Join Life Technologies at AMP 2014

November 12–15

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD
(Just outside Washington, DC)

Corporate Workshop Day, November 12

Join us for these sessions where our thought leaders will share emerging best practices for next-generation sequencing implementation in the molecular laboratory.

Practical considerations for implementing next-generation sequencing in the molecular laboratory

William L. Lee, Ph.D., Thermo Fisher Scientific, An overview of the Ion PGM™ Dx System

Kara Norman, Ph.D., Thermo Fisher Scientific, How do your data measure up? Quality control in NGS

Room: Chesapeake Room 10–12         Time: 9:00–9:50 AM


  1. Introduction to the new Ion PGM™ Dx System*
  2. Best practices for implementing NGS in your laboratory with a quality control program

Advanced next-generation sequencing applications for cancer research using FFPE tumor samples

Andrea Ferreira-Gonzalez, Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Sequencing cancer genes using next-generation sequencing

Cecily P. Vaughn, Ph.D., ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology, Ion AmpliSeq™ RNA Fusion Lung Cancer Research Panel development

Room: Chesapeake Room 10–12         Time: 10:00–10:50 AM


  1. The development and implementation of NGS cancer research panels
  2. The advantages of NGS over FISH testing for fusion gene detection

Exploring the complexities of reimbursement in today’s health care environment - OIG, NGS, PAMA, PGX and Beyond

Rina Wolf, VP Strategic Commercialization, Consulting & Industry Affairs

Location:                                                        Time: 6:30–9:30 PM
The Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck
137 National Plaza, Suite 200
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Light food and drinks will be served.

Topic: Exploring the complexities of reimbursement in today’s healthcare environment

Booth, November 13–15

Stop by Booth #717 for an introduction to these exciting new Life Technologies™ products:

  • Ion PGM™ Dx System*
  • AcroMetrix® Oncology Hotspot Control†
  • Ion AmpliSeq™ DNA panels for next-generation sequencing‡
  • Ion AmpliSeq™ RNA Fusion Panel for next-generation sequencing‡
* For In Vitro Diagnostic Use. Available in the US and other selected countries globally.
† For In Vitro Diagnostic Use.
‡ For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.