This product includes all the recordings, course materials, case studies, and quiz questions from the live 2016 MPOC and SAM credit



Whether you’re new to the field or need a refresher, this course is for you! Designed for pathologists, residents, laboratory directors and technologists who have little experience with molecular diagnostic testing, it is a staple offering that benefits professionals at any level in their career.

The course includes:

  • Contemporary hot topics in the clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory
  • An overview of DNA and genomics to build the molecular diagnostic “toolkit”
  • Short case presentations that demonstrate practical applications of a wide range of common & emerging molecular tools, including next generation sequencing, expression signature methodologies, & liquid biopsies
  • Molecular testing in clinical genetics, cancers, & infectious diseases



The introductory, overview lecture, "Contemporary Topics in Molecular Diagnostics," presents real-life case scenarios of how a "molecular toolkit" and techniques are used in today's molecular pathology diagnostics laboratory. The second lecture presents the fundamentals of DNA and genomics. Subsequently, case studies throughout the rest of the course describes applications of the technologies in various content areas (genetics, oncology, informatics, and hematopathology).


Duration: 5.5 hr

Level of Instruction: Basic

Last day to purchase course and claim credit: June 5, 2018


To earn SAM credit, all leaners must watch the webinar, achieve a minimum score of 75% 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 right and then "submit credit" for the appropriate course.


SAMs Credit

This course is approved by the American Board of Pathology for 5.5 SAM credits. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Participants must successfully complete the online quiz (answering at least 80% of the questions correctly).


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Course Information
Course Date:
November 09, 2016
Course Objectives
  • Discuss how molecular markers can be useful in the diagnosis and prognosis of solid tissue tumors.
  • Compare and contrast genetic techniques for the identification of clinically-significant gene mutations and rearrangements.
  • Utilize the diverse palette of molecular testing available for the diagnosis and management of hematologic diseases.
  • Identify molecular techniques that can be useful in the detection of infectious diseases.
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Wednesday November 9, 2016
Speaker Information
Cecilia Yeung MD  [ view bio ]

Comparison of Platforms and Mechanisms
FAQs or Pros/Cons

Speaker Information
Annette S. Kim MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Speaker Information
Jason N. Rosenbaum MD  [ view bio ]
Rami Mahfouz MD, MPH  [ view bio ]
Annette S. Kim MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Avni Santani PhD  [ view bio ]
Allison Cushman-Vokoun MD, PhD  [ view bio ]

ii) Ebola Virus Quantitation
iii) FAQs or Pros/Cons

Speaker Information
Anthony N. Snow MD  [ view bio ]
Colleen Kraft MD, MSc  [ view bio ]

i) Her2
ii) Technologies
iii) FAQs or Pros/Cons

Speaker Information
Anthony N. Snow MD  [ view bio ]
N. Sertac Kip MD, PhD  [ view bio ]

i) Microarray-Based Technologies for the Analysis of CNV in Cancer
ii) FAQs or Pros/Cons

Speaker Information
Juan C. Gomez-Gelvez MD  [ view bio ]

i) Targeted Bacterial Identification Using 16s PCR and Sequencing

ii) NOTCH1 Pyrosequencing in CLL

iii) FAQs or Pros/Cons

Speaker Information
Kevin Alby PhD  [ view bio ]
Jennifer Dunlap MD  [ view bio ]

i) Intro
ii) Bioinformatics
iii) Cases (SNVs, CNVs, Xlocations)
iv) FAQs or Pros/Cons

Speaker Information
Jeremy P. Segal MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Eric J. Duncavage MD  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Board of Pathology
Self-Assessment Module: 5.50
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