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Pathology Resident Workshop Emphasizes Advances in Genomic Testing

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Genomic testing is rapidly entering clinical practice. As the major providers of diagnostic testing, pathologists and laboratory professionals are in an ideal position to guide both clinicians and patients in understanding genomic information.

“Pathologists and laboratory professionals already direct the laboratories offering single gene testing and have the expertise in ensuring accurate and precise results. Although the application of genomic testing will involve a collaborative approach involving multiple specialties, as pathology residents enter clinical practice, they will play a significant role.”
—Richard L. Haspel, MD, PhD, FASCP

A new session at this year’s ASCP 2013 Chicago is an interactive resident-only workshop in genomic testing on Sept. 21. The workshop was developed by the Training Resident in Genomics (TRIG) Working Group. Established in 2010, this group made up of experts in molecular pathology, medical education, and genetic counseling was formed to provide pathology education resources.

Using a case-based, interactive small-group approach, participants will learn principles related to the development of genomic assays and interpretation of results. The workshop will include hands-on instruction with the use of online genomic pathology tools.

“Pathologists and laboratory professionals already direct the laboratories offering single gene testing and have the expertise in ensuring accurate and precise results,” says Richard L. Haspel, MD, PhD, FASCP, Director of the Laboratory Medicine Residency Training Program at Beth Israel Medical Center, Boston, and Chair of the TRIG Working Group. “Although the application of genomic testing will involve a collaborative approach involving multiple specialties, as pathology residents enter clinical practice, they will play a significant role.”

Given workshop structure, only a small number of residents will be accepted to participate. To apply, click here. For more information about the TRIG Working Group, click here.  

To register for ASCP 2013 Chicago, click here.


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