Short Courses*

AFTERNOON COURSES | 2:00 – 5:00 pm

SC1: Translating CTCs to Clinical Use

Joshua M. Lang, M.D., MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin
Allison Welsh, Ph.D., CTC Scientist, Foundation Medicine, Inc.
Benjamin Casavant, Ph.D., Vice President, Tasso

SC2: Microbiomics

Bonnie Feldman, Ph.D., Chief Growth Officer and CEO, DrBonnie360

SC3: NGS Assay Selection, Validation and Compliance

Eric Duncavage, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine
Colin C. Pritchard, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Associate Director, Lab Medicine & Genetics & Solid Tumors, Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington
Avni B. Santani, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

SC4: Sequencing 101

Ryan Kim, Ph.D., Director, UC Davis Genome Center, DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores, University of California, Davis

SC5: Through the Molecular Looking Glass of High-Resolution Melting

Carl Wittwer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Utah
Robert Palais, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Math, Utah Valley University; Research Professor, Pathology, University of Utah
Zachary Dwight M.S., MBA, Web Systems and Software Manager, Department of Pathology, University of Utah

SC6: Reimbursement for Advanced Diagnostics: From Clinical Value Establishment to Coding, Coverage And Pricing

Lon Castle, M.D., CMO, Molecular Genetics and Personalized Medicine, CareCore National
Additional Instructors to be Announced

DINNER COURSES | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

SC9: Clinical Informatics: Returning Results from Big Data

Nilesh Dharajiya, M.D., Laboratory Director, Sequenom Laboratories
N. Sertac Kip, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Health System
Eric W. Klee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic

SC10: Development of Cell-Based Bioassays for Checkpoint Inhibitor Targeting

Natko Nuber, Ph.D., Lab Head, Novartis Biologics, Novartis

SC11: Regulatory Compliance in Molecular Diagnostics

Pamela L. Swatkowski, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Molecular, Inc.
Melina Cimler, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory, Adaptive Biotechnologies

SC12: Digital PCR: Applications and Advances

Jim Huggett, B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., Science Leader, Nucleic Acid Metrology, Molecular & Cell Biology, LGC
Additional Instructors to be Announced

SC13: Liquid Biopsy Technologies Overview

Kai Wang, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Institute for Systems Biology
Additional Instructors to be Announced

MORNING COURSES | 8 – 11:00 am

SC17: Commercialization Boot Camp: Manual for Success in Molecular Diagnostics

Harry Glorikian, Healthcare Consultant
Elaine Cheung, Business & Corporate Development, Illumina

SC18: Next-Generation Sequencing as a Diagnostics Platform

Karl Voelkerding, M.D., Professor of Pathology, University of Utah; Medical Director, Genomics and Bioinformatics, ARUP Laboratories
Additional Instructors to be Announced

SC20: Translating Preclinical Data in the Rational Design of Cancer Combination Therapies

Arijit Chakravarty, Ph.D., Director, Modeling and Simulation (DMPK), Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Co.

SC21: Best Practices in Personalized and Translational Medicine

Julio Fernández, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Pfizer

SC22: NGS for Infectious Disease Diagnostics

Charles Chiu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Lab Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Director, UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center; Associate Director, University of California, San Francisco Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

DINNER COURSES | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

SC25: Detection and Characterization of Circulating Biomarkers

Nishant Agrawal, M.D., Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chetan Bettegowda, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sonya Parpart-Li, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Personal Genome Diagnostics

SC26: A Primer to Gene Editing: Tools and Applications

John Doench, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Michael Bassik, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University

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