Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 8:30am - 3:45pm

Location TBD

Presented by the AMP Training & Education Committee


The AMP 2017 Molecular Pathology Outreach Course (MPOC) is a live event held the the day before the Annual Meeting. This course is designed for pathologists, residents, laboratory directors and technologists who have some prior exposure to molecular diagnostic testing. The course features introductory information about the state of the science as well as a series of case studies illustrating some of the most current principles and practices in the field of Molecular Pathology. Attendees from all career levels will benefit from this staple offering.


Visit the Program page for more information.


Plan now to stay after the course and attend the entire Association for Molecular Pathology 2017 Annual Meeting! The scientific sessions of the AMP Annual Meeting will take place from November 16-18, 2017; immediately following the AMP 2017 Molecular Pathology Outreach Course. **Separate registration is required to attend the AMP Annual Meeting**


Registration Rates


Early Rates

Ends: 9/9/17

Advance Rates

Ends: 10/21/17

Onsite Rates

After 10/21/17

AMP Regular Members


$325 $375
AMP Technologist Members $185 $235 $285
AMP Associate Members $185 $235 $285
Non-AMP Members $300 $350 $400

If you are required to pay by check, please download, complete, and return the AMP MPOC 2017 Registration Form.


* If you have any dietary restrictions or other special needs, please email


CE Credit

Information coming soon.


Cancellation Policy


Cancellations must be received in writing to ( no later than October 20, 2017. A $75 processing fee will be applied. Absolutely no refunds after October 20, 2017.


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Registration and attendance at or participation in AMP meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to allow AMP to use and distribute the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.


Course Information
Course Date:
November 15, 2017
Course Objectives
  • Compare and contrast a number of commonly utilized "ready out of the box" platforms with regard to their non-template amplification methodology and their clinical utilization;
  • Enumerate several technological and clinical adaptions for PCR;
  • Discuss the methodologic and clinical considerations of cell free DNA testing;
  • Compare and contrast methods of single nucleotide variant detection, copy number detection, and structural variant (fusions) detection by NGS and other related platforms (for CNVs).
Welcome and Introductions


Annette S. Kim, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Contemporary Topics in Molecular Diagnostics


Federico A Monzon, MD
Castle Biosciences

Types of Methodologies and Pre-Analytic Considerations


Anna Yemelyanova, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

CASE STUDIES: Non-template Amplification


Cynthia Jackson, PhD
Rhode Island Hospital

Mark Ewalt, MD
Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Jeffrey Gagan, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Sophie Arbefeville, MD

University of Minnesota Medical Clinic

CASE STUDIES: Specialized PCR Methods


Kristy Crooks, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anthony N. Snow, MD

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Kevin Alby, PhD

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Roy Lee, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

CASE STUDIES: Non-invasive or Cell Free DNA testing


Annette S. Kim, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Roberta Sitnik, PhD
Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein


CASE STUDIES: Basic SNV Detection by NGS


Jennifer Dunlap, MD

Oregon Health & Science University

Avni Santai, PhD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia


CASE STUDIES: Detection of Fusions


Anthony N. Snow, MD

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

Jason Rosenbaum, MD

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

CASE STUDIES: Copy Number Assessments


Kristy Crooks, PhD

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jeremy Segal, MD, PhD

University of Chicago

Closing Remarks and Questions
Individual topic purchase: Selected
2017 MPOC Registration
AMP Technologist Member: $185.00
AMP Associate Member: $185.00
AMP Regular Member: $275.00
Non-member Price: $300.00