It is my honor to serve as President of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), a unique and dynamic community working to promote the highest quality molecular diagnostics and improve patient care.
AMP is known for its unmatched expertise in all aspects of molecular diagnostics; our comprehensive catalog of educational offerings, including our annual meeting; our Guidelines for clinical practice that help to steer our field and optimize patient care; our successful advocacy efforts; and our highly regarded academic journal, The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. The professional and personal diversity of our members is one of our Association’s greatest strengths. Whether you are a veteran laboratory professional, a trainee, or a technologist, AMP is the place to broaden your scientific horizons, exchange expertise, and identify collaboration opportunities.
The AMP annual meeting is the premier gathering place where new discoveries and practical aspects in molecular medicine are first discussed. In addition, we are working with our International Affiliates to hold conferences around the world to advance clinical knowledge and showcase the latest in molecular diagnostics technologies. We hosted our first ever AMP Global Congress on Molecular Pathology in April 2017, and we will be convening this spring in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for AMP Europe 2018, where we will explore the theme, “Achieving Dramatic Insights into Molecular Oncology & Precision Medicine.”
I am proud of the role that AMP has played in fostering the growth of molecular and precision medicine, and I am pleased to call the Association my professional home. If you are not yet a member, I encourage you to join us and experience all that AMP has to offer!
Kojo S. J. Elenitoba-Johnson, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine