Association for Molecular Pathology                       
February 2009, Volume 15, Number 1                                

Inside this Issue

Front Page
President's Message
Special Features
• Message from the Past President
AMP Test Directory
The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
• Web Editorial Board Report
• 2008 Annual Meeting Photo
Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice Committee
• Economic Affairs Committee
• Membership & Professional   
  Development Committee
• Nominating Committee
• Professional Relations
• Program Committee
• Publications Committee
• Strategic Planning Committee
• Training & Education Committee
Subdivision Reports
• Genetics
• Hematopathology
• Infectious Diseases
• Solid Tumors
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees
Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD By Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD
CHAMP Moderator

I am very pleased to announce Qiulu Pan as our newly appointed CHAMP Associate Moderator. He started in October 2008.  Qiulu is regularly on service Thursday and Friday and functions just as I do. We cover each other when the other moderator is absent. 

CHAMP has been and will be a collegial forum for all of us.  We hope that it continues to be an excellent resource for CHAMP members. 

We, (Qiulu and I), are always striving to achieve the best service for all CHAMP members.  Sometimes, we do not approve but forward e-mails for a variety of reasons (such as a simple thank-you e-mail, a simple assay availability e-mail, etc.).  There are now around 1600 CHAMP members with diverse interests.  Consuming 1 second of 1600 people is roughly equivalent to consuming 25 minutes of 1 individual.  We would appreciate your understanding and continuing support.

One thing I would like to emphasize is to put an EXPLICIT, SPECIFIC TITLE for your e-mails.  If you are posting a job ad for example, please put “Job Ad: Molecular Pathologist”, etc.  CHAMPers are busy professionals with diverse interests.  Thus, it would be extremely helpful if the main theme of your posting can be identified at the Subject line.  It is also important for someone to search for your important posting by the Subject line.  Please excuse us for putting an explicit title if the title of your posting is vague.  Please feel free to change to a more specific title if the subject matter has changed in a thread.

We would like to remind CHAMPers of the CHAMP rules.  All CHAMP rules are listed at the AMP homepage (  In addition, please feel free to e-mail me, Qiulu Pan ( or Mary Williams ( if you have any question. 

Please continue enjoying CHAMP!