2018 ACMG Conference

SOFT was represented at the 2018 ACMG (American College of Medical Genetics) Conference
held April 10- 14, 2018 in Charlotte, NC.

SOFT Attendee:

2018 ACMG Conference

Dr John C Carey, Medical Geneticist and Pediatrician, Primary Children’s, SLC, UT – SOFT Medical Advisor

SOFT member exhibitors:

Ann & Frank Barnes, parents of Megan (T18) 1985-2004
Rhonda Yarrington & 3 year old daughter Bella Grace (T18)

Bella was the star of the SOFT booth and a wonderful poster child for trisomy 18!
A first for SOFT at this ACMG meeting was providing handouts in Spanish!!

Materials available for attendees to take from the SOFT booth:

  • New fact sheets for each syndrome in English and Spanish, What do we know now?  The Spanish translations were of particular interest to many who stopped by the booth.
  • Updated SOFT brochures with a QR code

    Bell and her Mom at the 2018 ACMG Conference.

  • Business cards with a QR code
  • SOFT pens and postcards

For display only at the SOFT booth:

  • The Care book in English and also in Spanish
  • The SOFT Poetry book

SOFT was well received with geneticists and genetic counselors stopping to talk, share, and learn.