Program

Thank you for your interest in the AMP 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo!

The AMP 2019 Program Committee has been working hard to plan a comprehensive program, which we hope will encourage dialogue and foster discussion amongst attendees.

 

Preliminary Program:

Be sure to check back for updated Program information often!

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

8:00am - 4:30pm

AMP Reference Materials Forum

8:00am - 5:00pm

Advocacy Hill Day (NEW!)

8:00am - 5:00pm

Guest Society Symposia & Pre-Meeting Workshops (NEW!)

2:00pm - 6:00pm

Attendee, Speaker, and Exhibitor Registration and Check-In

6:30pm

Board of Directors Dinner (Invitation Only)

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

7:00am - 5:00pm

Attendee, Speaker, and Exhibitor Registration and Check-In

7:30am - 11:30am

Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)

8:00am - 5:00pm

Corporate Workshop Day (No Registration Required!)

8:30am - 3:45pm

Molecular Pathology Outreach Course (MPOC)

(Separate Registration)

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Committee Meetings (Invitation Only)

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Volunteer Appreciation Reception (Invitation Only)

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

6:30am - 8:00am

Poster Set-Up

6:45am - 5:00pm

Attendee, Speaker, and Exhibitor Registration and Check-In

11:30am - 4:30pm

Exhibit Hall Open

5:45pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception (In the Exhibit Hall)

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

7:00am - 8:00am

TARGETED TOPICS

Reimbursement: It’s Never too Late to Start Getting Paid

Clinical Implementation of Pharmacogenomics

Artificial Intelligence and Diagnostics Microbiology: Friend or Foe?

Case Studies

8:00am - 8:15am

Break

8:15am - 8:30am

Opening Remarks

Neal Lindeman, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston, MA, USA

2019 Program Chair

8:30am - 9:45am

AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics: Presentation and Lecture

Efficient Use of the Available DNA - A Career

Russell Higuchi, PhD, Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

9:45am -10:00am

Coffee Break

10:10am - 11:30am

CONCURRENT SYMPOSIA

Genetics of Sensitivity & Resistance to Non-Chemo Agents

Criminal Investigations & Forensics

CRISPR-CAS: Applications for Diagnostics & Therapeutics of Human Diseases

11:30am - 12:45pm

General Lunch - Visit Exhibit Hall and View Posters

Networking Lunches

12:45pm - 2:00pm

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

State of Pharmacogenetics

Variant Interpretation & Classification

Diagnostic Stewardship for Molecular Testing

Patient Advocacy

Business Management of the Lab (Economic Affairs Committee)

2:00pm - 3:45pm

Coffee Break - Visit Exhibit Hall and View Posters

3:45pm - 4:30pm

CONCURRENT SPECIAL SESSIONS

AMP CPC’s Tumor Mutational Burden Working Group: Update & Open Comment Forum

AMP CPC’s ID Multiplex Working Group: Update & Open Comment Forum

AMP CPC’s VITAL Somatic Variants Working Group: Update & Open Comment Forum

AMP CPC's Pharmacogenomics Working Group: Update & Open Comment Forum

AMP CPC’s In Silico Reference Materials Working Group: Update & Open Comment Forum

AMP CPC’s MDS/MPN Working Group: Update & Open Comment Forum

AMP CPC’s T & B Cell Clonality Working Group : Update & Open Comment Forum

4:30pm- 4:45pm

Break

4:45pm - 5:45pm

PLENARY SESSION

Polygenic Risk Scores: Translating Research Advances into the Clinical Domain

5:45pm - 7:00pm

Welcome Reception (In the Exhibit Hall)

 

Friday, November 8, 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

6:45am - 5:00pm

Attendee, Speaker, and Exhibitor Registration and Check-In

9:00am - 4:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

7:00am - 8:00am

TARGETED TOPICS

How to Validate Rare Findings

Behind the Curtain: Developing Clinical Knowledgebase Systems

Blood Bank & HLA

8:00am - 8:15am

Break

8:15am - 9:45am

SYMPOSIA SESSION

Emerging Tech for Circulating Tumor Cells, Beyond Counting/ctDNA Alternative Fluids

Carrier Screening

Structural Variation Detection in Human Disease

9:45am - 10:45am

Coffee Break - Visit Exhibit Hall and View Posters

10:45am - 12:15pm

CONCURRENT SPECIAL SESSIONS

LIMS System (Picking a System)

Hands-on Workshop: Informatic Tools in Metagenomics

Metagenomics in Prime Time

12:15pm - 1:30pm

General Lunch - Visit Exhibit Hall and View Posters

1:30pm - 2:45pm

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Cell-Free DNA Testing for Autosomal Dominant Disorders

Practical Approaches to Centralizing (or Decentralizing) Molecular Testing

TMB (Clinical Utility/Efficacy & Harmonization Project)

Point Counterpoint: Who Owns Molecular Infectious Disease Testing?

Updates in Myeloma

Reimbursement for Molecular Diagnostics (Economic Affairs Committee)

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Coffee Break - Visit Exhibit Hall and View Posters

(Even-numbered posters Attended)

3:45pm - 4:45pm

PLENARY SESSION

Climate Change & Global Surveillance

4:45pm - 5:00pm

Break

5:15pm - 6:30pm

Business Meeting and Awards Session

(Open to All Registered Attendees)

7:00pm - 10:30pm

AMP 2019 Social Event (Separate Registration)

 

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

GENERAL INFORMATION

6:45am - 2:00pm

Attendee, Speaker, and Exhibitor Registration and Check-In

9:00am - 1:30pm

Exhibit Hall Open

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Poster Removal

7:00am - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

7:00am - 8:00am

TARGETED TOPICS

Genetics & Immunity In Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes

A Review of FGFR Related Inherited Disorders

Integrating Genomics into the EMR

Methylation Analysis Technologies

Liquid Biopsy in Infection & Cancer

8:00am - 8:15am

Break

8:15am - 9:45am

CONCURRENT SYMPOSIA SESSIONS

Standards and Applications of RNA-seq in Cancer

Precision Medicine in Infectious Disease

Incidental Findings from Somatic Testing/Cancer Predispositions

9:45am - 10:45am

Coffee Break - Visit Exhibit Hall and View Posters

(Odd-numbered posters Attended)

10:45am - 12:15pm

CONCURRENT SPECIAL SESSIONS

Whole Genome Sequencing for Bacterial Strain Typing & Genomic Surveillance

Updates on Emerging Technologies

12:15pm - 1:30pm

General Lunch - Visit Exhibit Hall, and View Posters

1:30pm - 2:45pm

CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

Platform Presentations of Selected Abstracts

Abstracts are selected by the Program Committee

Platform Presentations of Selected Genetics Abstracts

Platform Presentations of Selected Hematopathology Abstracts

Platform Presentations of Selected Infectious Diseases Abstracts

Platform Presentations of Selected Informatics Abstracts

Platform Presentations of Selected Solid Tumors Abstracts

Laboratory Testing Oversight Updates (Professional Relations Committee)

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Break

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Subdivision Town Hall

3:45pm - 4:00pm

Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm

PLENARY SESSION

Liquid Biopsies for MRD/Opportunities & Pitfalls in Monitoring AML Patients

5:00pm - 5:15pm

Closing Remarks

Neal Lindeman, MD
Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston, MA, USA

2019 Program Chair