Next-generation sequencing methods and multi-gene panels have entered clinical practice. This workshop is a unique opportunity for you, as a medical student, to explore genetic and genomic testing and to understand the pragmatic application to patient care. Regardless of your planned specialty, genomic testing will become an important part of your career. Using a case-based, interactive small-group approach, workshop participants will learn key principles related to genomic testing and interpretation of results. The workshop will also include practical hands-on instruction with the use of online genomic pathology tools and includes actual patient reports and slide review.

The workshop was developed and will be led by members of the Undergraduate Training Resident in Genomics (TRIG) Working Group. Established in 2016, this group made up of experts in molecular pathology, medical education, and genetic counseling was formed to provide genomic pathology educational resources. The workshop is meant to be interactive with the majority of learning will take place in small teams with faculty support.

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The workshop will consist of approximately 6-8 hours of teaching.  To allow you to participate in the workshop as well as USCAP meeting activities, it will be broken up into two days.  The first session will be on the afternoon of Monday, March 25, with the second on the morning of Tuesday, March 26.

The workshop consists of 4 exercises:

  1. Familial/ Single-Gene Testing
  2. Prognostic vs. Predictive Gene-Panel Testing
  3. Cancer Gene Testing
  4. Next generation sequencing

Speakers: Richard Haspel, MD, PhD, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Madelyn Lew, MD, University of Michigan, Jean Lopategui, MD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Kate Shane-Carson, LGC, Ohio State College of Medicine

Workshop Dates*
Monday, March 25 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 26 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

*To be eligible for the travel award, you must attend the workshop on both days.

The application window is closed. 

Winners will be notified early January 2024.