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Bioinformatics pipelines are integral components of next-generation sequencing (NGS) assays. Until recently, a lack of guidelines caused significant variability in how pipelines were validated in the molecular genetics and pathology community. To address this important issue, Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) with liaison representation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) released Standards and Guidelines for Validating Next-Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipelines in January 2018. In this webinar, Dr. Somak Roy and Dr. Alexis Carter will highlight some of the important recommendations.

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Speakers: Somak Roy, MD and Alexis B. Carter, MD

Moderator: Justin Zook, PhD

Duration: 1 hr

Level of Instruction: Basic

Last day to purchase course and claim credit: April 20, 2021

Maximum CME/CMLE credit available: 1.0

How to claim credit: To earn CME/CMLE credit, all learners must watch the webinar and then complete the online survey. To access the online survey, click "Submit credit" on the course homepage, or click on "My Credit" on the menu to the left.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology for 1.0 hours of CMLE credit. ASCP CMLE credit hours are acceptable for the ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) Certification Maintenance Program (CMP). CMLE credit hours meet the continuing education requirements for the ASCP Board of Certification Credential Maintenance Program (CMP) and state relicensure requirements for laboratory personnel. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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Course Information
Course Date:
April 20, 2018
Course Objectives
  • Discuss how the recommendation from the recent joint consensus guideline applies to the design, optimization and familiarization, and clinical validation phases of the bioinformatics pipeline.
  • Apply the recommendations to successfully create a sample/variant cohort for clinical validation of the bioinformatics pipeline.
  • Employ strategies to incorporate security of protected health information, preservation of sample identity, and data integrity of sequence files during validation and implementation of the pipeline.
Standards and Guidelines for Validating Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipelines
Speaker Information
Alexis B. Carter MD  [ view bio ]
Somak Roy MD   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Medical Association
Continuing Medical Education: 1.00
American Society for Clinical Pathology
CMLE: 1.00
Roy and Carter Presentation (+CME/CMLE)
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AMP Technologist Member: $5.00
AMP Associate Member: $5.00
Non-member Price: $205.00