Association for Molecular Pathology


October 2010, Volume 16, Number 3



AMP International Membership Grants
AMP International Membership Grants will continue in 2011, thanks to generous member donations to the AMP Leadership Fund. Membership dues are waived for up to five non-U.S. laboratory professionals who would not otherwise have access to AMP services and activities due to limited financial resources in their local environment. The recipients will be Regular AMP members, with online access to The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD). Please inform your colleagues, collaborators and friends from countries outside of North America who are currently involved in clinical molecular diagnostics, and encourage them to apply.

Details for the award and the application process is at
The application deadline is December 31, 2010.  Please contact Ann Marie Bocus at if you have any questions.

2010 AMP Photo Contest!
Bring your camera and take some entertaining or interesting photos during the Annual Meeting and enter the AMP Photo Contest. Photos MUST be digital and include a meeting attendee. First, second and third prize winners will receive a gift and their photos published in the next AMP Newsletter.

Submit your entry via e-mail (no more than 5MB) to Mary Williams ( or by snail mail to her on a CD (AMP, 9650 Rockville Pike, Suite E133, Bethesda, MD 20814). Include your name, address, a title or caption, and the names of the individual(s) in the photo. Deadline is Tuesday, December 20, 2010.

Puzzles by Prior
Arlene Buller-Burckle, AMP Genetics Subdivision Chair, is reminding you about a unique opportunity to present your most challenging cases to the Puzzlers session (Genetics workshop) at the 2010 AMP Annual Meeting. This session consists of interesting and challenging inherited disorders or cancer genetic cases, solved or unsolved, provided by you.  Please submit your interesting genetic cases to Tom Prior by email: