AMP hosted the Reference Materials forum to discuss genetic testing reference materials availability and needs (for test validation, quality control, and proficiency testing). Speakers presented a variety of current reference material development projects for molecular testing of inherited and acquired somatic genetic disorders followed by group discussion. 

This collection contains downloadable PDF slides of many of the presentations given during the Reference Material Forum Meeting which took place on October 30, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Click here for more details about the meeting.


The digital files (PDFs) for the Reference Material Forum Meeting are:

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Course Information
Course Date:
October 30, 2018
AMP 2018 Reference Materials Forum

Available presentations include:


- Introduction, GeT-RM Update - Lisa Kalman PhD

An inter-laboratory study of complex variant detection in clinical testing - Stephen E. Lincoln

Reference Materials for EQA: An EQA Providers Perspective from IQN Path - Sandi Deans PhD

What, No Reference Material?: Confessions of a PT Provider - Roberta Madej, PhD

NIST Reference Material 8366 for EGFR and MET Gene Copy Number Measurements and an Update on Circulating Cell-free DNA Reference Materials - Hua-Jun He PhD

Update-The SPOT-Dx Quality Assurance Pilot for Oncology Reference Samples - Barbara Zehnbauer PhD

Reference Standards For Infectious Disease - Lessons Learned and Future Needs - Clare Morris

The NIST BK Virus Reference Material and an Update on Targeted Sequencing with GIAB Benchmark Genomes - Megan Cleveland PhD

Sequencing Resources for Difficult and Clinically-Relevant Variants - Mike Eberle PhD

Best practices for benchmarking variant calls - Justin Zook PhD

Individual topic purchase: Selected
2018 Ref Mat Forum Pres and Handouts
AMP Regular Member: $0.00
AMP Technologist Member: $0.00
AMP Associate Member: $0.00
Non-member Price: $195.00