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Molecular Diagnostics 2018
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Join LabRoots as we once again bring together the molecular diagnostics community. The 3rd Annual Molecular Diagnostics Virtual Conference is the premiere venue for scientists, technologists, and professionals to discuss and present the newest advances in molecular diagnostics testing. Attend this online event at no charge.

Easily attend webcasts with top experts and interact with speakers during the live Q&A sessions. Earn continuing education credits and network with peers. Enjoy the complementary conference from your desk with no need for travel, and explore the virtual exhibit hall to learn about the latest technologies and techniques for your lab.

Topics discussed at the 2017 event included:

  • Pursue Microbiome Testing as a Companion Diagnostic
  • Neurological diseases
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiome Standards related to Diagnostics
  • Regulatory Landscape
  • Liquid Biopsies

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can participate in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global diagnostics community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2018 Molecular Diagnostics Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here

Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (CE) and/or Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation, you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.


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Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer reviewed. Submission is free.


Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

Questions? Email Posters@LabRoots.com

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  • Donald Klepser, PhD
    Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
      Donald Klepser is associate professor and vice chair of pharmacy practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy. He has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics from the University of Iowa, an MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Michigan. He has studied the use of POC testing in community pharmacies for the past 11 years and is currently the primary investigator on grants to develop community pharmacy practice models for managing diseases such as HIV, HCV, influenza, and group A Streptococcus. He is also the primary investigator on grants to better understand how state and local health departments perceive the role of pharmacists conducting POC tests. As President of POC Consultants, Inc., Dr. Klepser has served as a consultant to both retail pharmacy chains and diagnostic testing companies.
    • Jamie Phillips, PhD
      Sr. Scientific Affairs Manager, Roche Diagnostic Corporation
        Dr. Phillips is a Sr. Scientific Affairs Manager for Medical and Scientific Affairs (MSA) at Roche Diagnostic Corporation. Jamie obtained her PhD from the University of Georgia, in Infectious Diseases. During her graduate studies she focused on viral genome annotation and identification of genes associated with attenuation/pathogenicity. Following her graduate studies, she held a two year postdoctoral position serving as the primary molecular virologist for a diagnostic laboratory while concurrently serving as an Associate professor of biology teaching a microbiology lab and lecturer. In the diagnostic lab she utilized primary virus isolation, serum neutralization assays, and real time PCR to investigate outbreaks. Isolates were subsequently sequenced using Sanger and next generation methods to investigate the origin of outbreaks and the evolution of the pathogens. In 2014, Jamie joined Aalto Scientific, where she served as the Director of Research. Aalto Scientific is a privately owned manufacturer of control and calibration material for clinical chemistry analyzers and point of care devices. Jamie joined Roche's MSA team in June 2017 and looks forward to advancing her expertise at Roche Diagnostics.
      • Roland Valdes Jr., PhD, DABCC, FACB
        Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
          Dr. Valdes is a Tenured Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Louisville's School of Medicine. He has held the appointment as Distinguished University Scholar and as Senior Vice-Chairman for the Department of Pathology. He presently serves as Chief of Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology for the University Hospital and as Director of the Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Dr. Valdes received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from the University of Virginia where he also completed postdoctoral training in Biochemistry and in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology. Prior to his move to Louisville in 1989, Dr. Valdes was on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Valdes is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in advancing the profession of clinical chemistry and personalized medicine through his contributions in promoting clinical chemistry as a discipline via the scholarships of clinical service, research, and teaching. Dr. Valdes has served on numerous federal/national committees such as CLIA and NIH Study Sections, and has served as President of several key professional organizations including the Clinical Ligand Assay Society (CLAS), the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB), the Commission for Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC), and, most recently, the Association of Clinical Scientists (ACS). Dr. Valdes has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) and as a Director on the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC). He has received several distinguished scientist and recognition awards from professional organizations such as the AACC, NACB, CLAS, and ACS and has authored more than 260 publications. Dr. Valdes holds several patents and is a pioneer in establishing the application of personalized and precision medicine via laboratory diagnostics by founding the first CLIA-accredited laboratory (PGXL Laboratories) focused on providing pharmacogenetic services. He continues working on developing novel laboratory services to enable the practice of precision/personalized medicine using advanced techniques in clinical chemistry.
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        • Bryan Cobb, PhD, FACMG

          Dr. Cobb is the acting Director for Clinical Molecular Diagnostics at Roche Diagnostics Corporation where he serves in a scientific advisory role supporting the laboratory scientific community. He obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham ...

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        • Jason Alter, PhD

          Dr. Jason Alter is the Director of Clinical Genomic Affairs for GenomeDx Biosciences. He and his team specialize in the integration of advanced genomic testing with clinical practice. Jason has extensive experience in the field of prostate cancer prognostic assay development and ...

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        • Shawn Baker, PhD

          Dr. Shawn C. Baker is the Chief Science Officer and co-founder of AllSeq. Having received his Ph.D. at the University of California - Davis, he started his career as a Research Scientist at Illumina when it was a 15-person startup. After spending several years at the bench ...

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        • Martin Latterich, PhD

          The discovery of proteinaceous disease biomarkers and their clinical validation is critically important for the enablement of molecular diagnostics and ultimately, precision medicine. In spite of the importance of biomarkers, research done in the last two decades has yielded ...

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        • Judd Moul, MD, FACS

          Judd W. Moul is James H. Semans, MD Professor of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery, and Director of the Duke Prostate Center, Duke Cancer Institute at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to joining Duke, he was Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of ...

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        • Emily Hollister, PhD

          Dr. Hollister is a microbial ecologist and bioinformaticist. She is interested in quantifying and characterizing microbial communities from a wide variety of environments, including the human body. Utilizing high throughput, next-generation DNA and RNA sequence approaches, her ...

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        • Andreas Jeromin, PhD

          Andreas Jeromin, PhD, has more than 25 years of experience in CNS clinical diagnostics and companion diagnostics and co-authors more than 150 publications. He is the founder of Atlantic Biomarkers, Inc., and currently the consulting Chief Medical Officer to Quanterix Corp and ...

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