Short Courses*

AFTERNOON COURSES | 2:00 – 5:00 pm

CTCs: Translation to Clinical Use

Joshua M. Lang, M.D., MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Carbone Cancer Center, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research
Allison Welsh, Ph.D., CTC Scientist, Foundation Medicine, Inc.

Latest Advances in Molecular Pathology

Iris Schrijver, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics; Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Stanford University Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Michael H.A. Roehrl, M.D., Ph.D., Director, UHN Program in BioSpecimen Sciences, University of Toronto

Validation and Compliance Considerations for an NGS Lab (Co-organized by AMP)

Instructors to be Announced

Sequencing 101

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

DINNER COURSES | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Clinical Informatics Needs of an NGS Lab

Alexis B. Carter, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Member, Center for Comprehensive Informatics; Director, Pathology Informatics, Emory University School of Medicine; Chair, AMP Informatics Interest Group; President, Association of Pathology Informatics
Federico A. Monzon, M.D., FCAP, Director, Oncology, InVitae; Adjunct Faculty, Baylor College of Medicine
Mark J. Routbort, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Computational and Integrational Pathology; Associate Professor, Hematopathology; Medical Director, Laboratory Informatics, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Knowing Your NGS Analysis Upstream: Alignments and Variants

Gabe Rudy, Vice President, Product Development, Golden Helix

Reimbursement for Advanced Diagnostics: From Clinical Value Establishment to Coverage and Pricing

Catherine Schnabel, Ph.D., Vice President, Translational Science, bioTheranostics, Inc.
Additional Instructors to Be Announced

Regulatory Compliance in Molecular Diagnostics

Pamela L. Swatkowski, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Abbott Molecular, Inc.

Introduction to Hadoop for Bioinformatics

Martin Gollery, CEO, Tahoe Informatics

MORNING COURSES | 8 – 11:00 am

Commercialization Boot Camp: Manual for Success in Molecular Diagnostics

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

Next-Generation Sequencing as a Diagnostics Platform

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

Isolation and Characterization of Cancer Stem Cells

Leslie Crews, Ph.D., Assistant Project Scientist, Catriona Jamieson Laboratory, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine and Moores UCSD Cancer Center
Kristen M. Smith, Ph.D., Scientist II, Bionomics, Inc.

Using Preclinical Models in Oncology to Inform First-Man-Trial Design: Tools and Techniques

Arijit Chakravarty, Ph.D., Director, Modeling & Simulation (DMPK), Takeda Pharmaceutical International Co.


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