International Conference on Advanced Molecular Technologies 2014






 
  Scientific Programme  
 

Pre-conference workshop details

DAY ONE – March 7 (Friday)

Time Programme
17:30-18:00 Registration
18:00-18:20 Opening Speech
Alex WAI 
Vice President for Research Development,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
18:20-18:30
HKSMDS and AMP Affiliation Signing Ceremony 
Daniel TAM (President, HKSMDS) and Elaine LYON (President, AMP)
  Welcome Speech
Shea Ping YIP
Chairperson, Organizing Committee, ICAMT 2014
19:00-20:00 Plenary Lecture
Prenatal and Cancer Diagnostics by Plasma Nucleic Acid Analysis
Rossa Wai Kwun CHIU (HK)

CME/CPD Accreditation:
Hong Kong College of Pathologists: 1 CME point
Medical Laboratory Technologists Board: 1 CPD Point

 

DAY TWO – March 8 (Saturday)

Time Programme
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:45 Plenary Lecture
  Elaine LYON (USA): Demonstrating Clinical Utility for Molecular Diagnostics
  Invited Expert Lectures
09:45-10:45 Tao HONG (USA): Identification of Lung Cancer somatic mutations using Sequenom Technology
  Suet Yi LEUNG (HK): Genomic Study of Gastric Cancer
10:45-11:15 Tea Break & Poster Viewing
11:15-12:45 Nathalie WONG (HK): Genome Sequencing of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  Benjamin YUNG (HK): The surveillant role of NPM in nucleolar stress during tumorigenesis
  Stephen YIP (Canada): Next generation sequencing: Transformation of the practice of pathology and translating discoveries into clinical practice
12:45-13:45 Lunch & Poster Viewing
13:45-14:30 Plenary Lecture
  Yok Lam KWONG (HK): To be confirmed
  Invited Expert Lectures
14:30-15:30 Marilyn LI (USA): Next Generation Sequencing for Precise Cancer Care - Towards Precision Medicine
  Sherri J BALE (USA): Genomics Comes to the Clinic
15:30-16:00 Tea Break
16:00-17:30 Meghan DELANEY (USA): Molecular testing in Transfusion Medicine
  Yu Hung Anskar LEUNG (HK): Towards personalized treatment for acute myeloid leukemia
  Siu Kwan Edmond MA (HK): Genomics guided management of leukaemia

CME/CPD Accreditation: 
Hong Kong College of Pathologists: 6.5 CME point
Medical Laboratory Technologists Board: 6.5 CPD Point

 

DAY THREE – March 9 (Sunday)

Time Programme
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:45 Plenary Lecture
  Kwok Yung YUEN (HK): Next Generation Sequencing for Microbial Discovery and Their Transmission
  Invited Expert Lectures
09:45-11:15 Alex van BELKUM (NL): Non Nucleic Acid-Based Molecular diagnostics
  Nathan LEDEBOER (USA): From Next Generation Sequencing to Mass Spectrometry to Microarray, emerging techniques for rapid diagnosis of sepsis
  James VERSALOVIC (USA): The Human Microbiome : Implications for Metagenomic Medicine
11:15-11:45 Tea Break & Poster Viewing
11:45-12:45 Chloe MAK (HK): Genetic diagnostic service in clinical laboratories
  Stephen LAM (HK): The Application of Molecular Technologies in Clinical Genetics
   
12:45-13:45 Lunch (Corporate Presentation) & Poster Viewing
13:45-14:30 Plenary Lecture
  Fred TENOVER (USA): High impact, cost effective molecular diagnostics are here
  Invited Expert Lectures
14:30-16:00 Yi Wei TANG (USA): Rapid and Accurate Influenza Virus Detection in Real-Time Nosocomial Infection Control
  Sean ZHANG (USA): Role of MALDI-TOF MS in Diagnostic Mycology
  Wayne Yunfeng WANG (USA): Next Generation Testing in Clinical Laboratories: MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry, sequencing, and automation
16:00-16:30 Tea Break
16:30-17:30 Paul WALLACE (UK): Quality Assessment Of Your Molecular Assays: Everything You Wanted To Know, But Were Afraid That It May Affect Your Accreditation
  David BARTON (EMQN, Europe): European Networks for Quality Improvement in Genetic Testing
17:30-17:40 Closing Remark: Daniel TAM (HK)

CME/CPD Accreditation: 
Hong Kong College of Pathologists: 6.5 CME point
Medical Laboratory Technologists Board: 6.5 CPD Point

   

 

 
     



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