Molecular Pathology Outreach Course


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 8:30am - 3:45pm

AMPlicons: A Practical Molecular Toolkit and Case Studies

Supported by

Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek

Salt Lake City, UT

Presented by the AMP Training & Education Committee





This course is designed for pathologists, residents, laboratory directors and technologists who have some prior exposure to molecular diagnostic testing. The course features introductory information about the state of the science as well as a series of case studies illustrating some of the most current principles and practices in the field of Molecular Pathology. Attendees from all career levels will benefit from this staple offering.

AMP 2017 Annual Meeting

Plan now to stay after the course and attend the entire Association for Molecular Pathology 2017 Annual Meeting! The scientific sessions of the AMP Annual Meeting will take place from November 16-18, 2017; immediately following the AMP 2017 Molecular Pathology Outreach Course. 

**Separate registration is required to attend the AMP Annual Meeting**

Registration Rates

ENDS 09/09/17
11:59 PM EST
09/10/17 - 10/21/17
11:59 PM EST
After 10/21
  Regular Member $275 $325 $375
  Technologist (Tech)* Member $185 $235 $285
  Associate Member $185 $235 $285
  Non-AMP Member $300 $350 $400

*If you are required to pay by check, please download, complete, and return the AMP MPOC 2017 Registration Form.




Cancellations must be received in writing (to no later than October 20. A $75 processing fee will be applied. Absolutely no refunds after October 20.

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At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. compare and contrast a number of commonly utilized "ready out of the box" platforms with regard to their non-template amplification methodology and their clinical utilization;
  2. enumerate several technological and clinical adaptations for PCR;
  3. discuss the methodologic and clinical considerations of cell free DNA testing
  4. compare and contrast methods of single nucleotide variant detection, copy number detection, and structural variant (fusions) detection by NGS and other related platforms (for CNVs)

The objective of the AMP 2017 Molecular Pathology Outreach Course (MPOC) is to increase basic and applied pathology knowledge, focusing on the molecular diagnosis of disease and to facilitate knowledge acquisition regarding issues and challenges related to care and prevention. The MPOC is designed to meet the participants' educational needs in the physician competency area of Medical Knowledge, as defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and to support participants' lifelong learning towards a goal of promoting patient safety and improving patient care.

Contemporary hot topics in the clinical molecular diagnostics laboratory will be introduced, followed by an overview of genomic testing to build the molecular diagnostic "toolkit." Short case presentations will demonstrate practical applications of a wide range of methodologies ranging from common commercial platforms to traditional amplification methods.


Continuing Education Credit

CME/CMLE and SAM will be available pending approval of application


Download the tentative agenda here 

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