Education Program

Make plans to join us in Charlotte, NC, June 23-27!

 2019 Annual Meeting 

  

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

Sunday, June 23

 8:30 am – 12:00 pm ASCLS Board of Directors Meeting
 1:00 pm –  5:00 pm ASCLS Committee Meetings and Orientation Sessions
 1:00 pm –  5:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshops
 2:00 pm –  3:00 pm FGT Board Meeting
 4:00 pm –  5:00 pm BOC, NAACLS, and Government Affairs Updates
 5:00 pm –  6:30 pm Story Slam
 6:30 pm –  9:00 pm Ascending and Developing Professionals Forum Events

Monday, June 24

 7:00 am – 12:00 pm AGT BOD/COR
 8:00 am –  9:00 am ASCLS Society Update and Candidate Presentations
 9:00 am – 11:00 am Pre-Conference Workshops
 9:15 am – 10:15 am ASCLS Scientific Assemblies
10:30 am – 11:30 am ASCLS Regional Caucuses
12:00 pm –  6:00 pm Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Spotlight Theaters
 1:00 pm –  2:15 pm Welcome and Opening Keynote
 2:30 pm –  6:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm Presidents’ Reception and Afterglow

Tuesday, June 25

 7:00 am –  8:00 am AGT GEMS
 7:00 am –  8:00 am Coffee with the ASCLS Candidates
 8:00 am –  4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
 8:00 am –  4:00 pm Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Spotlight Theaters
 4:30 pm –  6:30 pm ASCLS Awards Ceremony; AGT Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, June 26

 8:00 am –  4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
 8:00 am –  4:00 pm Industry Partner Engagement, Posters, Spotlight Theaters
 4:30 pm –  5:30 pm Closing Keynote

Thursday, June 27

 8:00 am –  9:30 am ASCLS Leadership AM @ the AM
10:00 am – 12:00 pm ASCLS House of Delegates Meeting

 

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

 

 Monday, June 24

 2:30 am –  6:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Tuesday, June 25

 8:00 am –  4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, June 26

 8:00 am –  4:15 pm Concurrent Sessions

 

There will be four to five topics offered during each concurrent session block (1 hour each). View the Concurrent Session (AGT topic only) tab for AGT offerings. All sessions are open to AGT and ASCLS members. Check back soon for full session list.

 

 

CONCURRENT SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

 

Monday, June 24    
     
1:00-2:15 pm Opening Keynote The Future of the Laboratory Profession: How important is Clinical Lab 2.0?
2:30-3:30 pm Scientific Session Complementary Genetic Analytical Platforms for Accurate Diagnosis
3:45-4:45 pm Scientific Session Development of Gene Signatures in Triple-negative Breast Cancer
5:00-6:00 pm Scientific Session SNP Array – Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
     
Tuesday, June 25    
     
8:00 – 9:00 am Scientific Session Therapy-Related Myeloid Neoplasms: When Genetics and Environment Collide
9:15 – 10:15 am Scientific Session Genome Editing and Vertebrate Systems: Approaches For Solving Diagnostic Challenges
10:30 – 11:30 am Scientific Session An Introduction to Mate Pair Sequencing: an NGS Structural Variation Detection Method
2:00 – 3:00 Scientific Session  Genetic Testing in the Diagnostic Odyssey: The difference you make
3:15 – 4:15 Scientific Session Impact of 2018 Updated ASCO/CAP Guidelines on HER2 In Situ Hybridization (ISH) Testing
     
Wednesday, June 26    
     
8:00-9:00 am Scientific Session Genomic Studies of Solid Tumors
9:15-10:15 am Scientific Session Safety Topic
10:30-11:30 Symposium FISH Troubleshooting
2:00-3:00 pm Scientific Session METAPHASE FISH a powerful tool in Cancer Cytogenetics
3:15-4:15 pm Scientific Session Staffing and Job Searching in Cytogenetics and Molecular
4:30-5:30pm Closing Keynote A Happier U: Work Habits to Enhance Performance & Well-Being 

 

 Note:  All sessions are open to AGT and ASCLS members.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

 

June 23 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PCR and Sequencing for the Cytogeneticist
June 23 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Advancing Your Sequencing to the Next Generation
June 23 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Next-Generation Sequencing Primary/Secondary Variant Analysis: The Technologist’s Perspective
June 23 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Utility of Publicly Available Knowledgebases in Clinical Genomics
June 24 9:00 am – 11:00 am Automated Chromosome and FISH Workflows in Cytogenetics
June 24 9:00 am – 11:00 am Deciphering the language of cytogenetics – Clues to understanding, finding the disease associated abnormalities and writing up moderate to Complex ISCN