About the Partner

Mission Statement

To Improve Health Through Medical Genetics.

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics will:

  • Define and promote excellence in medical genetics practice and the integration of translational research into practice;
  • Promote and provide medical genetics education;
  • Increase access to medical genetics services and integrate genetics into patient care;
  • Advocate for and represent providers of medical genetics services and their patients; and
  • Maintain structure and integrity of ACMG and its value to members and the public.


The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (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 and genomics.


1991 The ACMG incorporates to give national representation to providers of genetic services and their patients with genetic disorders, and to speak for the emerging specialty of medical genetics in organizations and agencies concerned with medical service, certification, and regulatory issues.
1992 The ACMG submits the first extensive revision of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for genetic testing to the Current Procedural Terminology Code Committee of the American Medical Association.
1993 The ACMG publishes the first edition of the ACMG Standards and Guidelines for Clinical Genetics Laboratories.
The ACMG supports formation of American Board of Genetic Counseling.
1994 The first Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting is held.
1995 The ACMG becomes a full member of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.
1996 The ACMG obtains full membership in the AMA House of Delegates.
The AMA passes the first laboratory CPT codes for genetics.
1997 The Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) grants the ACMG provisional accreditation as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) provider.
1998 The first issue of Genetics in Medicine, the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, is published.
2000 The first Executive Director is hired.
The ACCME awards the ACMG full accreditation as a CME provider.
The ACMG publishes the Manual on Reimbursement for Medical Genetics Services.
2001 The ACMG publishes the first standards and guidelines for cystic fibrosis population carrier screening.
2004 The Maternal & Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services enters into a cooperative agreement with the ACMG to develp the National Coordinating Center for Regional Genetics and Newborn Screening Collaborative Groups.
2005 The ACMG publishes Newborn Screening: Toward a Uniform Screening Panel and System which recommends a national uniform panel of conditions for newborn screening.
2006 The ACMG launches the first issue of The ACMG Medical Geneticist, the official newsletter of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
The ACMG integrates its new database system.
2007 The ACMG launches its new integrated website.
2008 Dr. Barry H. Thompson, FAAP, FACMG Joins American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) as Medical Director
ACMG received a $13.5 million, 5-year contract from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of a National Newborn Screening Translational Research Network
2009 ACMG joined the Association for Molecular Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the American Society for Clinical Pathology in a lawsuit filed today charging that patents on the human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer interfere with diagnostic testing, stifle research and limit women's options regarding their healthcare.
ACMG moves to new expanded office space in downtown Bethesda to accommodate growing organization.
2010 ACMG, in collaboration with the American Board of Medical Geneticists, develops a set of modules on the ACMG website to satisfy the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV requirements.
ACMG celebrates the US District Court ruling yesterday that genes are "unpatentable." The Federal Court Ruling calls Gene Patents Invalid.

For more information:
American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1101
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Telephone: 301-718-9603
Fax: 301-718-9604
E-mail acmg@acmg.net
Website: www.acmg.net