Molecular Medicine Pathway

If you're interested in learning more about molecular medicine, check out these sessions at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

Sunday

191003 Next Generation Sequencing for Laboratorians: Understanding the Essentials

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has transformed genetic testing. This interactive and hands-on AACC University course will introduce key laboratory aspects of NGS, including technology, QC practices, and bioinformatics. Applications for hereditary and oncology testing will be discussed, including technology-based limitations and advantages. Case studies will emphasize appropriate test selection and essential components of each topic. Learn more.

Monday

32448 Laboratory Consultations in Genomic Medicine: Case-Based Learning

Learn how to manage and provide advice on clinical genomics questions that are asked by clinicians. Using a case-based approach, a medical geneticist and a laboratory director will explain common and emerging issues that generate questions from physicians ordering genomic tests. Learn more.

Tuesday

33101 Cervical Cancer Screening: What Is New?

This Scientific Session will define the role of HPV infection in the development of benign and malignant disease at the cervix and other anatomical sites, describe the three available cervical cancer screening strategies, and implement the new ACS and ASCCP risked-based cervical cancer screening guidelines. Learn more.

Wednesday

34224 Tackling Infectious Disease Testing and Interpretation from the Perspectives of the Core Clinical Laboratory and the Point-of-Care

This Scientific Session will introduce recently published ASCCP “Risk-Based Management Consensus Guidelines for Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests and Cancer Precursors” and “Cervical Cancer Screening for Individuals at Average Risk: 2020 Guideline Update” from ACS. Based on these guidelines, we will present contemporary research and recommendations for HPV testing. Learn more.

34104 Little Molecules That Pack a Big Punch: The Promise of Cell-Free DNA

This session will describe cell-free DNA as an analyte, including key pre-analytical factors that affect test performance and analytical methods used in cell-free DNA tests. The session includes two outstanding clinicians who will focus on patient settings where cell-free DNA testing has been adopted: prenatal cell-free DNA screening and circulating tumor DNA testing in patients with cancer. Learn more.

34110 What’s New in Newborn Screening?

Speakers will explore the rapidly expanding scope of disorders detectable in newborn screening including X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, adrenoleukodystrophy, and guanidinoacetate methyltransferase deficiency. Learn more.

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