Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 8:00am - 3:45pm

Location: Grand Hyatt Presidio ABC 3rd Floor, San Antonio, Texas

Join us for an interactive course designed to provide an overview of techniques and instrumentation used from the framework of the "Molecular Pathology/Molecular Diagnostic Toolkit." In this course, faculty members will present case studies to demonstrate the toolkit’s methodologies and technologies and participants will breakout into small groups to determine what tests to order and how to use the platforms presented. Emphasis will be placed on molecular testing in the areas of clinical genetics, solid tumors, hematopathology, and infectious diseases. The application of novel technologies, such as next generation sequencing and informatics, will also be highlighted.

Who Should Attend?
Pathologists, residents, laboratory directors and technologists who have little experience with molecular diagnostic testing. 

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Presented by the AMP Training & Education Committee

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Registration Rates



Early Rates

Ends: 9/6/18 (noon)

Advance Rates

Ends: 10/6/18 (noon)

Onsite Rates

After 10/6/18

AMP Regular Members


$325 $375
AMP Technologist Members $185 $235 $285
AMP Associate Members $185 $235 $285
Non-AMP Members $300 $350 $400


*If you are required to pay by check, please download, complete, and return the AMP MPOC 2018 Registration Form.

CME/CMLE and SAM Credit: 


This activity (“AMP Molecular Pathology Outreach Course 2018”) was 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 the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). The ASCP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASCP designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the ASCP for up to 4.75 hours of CMLE credit. ASCP 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.

SAM Credit

This activity (“AMP Molecular Pathology Outreach Course 2018”) is approved by the American Board of Pathology for a maximum of 4.75 SAM Credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants must successfully complete the online exam (answering at least 80% of the questions correctly).

Instructions for how to claim credit will be emailed to participants after the course. 

How to Register:

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  6. You will receive a confirmation email from Peach New Media.
  7. Closer to the event, you will receive an email from with more information about the course and accessing the course materials.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing to ( no later than October 20, 2018. A $75 processing fee will be applied. Absolutely no refunds after October 20, 2018.


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Course Information
Course Date:
October 31, 2018
Course Objectives
  • Compare and contrast a number of commonly utilized "ready out of the box" platforms with regard to their non-template amplification methodology and their clinical utilization
  • Enumerate several technological and clinical adaptations for PCR, non-PCR based amplification and array platforms
  • Discuss the methodologic and clinical considerations of when to implement testing by NGS
  • Compare and contrast methods of single nucleotide variant detection, copy number detection, and structural variant (fusions) detection by NGS and other related platforms (for CNVs).
Course Materials and Agenda

Course materials will be provided ~1 week prior to course. An email will be sent when the material is available for download.

HOT TOPICS in Molecular Diagnostics
Speaker Information
Kojo S. J. Elenitoba-Johnson MD  [ view bio ]
Molecular Testing Landscape — Pre-analytical Considerations
Speaker Information
Anna Yemelyanova MD  [ view bio ]
Non-PCR based Methodologies and Clinical Applications
Speaker Information
Cynthia L. Jackson PhD  [ view bio ]
Non-PCR Case Studies and Break-out Session
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Kristy R. Crooks PhD  [ view bio ]
Rashmi Goswami MD PhD  [ view bio ]
PCR Methodologies and Specialized PCR Applications
Speaker Information
Jeffrey Gagan MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
PCR Case Studies and Break-out Session
Speaker Information
Mark D. Ewalt MD  [ view bio ]
Preeti Pancholi PhD  [ view bio ]
Micro Array and Hybridization-based Technology and its Clinical Application
Speaker Information
Yassmine Akkari PhD  [ view bio ]
Array Case Studies and Break-out Session
Speaker Information
Yassmine Akkari PhD  [ view bio ]
Sophie S. Arbefeville MD  [ view bio ]
Introduction to NGS Platform & Clinical Applications AND Introduction to Bioinformatics Pipeline & Data Analysis
Speaker Information
Joshua Coleman MD  [ view bio ]
Cecilia C. S. Yeung MD  [ view bio ]
NGS Case Studies and Break-out Session
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Barbara Anderson MS  [ view bio ]
Brittany Coffman MD  [ view bio ]
Susan Hsiao MD  [ view bio ]
Roberta Sitnik PhD  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Board of Pathology
Self-Assessment Module: 0.00
American Medical Association
Continuing Medical Education: 0.00
American Society for Clinical Pathology
CMLE: 0.00
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