Welcome to the UEMS Section of Medical Genetics

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Welcome to the Section of Medical Genetics of the UEMS

In line with the general mission of the UEMS (www.uems.eu), the main purposes of the Section of Medical Genetics are the harmonisation and improvement of professional standards regarding the training, qualifications, practice, and continuous education of medical geneticists in European countries.

The specialty of Medical Genetics (also known under the title of Clinical or Human Genetics in different countries) has witnessed enormous advances during the last two decades due to the Human Genome project and new technologies opening up the era of genomics, and to a growing understanding of its clinical importance as a specialty encompassing genetic diseases at all ages and affecting all systems. At its core, Medical Genetics comprises the knowledge of, and research on, the link between genetic variants and clinical findings. Because genetic techniques and investigations are also used in mainstream specialties, and as Medical Genetics plays an increasingly important role in the medical care of patients, the field demands considerable interaction with other specialties as medicine becomes increasingly multidisciplinary.

All this has to be reflected in the requirements for training, assessment and examination, and continuing medical education (CME). Our most prominent current projects are the development of an online exam, both for a written and oral part, for the European Certificate of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ECMGG), and the revision of the syllabus. A CME registry is under construction in collaboration with the European Board of Medical Genetics (EBMG) and we actively participate in the work of the CESMA and EACCME branches of the UEMS. We are in close contact with the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) and wish to expand the professional relations with other Sections relating to optimal patient care.

Please consult our website for current information or send us your comments or suggestions for its improvement.

Ute Moog
Section of Medical Genetics

Latest News & Articles

Feb 2021

Launch of New UEMS-SMG Website

  • This new website was created, independent of Bureau members' institutions. We hope you find it useful!
Jan 2021

1st Newsletter of UEMS-SMG

  • Newsletter describing the current activities of the Section of Medical Genetics of the UEMS
Jan 2021

Appointment of New Bureau

  • New Bureau members elected and have taken up their positions of the UEMS Section of Medical Genetics
Sep 2020

ECMGG Workshop Heidelberg

  • An in-person and by teleconference workshop to discuss the questions, structure and organisation of the next 2021 ECMGG examination
March 2020

ECMGG Exam Workshop Perthshire

  • An in-person and by teleconference workshop to discuss the questions, structure and organisation of the 2021 ECMGG examination
Jan 2020

Launch of New UEMS-ECMGG Website

  • A website to display the information and receive expressions of interest for the new ECMGG examination was released