American Sosiety of Human Genetics (ASHG)
To develop and implement genomics education for health professionals that improves the practice of medicine and patient health outcomes.
The ASHG Board of Directors has approved a strategic plan for the Society that prioritizes the education of health professionals who are not genetics specialists. These practitioners span a range from specialists (e.g., cardiology, oncology) to generalists (e.g., primary care) and constitute the vast majority of providers, yet they lack access to quality education that enables them to incorporate the latest advances in genetic risk assessment, testing, and management into their practices. ASHG seeks to remedy this deficiency, with support from its partners in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and diagnostics industries.