Credits
5.5 CCP-PART II Credits
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