Dinner Short Course

Starting an NGS Lab Part II: Practical and Business Aspects  

Co-Organized With


Sunday, February 9, 2014 | 5:30-8:30pm | Moscone North Convention Center | San Fransisco, CA 



Chairperson: Victoria M. Pratt,  Ph.D.

5:30 Navigating the Regulatory Environment

Victoria M. Pratt,  Ph.D., FACMG, Director, Pharmacogenomics Laboratory, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine (2013 AMP Professional Relations Committee)

There is an alphabet soup of things to consider when setting up a clinical lab from analytical validation (AV) to return on investment (ROI).  The regulatory oversight and reimbursement of starting a NGS laboratory will be reviewed. 

6:20 CPT Coding and Reimbursement

Jill Hagenkord, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, InVitae (2013 AMP Economic Affairs Committee and 2014 AMP Training and Education Committee)


6:45-7:15pm Dinner Buffet


7:40 Gene Patents: Implications for Large-Scale Sequencing

Roger Klein, M.D., J.D., Attending Pathologist, Department of Molecular Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013-2014 Chair, AMP Professional Relations Committee)

This talk will describe recent legal developments in the area of gene patents, and discuss their implications for the performance of large-scale gene sequencing.

8:30 End of Short Course


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