Continuing Professional Education Credit
Earn 7 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
Schedule and Speakers
8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9 a.m. Next generation sequencing as a tool for precision cancer care: Challenges and advances; A. Karina Eterovic, Ph.D., associate professor of Systems Biology, MD Anderson
9:30 a.m. Identification of novel regulators and therapeutic targets in hematologic malignancies; Sean M. Post, Ph.D., assistant professor of Leukemia, MD Anderson
10 a.m. Molecular diagnostics in solid tumors; Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of Pathology, MD Anderson
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11 a.m. Whole genome amplification of single fetal cells for downstream NGS analysis of copy number variants and SNPs; Adriel Kim, PI: Arthur Beaudet, Baylor College of Medicine
11:30 a.m. Highly-multiplexed single cell DNA sequencing to investigate intratumor heterogeneity; Haowei Du, PI: Nick Navin, MD Anderson
12 p.m. Chromosome 8p12-21 alteration in lung cancer; Mohamed Baity, PI: Bingliag Fang, MD Anderson
12:30 p.m. LUNCH and Poster Viewing
2 p.m. Circulating cell free DNA as a biomarker to detect early stage endometroid type endometrial carcinoma; Ana Bolivar, Awarded Best Abstract, Cancer Genome Consortium Meeting, 2017, PI's: Russell Broaddus and Raja Luthra, MD Anderson
2:30 p.m. Whole genome-based molecular epidemiology of Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates causing invasive bloodstream infection in cancer patients; Xiqi Li, Awarded Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award, American Society for Microbiology, 2017, PI's: Sam Shelburne and Awdhesh Kalia, MD Anderson
3 p.m. Comparison of whole genome sequencing and conventional molecular techniques for genotyping bacterial isolates causing bacteremia in cancer patients; Wenrui Ye, Awarded Best Abstract, Association of Genetic Technologists Annual Meeting, 2017, PI: Awdhesh Kalia, MD Anderson
3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:45 p.m. Structural variant analysis in Mendelian disease; Vahid Bahrambeigi, PI: James Lupski, Baylor College of Medicine
4:15 p.m. Molecular genetic analysis of ccfDNA can be used as noninvasive cancer-specific screening markers of colorectal cancer; Xuemei Shi, PI's: Scott Kopetz and Raja Luthra, MD Anderson
4:45 p.m. Genomic profile-based prognostic markers of pediatric germ cell tumors; Hui Yi Yon, PI: Pulivarthi Rao, Texas Children’s Hospital
5:15 p.m. Specific genetic signatures associated with breast cancer among African Americans and Caucasians; Maha El Naofal, PI: Rana El-Zein, Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Registration and Fees
Preregistration is requested as space is limited.
Complete the registration form and email or fax it by June 25, 2017.
Registration is free.
Travel and Lodging
Visit the Texas Medical Center Lodging page for information on places to stay within close proximity to MD Anderson.
Be sure to identify yourself as a visitor of MD Anderson to get the best rates; ask if they have offer free shuttle service to our campus.
Travel and Parking Information
Getting to MD Anderson. Travel and parking are the responsibility of the participant.