Posters and Presentations

Each year, the ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology® presents at more than 200 conferences, workshops, annual meetings, and symposiums for several national and international organizations. Recent posters and presentations are listed below.

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American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Orlando, FL, Dec 5–8, 2015

Reading NS, Prchal JT, Salama M—Poster
Reading NS, Prchal JT, Hoffman R, Salama M. Digital immune expression profiling coupled with immunohistochemistry for interrogation of microenvironment of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded specimens of marrow and spleen from the PMF patients.

Reading NS, Agarwal AM, Prchal JT—Poster
Reading NS, Clark BE, Song J, Shooter CC, Miller RE, Agarwal AM, Thein SL, Divoky V, Prchal JT. Sickle-cell anemia in a child with three β-globin clusters (β-S/β-S, β-A): loss of LCR and 3' HS1 in the duplicated wild-type β-globin cluster does not fully abrogate its transcript.

Szankasi P, Sederberg M, Schumacher JA, Patel JL, South ST, Xu X, Kelley TW—Poster
Shen W, Szankasi P, Sederberg M, Schumacher JA, Frizzell K, Gee EP, Patel JL, South ST, Xu X, Kelley TW. Targeted detection of copy number variants using a myeloid malignancy next generation sequencing mutation panel allows comprehensive genetic analysis using a single testing method.


Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
Austin, TX, November 5–7, 2015

Rindler PM, Margraf R—Poster
Rindler PM, Wallander ML, Margraf R, Nix D, Baker DN. Optimizing NGS capture array design for translocation detection using mesenchymal tumors.

Damjanovich-Colmenares K, Willmore-Payne C, Downs-Kelly E, Geiersbach K—Poster and Presentation
Damjanovich-Colmenares K, Willmore-Payne C, Wilfahrt P, Downs-Kelly E, Geiersbach K . Resolution of equivocal HER2 FISH: reflex FISH or PCR?

Szankasi P, Schumacher JA, Kelley TW—Presentation
Szankasi P, Shen W, Frizzell K, Schumacher JA, Kelley TW. Tumor heterogeneity in myeloid malignancies inferred from NGS data.

Bronner M—Poster and Presentation
Baker DN, Gligorich K, Kennedy B, Bronner M. Low-frequency somatic variant calling through barcoded molecular families error correction and PCR duplicate identification.

Zhou W, Chadwick B, Geiersbach K—Poster
Zhou W, Chadwick B, Geiersbach K. Comparison of commercial kits for RNA isolation from cytology.

Reading NS, Patel J, Agarwal AM—Presentation
Reading, NS, Nussenzveig, RN, Patel, J, Yaish, H, Christensen, R, Agarwal, AM. Clinical utility of next-generation sequencing in the diagnosis of inherited bone marrow failure syndromes.

Close DW, Voelkerding KV, Kumanovics A—Poster
Close DW, Adams R, Coonrod EM, Voelkerding KV, Kumanovics A targeted next-generation sequencing gene panels for primary immunodeficiencies.

Margraf R, Paxton C, Vaughn CP, Geiersbach K—Poster
Margraf R, Durtschi J, Paxton C, Shen W, Vaughn CP, Geiersbach K. Probe design for improving gene level CNV detection in a small gene panel.

Geiersbach K—Presentation
Geiersbach K. A simplified approach for oncogene amplification detection using Nanostring nCounter ElementsTM TagSets.

Baker DN—Presentation
Baker DN, Brett JK. BMFTools: error correction and duplicate removal with barcoded molecular families.

Hellwig S, Bronner MP—Poster
Hellwig S, Welker NC, Akerley W, Bronner MP. EGFR T790M lung cancer mutation detection by digital droplet PCR in circulating free tumor DNA.

American Society of Cytopathology (ASC)
Chicago, IL, November 13–16, 2015

Zhou W, Geiersbach K, Chadwick B—Poster
Zhou W, Geiersbach K, Chadwick B. Rapid removal of cytology slide coverslips for DNA and RNA isolation.


American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Long Beach, CA, October 28–30, 2015

Owen WE, Strathmann FG, Straseski JA, Genzen JG—Poster
Owen WE, Thatcher ML, Crabtree KJ, Greer RW, Strathmann FG, Straseski JA, Genzen JG. Body fluid matrix evaluation on a Roche Cobas 8000 system.

Wyness SP, Genzen JR—Presentation
Wyness SP, Zupan EJ, Genzen JR. Evaluation of onboard dilutions on the Beckman UniCel DxI 800 immunoassay system.

