08:00 - 08:15
Welcome and Opening Announcements, Cripple Creek Ballroom
08:15 - 08:30
Compendium of Cancer Genome Aberrations
Scott Newman, Emory University

08:30 - 08:45
Jackson Laboratory Clinical Knowledgebase
Cara Statz, Jackson Laboratories

08:45 - 09:00
CIViC: A Knowledgebase for Expert-Crowdsourcing the Clinical Interpretation of Variants in Cancer
Obi Griffith, Washington University School of Medicine

09:00 - 10:00
Keynote Presentation: Genomic Configuration and Cancer Biology
Ed Liu, Jackson Laboratories

10:15 - 10:30
Trainee and Technologist Award Announcements
Moderator: Alan Lennon, PathGroup

10:30 - 10:45
Can SNP-Arrays Predict Specific Morphologic and Immunophenotypic Results in Myelodysplastic Syndromes? 2nd Place Technologist Award
Scott W. McElhone, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

10:45 - 11:00
Development and Clinical Validation of Large Fusion Panel for Pediatric and Adult Cancers
Fengqi Chang, Univeristy of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

11:15 - 11:30
Chromothripsis-like Pattern in Chromosome 17q12 is Associated with HER2 Amplification in Breast Cancer
Kevin Lin, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

11:30 - 11:45
Vendor Showcase #1: Illumina Next Generation Sequencing for Gene Fusion Detection: A Complementary Tool for Cytogenetics
Ravindra Kolhe, Georgia Regents University

13:25 - 13:30
Case Challenge: Puzzles for Prizes
Moderator: Catherine Rehder, Duke University

13:30 - 14:00
Validation and Implementation of a Cell-Free DNA Prenatal Screening Assay-The Mayo Experience and Lessons Learned
Nicole Hoppman, Mayo Clinic

14:00 - 14:30
Current Experience with NIPT
Urvashi Surti, University of Pittsburg

14:30 - 15:00
Detection of Mutations in Bodily Fluids in the Management of Cancer
Nickolas Papadopoulos, John Hopkins Medicine

15:15 - 15:30
Selected Abstract: Liquid Biopsy: Comparison of Mutation Detection Methods for Measurement of RET M918T Circulating Cell-Free DNA in Medullary Thyroid Cancer Patients 2nd Place Trainee Award
Caitlin Evers, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

16:00 - 17:00
Vendor Showcase #2: Agilent Leaveraging Large Cohorts: An Integrative 'Omnics' Analysis of 1654 Tumors of the Central Nervous System
Part A: Adrian Dubuc, Harvard Medical School
Part B: Jean Jasinski, Agilent Technologies
17:30 - 17:45
Whole Genome SNP Array Improves Diagnosis and Therapy in Pediatric Brain Tumors
Lina Shao, University of Michigan

18:00 - 18:15
UTILITY of Whole Genome SNP Microarray and Targeted Somatic Mutations in Evaluation of Melanoma, Histologic Mimics of Melanoma, and Glioblastoma
Alka Chaubey, Greenwood Genetic Center


07:55 - 08:00
Case Challenge: Puzzles for Prizes Moderator: Cherisse Marcou, Mayo Clinic
08:00 - 08:30
Detecting Structural Variants from NGS Data: Methods Overview
George Vasmatzis, Mayo Clinic

08:30 - 09:00
Selected Abstract: Molecular Cytogenetics Using Linked-Reads
Deanna M. Church, 10x Genomics

09:00 - 09:15
Selected Abstract: Whole-Genome Mate-Pair Sequencing (MPseq) Improves Genomic Characterization of Patients with Hematologic Malignancies
1st Place Technologist Award
Stephanie A. Smoley, Mayo Clinic

09:15 - 09:30
Selected Abstract: Detection in Exome Sequencing Compared to Chromosomal Microarray in a Clinical Setting
Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

09:55 - 10:00
Case Challenge: Puzzles for Prizes Moderator: Fady Mikhail, UAB School of Medicine
10:00 - 11:00
Vendor Showcase #3: Affymetrix Leveraging SNP Allele Patterns to Decipher Complex Cases
Ross Rowsey, Mayo Clinic

Whole Genome SNP Array Improves Prognostication in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Lina Shao, University of Michigan

11:00 - 11:18
Abnormalities and CN-LOH in Brain Neoplasms
Stewart Neill and Azra Ligon, Emory University and Bringham & Women's Hospital

11:19 - 11:37
Abnormalities and CN-LOH in Myeloid Neoplasms
Rashmi Kanagal Shamanna and Xinjie Xu, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and ARUP Laboratories

11:38 - 11:56
Abnormalities and CN-LOH in Renal Cell Carcinoma
Yajuan Liu, University of Washington

14:00 - 15:00
Keynote Presentation:
Germline Predisposition to Cancer
Sharon Plon, Baylor College of Medicine

15:00 - 15:30
Counseling Issues encountered in Genomic Testing in the Oncology Clinic
Robin Bennett, University of Washington

15:30 - 16:00
Incidential Findings in Whole Genome Microarry Analysis in Prenatal and Oncology Studies
Stuart Schwartz, LabCorp

16:25 - 16:30
Case Challenge: Puzzles for Prizes Moderator: Iya Znoyko, MUSC
16:30 - 17:00
Genetic Counselors' Perspective on Constitutional Genomic Testing
Curtis Coughlin, University of Colorado Denver

17:00 - 17:15
Selected Abstract: Utility of Genomic Methylation Microarrays to Measure Spreading of X-Inactivation in Association with X; Autosome Translocations
Elizabeth McCready, McMaster University

17:15 - 17:30
Selected Abstract: Summary of 262 Samples from 46 Patients Received for Preimplantation Genetic Screening by Array CGH: Hints at Early Stage Embryo Development
Teresa A. Smolarek, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

17:30 - 17:45
Selected Abstract: What’s Next in Cytogenetics: Molecular Characterization of De Novo Apparently Balanced Chromosomal Rearrangements to Assess Pathogenicity by Whole Genome Mate Pair Sequencing
Cherisse A. Marcou, Mayo Clinic

17:45 - 18:00
Selected Abstract: Systematic Mapping of Chromosomal Breakpoints in the Context of Phenotypes and Nuclear Genome Organization
Peter Jacky, University of Copenhagen



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