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Friday, June 13, 2014 

Time​ Session​
8:10 - 9:00 a.m.​ Keynote Address – Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH, DLM(ASCP)CM, FASCP
​9:00 - 9:50 a.m. ​Clinical Genome Sequencing: What’s Next in Next- Generation Sequencing? – Matthew J. Ferber, PhD, FACMG
​10:20 - 11:10 a.m. Diagnostic Testing for HER2 Amplification in Breast Cancer: The New ASCO/CAP Guidelines – Gail H. Vance, MD
​11:10 a.m. - Noon ​Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Diagnosis – Charles “Buck” Strom, MD, PhD, FAAP, HCLD
​1:40 - 2:30 p.m. Clinical Significance of the Leukemia Cell Karyotype in Children with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) – Susana C. Raimondi, PhD
​2:30 -3:20 p.m. Genetic Counseling in the Era of Microarrays – Leslie Ross, MS, CGC
​4:00 - 4:30 p.m. ​Personalized Medicine & Me – Peter C. Hu, PhD, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, CGCMMBCM
​4:30 - 5:20 p.m. ​Health & Safety – Mervat S. Ayad, BS, EMBA, CG(ASCP)CM, DLMCM, CCS


Saturday, June 14, 2014 

Time Session
​8:10 - 9:00 a.m. Gordon W. Dewald Lecture: Clinical Laboratory Education in Diagnostic Genetics – The Road to a Brighter Future in Health Care – Vicki L. Hopwood, MS Sponsored by Rainbow Scientific
​9:00 - 10:40 a.m.

​Abstract Platform Presentations & Student Abstract Award Winner Presentation

9:00-9:15 a.m. - Complex Chromosomal Rearrangements In B-Cell Lymphoma: Evidence of Chromothripsis? - Veronica Ortega, BA, CG(ASCP)

9:15-9:30 a.m. - Multiple Myeloma: The Testing, Validation and Implementation of Cell Separation Technology for Improved Patient Care - Elizabeth Harper, CG(ASCP)

9:30-9:45 a.m. - Implications of Delayed Leukocyte Isolation and Repeated Cycles of Freeze-Thaw On The Activity of Eleven Lysosomal Enzymes - Teresa Thompson, BS, MB(ASCP)

9:45-10:00 a.m. - Chromosome Shattering: A Look At Constitutional Chromothripsis In Patients Exhibiting Multiple Copy Number Changes and Complex - April N. Harris

10:00-10:15 a.m. - Detecting Low Level Mosaicism of Trisomy 9 With Microarray Analysis - Jennifer Crawford, CG(ASCP)/Shamsa Naqvi, CG(ASCP)

10:15-10:30 a.m. - Quantitative Analysis of Snrpn Gene Methylation By Pyrosequencing:   An Accurate Method For Identifying Mosaicism - Crystal Symsick Propes

10:30-10:40 a.m. - A Combination of Zyflamend and Vemurafenib (PLX4032) May Have a Synergistic Effect against Melanoma Cell Proliferation - Student Research Award Winner, Jacob Yo

​11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. ​Informed Consent for Whole Genome Sequencing – Katherine S. Hunt, PhD, MS, CGC
​1:45 - 2:35 p.m. ​Miscarriages, Cell Morphology & Villi Formation: Detecting High Abnormality Percentages in POCs – Philip J. Hardy, M. Clin Cyto, B.Bus
​2:35 - 3:25 p.m. Targeted Therapies for Solid tumors & Companion Diagnostics – Dianne Keen-Kim, PhD, FACMG
​3:45 - 4:35 p.m. The Integration of Clinical & Laboratory Elements in Diagnosing & Managing Genetic Disorders – Kara Goodin, MD
​4:35 - 5:25 p.m. Overview of the New AMA Molecular Pathology CPT Codes – V.M. Pratt, PhD, FACMG




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