Afternoon Short Course
Sunday, February 9, 2014 | 2:00 - 5:00 pm | Moscone North Convention Center | San Fransisco, CA
Introduction to Molecular Pathology Methods
Iris Schrijver, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics, Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Stanford University Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
The presentation is focused on the basic principles of genetics and genetic testing, as directly applicable to molecular genetic pathology practice. Examples of molecular testing methods will be covered in an interactive way and placed in the context of disease examples. Advantages and limitations will be explained for each method.
Molecular Diagnostic Cancer Testing
Madhuri Hegde, Ph.D., FACMG, Associate Professor, Senior Director, Emory Genetics Laboratory, Department of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine
The understanding of molecular aberrations in malignancies continues to revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. This introductory lecture will focus on a variety of genomic, transcriptomic, and protein-based tests and their use in selected human cancers.
Cytogenetic Testing and Microarray Comparative Genomic Hybridization
Athena Cherry, Ph.D., Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Professor, Pathology and Pediatrics, Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cytogenetic testing includes chromosomal analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (or FISH) and array comparative genomic hybridization (or aCGH). Chromosomal analysis and FISH are routinely used in a wide variety of clinical/diagnostic situations. Currently, aCGH is routinely used as a first line test in children with multiple congenital anomalies. The clinical utility of aCGH in the diagnosis/prognosis and treatment strategies in leukemias, lymphomas and other malignancies is being investigated.
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