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The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Annual Meeting and Expo is the leading event for molecular pathologists, medical professionals, lab directors, and translational scientists to explore technical advancements that lead to better patient care. This year, AMP celebrated their 25th anniversary, and we were proud to be a sponsor.

Thank you for joining us in Baltimore as we showcased advancements in NSCLC molecular profiling, comprehensive genomic profiling, hematologic malignancy assessment, molecular urinary tract pathogen detection, standardized molecular monitoring, and more. While this year's event has now concluded, you can search below for your poster(s) of interest, or sign up to be notified when our Corporate Workshop videos are available for viewing.

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Corporate workshops

During this workshop, speakers reviewed current biomarker and testing landscape and focus on emerging  biomarkers such as RET fusions and latest clinical research data. Our speakers highlighted the value of having molecular results comprising all clinically relevant biomarkers at once, combined with the importance of reduced TAT to enable the best therapy decisions.

Speakers included:

  • Alain Mita MD, Co-Director of Experimental Therapeutics, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Eric Vail MD, Director of Molecular Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Jose Luis Costa, Affiliated Professor, IPATIMUP
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As the oncology biomarker landscape continues to evolve, greater clarity is needed in understanding the prevalence and proper utilization of targeted and immuno-oncology biomarkers in solid tumor evaluation.In this workshop, our first speaker presented best practices for utilization of tumor mutational burden (TMB). Our second speaker discussed their evaluation and experience with TCR sequencing research solutions for solid tumors.  Our final speaker presented new innovations that enable comprehensive genomic profiling by combining pan-cancer targeted therapy biomarkers with immunotherapy biomarkers such as TMB and microsatellite instability (MSI) in a single assay.

Speakers included:
  • Yuri Fesko MD, Chief Clinical Officer Oncology, Quest Diagnostics
  • Jennifer Mason PhD, Lead Scientist, Q2 Solutions
  • Ilaria Alborelli PhD, Scientific Operations Manager, University Hospital Basel

Rapid adoption of molecular approaches in hematology-oncology have significantly advanced our understanding of this highly heterogenous group of disorders. Recently, labs are turning to next-generation sequencing (NGS), which offers many advantages and efficiencies over conventional molecular techniques. In this workshop, speakers presented their evaluation of and experience with targeted NGS-based assays for the assessment of myeloid and lymphoid malignancies. Speakers also reviewed applications of BCR repertoire sequencing in B-cell malignancies and presented their evaluation of new BCR assays for the assessment of somatic hypermutation in clinical research samples and clinical research relating to measurable residual disease (MRD). 

Speakers included:
  • Allison Cushman-Vokoun MD PhD, Medical Director of Molecular Diagnostics, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Jennifer Sims PhD, Assay Development Manager, Q2 Solutions

Frequently, laboratories perform urinary tract pathogen detection via culture. This can take a long time to result while missing key pathogens. In this workshop, speakers presented data from multiple clinical research studies by Pathnostics. This included a randomized prospective study performed using their Guidance UGx test, a real-time PCR solution powered by Thermo Fisher components demonstrating an increased uropathogen detection rate, in addition to a separate study examining the impact of the Guidance UGx test in hospital admissions with non-ambulatory subjects. Furthermore, speakers reviewed the Thermo Scientific Sensititre Automated Antimicrobial Sensitivity System for sensitivity analysis of urine. 

Speakers included:
  • Natalie Luke, Associate Vice President of Medical Research, Education, and Outcomes, Pathnostics
  • Doug Rains, Chief Scientific Officer, Quantigen

By attending this workshop, attendees learned how to institute BCR-ABL testing for CML patients and how standardized molecular monitoring contribute to better patient management. The speaker introduced utilizing the reference material in standardization of molecular monitoring and discussed results from a multi-site study.

