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and 20th Anniversary Celebration
November 12-15, 2014
Realizing the Dream of Precision Medicine
With special address by Dr. Francis Collins

Corporate Workshop Day
November 12, 2014

Special Address by Dr. Francis Collins
November 12, 2014

Molecular Pathology Outreach Course
November 12, 2014

Exhibit Dates
November 13-15, 2014

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
(Just outside Washington, DC)

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September 10, 2014
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October 20, 2014
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October 20, 2014

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General Information for Trainees


Join us at USCAP 2015 in Boston!



Sunday, March 22 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Hynes Convention Center



Companion Society Meeting

Next-Generation of Pathology: Role of the Pathologist in NGS-Based Personalized Medicine

Register to attend USCAP 2015 then plan to attend this special companion society meeting.


Monday, March 23 5:30pm- 7:30pm Sheraton Hotel Berkeley Ballroom Affiliate Event

AMP Reception for Trainees

Food and drink provided. No registration required. Learn about the field, meet with your mentors, and mingle with your colleagues. Also, enter to win a free year of AMP Associate (Trainee) Membership.



March 24

TBD TBD TBD Special Course

Molecular Diagnostic and Genomic Applications in Cancer: A Primer for the Pathologist

Co-sponsored by USCAP and AMP. Separate registration required.

Course Directors: George J. Netto, MD and Iris Schrijver, MD.


More information and to register for USCAP 2015 and AMP-related events.


Important information for trainees and others interested in molecular pathology.

Q&A about AMP, Molecular Pathology, and Genomic Medicine:

  1. What is Molecular Pathology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Genomic Medicine?
  2. Why should I be interested in this medical area specialty? What training do I need? Are there jobs?
  3. Who is the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)?
  4. What are the benefits of membership?
  5. When is AMP's Annual Meeting?
  6. What opportunities do I have as a Resident/Fellow/Student to participate in the Annual Meeting?
  7. What is the Jeff A. Kant - AMP Education Fund?
  8. Need more information after exploring the AMP website?


What is Molecular Pathology, Molecular Diagnostics, and Genomic Medicine?

Molecular Pathology is a discipline of pathology that specializes in nucleic acid testing for inherited disorders (Molecular Genetics), infectious diseases (Molecular Microbiology), cancer (Molecular Oncology), and pharmacogenetics. Molecular Diagnostics goes beyond nucleic acid testing to include protein-based assays and may involve other analytes. Genomic Pathology is a subset within molecular pathology that focuses on the design, validation, and implementation of molecular diagnostics tools aiming to cover much larger components of the genome than traditional single gene assays. Examples of genomic pathology include cytogenomic arrays, expression arrays, and next generation sequencing. Genomic pathology and the Information Age combine to form Genomic Medicine. Genomic Medicine allows for diagnosis of multigenic disorders (such as cardiomyopathies) and provides disease prediction data that empowers patients to alter their lifestyles prior to developing a disease state. Furthermore Genomic Medicine allows practitioners to utilize the genetic profile of the individual, their microbiome, or the causative agent of an infectious disease to more accurately identify the optimal pharmaceutical, medical, or surgical intervention for a given clinical presentation. The predictive and preventive powers of Genomic Medicine promote a true personalized approach to medical care, and have the potential to positively impact health on both an individual and global scale.

Why should I be interested in this medical area specialty? What training do I need? Are there jobs?
Certification Routes in Molecular Pathology
Molecular Pathology Training Programs

What is the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)?
As the leading international organization for Molecular Pathology/Laboratory Genomic Medicine education, AMP 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.

What are the benefits of AMP membership?
The low membership fee for trainees (Fellows, Residents, or Students) as an "Associate Member" - only $35 per year!
Online resources, including:

  • Archived Webinar presentations in molecular pathology
  • CHAMP, "CHat AMP," AMP member's online community for discussions, networking, policy updates, and other member-generated content!
  • links to fellowship programs


When is AMP's Annual Meeting?
November 5-7, 2015, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX. The abstract submission period is April 1-June 1, 2015. Registration opens in May. Back to top

What opportunities do I have as a Resident/Fellow/Student to participate in the Annual Meeting?

  • The opportunity to present your work as a poster! Abstract submissions begin on April 1 and close on June 1, 2015. Notification of acceptance is in mid-July.
  • Travel and Poster Awards for trainees are available.
  • Young Investigator Awards for the three best posters submitted by AMP member trainees.
  • Minority Trainee Travel Award (up to $1850 in reimbursements) to offset travel costs for AMP member trainees who are considered an underrepresented minority.
  • ICPI Trainee Travel Awards ($500 each) to offset travel costs for AMP member trainees.
  • Early Bird Sessions for Trainee Case Study presentations in the scientific areas of genetics, hematopathology, infectious diseases, or solid tumors. Solicitations begin in early June. Back to top

What is the Jeff A. Kant - AMP Education Fund?
The Jeffrey A. Kant - AMP Education Fund was established to honor Jeffrey A. Kant, MD, PhD. As one of AMP's founding members, its first President, the first recipient of the AMP Leadership Award, a Chair of the AMP Economic Affairs Committee and in holding many other leadership roles, Dr. Kant's tireless work in his profession and on behalf of AMP will have a lasting legacy. As a mentor to many in the field of molecular diagnostics, Dr. Kant valued getting trainees into molecular diagnostics, involved in AMP, and facilitating community among AMP members. This webpage is associated with the event you attended as the next step in exploring more about molecular pathology and engaging yourself into the field! Back to top

Need more information after exploring the AMP website? Contact:

 Learn more about joining AMP as an Associate (trainee) member