Thursday, April 4 to Friday, April 5, 2019
Frank E. Anderson Conference Rooms 1-2,7-8 (R11.1100)
Main Building, Floor 11, Elevator A
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Directions to R11.1100: Enter the Main Building and proceed to Elevator A to Floor 11; exit the elevator to the right and continue around the hallway to Rooms 1-2,7-8.
Contact Dr. Jun Gu
for more information
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.
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.
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. You will also be given access to our on-line review for one year.
The entire clinical cytogenetics review course (including both workshops described below) is worth 16 contact hours. The level of instruction is intermediate.
Highly qualified and experienced in the field of clinical cytogenetics, our faculty members include:
- Christopher Danos, CG(ASCP)
- Lawrence Frimpong, CG(ASCP)CM
- Dr. Jun Gu, CG(ASCP)CM
- Elizabeth Allen Harper, CG(ASCP)CM
- Dr. Atousa Maleki, FACMG, ABMG
- Dr. Manjunath Nimmakayalu, CG(ASCP)CM
- Steven Sfamenos, CG(ASCP)CM
- Dr. Jan Smith, FACMG
- Su Yang, CG(ASCP)CM
- Dr. Ming Zhao, CG(ASCP)CM, MB(ASCP)
Thursday, April 4, 2019, Rooms 1-2
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Course Introduction Jun Gu
8:15 a.m. Specimen Handling, Preparation, and Processing Chris Danos
9:15 a.m. Culturing Techniques Elizabeth Harper
10:45 a.m. Harvesting Techniques Lawrence Frimpong
12 p.m. Lunch Optional Cytogenetic Laboratory Tour
1 p.m. Chromosome Banding Techniques Manjunatho Nimmakayalu
2 p.m. Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (a-CGH) Jun Gu
3 p.m. Use and Maintenance of Microscopes and Computer Imaging Equipment for Image Analysis I Steven Sfamenos
4 p.m. Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization Ming Zhao
5 p.m. Adjourn
Friday, April 5, 2019, Rooms 7-8
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Chromosome Analysis: The Basics Jun Gu
9 a.m. Chromosome Analysis: Constitutional Issues Jan Smith
10:45 a.m. Chromosome Analysis: Oncology Issues Atousa Maleki
12 p.m. Lunch Test-Taking Strategies Steven Sfamenos
1 p.m. Chromosome Analysis: ISCN Su Yang
2:45 p.m. Laboratory Practice Part II Jun Gu
4 p.m. Evaluation and Adjourn
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.
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 or faxed by March 21, 2019; any registrations postmarked or faxed 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 by March 21, 2019. No refunds will be granted after this date. However, registrations may be transferred to a colleague or applied towards the on-line course enrollment.
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Travel and Parking Information
Getting to MD Anderson. Travel and parking are the responsibility of the participant.