Speakers include:
  • Prof. Nicholas C.P. Cross PhD, FRCPath, Director Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Salisbury District Hospital

Posters

Scientific posters and talks highlighting our latest developments in clinical research

Title: A 15 Gene Panel for BRCA1, BRCA2 and DDR Genes for Reporting Variants on FFPE Samples for Breast Cancer
Poster number: ST138
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Title: A Partner Agnostic Approach for Gene Fusion Detection with Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing
Poster number: ST131
Presenter: Amir Marcovitz
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Title: Development of a Targeted NGS Oncology Assay for Detection and Reporting Comprehensive Genomic Profiling
Poster number: ST107
Presenter: Paul Williams
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Category: Solid Tumors
Title: Development of a Comprehensive Next-Generation Sequencing Assay for Gene-Fusions Detection in Solid Tumors
Poster number: ST091
Presenter: Nick Khazanov
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Title: Development of an Expanded Microsatellite Instability Panel with Automated Data Analysis
Poster number: ST111
Presenter: Charles D. Baudo
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Title: Development of Novel Copy Number Variation (CNV) Reference Materials for Solid and Liquid Biopsy Next-Generation Sequencing Assays
Poster number: ST057
Presenter: Kunal Banjara
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Title: Blood Collection Tube Selection and Storage Time Impact the Quantity and Quality of Cell Free Total Nucleic Acids
Poster number: TT002
Presenter: Hannah Saunders and Angie Cheng
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Title: Development and Validation of a Next Generation Sequencing Assay to Evaluate T-Cell Diversity in a CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified laboratory
Poster number: TT056
Presenter: John Williamson
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Title: Evaluation and Comparison of Liquid Biopsy Reference Materials from Commercial Sources using Oncomine™ Pan-Cancer Cell-free Assay
Poster number: TT025
Presenter: Kelli Bramlett
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Category: Hematopathology
Title: Development of Full-Process Quality Control Material BCR-ABL1 Panel Traceable to WHO International Standard
Poster number: H017
Presenter: Liang-Chun Liu
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Title: Profiling of Microbe Co-existence in Respiratory Tract Infections
Poster number: 
ID029 
Presenter: Jay Li
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Title: Quantification of Viral Load in AcroMetrix HPV 16, 18, and 68 Genotype Controls using Bio-Rad Droplet Digital PCR System
Poster number: ID015
Presenter: Hui Wang
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Title: Performance Evaluation of the Comprehensive Respiratory Tract Microbiota (RTM) Panel Using Clinical Repository Specimen And QCMD Controls
Poster number: ID031
Presenter: Kelly Li
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Title: A 15 Gene Panel for BRCA1, BRCA2 and DDR Genes for Reporting Variants on FFPE Samples for Breast Cancer
Poster number: ST138
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Title: A Partner Agnostic Approach for Gene Fusion Detection with Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing
Poster number: ST131
Presenter: Amir Marcovitz
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Title: Development of a Targeted NGS Oncology Assay for Detection and Reporting Comprehensive Genomic Profiling
Poster number: ST107
Presenter: Paul Williams
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Category: Solid Tumors
Title: Development of a Comprehensive Next-Generation Sequencing Assay for Gene-Fusions Detection in Solid Tumors
Poster number: ST091
Presenter: Nick Khazanov
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Title: Development of an Expanded Microsatellite Instability Panel with Automated Data Analysis
Poster number: ST111
Presenter: Charles D. Baudo
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Title: Development of Novel Copy Number Variation (CNV) Reference Materials for Solid and Liquid Biopsy Next-Generation Sequencing Assays
Poster number: ST057
Presenter: Kunal Banjara
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Title: Blood Collection Tube Selection and Storage Time Impact the Quantity and Quality of Cell Free Total Nucleic Acids
Poster number: TT002
Presenter: Hannah Saunders and Angie Cheng
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Title: Development and Validation of a Next Generation Sequencing Assay to Evaluate T-Cell Diversity in a CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified laboratory
Poster number: TT056
Presenter: John Williamson
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Title: Evaluation and Comparison of Liquid Biopsy Reference Materials from Commercial Sources using Oncomine™ Pan-Cancer Cell-free Assay
Poster number: TT025
Presenter: Kelli Bramlett
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Category: Hematopathology
Title: Development of Full-Process Quality Control Material BCR-ABL1 Panel Traceable to WHO International Standard
Poster number: H017
Presenter: Liang-Chun Liu
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Title: Profiling of Microbe Co-existence in Respiratory Tract Infections
Poster number: 
ID029 
Presenter: Jay Li
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Title: Quantification of Viral Load in AcroMetrix HPV 16, 18, and 68 Genotype Controls using Bio-Rad Droplet Digital PCR System
Poster number: ID015
Presenter: Hui Wang
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Title: Performance Evaluation of the Comprehensive Respiratory Tract Microbiota (RTM) Panel Using Clinical Repository Specimen And QCMD Controls
Poster number: ID031
Presenter: Kelly Li
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New and featured solutions

At AMP, we showcased the following new and upcoming innovations: