2015 Annual Meeting

SC29-Pathology in the Era of Genomic Medicine:  New Frontiers and New Challenges

2015 Annual Meeting

Room CC 203, March 26 2015, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

George Yousef, George Netto

Educational Objective

The promise of personalized medicine has been upon us for years. This course addresses the impact of genomic medicine on patient management, and redefining the role of the pathologist from a “diagnostic specialist” to a “decision maker” in the era of personalized medicine. This course is designed for practicing pathologists, molecular lab directors, basic scientists, and pathologists-in-training. The course will be in the form of four presentations that will discuss the impact of genomics on patient care, the phases of implementation and challenges that face the transition into precision medicine, including ethical, QC and training issues. We will focus on the real-life examples of molecular testing. Each presentation will be followed by an open discussion. A syllabus reviewing each of the topics, in addition to relevant review articles and a comprehensive reference list will be available prior to the meeting. All course registrants will also receive web access to the PowerPoint presented at the USCAP Annual Meeting along with the text portion of the syllabus. Upon completion of this educational activity, participant should be able to:

  1. Understand the concept of genomic medicine and its scope of applications and impact on cancer management,
  2. Understand the basic principles of the most commonly used tools for molecular profiling and their applications, advantages and limitations,
  3. Understand the challenges that need to be addressed in moving into personalized medicine.

Session Credits: CME = 3 / SAMs = N/A


SC Speaker
Speaker: George M. Yousef, MD, PhD, FRCPC, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
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SC Speaker
Speaker: George Netto, MD, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


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