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Thursday, March 30 to Friday, March 31, 2023
Room Z2.4040, 1-6
Zayed Building, Floor 2
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Directions to Zayed Enter the Garage 10 and park; take elevator to Floor 1 and exit the building; turn north (right) and walk down the sidewalk to the Zayed building.
Contact Dr. Jun Gu
for more information
713-563-3225 or 1-800-551-9503
Two-day classes are designed for individuals eligible to sit for the Cytogenetics Exam, CG(ASCP), given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
The comprehensive review course covers topics specified in the current ASCP BOC content outline. During the program you will attend approximately 16 hours of lectures, and receive an extensive study guide that includes:
- An outline of each subject area,
- Practice problems, and
- Other material that promotes effective and efficient study.
Attendees will be provided access to the CGT online review course for one year and will be provided karyotyping practice of normal and abnormal petaphases. This review course will provide you three mock exams similar to the ASCP BOC certification exam. This will help you identify, in sufficient time before the actual exam, any problems that require extra study.
Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Identify the key areas to study in order to prepare for a national certification exam.
- Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot frequently encountered problems in both prenatal and cancer cytogenetic laboratories.
- Organize your study time in an effective and efficient manner.
- Increase your fund of knowledge through analysis of current procedures to arrive at accurate conclusions and appropriate courses of action.
Continuing Education Credit
The Cytogenetic Technology Program provides certificates of attendance to all who attend for the purposes of receiving CEU credit for recertification. The entire program is worth 16 contact hours. This program’s instruction will be at the intermediate level.
Highly qualified and experienced in the field of clinical cytogenetics, our faculty members include:
- Patrick Cheong, B.S., CG(ASCP)
- Christopher Danos, CG(ASCP)
- Jun Gu, MD, Ph.D., CG(ASCP)CM
- Steven Siu Lee, B.S., CG(ASCP)
- Atousa Maleki, Ph.D., FACMG
- Asha Multani, Ph.D.
- Manjunath Nimmakayalu, Ph.D., CG(ASCP)
- Steven Sfamenos, B.S., CG(ASCP)
- Janice Smith, Ph.D., FACMG
- Su Yang, B.S., CG(ASCP)
|7:30 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8 a.m.||Course Introduction Gu|
|8:15 a.m.||Specimen Handling, Preparation and Processing Danos|
||Culturing Techniques Multani|
|10:45 a.m.||Harvesting Techniques Cheong|
|12 p.m.||Lunch Test Taking Strategies Sfamenos|
|1 p.m.||Chromosome Banding Techniques Nimmakayalu|
|2 p.m.||Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (a-CGH) Gu|
|3 p.m.||Use and Maintenance of Microscopes and Computer Imaging Equipment for Image Sfamenos|
|4 p.m.||Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization Lee|
|7:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|8 a.m.||Chromosome Analysis - The Basics Gu|
|9 a.m.||Chromosome Analysis - Constitutional Issues Smith|
|10:45 a.m.||Chromosome Analysis - Oncology Issues Maleki|
|12 p.m.||Lunch Optional MDACC Cytogenetic Lab Tour|
|1 p.m.||Chromosome Analysis - ISCN Yang|
|2:45 p.m.||Laboratory Practice Gu|
|4 p.m.||Evaluation and Adjourn|
Registration and Fees
The 2-Day Overview of Comprehensive Review in Clinical Cytogenetics Course fee of $350 includes course tuition, all materials, and meals as indicated in the course schedule. ***This review course is not sanctioned, endorsed, and/or sponsored by the ASCP.***
If you cannot attend the review course, you may also register for the online review course (only), the Study Guide (only), or a combination of the onine course and Study Guide.
Complete the Comprehensive Review in Clinical Cyotgenetics registration form and mail it in with your payment as indicated on the form.
Registrations must be postmarked on or before March 1, 2023; any registrations postmarked after this date will be assessed a $25 late fee.
Cancellations: Your registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before March 1, 2023. No refunds will be granted after this date. However, registrations may be transferred to a colleague.
Travel and Lodging
Visit the Texas Medical Center Lodging page or the for information on places to stay within close proximity to MD Anderson.
Identify yourself as a visitor of MD Anderson to get the best rates; ask if they have offer free shuttle service to campus.
Travel and Parking Information
Getting to MD Anderson. Travel and parking are the responsibility of the participant. Garage 10 is aprroximately $15/day and is the closest option.