Short Courses*

AFTERNOON COURSES | 2:00 – 5:00 pm

SC1: Translating CTCs to Clinical Use - Click here for more details

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: Microbiome: Sorting Out the Hype from the Hope - Click here for more details

Bonnie Feldman, D.D.S., MBA, Digital Health Analyst and Chief Growth Officer, DrBonnie360

Peter P. Lee, M.D., Executive Chairman, Osel

Peter DiLaura, President and CEO, Second Genome

Colleen Cutcliffe, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Whole Biome

Embriette R. Hyde, Ph.D., Project Manager, American Gut Project and Postdoctoral Scholar, Rob Knight Lab, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego

Andrew Hryckowian, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Sonnenburg Lab, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Larry Weiss, M.D., CMO, AOBiome, LLC

SC3: NGS Assay Selection, Validation and Compliance - Click here for more details

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 - Click here for more details

Ryan Kim, Ph.D., Director, Korean Bioinformation Center (KOBIC), Korea Research Institute of Bioscience & Biotechnology (KRIBB)

SC6: Reimbursement for Advanced Diagnostics: From Clinical Value Establishment to Coding, Coverage and Pricing - Click here for more details

Lon Castle, M.D., CMO, Molecular Genetics and Personalized Medicine, CareCore National

Lauren Feldman, MHA, Senior Terminology and Strategy Consultant, American Medical Association (AMA)

Girish Putcha, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Laboratory Science, Palmetto GBA (MolDX)

Sherie Smalley, M.D., Senior Medical Director, Medical Policy, UPMC Health Plan

Additional Instructors to be Announced

DINNER COURSES | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

SC9: Clinical Informatics: Returning Results from Big Data - Click here for more details

Eric W. Klee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Medical Informatics, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Member, AMP 2015-2016 Program Committee, Informatics Subdivision Representative)

Nilesh Dharajiya, M.D., Chief Laboratory Officer and Medical Director, Pathway Genomics
N. Sertac Kip, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Geisinger Health System (Member, AMP 2015-2016 Training & Education Committee, Informatics Subdivision Representative) 

SC10: Development of Bioassays for Checkpoint Immunotherapy - Click here for more details

Jelveh Lameh, Ph.D., Executive Director & Head, BioPharma Services Laboratory, Genoptix Medical Laboratory, Inc., a Novartis Company 

Mei Cong, Ph.D., Director, R&D Custom Assay Services, Promega Corporation

Xiaoyan Du, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Merck 

SC11: Regulatory Compliance in Molecular Diagnostics - Click here for more details

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 - Click here for more details

Jim Huggett, BSc (Hons), Ph.D., Science Leader, Nucleic Acid Metrology, Molecular & Cell Biology, LGC

Additional Instructors to be Announced

SC13: Liquid Biopsy Technologies Overview - Click here for more details

Pamela Paris, Ph.D., Professor, Urology, University of California, San Francisco

Divyaa Ravishankar, MS, Senior Consultant, Life Sciences, Frost & Sullivan

Kai Wang, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Institute for Systems Biology

Theresa Zhang, Ph.D., Vice President, Research Services, Personal Genome Diagnostics

MORNING COURSES | 8:00 – 11:00 am

SC17: Commercialization Boot Camp: Manual for Success in Molecular Diagnostics - Click here for more details

Harry Glorikian, Healthcare Consultant

Elaine Cheung, Business & Corporate Development, Illumina

SC18: Next-Generation Sequencing as a Diagnostics Platform - Click here for more details

Karl Voelkerding, M.D., Professor of Pathology, University of Utah; Medical Director, Genomics and Bioinformatics, ARUP Laboratories

Jamie L Platt, Ph.D., Vice President, Genomic Solutions, Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc.

P. Mickey Williams, Ph.D., Director, Molecular Characterization & Clinical Assay Development Laboratory (MoCha), Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research

SC19: 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., Senior Scientist, Bionomics, Inc.

SC20: Translating Preclinical Data in the Rational Design of Cancer Combination Therapies - Click here for more details

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

SC21: Best Practices in Personalized and Translational Medicine - Click here for more details

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

Doug Garrett, Research Leader, NGS Pipeline Development Group, Roche Sequencing

Nicholas Iannotti, Manager, R&D Informatics, Pfizer

Rob Futrick, CTO, Cycle Computing

Rachel Rimsky, Associate Director, Research Partnerships, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

SC22: NGS for Infectious Disease Diagnostics - Click here for more details

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

SC23: Metabolic Microbiome - Click here for more details

Deepak K. Rajpal, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director, Computational Biology, Target Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline

David N. Mayhew, Ph.D., Scientific Investigator, Computational Biology, Target Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline

Thursday, March 10
Symposia Dinner Courses | 6:30 – 9:00 pm / at the Hilton SF Union Square Hotel

SC25: Detection and Characterization of Circulating Biomarkers - Click here for more details

Mathias Ehrich, M.D., Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Sequenom

Nishant Agrawal, M.D., Professor, Surgery; Director, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, University of Chicago

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

Twist BioscienceSC26: A Primer to Gene Editing: Tools and Applications - Click here for more details

Charles Joseph, Product Manager, Twist Bioscience

Leigh Brody, Director, Genomic Services, Desktop Genetics Ltd.

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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