Education Program

Make plans to join us June 21-July 1 in Louisville, KY!

2021 Annual Meeting

  

 

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

Tentative Schedule – Subject to change. All times EDT.

Sunday, June 27

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Pre-conference Workshops 


Monday, June 28

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 – 6:00 pm Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Events
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Reception & Social Activities

 

Tuesday, June 29

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Events
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm AGT Award Ceremony

 

Wednesday, June 30

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

 

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2021

 

Monday, June 28

Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, June 29

Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, June 30

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. Check back soon for full session list.

 

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2021

 

Here are some of the exciting presentations planned for 2021!

 Session Dates and Times – TBA

*Specific session titles may be adjusted.

Precision Medicine and the Role of Next Generation Sequencing Technology in Myeloid Malignancies

 

The Importance of Cytogenomic Tools for the Prognosis and Teratment of Hematological Malignanices

 

Hematologic Next Generation Sequencing

 

Gene Editing and CRISPR Technolgoy

 

Biochemical Genetics

 

What is ddPCR?

 

CLL: Genetic Information Directing Care

 

Crispr-Cas9 Genome Editing for Hematological Diseases: Where are We Now

 

The Role of Napa Gene in the Biology of NEural Stem / Progenitor Cells in Fetal Neurogenesis

 

Implementation and Validation of Optical Genome Mapping for the Clinical Lab

 

Clinical Utility of NanoString Gene Fusion Panel to Detect Actionable Gene Fusions / Rearrangements in Fresh and Formalin-fixed Parafinn-embedded Cancer Specimens

 

Ethics discussions

 

Safety discussion

 

Educational discussions

 

And So Much More…..

 

 

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 2021

 

Pre-Conference Workshops

 Sunday 1 – 3pm, in-person only

Basic Molecular Techniques: PCR and Sanger Sequencing

Katie Bennett, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM              

Ericka Hendrix, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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

Level: Basic

Discipline: CMB

Sunday 1 – 3pm, virtual

FISH Troubleshooting

Steven Sfamenos, BS, CM(ASCP)CM

Ming Zhao, MD, CG(ASCP)CM

Jun Gu, MD, PhD, CG(ASCP)CM

University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Professions

 Join industry leaders and clinical experts in a discussion highlighting the clinical application of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), advances in technique, QA/QC and validation studies, workflow optimization/ troubleshooting, and construction of advanced ISCN.  Beginners welcome.

Level: Intermediate

Discipline: CMB

Sunday 3:30 – 5:30pm, virtual

Clinical Application of How to Write ISCN

Su Yang, BS, CG(ASCP)CM              

University of Texas, M.D Anderson Cancer Center

 In this workshop, we will identify some of the problems encountered when writing proper presentation of the chromosomal changes (and FISH) which take place in a particular study. In addition, an easy to follow criteria to determine how to write up an accurate ISCN on some challenging cases will be demonstrated.

Level: Intermediate

Discipline: CMB

 

Monday, 8:00 – 10:00am, in-person only

Advanced Molecular Techniques: Next Generation Sequencing

Katie Bennett, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM              

Ericka Hendrix, PhD, MB(ASCP)CM

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

 This workshop is an overview of the principles, chemistry, and applications of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS).  The major methodologies used in clinical laboratories will be discussed.  A demonstration and hands-on activity will be conducted with a portable NGS instrument.

Level: Advanced

Discipline: CMB