Sunday, February 9 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm
CTCs from Bench to Bed: Streamlining from Research to Clinical Practice - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructors: Marek Malecki, M.D., Ph.D., President, Phoenix Biomolecular Engineering Foundation; Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Avraham Rasooly, Ph.D., Special Assistant for Cancer Technologies and Translational Research, Division of Cancer Biology, NCI NIH
John P. Langmore, Ph.D., CSO, Rubicon Genomics, Inc.
Latest Advances in Molecular Pathology - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructors: Iris Schrijver, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics; Director, Molecular Pathology Laboratory, Stanford University Medical Center, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
James Zehnder, M.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Hematology), Stanford University Medical Center
Athena Cherry, Ph.D., Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Professor, Pathology and Pediatrics, Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center
Starting an NGS Lab Part I: Technical Considerations - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructors: Madhuri Hegde, Ph.D., FACMG, Associate Professor, Human Genetics; Executive Director, Emory Genetics Laboratory, Emory University School of Medicine (2013-2014 AMP Genetics Subdivision Chair)
Monica J. Basehore, Ph.D., FACMG, Director, Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Greenwood Genetic Center (AMP Member)
Birgit H. Funke, Ph.D., FACMG, Assistant Professor, Pathology, MGH/Harvard Medical School; Director, Clinical Research and Development, Laboratory for Molecular Medicine (AMP Member)
Sequencing 101 - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructor: Ryan Kim, Ph.D., Director, UC Davis Genome Center, DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores, University of California, Davis
Best Practices in Personalized and Translational Medicine
Instructor: Erik Bierwagen, Ph.D., Principal Programmer Analyst, Department of Bioinformatics, Genentech, Inc.
PCR Part I: qPCR and High Resolution Melting in Molecular Diagnostics
Instructors: Fred Russell Kramer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey Medical School
Carl Wittwer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology, University of Utah
Maximizing Reimbursement and How Coding Changes have Impacted a Complex Diagnostic Landscape
Instructors: Bonnie Ancone, Vice President, Molecular Diagnostics, XIFIN, Inc.
Kyle Fetter, Associate Vice President, Molecular Diagnostics, XIFIN, Inc.
Rina Wolf, Vice President, Commercialization Strategies, XIFIN, Inc.
Sunday, February 9 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Starting an NGS Lab Part II: Practical and Business Aspects - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructors: Victoria M. Pratt, Ph.D., FACMG, Director, Pharmacogenomics Laboratory, Medical & Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine 2013 (AMP Professional Relations Committee)
Jill Hagenkord, M.D., CMO & Senior Vice President, InVitae 2013 (AMP Economic Affairs Committee and 2014 AMP Training and Education Committee)
Roger Klein, M.D., J.D., Attending Pathologist, Molecular Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2013-2014 Chair, AMP Professional Relations Committee)
NGS Assembly and Alignment - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructor: Gabe Rudy, Vice President, Product Development, Golden Helix
PCR Part II: Digital PCR Applications and Advances
Instructor to be Announced, Inostics
Instructor to be Announced, LGC
Regulatory Compliance in Drug-Diagnostics Co-Development
Instructors: Maham Ansari, MS, RAC, Regulatory Affairs Consultant, US Strategic Regulatory Services, OptumInsight
Melina Cimler, Ph.D., Vice President, Quality & Regulatory,
Building an Investigational Program to Establish the Clinical Value of a Test
Instructors: Catherine Schnabel, Ph.D., Vice President, Clinical Development & Medical Affairs, bioTheranostics, Inc.
Brock Schroeder, Ph.D., Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs, bioTheranostics, Inc.
Monday, February 10 | 8:30 – 11:30 am
Commercialization Boot Camp: Manual for Success in the Molecular Diagnostics Marketplace - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructors: Harry Glorikian, Managing Director, Strategy, Precision for Medicine
Elaine Cheung, Business & Corporate Development, Illumina
Next-Generation Sequencing in Molecular Pathology: Challenges and Applications - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructors: Wayne Grody, M.D., Ph.D., FCAP, FACMG, Professor, Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics, and Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
Karl Voelkerding, M.D., Associate Professor, Pathology, University of Utah; Medical Director, Advanced Technology and Bioinformatics, ARUP Laboratories
Nazneen Aziz, Ph.D., Director, Molecular Medicine, Transformation Program Office, College of American Pathologists
Systems Biology: A Molecular Nutrition Perspective
Instructors: Jim Kaput, Ph.D., Head, Clinical Translation Unit, Nestle Institute of Health Sciences
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University
Corrado Priami, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI)
Instructors: Amit Etkin, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Alan Schatzberg, M.D., Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Isolation and Characterization of Cancer Stem Cells
Instructors: 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.
The Next Frontier in Sample Shipping for Molecular Infectious Disease Testing: Eliminate Dry Ice - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructor: Anita M. McClernon, Director of Laboratory Services, bioMONTR, a division of McClernon LLC
Genetically Engineered Mouse Models versus Patient-Derived Xenograft Models: Comparing Strengths and Limitations - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructors: Serguei Kozlov, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Center for Advanced Preclinical Research, SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
Additional Instructors to be Announced
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Related to Human Specimen Research - (Detailed Agenda)
Instructors: Nicole Sieffert, Program Director, Biorepository Regulatory Support, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Marianna J. Bledsoe, Individual Consultant, Former Senior Program Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Research and Development
Short Courses Maximize Your Productivity
Continued training and education are essential for staying competitive. Molecular Med Tri-Con Short Courses are designed to be instructive and interactive. These courses are a great introduction for those who are new to a particular discipline or as a refresher for those who want to brush up on their knowledge or expand their horizons. Attendance is limited to ensure an interactive environment. Group discussions are a key component in which course participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the expert instructors and other participants. Course materials are included.
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