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AMP Molecular in a Minute: Micro-learning Modules in Molecular Pathology

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If you have a few minutes, these bite-sized 5-20 minute presentations are designed for a quick review, updates, and educational overviews by experts on a range of topics in molecular pathology.  You can view these on your computer, tablet, or smart-phone to learn something new or to review material for an upcoming seminar, exam, meeting, or journal club.

Please scroll down for a selection of short presentations in different topic areas:

 

 

The Molecular Pathology Competency Series

These micro-learning modules are targeted to practicing laboratory professionals and cover many aspects of competency in the laboratory. They are short (10-15 minute) presentations covering Core (basic proficiency) or Advanced (specialized and/or recently updated) concepts in a particular area of laboratory training. This content addresses specific advances in training, technology, and laboratory operations and acts as review and/or updates in important principles for laboratorians over the full arc of their careers.

 

Title/Link

Speaker

Length

CORE: Biomarkers for Immunotherapy

This core concept module provides information on the role of microsatellite status, tumor mutational burden levels and PD-L1 expression as biomarkers for immunotherapy of cancer. 

Honey V. Reddi, PhD, FACMG

14 min

ADVANCED: Biomarkers for Immunotherapy

This advanced concept module provides information on the role of microsatellite status, tumor mutational burden levels and PD-L1 expression as biomarkers for immunotherapy of cancer. 

Honey V. Reddi, PhD, FACMG

12 min

CORE: Germline / Somatic Variants

This core concept module covers the question: What are germline variants and somatic variants?

Alanna Church, MD

5 min

ADVANCED: Germline / Somatic Variants

This advanced concept module answers the question: How do we approach the discussion of potential germline variants in tumor-only sequencing?

Alanna Church, MD

7 min

CORE: Lymphoid Clonality Testing

This core concept module reviews the biological basis and clinical utility of lymphoid clonality testing.

Nathan Montgomery, MD PhD

18 min

ADVANCED: Lymphoid Clonality Testing

This advanced concept module reviews PCR- and sequence-based methods of lymphoid clonality testing.

Nathan Montgomery, MD PhD

18 min

 

 

 

Utility of Cell-free DNA in the Clinic: Current State and Future Directions.

Molecular in a Minute modules on Liquid Biopsy core concepts and recent advances.

ctDNA Sequencing: A strategy for treatment response monitoring of aggressive B cell lymphoma
Description
: This module will summarize the current knowledge related to circulating tumor DNA in patients with aggressive B cell lymphoma, such as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and classical Hodgkin lymphoma, and discuss how ctDNA measurements can be used to monitor treatment response in the front-line setting.
Speaker: Rena Xian, MD
Length: 13 min
Recorded: May 18, 2021

How Accurate is That Test? Quality Assessment for Cell-Free DNA Tumor Tests
Description
: This module summarizes laboratory error detection and reviews current quality monitoring for clinical laboratories performing cell-free tumor DNA tests.
Speaker: Christina Lockwood, MD
Length: 15 min
Recorded: July 21, 2021

Choosing the best circulating tumor DNA assay for your clinical application: technical and analytical considerations
Description: Dr. Moding discusses the fundamental differences between currently available circulating tumor DNA assays to help clinicians choose the best assay for their application.
Speaker: Everett Moding, MD
Length: 8 min
Recorded: September 23, 2021

Emerging and Evolving Biomarkers:

Each of these one-hour presentations has been divided into three 15-20 minute Molecular-in-a-Minute Modules: First,  ~15 minutes on the most current scientific research (Scientific Underpinings), then ~15 minutes on laboratory considerations for marker testing approaches (Laboratory Considerations), and finally, ~15 minutes on the clinical implications of test results (Clinical Implications). Each module is linked in the table below, and a link to the full one-hour presentation is in the left-hand "Full Webinars" column. These modules were designed so that you can specifically target your learning/review needs.

 

 

MICROLEARNING MODULES
AUDIENCE

BIOMARKERS
FULL WEBINARS

ALL
 

LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS

CLINICAL PRACTITIONERS
 

MGMT:
Updated Perspecives, Laboratory Considerations, and Clinical Implications

Link to full CE-eligible webinar

MGMT

Scientific Underpinnings

MGMT

Laboratory Considerations

MGMT

Clinical Implications

HRD Score:
Updated Perspectives, Laboratory Considerations, and Clinical Implications

Link to full CE-eligible webinar

HRD Score

Scientific Underpinnings

HRD Score

Laboratory Considerations

HRD Score

Clinical Implications

METex14:
Updated Perspectives, Laboratory Considerations, and Clinical Implications

Link to full CE-eligible webinar

METex14

Scientific Underpinnings

METex14

Laboratory Considerations

METex14

Clinical Implications

NTRK:
Updated Perspectives, Laboratory Considerations, and Clinical Implications

Link to full CE-eligible webinar

NTRK

Scientific Underpinnings

NTRK

Laboratory Considerations

NTRK

Clinical Implications

ERBB2 (HER2) in Colorectal Cancer:
Updated Perspectives, Laboratory Considerations, and Clinical Implications

Link to full CE-eligible webinar

ERBB2 (HER2)

Scientific Underpinnings

ERBB2 (HER2)

Laboratory Considerations

ERBB2 (HER2)

Clinical Implications

Myeloid Malignancy MRD:
Recent Findings, Laboratory Considerations, and Clinical Implications

Link to full CE-eligible webinar

MRD

Scientific Underpinnings

MRD

Laboratory Considerations

MRD

Clinical Implications

KRAS:
Recent Findings, Laboratory Considerations, and Clinical Implications

Link to full CE-eligible webinar

KRAS

Scientific Underpinnings

KRAS

Laboratory Considerations

KRAS

Clinical Implications

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