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AMP 2016 Annual meeting - Big World. Molecular Medicine. One Community.

AMP 2016 Science Educator Workshop

Teaching Precision Medicine, Genomics, and Molecular Diagnostics in Your Classroom

Launched in 2015, this popular event a day prior to the AMP Annual Meeting is a complimentary workshop for local area high school and college level science faculty. The goals of this workshop are to:

  • Update science educators on relevant, timely topics in the climincal molecular diagnostics laboratory, and
  • Provide an introduction to the molecular diagnostics profession as a valuable and in-demand field of study as a means of worforce development.

Eligible Participants: High School/ College Science Teachers and their high-level science students (up to 4 per teacher)

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 7:30am - 3:45pm. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included! Full day participation is required.

Location: Westin Charlotte Hotel, 601 S. College St., Charlotte, NC 28202


Registration: FREE, but registration is required no later than November 2, 2016. Seats are limited. Attendees are responsible for transportation costs, including parking at or near the hotel or convention center. REGISTER HERE to complete and submit your information.


Workshop Schedule (as of August 31, 2016)

Time Session Speakers
7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast  
8:30am Welcome and Agenda

Annette S. Kim, MD, PhD
Brigham & Women's Hospital

AMP Training & Education Committee

8:35am Contemporary Topics in the Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Charles E. Hill, MD, PhD
Emory University Hospital

AMP 2016 President

9:35am DNA/Genomics Overview

Cecilia Yeung, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

AMP Training & Education Committee

10:30am Activity Session 1: Sample Processing

Tessa Baldi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Cecilia Yeung, MD


11:15am Activity Session 2: DNA Extraction and Table Rotations  
12:00pm Lunch with Molecular Professionals!  
1:15pm Activity Session 3: Table Rotations  

Resources for the Classroom

Lesson Planning

2:30pm Career Panel and Q&A  
3:45pm Adjourn  


At the end of this workshop, we hope you can bring the following teaching points back to your classrooms:

  • What is precision medicine and how does that impact our health care system?
  • How are diagnoses made for different types of cancers or viral outbreaks?
  • When your primary care physician orders a lab test, where does it go and who does the testing?
  • What goes on in the lab with your blood sample or other body tissue specimens?
  • What does it take for a career in laboratory medicine and molecular diagnostics?
  • Where to find teaching tools to teach the scientific concepts back to a classroom of students?


Come back and tour the Exhibit Hall, Saturday, November 12!

Your complimentary workshop registration also includes a tour of the AMP 2016 Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall for you and your students. Return on the morning of Saturday, November 12 at the Charlotte Convention Center to explore the Exhibit Hall. AMP members will guide you through poster presentations and explain the science behind the research. You will have the opportunity to visit more than 170 exhibitors and hear about their products and services they provide to the molecular diagnostics community. AMP exhibitors are working in your local community hospitals, academic medical centers, and across the world. Details will be provided upon your registration.


For historical reference, visit the 2015 Science Educator Workshop Schedule.