Accelerating Your NGS Testing Program: Examples and Case Studies
On March 9th, Clinical Genomicist Workspace user and Partner Sharing Network contributor, Dr. Nikoletta Sidiropoulos from University of Vermont Medical Center hosted a webinar with PierianDx exploring various ways clinical labs have established or expanded their NGS testing programs by implementing improved workflow and clinical integration into their organization. Dr. Sidiropoulos shared her experiences and lessons learned as she works to evolve the university’s precision medicine program. Specific examples were shared on how to improve clinical lab workflow, starting with DNA or RNA samples and ending with a report of relevant variants to assist in clinical decision-making. By the end of this webinar, participants will have some real-world examples of how to accelerate their own personalized medicine initiatives from clinical experts in the field.
NGS Roundtable: Ask the Experts about the Future of Clinical NGS Testing
This interactive roundtable discusses established and emerging regulatory, scientific, and medical topics related to next-generation sequencing in the clinical setting. An expert panel of leading pathologists, medical geneticists, and researchers will address genomic testing advances in two thematic areas: 1) scientific and clinical trends in reporting, and 2) clinical lab operations and quality management.
Topics covered by the expert panel include the importance of proficiency testing, both from the regulatory and quality perspective, and technical and clinical advances in using NGS to predict effective immunotherapy and determine tumor mutation load.