This product includes the course and SAM credit


Did you miss out on joining us in Charlotte for the AMP 2016 Annual Meeting? Were you there but missed something you really wanted to see? We have you covered with the AMP 2016 Annual Meeting Highlights. Select presentations were recorded and are now available for online viewing. SAMs credit is available for select presentations.


Presentations and Speakers (SAMs Credit Available):

The AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics Lecture: Discovering the Genetic Basis of Human Disease: The 35-Year Journey of Genomic Medicine

  • Eric Lander, PhD


It’s a Big Data World: Leveraging Available Genomic and Clinical Data to Advance Diagnostics

  • Atul Butte, MD, PhD* (0.75)

  • Christopher G. Chute, MD* (0.75)


A View from Across the Pond: European Models for Molecular Infectious Disease Testing

  • Mark Wilcox, MD

  • Kate Cuschieri, PhD* (0.75)


Liquid Biopsies and Analysis of Cell-Free DNA in Cancer Patients

  • Michael R. Speicher, MD* (0.75)

  • Maximillian Diehn, MD, PhD* (0.75)


CHIPping Away at the Mysteries of Hematopoeiesis: The Science and Clinical Implications of CHIP

  • Benjamin Ebert, MD, PhD* (0.75)

  • David P. Steensma, MD


Design, Validation, and Implementation of Effective Quality Control Materials for NGS/NIPS in a Clinical Laboratory

  • Lisa V. Kalman, PhD* (0.5)

  • Glenn E. Palomaki, PhD* (0.5)


* The SAMs quiz will cover the content from all of the starred items for a total fo 5.5 SAMs credit.

Duration: 8.25 hr

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

To earn SAM credit, all learners must watch the presentations, 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. No partial SAM credit is available.


SAM 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 10, 2016
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Thursday November 10, 2016

Includes an introduction to Dr. Eric Lander, the recipient of AMP 2016 Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics, by AMP 2016 President Dr. Charles Hill, followed by Dr. Lander's remarks on the Association for Molecular Pathology. Formal scientific presentation begins around the 10-minute mark.


The talk will discuss the foundations for discovering the genetic basis of common human diseases—including the early development of theoretical methods for mapping the genes underlying polygenic traits; sequencing of the human genome comprehensive discovery of the genetic variation in the human population; systematic characterization of genomic features; and empirical insights into the genetic architecture of common human disease. It will then describe recent progress in genetic analysis of important diseases—such as schizophrenia, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease and obesity—and close by looking forward to the years ahead.

Speaker Information
Eric Lander PhD  [ view bio ]

These talks will present how growing amounts of public data can be to leveraged to support and advance the development of diagnostics.


*SAMs test questions and credits are available for both talks.

Speaker Information
Atul Butte MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
Christopher Chute MD, DrPH  [ view bio ]

Speakers will highlight the differences and challenges of European molecular diagnostic approaches compared to those in the U.S. with respect to Clostridium difficile-associated disease and for high-risk HPV detection in cervical cancer screening.


*SAMs test questions and credits are available for Kate Cuschieri's talk starting at 50:50.

Speaker Information
Mark Wilcox MD  [ view bio ]
Kate Cuschieri PhD  [ view bio ]

These talks will explore the clinical applications of cell-free DNA and liquid biopsies in cancer patients.


*SAMs test questions and credits are available for both talks.

Speaker Information
Michael Speicher MD  [ view bio ]
Maximillian Diehn MD, PhD  [ view bio ]

The concept of “precancer” clonal proliferation is fundamental to our understanding of the natural evolution of a variety of cancer types and an active area of research. Recent recognition of “pre-malignant” clonal hematopoiesis has been yet another exciting discovery in this area. The speakers will discuss their work in identifying Clonal Hematopoiesis of Indeterminate Potential (CHIP) and its relationship to both aging and the subsequent development of recognized hematopoietic malignancies.


*SAMs test questions and credits are available for Benjamine Ebert's talk.

Speaker Information
Benjamin Ebert MD, PhD  [ view bio ]
David Steensma MD  [ view bio ]

As tests for large numbers of rare genetic conditions come on-line in clinical laboratories, it is becoming increasing difficult to obtain high-quality, well-characterized human samples to use for the purposes of test development, validation, and ongoing proficiency testing. The first presentation will review how the CDC GeT-RM program is helping laboratories access samples for these purposes. Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) for the common triploidies, Down (T21), Edward (T18) and Patau (T13) syndromes, as well as numerical  abnormalities of the sex chromosomes, is now firmly established as an extremely valuable screening tool. However, there is currently no universally accepted or adopted proficiency test (PT) for NIPS. The second presentation will review the substantial challenges in developing PT for NIPS, and review progress in its development.


*SAMs test questions and credits are available for both talks.

Speaker Information
Lisa Kalman PhD  [ view bio ]
Glenn E. Palomaki PhD  [ view bio ]
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Self-Assessment Module: 5.50
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