Annual Park City Update

Program Schedule

Wednesday, August 15: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We’ll begin our course by exploring proven approaches to laboratory stewardship of ID and cancer tests with a deep dive into issues of syndromic multiplex pathogen detection including NGS. Current approaches to genotypic bacterial resistance testing will be discussed as well as next generation phenotypic approaches. In addition, the impact of the dramatic reemergence of HIV and HCV infection driven by the opioid crisis will be discussed with an update on testing.
Thursday, August 16: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Day two begins with challenges for opioid and monoclonal antibody testing. This is followed by presentations describing innovative tools for genetics such as CRISPR and the use of big data related to thousands of genomes/exomes. Finally, an open panel discussion with the experts, describes diagnostic tools and aspects of germline genetics testing using actual clinical exome cases.
Friday, August 17: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
The third day of the conference will cover emerging clinical applications of next generation sequencing testing in oncology, with emphasis on the applications of somatic and germline data for cancer and cancer predisposition, interpretation and reporting of sequence variants in oncology, and updates in lung cancer molecular testing. Whole genome sequencing for disease prevention and management in healthy adults, machine learning and a practical discussion on bioinformatics infrastructure will also be discussed. Clinical utility and accompanying coding, coverage and payment challenges will be presented, with legal and ethical perspectives of genomic medicine concluding the conference.

Coming soon…a more detailed program schedule