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APHL 2016 PC - Next Generation Sequencing

June 6, 2016June, 2016

Location: Albuquerque Convention Center

Pre-Conference Workshop



"Next Generation Sequencing (NGS):

From Concept to Reality at Public Health Laboratories"


Albuquerque Convention Center

Albuquerque, NM

June 6, 2016


This session is designed to provide members with information about the utility of NGS including quality assessment, data analysis tools, how to perform NGS efficiently in public health labs, and the utility of external partnerships for NGS.

- Identify methods to measure sequence quality and validation of next generation sequencing (NGS) methods
- Describe NGS tools to perform analysis of NGS data
- Identify methods to ensure efficient and timely performance of NGS in public health laboratories
- Discuss ways to collaborate with external partners to improve the utility of NGS

Disease detection and outbreak investigations are being revolutionized by advances in laboratory techniques, including NGS. Public health laboratories need to take advantage of new technology. Participants and speakers will share successful experiences and exchange ideas in order to implement and establish new workflows.

Quality Assurance and Validation of Next-Generation Sequencing
- Amy Gargis, Molecular Microbiologist, Laboratory Preparedness and Response Branch, Centers for Disease
     Control and Prevention

Introduction to NGS Analysis Tools Including NCBI k-mer Trees, CLC Genomics Workbench, BioNumerics 7.5, and Other Tools
- Heather Carleton, Bioinformatics Coordinator, Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How to Efficiently Perform WGS in your Laboratory, Performing WGS on Non-PulseNet Pathogens to Increase Efficiency/Timeliness, Communication of WGS Data to Epidemiologists
- Patrick Van Roey, Director of Scientific Cores, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health

How to Collaborate for Efficiencies, Bioinformatics, WGS, How to Build Pipelines - Do We need Them in the Future? Round table discussion featuring:
- Pete Shult, Director, Communicable Disease Division, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
- Kim Musser, Chief, Bacterial Diseases, Wadsworth Center, New York Department of Health
- Dave Boxrud, Molecular Epidemiology Unit Supervisor, Minnesota Department of Health


Advanced registration through APHL is required. Registration for the full conference is not required to register for this workshop.


Registration Fee: $95. Payment may be made by credit card or check.


If you are paying by credit card you may click on the “Register Now!” link above to register. If you have not registered for an APHL/NLTN meeting online before you will need to sign up for a login and password before you can register.


If you are paying by check you must register using the Annual Meeting registration form on the main conference page and fax or mail the form.


If you have any questions or problems, please contact Terry Reamer at terry.reamer@aphl.org or 240.485.2776.


Continuing Education Credits:

APHL is an approved provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences through the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) P.A.C.E.® program. Attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 3.0 contact hours by attending this workshop. Sign-in sheets must be completed and the P.A.C.E.® certificate must be signed and certified by APHL staff at the registration booth at the end of your time at the conference.


Further information on the location, hotel and meeting space may be found at the APHL Annual Meeting webpage.

There are no additional sessions for this event.