Innovation Spotlights


The Innovation Spotlight Stages provide a unique platform for exhibiting companies to showcase products or services as well presenting cutting edge AMP produced content.


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Exhibitor Spotlights - Can be found in the "Corporate Workshop Theater" in the Virtual Platform.

Education Spotlights - Can be found in the "Auditorium" in the Virtual Platform.

5:30pm - 6:00pm

Exhibitor Spotlight - A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Molecular Testing in Metastatic NSCLC in the US

Hosted by: AstraZeneca

Program to discuss the following objectives:
• Discuss the importance of tissue acquisition as a critical first step in ensuring quality samples for molecular biomarker testing in metastatic NSCLC
• Review opportunities to improve sample handling and best practices to ensure sufficient tissue is available for molecular biomarker testing
• Review the data supporting the use of concurrent plasma-based testing in metastatic NSCLC, and discuss how this method may be implemented into routine clinical practice




The AMP Training and Education Committee Spotlight

Hosted by: AMP Training and Education Committee

Speaker: Yassmine Akkari, PhD, Vice Chair and Nathanael G. Bailey, MD, Chair, AMP Training & Education Committee

The AMP Training and Education (T&E) Committee is a community of molecular professionals who continue to generate and maintain a varied repertoire of Educational Content and Events. These include new content on hot topics (the AMP Horizons Webinar Series), various projects including webcast series programs, review and study aids for trainees and those pursuing Continuing Certification (e.g., Molecular in My PocketTM cards; Molecular Flashcards; the FISE exam), and general and review courses on the practice of Molecular Pathology. In addition, the T&E Committee surveys AMP Membership every two years regarding its needs and preferences for the design and delivery of new educational content. Join the Chair and Vice Chair of the AMP Training & Education Committee as they present the goals and objectives of the T&E Committee, the AMP Education Portfolio, and the results of the 2020 Educational Needs Survey. We also hope that you will join in on a discussion of your educational needs, how you can become involved, and ways that AMP Education and the T&E Committee can help you meet your educational goals.

6:00pm - 6:30pm

Exhibitor Spotlight - Reagents and Technologies to Address Public Health & Pandemic Response

Hosted by: New England Biolabs

With nearly 50 years of experience in developing enzymes, New England Biolabs offers innovative solutions in a wide range of formats and formulations that can be customized to enable testing platforms including qPCR, LAMP, and NGS.  Here, we will explore discrete examples of NEB-enabled assays specific to the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrate how our unique capabilities can be harnessed to support diagnostic innovation at scale, now and in the future. We will describe not only our products but also how our strategy and infrastructure accentuates the value we impart to diagnostic partners.

New AMP Educational Content on AMPEDTM

Hosted by: AMP Training and Education Committee

Speaker: Erin Graf, PhD;  Sabah Kadri, PhD; Cinthya Zepeda Mendoza, PhD; and Weiwei Zhang, PhD

AMP Education and the AMP Training and Education Committee are committed to bringing the most relevant and useful content to our members and extended audience. This includes AMP certificate programs (self-paced thematically bundled webinars designed to help you develop knowledge and skills needed for success in molecular pathology and diagnostics), the AMP Horizons Series (forward-looking information about emerging science and technology that will likely impact the future of molecular pathology), new learning and review materials (Molecular Flashcards and Molecular in My PocketTM cards) and other initiatives. Join us at the Innovation Stage where we will showcase new AMP Education initiatives.
Attendees will receive coupon codes for some of the AMP Programs presented.