Education Program

Make plans to join us June 26 – 30, 2023 in Providence, RI!

2023 Joint Annual Meeting




Tentative Schedule – Subject to change. All times EDT.

Tuesday, June 27

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 – 8:00 pm Reception & Social Activities


Wednesday, June 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions, Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Networking Events
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm AGT Award Ceremony


Thursday, June 29

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



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.


Here are some of the exciting Cytogenetic, Molecular, and Biochemical Genetics (CMB) presentations planned for 2023!

*Specific session titles may be adjusted.

  • Endometrial receptivity and the role of the conception for successful pregnancy
  • Leveraging cytogenomics and molecular technologies to complement genomic testing
  • Making sense of molecular variant nomenclature
  • Optical Genome Mapping: Analysis of Hematological malignancies
  • Pancreatic Cancer: A Cytogenomic Update
  • Utilization of Advanced Molecular Techniques in Clinical Microbiology: Challenges and Solutions
  • Assessment of a fully automated approach for variant classification in screening for monogenic disorders: A single center study.
  • CRISPR-Cas Diagnostics in the Clinical Lab




Pre-Conference Workshops – in-person only (JAM registration required)

Basic Molecular Techniques: PCR and Real-Time PCR
Monday, June 26th 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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.



Pre-Conference Course – in-person or virtual (JAM registration NOT required)

Molecular Biology Board Certification Preparation Course
Monday, June 26th 8:00am – 6:30pm

Full day course designed for individuals interested in sitting for the Molecular Biology Exam offered by the  American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (BOC), MB(ASCP). The comprehensive review course covers topics specified in the current ASCP BOC exam content outline. During the program you will attend nine (9) hours of lectures and receive study content including, an outline of each subject area, illustrations, practice problems, and other materials that promote effective and efficient study. Upon completion of this course you will be able to discuss basic concepts of molecular genetics, describe integral concepts of molecular testing and identify the applications of molecular testing for detecting genetic related diseases.

More details can be found on the AGT website at