Meet us at ASHI 2018 in Baltimore, USA
October 1 - 5

 

Walk-In
Q&A

Monday, October 1

User Group
Meeting

Wednesday, October 3

Tulip Run
5K

Wednesday, October 3

Teaching Session I

HLA Typing Made Easy
With NGS


Date & Time
Monday, October 1st
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront,
Kent AB, Fourth Floor

Admittance is free
Limited seats available

ABHI accredited

 

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NGS-Based HLA Typing

At the morning session, the ins & outs of NGS-Based HLA Typing are covered, including workflows, a multicenter comparative study of different NGS platforms and a user's perspective on implementation of NGS in a clinical setting.

In the afternoon, learn to perform effective NGS data analysis through a case study (beginner to advanced). You can even bring in NGS data of your most difficult samples* to maximize the experience.

The closing Plenary lecture is Peculiar encounters in NGS data by Erik Rozemuller (Co-founder and Senior Scientist Bioinformatics at GenDx).

*Anonymized data only. You can anonymize data by changing the names of fastq-files.

 

Who should attend?
The morning session is suitable for everyone with a basic understanding of HLA and DNA sequencing.
The afternoon session proceeds the morning session with in-depth data analysis. This session can be attended independently of the morning session by the average NGS user.

Program

Morning: Comprehensive basic training  
   Workflows for HLA typing  
   Platform comparison study  
   Hands-on data analysis  
Afternoon: Advanced data analysis  
   Data analysis tips & tricks  
   Trouble shooting  
   Case studies  

Teaching Session II

Highly Sensitive
Chimerism Monitoring


Date & Time
Monday, October 1
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Kent C, Fourth Floor

Admittance is free
Limited seats available

ABHI accredited

 

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Chimerism Monitoring

Learn how to accurately monitor chimerism in a recipient after transplantation using quantitative PCR (qPCR). Due to the high sensitivity of the technique, relapse can be detected at an earlier stage.

The program includes the principles of chimerism monitoring using qPCR and training on data analysis utilizing a software program specifically developed as a laboratory and data management assistant. Users also share their experiences with chimerism monitoring using qPCR, including workflow and software.

Who should attend?
This teaching session is ideal for all those already working with Chimerism Monitoring already, novices and experts alike.

Program  
   Principles of qPCR  
   Monitoring workflow  
   Hands-on data analysis  

 

Walk-In Q&A

HLA Typing by NGS & Sanger
Chimerism Monitoring by qPCR


Date & Time
Monday, October 1
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Kent C, Fourth Floor

Admittance is free
Limited seats available

 

Register now

 

Analysis Support

Our Expert Team is available to answer your questions on Sequencing-Based HLA Typing by Sanger and NGS and Chimerism Monitoring by quantitative PCR.
Bring your own data* from any platform, any workflow or challenge yourself with interesting cases.

Laptops are freely available.

 

*Anonymized data only, you can anonymize data by changing the names of fastq-files or ab1 files.

 

User Group Meeting

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 3
12:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Venue
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront,
Harborside C, Harborside Ballroom Level

Admittance is free
Limited seats available

 

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Improvements in Transplant Diagnostics. What's next?

A Closer Look at Chimerism Monitoring and NGS HLA Typing

Join this meeting to find out more about current application methods, as well as upcoming developments in Chimerism monitoring and NGS HLA Typing. Moreover, you have an opportunity to hear several invited experts from the field sharing their knowledge and experience with NGS HLA Typing and high sensitivity Chimerism monitoring in a clinical setting.


Program


Sharing the future of molecular transplantation diagnostics   
Wietse Mulder PhD (CEO, GenDx)


The value of Chimerism Monitoring

Chimerism monitoring improved with detection of HLA loss and new strategy developments
Evelien Bouwmans PhD (Project Manager, GenDx)


Practical implications of detecting HLA loss
Paula Arnold PhD, D(ABHI), (Technical Director-HLA, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)

High resolution NGS HLA typing as the new golden standard

What is next in NGS HLA typing
Emily Schwedler CLS (Technical Application Specialist, GenDx)


The Quebec story of implementing NGS HLA typing in a Clinical lab setting
Lucie Richard PhD, D(ABHI), (Director, Héma-Québec)


Smart use of bioinformatics is crucial for accurate HLA typing by NGS
Erik Rozemuller PhD (Senior Scientist Bioinformatics, GenDx)

A Complete Idiot’s Guide to NGS
Michael Gautreaux PhD, Director HLA Immunogenetics Laboratory, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Towards a one-day workflow for NGS HLA Typing
Maarten Penning PhD (CTO, GenDx)

 

Tulip Run

Date & Time
Wednesday, October 3
06:30 am - 8:30 am

Location
Patterson Park 
(buses are provided)

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Tulip Run

Join the Tulip Run & Walk on Wednesday morning through Patterson Park in Baltimore! The fee is $25.00 per person. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland and the top three finishers will receive a tulip trophy.

Pick up your Running shirt at GenDx Booth.