Fifteenth Annual Meeting in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida will be from
November 19-22, 2009 at the Gaylord Palms Resort &
Convention Center with a spectacular program.
will be Concurrent Workshops featuring
Presentations of Selected Abstracts in Genetics,
Hematopathology, Infectious Diseases and Solid Tumors
Diagnostics and Targeted Therapies of Colon Cancer
Mutations in Myeloproliferative Diseases
of Complex Genetic Disorders
Troubles: What Would You Do?
Strategies for Diagnosis and Prevention of Clostridium
Utility of Microarrays
Patents: The Current Environment
Pathology Using Paraffin-Embedded Tissue
Development Workshop: A look Inside the Options
who wish to attend Early Bird Sessions, beginning at 7:00AM
will hear about:
Fibrosis Newborn Screening
of Mutations with Prognostic Implications in AML
• New CDC
Guideline for Molecular Genetic Testing for Heritable
Laboratories Should Know and Why?
Funded - A Workshop for Researchers
Genetic Testing for Heritable Diseases
for Mitochondrial Diseases
of Molecular Diagnostic laboratories to H1N1.
meeting will also feature Early Bird Small Group Workshops
open to up to 30 people
devoted to Alternative Performance
Assessment Strategies; Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and
Molecular Diagnostics; CYP450 Testing: A Forum to Share
Experiences of Using the Roche Amplichip; Solid Tumors:
Challenging Cases and Diagnostic Dilemmas; or participate in
the formation of an Informatics Interest Group,
International Chapter, or Rocky Mountain States Regional
four Plenary Sessions (Genetics, Solid Tumors, Hematopathology and Infectious Diseases) will feature talks
on Complex diseases of Childhood, The Cancer Genome Atlas, NFKB Activation in Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and
Mass Spectrometry for Infectious
Diseases Applications rounding out a scientific program
highlighted by The AMP Award for Excellence in
Molecular Diagnostics lecture by Kay Davies of Oxford
Details of all the scientific sessions can be obtained by
accessing the AMP Web Site at
and Subdivision Reports in this Newsletter.
AMP Business Meeting on Saturday, November 22 is guaranteed
to generate both light and warmth, as time will be available
to discuss AMP participation in the ACLU litigation seeking
to end “gene patents.” While AMP is mostly about science,
the “Social Event” will make an encore performance for the
second year, providing an opportunity to celebrate
AMP's 15th Anniversary and to have fun with friends that
one may see only once a year.
Meeting Program is the result of hard and effective efforts
by both AMP members who have suggested Plenary topics,
Workshops and Early Bird Sessions and Program Committee
members who have forged these suggestions into a coherent
and comprehensive scientific program. I thank Program
Chair-Elect Barbara Zehnbauer, and Committee members
Hanna Rennert, Arlene Buller, Kojo
Elenitoba-Johnson, Tim Greiner, Rick Nolte,
David Persing, Antonia Sepulveda, Loren
Joseph, Joan Gordon and Steven Cook.
Thanks also to our Social Event Chair Roberta Wisotzkey,
together with Mary Williams and Maricel
Herrera from the AMP Office for their gift of time and
energy. We all thank the AMP membership for giving us all
the opportunity to develop this program.
final note: The Pre-registration deadline is October 14.
After this date, only onsite registrations is available, at
an increased rate.