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2020 Get AMPed! Updates and Case Studies in Molecular Pathology

Presented by the AMP Training & Education Committee

Sunday, November 15, 2020 | 10:30am - 4:40pm (Eastern)

Location: Virtual

Join us for an interactive course designed to bring you up to speed on the latest technologies in molecular pathology.  In the morning, we will take an exciting look at current molecular hot topics from the AMP president and an up-to-date discussion of SARS-CoV-2 testing. We will then review preanalytical variables that impact molecular testing, testing modalities for the assessment of genome structure, and the application of next generation sequencing and informatics to clinical practice. These sessions will be supplemented by interactive, case-based presentations that will illustrate important teaching points for each topic.


  • Discuss the current hot topics in molecular pathology.
  • Review the current state of SARS-CoV-2 testing.
  • Identify common preanalytical variables that impact molecular testing.
  • Compare and contrast methods of single nucleotide variant detection, copy number detection, and structural variant (fusions) detection by NGS and other related platforms (for CNVs).
  • Recognize the impact of bioinformatic algorithms on the analysis of NGS data.
  • Discuss the methodologic and clinical considerations of testing by NGS.


Trainees (LGG and MGP), field application specialists, pathologists new to molecular or those who want a refresher, molecular and cytogenetic technologists, and cytogeneticists who wants background in molecular pathology.
Tentative Agenda: Click here to download the agenda
In the morning (10:30-2pm ET)
  • A brief lecture series will familiarize you with concepts and recent advances in the field of molecular pathology.
  • These lectures lay a foundation for the case discussions later in the day.
  • All lecture notes and any affiliated materials will be available for download.
  • The presentations will be pre-recorded and aired as scheduled, but you will be able to ask questions to presenters and interact with other attendees during these talks.
In the afternoon (2:10-4:40pm ET)
  • A series of interactive case studies will be presented live. All case studies will include live polling. 
  • You can chat with one another and with the instructors in real time.
  • Each case study will allow ample time for Q&A.
Post-course activities
  • You will be sent an email outlining how you can claim continuing education credits.
  • We will also ask you to fill out a brief course evaluation. We value your input! 
  • Miss something day of? Registrants for the live virtual meeting will have access to all recordings and course materials until February 15th, 2021.
  • Have a friend or colleague who would benefit from the course? The enduring (online) course will be available in early 2021 for purchase.


AMP Regular Member $50
AMP Technologist (Tech) Member $25
AMP Associate Member $25
Non-AMP member $100
Registration is now open! Please click here to register. After you login or create an account you will be able to register for the Get AMPed! Course as part of your registration for the AMP 2020 Annual Meeting or as a single event if you will not be attending the Annual Meeting.



Regsitration is non-refundable.



Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Association of Molecular Pathology.  Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Amedco LLC designates this live streamed activity for a maximum of 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

This activity will apply for credits in Continuing Medical Laboratory Education.  Please check back later for updates.

American Board of Pathology (ABPath) MOC
This activity is registered with the American Board of Pathology Maintenance of Certification Program for Self-Assessment Module (SAM) for 5.50 credit hours. Participant information will be uploaded to the ABPath MOC Board 30 days post activity. 

Instructions for how to claim credit will be emailed to participants after the course. 

Supported by an educational grant from Illumina


Plan now to participate after the course and attend the entire Association for Molecular Pathology 2020 Annual Meeting & Expo! The scientific sessions of the AMP Annual Meeting & Expo will take place from November 16-20, 2020 immediately following the 2020 Get AMPed! Course.

**Separate registration is required to attend the AMP Annual Meeting & Expo**