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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.

Practice Guideline Available Here

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 SAM credit available: 1.0

How to claim credit: To earn SAM credit, all learners must watch the webinar, achieve a minimum score of 80% on the online quiz, and complete an online survey. To access the quiz, click "Submit credit" on the course homepage or click on "My Credit" on the menu to the left and then "submit credit" for the appropriate course.

This course is approved by the American Board of Pathology for 1.0 SAM credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants must successfully complete the online modular exams (answering at least 80% of the questions in a topic module correctly).

SAM questions edited by: Midhat Farooqi, MD, PhD

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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 Board of Pathology
Self-Assessment Module: 1.00
Roy and Carter Presentation (+SAM)
AMP Regular Member: $10.00
AMP Technologist Member: $10.00
AMP Associate Member: $10.00
Non-member Price: $215.00