Association for Molecular Pathology                       
February 2009, Volume 15, Number 1

Inside this Issue

Front Page
President's Message
Special Features
 Message from the Past President
AMP Test Directory
The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
 Web Editorial Board Report
 2008 Annual Meeting Photo
Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice Committee
 Economic Affairs Committee
 Membership & Professional   
  Development Committee
 Nominating Committee
 Professional Relations
 Program Committee
 Publications Committee
 Strategic Planning Committee
 Training & Education Committee
Subdivision Reports
 Infectious Diseases
 Solid Tumors
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees
Message from the Past President
Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD By Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD

In winding down 2008, I can only sense the positive impact AMP has and will continue to have on the field of molecular diagnostics. It has truly been an honor for me to serve in the role of AMP President during 2008. In reflecting on this past year of my Presidency, two features standout above all else. The first is the amazing willingness and enthusiasm of our member volunteers who are the accelerators of everything AMP stands for. I was very fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best in the field on the Executive Council. Many thanks to Jan Nowak (President-Elect and Strategic Planning), Vicki Pratt (Clinical Practice), Helen Fernandez and Rick Press (Membership and Professional Development),  Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez (Nominating Committee and Past President), Jeff Kant (Program), Jean Amos Wilson (Professional Relations), Terry Dunn (Publications), Jennifer Hunt (Training and Education), Mary Lowery Nordberg (Genetics), Dan Jones (Hematopathology), Frank Cockerill (Infectious Diseases), Bill Bennett (Solid Tumors), and Shuji Ogino (CHAMP Moderator). In addition, our national office is staffed by some of the best in the business. Mark Sobel, Mary Williams, and Maricel Herrera are the catalysts for what we, through AMP, are able to do. For their support, I am grateful. It would be remiss of me not to mention Teresita Cuyegkeng Redondo and Marlene Sabbath-Solitare who work tirelessly at producing our Newsletter, the best that I receive from any organization. Congratulations to everyone for what was an incredibly productive year due to your efforts. At the Annual AMP Meeting in Grapevine, I had the good fortune of passing the gavel to my friend and our new President, Jan Nowak. I extend my best wishes for the upcoming year to Jan and his Council.