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AMP 2014 ANNUAL MEETING
and 20th Anniversary Celebration
November 12-15, 2014
Realizing the dream of precision medicine
With special address by Dr. Francis Collins

Corporate Workshop Day
November 12, 2014

Special Address by Dr. Francis Collins
November 12, 2014

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November 12, 2014

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November 13-15, 2014

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
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AMP Mourns the Loss of Raymond R. Tubbs, DO

Dr. Raymond R. Tubbs, a good friend and colleague of many AMP members, passed away early Saturday morning, April 19, 2014. Ray joined AMP in April 1995 and was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. Continued...

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AMP Publishes Curriculum Recommendations for Medical Laboratory Scientists

April 2014: Report in the May issue of JMD provides recommendations for both the baccalaureate and master's levels of education. "As the organization that is home to all molecular diagnostic professionals, AMP has a responsibility to help guide the training for future molecular technologists," said Elaine Lyon, PhD, AMP President.

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AMP Celebrates the Contributions of Medical Laboratory Professionals during Lab Week 2014

April 2014: "We are pleased to join ASCP in recognizing the tremendous contributions of laboratory professionals whose specialized training and expertise are essential to the interpretation of test results, which enable patients and their physicians to make more informed treatment and care decisions," said AMP President Elaine Lyon, PhD.

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AMP Concerned over Proposed Changes to CLFS Payment Policy

March 2014: AMP outlines significant concerns regarding sweeping changes to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) in SGR patch legislation, submits letter to House Majority Leader.

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Early Deadline for AMP 2014 Booth Space Booking Extended to May 1!

Planning to exhibit at the AMP 2014 Annual Meeting? The early booking (discounted rates!) deadline has been extended to May 1, 2014. More information....

 

AMP Releases White Paper on LDTs - Coins New Term

December 2013: the January 2014 JMD article proposes new, service-oriented terminology - Laboratory Developed Procedures (LDPs). "The new term accurately describes the integral expertise of the clinical laboratory professional," said Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, Chair, AMP LDT Working Group.

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AMP Submits Comments to CMS on MolDX Program

October 2013: Comments detail concerns about the Palmetto Molecular Diagnostics (MolDX) Services Program and Medicare coverage as well as their impact on Gap Fill Pricing for Molecular Pathology Procedures.

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AMP Speaks out on Reimbursement Issues

September 2013: In the past four weeks, AMP has submitted comments to the CMS and Palmetto on issues related to reimbursement and patient care. AMP will continue to advocate on behalf of its members and the field of molecular diagnostics.

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AMPlifications - View the Most Recent Issue

View the most recent edition of AMPlifications including updates on AMP's education, advocacy, and patient care-related initiatives.

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AMP Joins FASEB!

June 2013: AMP has joined the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). "Being a member of FASEB will enable AMP's voice to be even stronger," said Jennifer L. Hunt, MD, MEd, AMP President.

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AMP v. Myriad - Decision Reached

AMP is very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision in the case. The Court’s decision that human genes are not patentable is a great step forward for the field of molecular pathology, for genomic science, and most important for our patients. We look forward to exciting future advancements in diagnostic testing and therapeutics that will accrue to the benefit of our patients and our field.

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Link to decision from Supreme Court of the United States: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-398_1b7d.pdf

Professional Societies Delineate Concerns, Offer Recommendations Regarding Interim Pricing for Molecular Tests

May 2013: A coalition representing over 120,000 medical and laboratory professionals and institutions that perform the vast majority of clinical molecular pathology testing in the United States released a joint statement regarding new Medicare prices for those tests.
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Lung Biomarker Guideline Webcast Now Available

The guideline was developed to establish standards for testing for EGFR and ALK, helping to guide targeted therapies. Pathologists are encouraged to implement the new guideline at their institutions and into their practices to help improve the effectiveness of lung cancer treatment. More information...

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