Association for Molecular Pathology                       
May 2009, Volume 15, Number 2 

Inside this Issue

Front Page
President's Message
Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice Committee
 Economic Affairs Committee
 Membership & Professional
  Development Committee

 Nominating Committee
 Professional Relations Committee
 Program Committee
 Publications Committee
 Training & Education Committee
Subdivision Reports
 Infectious Diseases
 Solid Tumors
Special Features
 AMP Leadership Award

 Member Survey Report
 Web Editorial Board Report
 Show Me the Money!
 Career Opportunities
 Meetings and Upcoming Events
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees

Meetings and Upcoming Events

Molecular Pathology Essentials: Diagnosis and Targeted Therapy
October 1-2, 2009 in Scandic Copenhagen, Denmark

This course will feature presentations on the essential knowledge and current practice of clinical molecular pathology, with an emphasis on diagnosis and targeted therapy.  The topics include molecular diagnostic testing for genetic disorders, cancers, complex diseases, and hemoglobinopathies, pharmacogenetics, laboratory management, regulations and a glance into the future of molecular testing. Topics will be presented by the experts.  These presentations will give the audience an increased knowledge base, enabling them to adapt to and lead the integration of molecular testing into the clinical laboratory.

AMP members Linda Sabatini and Barbara Zehnbauer are on the organizing committee.

Course logistics, including registration, is being managed by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). AMP members will be able to register for this course at the discounted member rate of $760.00USD. Enter promotion code 91 at the Shopping Cart screen to receive the discounted price. Click Here to get full course information and to register.

This course is jointly presented by:
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry
The Association for Clinical Biochemistry
The Association for Molecular Pathology
The Danish Society for Clinical Biochemistry

Clinical Applications of Genomic Medicine:  18th Annual Symposium on Molecular Pathology
September 23-24, 2009

Presented by: Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Department of Clinical Pathology, Royal Oak, Michigan, Somerset Inn , 2601 West Big Beaver Road Troy, Michigan 48084

Upon completion of this conference, attendees can expect to achieve the following overall objectives:

         Assess basic and advanced methods employed for clinical molecular testing.

         Employ new technologies being implemented in molecular pathology.

         Discuss pertinent and innovative aspects of DNA technology related to clinical applications.

         Identify important aspects of molecular-based oncology, hematology and microbiology testing.

         Appraise future considerations and issues based on research activities and clinical needs.

Call for Abstracts:  Seeking abstracts for poster presentations on work related to molecular pathology and diagnostics.  Abstracts presented at another conference are welcome.   For abstract submission instructions, refer to

For registration materials and information about fees, contact:
Sherrie Ode
Department of Continuing Medical Education
Beaumont Hospitals

3601 West 13 Mile Road
Royal Oak
, Michigan, 48073-6769
(248) 551-0429, fax (248) 551-1163
or visit