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The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was founded in 1995 to provide structure and leadership to what was, at the time, the newly-emerging field of molecular diagnostics. Through the efforts of its Board of Directors, Committees, Working Groups, and members, AMP has established itself as the primary resource for expertise, education, and collaboration on what is now one of the fastest growing fields in science. AMP members influence policy and regulation on the national and international levels; ultimately serving to advance innovation in the field and protect patient access to high quality, appropriate testing.
AMP's 2,000+ members include individuals from academic and community medical centers, government, and industry; including, basic and translational scientists, pathologist and doctoral scientist laboratory directors, medical technologists, and trainees. AMP members span the globe with members in more than 45 countries and a growing number of AMP International Affiliate Organizations. The number of AMP members is growing rapidly; they are united by the goal of advancing the science and implementation of molecular pathology.
The Association for Molecular Pathology is a not-for-profit scientific society that advances the clinical practice, science, and excellence of molecular and genomic laboratory medicine through education, innovation, and advocacy to enable highest quality health care. (Revised June 2013).
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) is committed to the advancement of clinical molecular diagnostic and prognostic medicine through education and training of practitioners, physicians, laboratory and industrial scientists, and health care professionals involved in patient care and management.
AMP supports the development of new technologies in molecular biology to be used in laboratory medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of genetic disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, identity and histocompatibility. AMP members and supporters participate in basic and translational research aimed at broadening the understanding of gene/protein structure and function, disease processes, and molecular diagnostics.
AMP aims to inform and educate its members of advances in, and applications of nucleic acid-based diagnostics through its annual society meetings, courses and other educational events; journal (The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics); member interactions (CHAMP 2.0), website (www.amp.org); and, other activities.
Individuals interested in educational, medical, scientific, economic, and regulatory aspects of molecular diagnostics, including but not limited to pathologists, clinical laboratory scientists, technologists, clinicians and other health care personnel, government employees, especially those involved in regulation of the field, and professionals in the in vitro diagnostics industry, are invited to participate.