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ADVANCE Discourse: Lab

AMP 2011 Opening Day

Published November 17, 2011 9:17 PM by Kelly Graham

The Association for Molecular Pathology 2011 Annual Meeting kicked off today in Grapevine, TX, at the mini-city Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center. ADVANCE is on site checking out the latest technologies and learning about new methodologies and procedures.

The day kicked off with concurrent early bird sessions (“Million Veteran Program,” “LAMP Discussion” and “NIH Genetic Testing Registry” followed by opening remarks and the AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics Lecture. This year’s award winner, Carlo M. Croce, MD, is The John W. Wolfe Chair in Human Cancer Genetics at The Ohio State University and chairman of the department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, and director, Institute of Genetics. His spoke this morning about causes and consequences of microRNA dysregulation in cancer.

After the plenary session on cell lines in chemotherapy response and recent E. coli updates, attendees broke out for concurrent sessions on a number of topics. After a general luncheon, the exhibit hall opened at 1:00 p.m. ADVANCE looks forward to a full day in the exhibit hall tomorrow—stay tuned for much more!

Also of note: if you have a smart phone and haven’t downloaded the AMP Annual Meeting app, take a second to do so! It’s got maps, a full schedule including speaker information and meeting rooms (personalize it by selecting the sessions you plan to attend), an exhibitor list with booth numbers and more. When you’re on the move or your hands are full, the app is way more convenient than the program book. 

posted by Kelly Graham

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