Association for Molecular Pathology                       
October 2009, Volume 15, Number 3                                       
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Front Page
President's Message
Special Features
• AMP Advocacy
• AMP Test Directory
• JMD Report
• Web Editorial Board
• AMP 2009 Preliminary Program
• AMP 2009 Corporate Workshops

• Announcements
Committee Reports
• Clinical Practice Committee
• Membership & Professional   
  Development Committee
• Nominating Committee
• Professional Relations
• Program Committee
• Publications Committee
• Training & Education Committee
Subdivision Reports
• Genetics
• Hematopathology
• Infectious Diseases
• Solid Tumors
2009 AMP Officers and Appointees
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Teresita Cuyegkeng Redondo, MD

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President's Message
Jan A. Nowak, MD, PhDJan A. Nowak, MD, PhD

AMP’s Training and Education Committee has assembled a program, a panel discussion, for the Trainee Luncheon at our 2009 Annual Meeting.  The proposed theme for the day is “Can you be ONLY a molecular pathologist  ... especially in these times?”  The panel includes representatives of various practice situations: academic, community hospital, and industry.  All the panel members are distinguished molecular pathologists.
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Bring Your Camera to the AMP Meeting
Take some entertaining or interesting photos during the Annual Meeting and enter the AMP Photo Contest.  First, second and third prize winners will receive a gift and their photos published in the AMP Newsletter

Photos MUST be digital and include a meeting attendee. Submit your entry via e-mail (no more than 5MB) to Mary Williams ( or snail mail to her on a CD (AMP, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814). Include your name, address, a title or caption, and the names of the individual(s) in the photo. Deadline is Tuesday, December 22, 2009.

Recipient of 2009 AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics 

Kay E. Davies, PhDDame Kay Davies,

a British geneticist and Dr. Lee’s Professor of Anatomy at Oxford University, is this year’s recipient of the AMP Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics. She is director of the Medical Research Council (UK) Functional Genetics Unit, a governor of the Wellcome Trust and a director of the Oxford Centre for Gene Function. She is also an Executive Editor of the journal Human Molecular Genetics. In 2003 she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in UK. Dr. Davies was advanced to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours, having been a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Dr. Davies’ research group has an international reputation for work on Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). In the 1980s, she developed a test which allowed for the screening of fetuses whose mothers have a high risk of carrying DMD. In 1989 she discovered that the utrophin protein has similar properties to dystrophin and has since shown in mouse models that up regulation of the former protein in muscle cells can compensate for the absence of latter.


AMP 2009 Annual Meeting & Exhibits
November 19-22, 2009
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Kissimmee (Orlando), FL

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Pre-Registration Deadline: October 14, 2009

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