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Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening

SLAS 2015 - 4th Annual Conference & Exhibition
February 7-11, 2015
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
Meeting Website

AMP member-speakers will present on diagnostics and biomarkers:

Monday, February 9

3:00-5:00pm: INFORMATICS

4:30pm - Tute Genomics: A Cloud-Based Platform for Genetic Diagnosis and Biomarker Discovery; Reid Robison, Tute Genomics


Wednesday, February 11


10:15pm - Analyzing the Most Frequent Disease Loci in Targeted Patient Categories Optimizes Disease Gene Identification and Test Accuracy Worldwide; Roger Lebo, Akron Children’s Hospital/Northeast Ohio College of Medicine




MOLECULAR MED TRI-CON 2015 (Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 22nd International)

February 15-20, 2015

Moscone North Convention Center

San Francisco, CA


Sunday, February 15
presented by AMP member-speakers:


2:00- 5:00pm -  SC3: Validation and Compliance Considerations for an NGS Lab

  • Victoria M. Pratt, Ph.D., FACMG, Director, Pharmacogenomics Laboratory, Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Monica J. Basehore, Ph.D., FACMG, Lead Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory; Associate Director, Medical Genetics Training Program, Greenwood Genetic Center

 5:30- 8:30pm - SC9: Clinical Informatics Needs of an NGS Lab

  • Alexis B. Carter, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Member, Center for Comprehensive Informatics; Director, Pathology Informatics, Emory University School of Medicine; Chair, AMP Informatics Interest Group; President, Association of Pathology Informatics
  • Federico A. Monzon, M.D., FCAP, Director, Oncology, InVitae; Adjunct Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mark J. Routbort, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Computational and Integrational Pathology; Associate Professor, Hematopathology; Medical Director, Laboratory Informatics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Monday, February 16
KEYNOTE FORUM presented by AMP member-speakers


11:50 Moderator’s Opening Remarks

  • Elaine Lyon, Ph.D., Medical Director, Molecular Genetics, ARUP (AMP 2014 President and Member, AMP Professional Relations Committee) 

The Value of Molecular Diagnostics: A Discussion on Clinical Utility

The number and complexity of clinical molecular diagnostic tests (MDx) are increasing at a rapid rate. The health care professional asks: When does MDx make sense for my patient? What scientific evidence is needed to establish the clinical utility of a particular MDx? This keynote session will focus on the clinical utility of MDx in cancer and inherited disease. It is an outgrowth of ongoing discussions on this issue among members of the Association for Molecular Pathology. We will address the contribution of MDx to the care of patients at the present time, and anticipated progress in the near future.

  • Defining and measuring clinical utility from the point of view of both the clinician and the patient
  • MDx of malignancies to offer prognostic and predictive information useful for selecting the optimal therapy
  • Halting the “diagnostic odyssey” by selecting the appropriate genomic MDx for people, often children, with diseases that are difficult or sometimes seemingly impossible to diagnose
  • Establishing the value of MDx as a modality that will not only improve health-care, but do so in a way that will lower costs in the long run


  • Milena Cankovic, Ph.D., D(ABMLI), Director, Molecular Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital (AMP Clinical Practice Committee, Solid Tumors Subdivision Representative)
  • Paul G. Rothberg, Ph.D., Professor, Pathology & Lab Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center (AMP Clinical Practice Committee, Genetics Subdivision Representative)

USCAP 2015


USCAP 2015 Annual Meeting

March 21-27, 2015

Hynes Convention Center

Boston, MA

Meeting Website