Education Program

Make plans to join us June 26 – 30, 2022 in Grand Rapids, MI!

2022 Annual Meeting

  

 

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

Tentative Schedule – Subject to change. All times EDT.


Monday, June 27

8:00 am – 10:00 am Pre-conference Workshops
10:30 am – 11:30 am AGT Business Meeting
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Welcome & Opening Keynote
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Events
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Gordon Dewald Presentation
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm President’s Reception & After Glow

 

Tuesday, June 28

7:00 am – 8:00 pm Continental Breakfast, Industry Engagement, Networking
8:00 am – 9:00 am AGT Oral Prsentations
9:00 am – 10:00 am Genetic Educators and Mentors (GEMs) Meeting, Industry Engagement, Networking
10:00 am – 11:00 am Plenary Session
11:15 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Events
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm AGT Award Ceremony

 

Wednesday, June 29

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Events
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks & Keynote

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2022

JAM 2022 Preliminary Educational Event Schedule

 

Monday, June 27

1:45 pm – 6:15 pm Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, June 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, June 29

8:00 am – 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

There will be multiple topics offered during each concurrent session block (1 hour each). The topics will be on various topics related to Laboratory Science. All sessions are open to AGT, ASCLS, and SAFMILS members.

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2022

Here are some of the exciting Cytogenetic, Molecular, and Biochemical Genetics (CMB) presentations planned for 2022!

*Specific session titles may be adjusted.

Monday, June 27

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Why Should We Care about Flow Cytometry? (Rachel Childs);  Automating PCR Testing: A “Hands‐Off” Approach (Erika Wagoner); Next Generation Sequencing Multiplex Viral Screening  Assay (Vanessa Melanson)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Rare Disease Omics Jeremy Prokop, Linda Rossetti
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Gordon Dewald Presentation: For the Love of Chromosomes Helen Lawce

 

Tuesday, June 28

 8:00 am – 9:00 am AGT Oral Presentations  Lisa Dufour, Jacob Dombrowski, Carlos Alonso‐Munoz
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Pediatric B‐ALL: A Cytogenomic Update Carlos A. Tirado
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Delivering a NexGen Sequencing Educational Experience to  Clinical Lab Science Programs Irene Newsham, Vibhuti Srivastava

 

Wednesday, June 29

10:00 am – 11:00 am Understanding Epigenetics and its Role in Mendelian Diseases Matthew Tedder
11:15 am – 12:15 am Applications of advanced technologics for genomic work‐up in  myeloid malignancies Rashmi Kanagal‐Shamanna
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Precision Blood, Towards Personalized Transfusion Medicine Mark Edmunds

Note:  All sessions are open to AGT, ASCLS, and SAFMILS members. All registrants can access all presentations up to 30 days after the live conference.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP OFFERINGS 2022

Pre-Conference Workshops – in-person only

Basic Molecular Techniques: PCR and Real-Time PCR
Monday, June 27th 8:00am – 10:00am

This workshop is an introduction of PCR and Real-Time PCR chemistries, how to set-up reactions, and how to interpret results. There will be activities with PCR to help illustrate the concepts involved with both chemistries.

Next Generation Sequencing: Introduction to the Fundamentals of this Game Changing Technology
Monday, June 27th 8:00am – 10:00am

This workshop will describe a high level overview of Next Generation Sequencing platforms, chemistries and applications. We will present how to implement NGS in your clinical laboratory and we will finish with best practices for successful outcomes. Lastly we will finish with real world examples of clinical cases and data.