Exhausted, overwhelmed, unable to keep up?
If so, you are practicing in the rapidly evolving field of medical genetics – and you may also be a CCMG Board member, Committee Chair, Committee member or one of our capable management staff.
We are busy, folks! In the last several months, the CCMG has been:
- new Committee members as of the January 1st, turnover
- a completely new 2-day examination for our laboratory trainees that includes OSLEs (Objective Structured Laboratory Examinations)
- a permanent advisory committee to oversee examination processes
- a new CCMG award (more details to come)
- new CCMG guidelines for prenatal microarray testing
- new CCMG guidelines for biochemical laboratory testing
- our 5 most important “Choosing Wisely Canada” campaign messages – look out for an upcoming survey so you can provide input!!
- a new CCMG logo….!
- with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) to develop a statement on Direct-to-Consumer Testing
- with the Society of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists of Canada on a joint document about carrier screening
- with the Canadian Paediatric Society on a document regarding the Evaluation of Children with Global Developmental Delay
- with the Canadian Paediatric Society on a joint update to the Genetic Testing of Healthy Children policy
- with our members, the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors, the Canadian Association of Pathologists and the Society of Gynecological Oncology to support a new Cancer Genetics Ad hoc working group
- in the media to support Senator James Cowan’s legislation to protect Canadians from genetic insurance discrimination
- a great joint meeting in Edmonton in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC) and our management office, Events & Management Plus.
- fun ways to celebrate our upcoming 40th anniversary (!) at the June annual meeting
- The identification of a new CCMG President! I am very pleased to announce that one of our John L. Hamerton Service Award winners, Dr. Judy Chernos, is gamely stepping up to the plate - proving that we really know how to pick our award recipients. Judy will become President at our annual meeting in June.