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February 2009, Volume 15, Number 1                                          >>
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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
• Genetics
• Hematopathology
• Infectious Diseases
• Solid Tumors
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees
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President's Message
Jan A. Nowak, MD, PhDJan A. Nowak, MD, PhD

The end of each year brings with it the need to look back to achievements and significant events.  Newspapers and journals are putting forward their selections for “Man of the Year” or “Molecule of the Year” and publishing their lists of top this and top that.   I have been wondering what achievement or test AMP would identify as singularly outstanding or significant for our practice in 2008. What might be the AMP “Test of the Year”? 
>>Read the Article

Karen L. Kaul accepts the prestigious AMP Leadership Award for 2008.

Karen Kaul receives her award from Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, 2008 Nominating Committee Chair. Karen has been an active member of AMP since its beginning, having served as President in 2002 and was the founding Senior Editor and then Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
>>Read her acceptance speech.

Molecular Case Studies: Online Learning
Brought to you by the AMP Training & Education Committee
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AMP Photo Contest Winners
Many digital
images were submitted for the AMP Newsletter 2008 Photo Contest. Photographs had to be amusing, creative, entertaining, inspiring and to include one meeting attendee. A selection was made by the Newsletter editors on the basis of originality and execution. The winners are: Daniel H. Farkas, Bharathi Vennapusa and Y. Lynn Wang.  Congratulations to all. 
>>Check out the winning photos.

Molecular Genetic Pathology Review Course
April 30-May 3, 2009
Bethesda, MD

We invite you to join us for 3 ½ days of intense update and review of molecular diagnostics that is primarily focused on preparation for the Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) Subspecialty Certification Exam*as well as other certification exams.
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