Department Presentations at the AMP Annual Meeting

November 21, 2016

At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) in Charlotte, N.C., this month, abstracts by Department members were well represented under the meeting theme “Big World. Molecular Medicine. One Community.”

Posters presented as candidates for the AMP Young Investigator Award or Technologist Award included “Analytic Approach for Complete and Mixed Engraftment Analysis using Commercial Software” by faculty member Lea Surrey, MD; “Hepatitis C Virus Genotyping of Organ Donor Samples to Aid in Transplantation of HCV-positive Organs” by staff member Caren Gentile, MS; “Next Generation Sequencing Reveals Genomic Heterogeneity of ALK Fusion Breakpoints in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer” by faculty member Jason N. Rosenbaum, MD; and “The Show Must Go On: Evaluating and Improving a Clinical Bioinformatics Pipeline Developed for Amplicon Based NGS assays” by staff member Shrey Sukhadia, MS.

PGY3 resident Priya Velu, MD, PhD, presented her abstract “Mutational Shift in Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Relative to Therapy and Disease Progression” and Craig Soderquist, MD, 2016-17 Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow, presented ““Acute Myeloid Leukemia with Concurrent Double CEBPA Mutation and FLT3 Internal Tandem Duplication.”

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) was founded in 1995 to provide structure and leadership to the emerging field of molecular diagnostics. Its more than 2,300 members practice in the various disciplines of molecular diagnostics, including infectious diseases, inherited conditions and oncology. They include individuals from academic and community medical centers, government, and industry; including pathologist and doctoral scientist laboratory directors; basic and translational scientists; technologists; and trainees.

In total, 14 abstract and poster presentations by 30 participating Department authors were presented. For full list of presentations and Penn participants, see AMP summary (PDF).