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Wednesday

Wednesday, September 2 – Resident Leadership
0800-1700 Resident Leadership Focus Day
1700-1830 Registration is open in KC 200 Galleria South

Thursday

Thursday, September 3 – Lymph Node Pathology

0700-0800 Registration in KC 200 Galleria South
0700-0800 Full Breakfast in KC103
0800-0815 Introductory Remarks & Welcome
Dr. Michael Mengel (University of Alberta) & Dr. Hallgrimur Benediktsson (University of Calgary) in KC 201/203

Session 1 – Moderator: Dr. Meer-Taher Shabani-Rad (University of Calgary)

0815-0900 Keynote –
Updates in WHO Classification of B-cell Lymphoma: A Practical Perspective
Dr. Megan Lim (University of Pennsylvania)
0900-0930 Diagnosis and Workup of Aggressive B-cell Lymphomas
Dr. Megan Lim (University of Pennsylvania)
0930-1000 New Era of Core Lymph Node Biopsies: Review of the New Alberta Health Services Protocol
Dr. Doug Stewart (University of Calgary)
1000-1030 Break KC 200 Galleria North

Session 2 – Moderator: Dr. Iwona Auer (University of Calgary)

1030-1100 Lymphoma Diagnosis in the Era of Needle Core Biopsies: Challenges and Pitfalls
Dr. Megan Lim (University of Pennsylvania)
1100-1130 New Developments in Molecular Testing of Lymphoma
Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson (University of Pennsylvania)
1130-1200 Discussion and Question & Answer Period
1200-1400 (Joint Sponsored Lunch Symposium)
Practical Approach to the Diagnosis of T Cell Lymphoma
Dr. Jonathan Said (University of California Los Angeles)

Session 3 – Moderator: Dr. Adnan Mansoor (University of Calgary)

1400-1430 Updates in Pediatric Lymphoma
Dr. Megan Lim (University of Pennsylvania)
1430-1500 Hematopathological Presentations of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Gareth Turner (University of Oxford)
1500-1530 Break KC 200 Galleria North

Session 4 – Moderator: Dr. Afshin Shameli (University of Calgary)

1530-1615 Division of Hematopathology Case Presentations (3 cases, 15 minutes/case)
Residents and Fellows
1615-1700 Keynote – Diagnostic Pitfalls in Lymphoma Diagnosis
Dr. Jonathan Said (University of California Los Angeles)
1700-1800 Wine & Cheese Reception in KC 105

Friday

Friday, September 4 – Molecular Pathology
0700-0800 Registration in KC 200 Galleria South
0700-0800 Full Breakfast in KC103
0800-0815 Introductory Remarks & Welcome
Dr. Michael Mengel (University of Alberta) & Dr. Hallgrimur Benediktsson (University of Calgary) in KC 201/203

Session 1 – Moderator: Dr. Faisal Khan (University of Calgary)

0815-0900 Keynote – Precision Diagnostics and Computational Pathology
Dr. Kojo Elenitoba-Johnson (University of Pennsylvania)
0900-0930 Improving the Molecular Characterization of Myeloid Neoplasms
Dr. Etienne Mahe (University of Calgary)
0930-1000 Immunogenetic Landscape of Hematological Malignancies and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Dr. Faisal Khan (University of Calgary)
1000-1030 Break KC 200 Galleria North

Session 2 – Moderator: Dr. Etienne Mahe (University of Calgary)

1030-1100 Role of Surgical Pathologist in Molecular Diagnostic Testing
Dr. Iyare Izevbaye (University of Alberta)
1100-1130 NA Mismatch Repair and Microsatellite Instability: Practical Considerations in Molecular Testing of Colorectal Tumors
Dr. Cheryl Mather (University of Alberta)
1130-1200 Testing for BRCA1/2 and Homologous Recombination Deficiency in Ovarian Cancer: Standard of Care
Dr. Soufiane El-Hallani (University of Alberta)
1130-1200 Testing for BRCA1/2 and Homologous Recombination Deficiency in Ovarian Cancer: Standard of Care
Dr. Soufiane El-Hallani (University of Alberta)
1200-1230 Cancer Cytogenomics
Dr. Fariborz Rashid-Kolvear (University of Calgary)
1230-1400 Networking Lunch
1230-1400 Alberta Society of Laboratory Physicians Annual Meeting

Session 3 – Moderator: Dr. Cheryl Mather (University of Alberta)

1400-1430 Cell-free DNA : What Is It and How Do We Use It?
Dr. Charles Hill (Emory University)
1430-1500 Integrating Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics for Pulmonary Neoplasms
Dr. Adrian Box and Dr. Angela Franko (University of Calgary)
1500-1530 Molecular Testing of Cytology Specimens
Dr. Remegio Maglantay (University of Alberta)
1530-1600 Break KC 200 Galleria North

Session 4 – Moderator: Dr. Adrian Box (University of Calgary)

1600-1645 Keynote Address
Tumor Agnostic Testing Using Large Gene Panels
Dr. Charles Hill (Emory University)
1645-1800 Wine & Cheese Reception in KC 105

Saturday

Saturday, September 5 – Molecular Pathology, Genetics & Genomics

0700-0800 Registration in KC 200 Galleria South
0700-0800 Full Breakfast in KC103
0800-0815 Introductory Remarks & Welcome
Dr. Michael Mengel (University of Alberta) & Dr. Hallgrimur Benediktsson (University of Calgary) in KC 201/203

Session 1 – Moderator: Dr. Imran Mirza (University of Calgary)

0815-0900 Discussion Forum
Molecular Pathology/Genomics Education Opportunities for Residents and Pathologists
Dr. Adrian Box (University of Calgary) – Moderator
Dr. Charles Hill (Emory University)
Dr. Jillian Parboosingh (University of Calgary)
Dr. Dennis Bulman (University of Calgary)
0900-0930 Hereditary Cancer Testing: Considerations for Pathologists
Dr. Sherry Taylor (University of Alberta)
0930-1000 Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: Issues and Challenges
Dr. Jillian Parboosingh (University of Calgary)
1000-1030 Break KC 200 Galleria North

Session 2 – Moderator: Dr. Iyare Izevbaye (University of Alberta)

1030-1100 Ethical Considerations in Testing and Reporting in Molecular Genetic Pathology
Dr. Dennis Bulman (University of Calgary)
1100-1130 Interpreting Molecular Genetic Pathology Reports
Dr. Imran Mirza (University of Calgary)
1130-1215 Closing Keynote – Integrating Genomics in Routine Diagnostic Pathology
Dr. Charles Hill (Emory University)
1215-1230 Closing Remarks
Dr. Michael Mengel (University of Alberta) & Dr. Hallgrimur Benediktsson (University of Calgary) in KC 201/203
1230 Departure