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AMP 2015 Science Educator Workshop

Teaching Precision Medicine, Genomics, and Molecular Diagnostics in Your Classroom

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The AMP Training & Education Committee is planning a new, all-day workshop event targeting high school and college science teachers who live and/or work in the vicinity of Austin Texas, this year's AMP Annual Meeting location. The "Science Educator Workshop (SEW)" is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 8:30am - 3:45pm. Our main goals are to:

  1. Update teachers/instructors on relevant, timely topics in the clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory, and
  2. Provide an awareness of the molecular pathology profession through sharing academic and personal life experiences as a means of workforce development.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Hilton Austin Hotel

Room 615AB (6th Floor)

Austin, TX

 

Workshop Schedule (as of October 29, 2015)

7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Salon K)
8:30am Welcome and Agenda
Cecilia Yeung, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
8:35am

Personalized Medicine (Breast Cancer)
Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD, HCLD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

9:05am Liquid Biopsies (Breast Cancer)
Minetta C. Liu, MD
Mayo Clinic
9:35am Treating Ebola Infection: Lessons Learned
Charles E. Hill, MD, PhD
Emory University Hospital

10:05 am

Small Group Discussions: How Would You Incorporate into Your Teaching Plans?

Cecilia Yeung, MD; Gregory Tsongalis, PhD; Charles Hill, MD, PhD; and Minetta Liu, MD

10:25am BREAK (Salon K)
  CAREER PRESENTATIONS/PANEL
10:40am

Introduction & Overview: Technologist before Medical School

Cecilia Yeung, MD

10:50am

Most Recent Undergraduate (BS), from Research to Clinical Diagnostics

Tessara Baldi, BS

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

11:00am

Technologist, Medical Student, Resident to Current MGP (Molecular Genetic Pathology) Fellow

Eric Konnick, MD, MS

University of Washington Medical Center

11:10am

International Training, Clinical/Research, and Lab Director Responsibilities

N. Sertac Kip, MD, PhD

Geisinger Health System

11:20am

Local (Texas) and Industry/Global Perspective

Federico A. Monzon, MD

Invitae Corporation, Inc.

11:30am

Open Q&A for Panelists

Cecilia Yeung, MD; Tessara Baldi; Eric Konnick, MD; Sertac Kip, MD, PhD; and Federico Monzon, MD

12:00pm LUNCH (Salon K)
with Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory Professionals!
 

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP/SMALL GROUP ACTIVITIES

 

1:00pm

A. Introduction and Overview

B.Sample Processing

C. Rotate through activities at different tables

  1. 23andMe (Ancestry & Wellness)
  2. Basic  Molecular Concepts and Techniques
  3. Molecular Diagnosis
  4. Reading Pathology/Laboratory Reports
2:20pm BREAK (Salon K)
2:35pm Virtual Visit to a Lab!
3:10pm Show-n-Demo of resources to take back to the classroom
3:35pm Wrap-up & Adjournment

 

 

Online Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Please login to amp.org. Once logged in you should see a separate item on the Main Menu for "Register" Follow the prompts to complete the registration process for this "AMP 2015 Science Educator Workshop" event.