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Gordon Dewald Presentation: An Overview of the Amazing Advances in Genetic Testing I’ve Observed Over My 30+ Year Career

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (June 30, 2020)
Presented by Kevin Halling, MD, PhD
The presenter will give an overview of the advances in genetic testing that have taken place over the past 30 years and discuss three areas of genetic testing that he has been involved in: 1) microsatellite instability testing, 2) FISH testing for bladder cancer detection, and 3) RNA-seq analysis of tumors.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the advances in genetic testing that have occurred over the last 40 years.
  2. Discuss the clinical utility's of microsatellite instability testing
  3. Describe how FISH testing can be used for the detection of malignant cells in cytology specimens.

CE ACCREDITATION
This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Cytogenetics/Molecular Biology will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.