Association for Molecular Pathology


February 2011, Volume 17, Number 1



The Human Genetics Community Mourns the Loss of Dr. Charles J. Epstein (1933-2011)

Dr. Charles Epstein was elected President of ASHG in 1996, and served as Editor of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Journal for seven years. He received the William Allan Award in 2001 and recently received ASHG's McKusick Leadership Award. From 1990-1991 he served as President of the American Board of Medical Genetics and from 2003-2005 was President of the American College of Medical Genetics. He recently was named recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Medical Genetics.

Dr. Epstein helped guide human genetics into the molecular age and into the spotlight of modern medicine. He will long be remembered as a leader in the human genetics medical research community nationally and internationally. He died on February 15, 2011, at his home at the age of 77.


Association for Molecular Pathology sponsors the Molecular Genetic Pathology Review Course April 28 - May 1, 2011, Rockville, Maryland

This course is for pathologists and technical directors who:

  • Plan to take any molecular diagnostics certification exam in 2011 or 2012
  • Want to obtain the molecular pathology expertise needed in today's laboratory
  • Want to update their molecular pathology knowledge in a single focused course

The 3 1/2 days of intense update and review of molecular diagnostics primarily focused on preparation for the Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) Subspecialty Certification Exam as well as other certification exams. Participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from recognized experts in molecular pathology, most of whom hold MGP certification. A special feature is an online Pre-Test, with special test discussion sessions during the course. Early reduced registration deadline is March 6, 2011.  More Information


Want to go to Boston and take a course?

Check out Molecular Diagnostics 2011 to be held April 13-15 at the Fairmont Coley Plaza, Boston, MA. To learn more go to Some of our AMP members are speakers.