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Friday, June 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Joshua D. Schiffman, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Primary Children’s Medical Center; Medical Director, High Risk Pediatric Cancer Clinic, Huntsman Cancer Institute

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Victoria M. Pratt, PhD, FACMG, Director of Pharmacogenetics and Molecular Genetics Laboratories, Indiana University School of Medicine

Technical Sessions
10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Stephen Moore, MBA, PhD, FACMG, Director, Cytogenetics and Molecular, Knight Diagnostic Laboratories; Assistant Professor, Oregon Health and Science University

11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Cynthia Casson Morton, PhD, FFACMG, Director of Cytogenetics, William Lambert Richardson Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Martin, Margaret & Sam Israel, Fragile X Syndrome Family

Oncology Sessions
1:45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Denise I. Quigley, PhD, FACMGG, Medical Director, Cytogenetics, ARUP Laboratories

2:25 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Nathan D. Montgomery, MD, PhD, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow, The University of North Carolina School of Medicine

3:05 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Eli Williams, PhD, FACMG, Director of Cytogenetics, Co-Scientific Director of Clinical Genomics, University of Virginia​

Constitutional Sessions
4:20 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Emily G. Farrow, PhD, CGC, Director of Laboratory Operations, Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine; Assistant Professor, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Genetics & Genomics of Fanconi Anemia
​Lisa Dyer, PhD, Co-Director of Cytogenetics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Scientific Sessions

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Rhett P. Ketterling, MD, Co-Director, Laboratory; Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic

Treatment Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Philip D. Cotter, PhD, FACMGG, FFSc(RCPA), Laboratory Director, ResearchDx, Inc.

11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Cytogenetic Studies Supporting the Development of New Immunotherapy for B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 
​Vania Aikawa, MD, Laboratory Supervisor, University of Pennsylvania

12:10 p.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Student Research Award Winner Abstract Presentation: Comparison of Whole Genom Sequencing & Conventional Molecular Techniques for Genotyping Bacterial Isolates Causing Bacteremia in Cancer Patients

Wenrui Ye, Gradu​​ate Student, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Concurrent Tracks​
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
1A. Strategic Genetic Testing Algorithms for Diagnosis 
Yoshiko Mito​, PhD, FACMG, Associate Director of Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology; Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

Jennifer Sanmann, PhD, FACMG, Director; Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Human Genetics Laboratory

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Roundtable Discussions: Expanding Knowledge through Dialogue​ (no handouts)

2:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
2A. Molecular Roundtable Discussions
2B. Cytogenetic Roundtable Discussions

3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
3A. Education & Career Development Rountable Discussions
3B. Compliance & Quality Roundtable Discussions

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
4A. Molecular/Biochemical Platform Presentations

Michael Evenson, CG(ASCP)CM, Cytogenetic Technologist, Washington University School of Medicine, et al.

Allison Cason, Biochemical Lab Technologist, Greenwood Genetics Center, et al.

Shelley Ordorica, MLT, Specialty Technologist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario​, et al.

M4 Detecting Actional Mutations Using a 62-Gene NGS Leukemia Panel
Brittany Hennigan, MB(ASCP)CM, Molecular Technologist, Greenwood Genetic Center, et al.

M5 Application of a Novel Tumor Cell Isolation Platform
Aditi Khurana, CG, MB, Silicon Biosystems, et al.

M6 Verification of Next-Generation Sequencing and Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification Findings in the Pseudogene Region of PMS2: Technical Concerns and Adjunct Studies Utilizing Our Clinical Experience
Evan Roberts, BS, MB(ASCP)CM, Molecular Genetic Technologist II, Human Genetics Laboratory, Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation, University of Nebraska Medical Center​, et al.
​4B. Cytogenetics Platform Presentations

C1 Comparison of Interleukin Stimulants on Cultured Plasma Cells to Increase the Detection of Cytogenetic Abnormalities
Natalie AaronsCooke, CG(ASCP), Clinical Laboratory Technician II, NeoGenomics, et al.

C2 Validation of a 17 Probe Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) Panel for Detection of T-Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma (T-ALL) Abnormalities on Paraffin-Embedded Specimens 
Ivy M. Luoma, CG(ASCP), Development Technologist, Mayo Clinic​, et al.

C3 Dual-Color, Break-Apart FISH Assay For PRKACA Rearrangements in Fibrolamellar Carcinoma
Christopher A. Sattler, CG(ASCP), Development Technologist, Mayo Clinic​, et al.

C4 Implementation of Intellifish Hybridization Solution Improves Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) FISH 
Hong Xiao, PhD, Senior Technologist, University of Michigan​, et al.

C5 Partial Trisomy 18 Mosaicism Detected Prenatally: A Cautionary Case Describing the Importance of Follow-Up Testing in CVS Samples 
Matthew Noll, CG(ASCP), Technologist, Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings, Cente​r for Molecular Biology and Pathology, Department of Cytogenetics (LabCorp), et al.

C6 Hypodiploidy vs​. Hyperdiploidy in B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Sally Kochmar, MS, CG(ASCP), Laboratory Manager, Magee-Womens Hospital Medical Genetics and Genomics Labs, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, et al.

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