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
Baltimore, MD, October 6–10, 2015

Hellwig S—Presentation
Hellwig S. Serial monitoring of ctDNA in lung cancer and the implementation of EGFR T790M detection using picoliter digital PCR.

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
Nashville, TN, October 4–7, 2015

Johnson-Davis KL—Poster
Sowder AM, Ford M, Johnson-Davis KL. Analytical performance of the Catachem methanol enzymatic assay using a Beckman AU5810 chemistry analyzer.

Digital Pathology Association (DPA)
Boston, MA, October 11–13, 2015

Liew MA, Rowe L, Miles RR, Salama ME—Presentation
Liew MA, Rowe L, Clement PW, Miles RR, Salama ME. Validation of automated hematopathology FISH digital image capture and analysis to improve laboratory workflow efficiency.

International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS)
Denver, CO, October 9–13, 2015

Ravkov E, Heikal N—Presentation
Ravkov E, Heikal N. Bruton’s tyrosine kinase protein detection by flow cytometry: important considerations for the influence of different anticoagulants.

International Congress of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT)
Rotterdam, Netherlands, October 11–15, 2015

Johnson-Davis KL, Melis R, McMillin GA—Poster
Johnson-Davis KL, Melis R, McMillin GA. Genotype-phenotype relationship of inosine triphosphate pyrophosphatase (ITPA) among normal and abnormal thiopurine S-methyltransferase (TPMT) activity samples.

McMillin GA—Presentation
McMillin GA. PGx in clinical practice.


Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)/International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection (ICC)
San Diego, CA, September 17–21, 2015

Fisher MA—Presentation
Fisher MA. Advanced applications of MALDI-TOF in clinical microbiology: strain typing and custom databases.

Fisher MA—Poster
Boyd NK, Lee GC, Frei CR, Fisher MA. Antimicrobial susceptibilities of gram negative anaerobic isolates collected nationwide, 2002–2013.

American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)
Savannah, GA, September 28–October 2, 2015

Profaizer T, Delgado J, Kumanovics A—Poster
Profaizer T, Lazar-Molnar E, Delgado J, Kumanovics A. Comparing fragment size with read-length and their effect on HLA genotyping by next-generation sequencing (NGS).

30th International Papillomavirus Conference & Clinical Workshop (HPV 2015)
Lisbon, Portugal, September 17–21, 2015

Pyne M, Tardif K, Schlaberg R—Poster
Pyne M, Tardif K, Allen A, Davies C, Adelman M, Janat-Amsbury M, Schlaberg R. Clinical comparison of SurePath and PreservCyt preservatives with Cobas and Hybrid Capture 2 HPV tests in a colposcopy population.


Cancer Genomics Consortium (CGC)–Cytogenomics Array Group CNV Database (CAGdb)
Denver, CO, August 3–5, 2015

Paxton C, Rowe LR, South ST—Presentation
Paxton C, Rowe LR, South ST. Validation of a modified OncoScan® protocol for use in a clinical laboratory.

Association of Medical and Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI)
New Orleans, LA, August 14–17, 2015

Taggart B, Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE—Poster
Malohifoou F, Cromar A, Singh J, Taggart B, Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE. A comparison of anti-nuclear antibody detection using three enzyme immunoassays and indirect immunofluorescence antibody tests.

Haven TR, Tebo AE—Poster
Haven TR, Knapp D, Outly TK, Tebo AE. Detection of aquaporin-4 receptor autoantibody in cerebrospinal fluid by recombinant cell immunofluorescence.

Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE—Poster
Jaskowski TD, Mahler M, Albesa R, Zohoury N, Bentow C, Tebo AE. Evaluation of the NOVA Dot for the detection of anti-TH/TO antibodies.

Hill HR—Poster
Peterson LK, Lozier BK, Hill HR. Optimizing the dihydrorhodamine (DHR) neutrophil oxidative burst assay to decrease the number of indeterminate results.

Pavlov IY, Delgado JC—Poster
Pavlov IY, Delgado JC. Reporter-gene assay for measurement of functional activity of infliximab and neutralizing anti-infliximab antibodies: results of two years of clinical laboratory use.

David W. Smith Malformation and Morphogenesis Workshop
St. Michaels, MD, August 14–19, 2015

Swensen J, Vaughn C—Poster
Stevenson DA, Swensen J, Hartung AM, Uriz IE, Lapin M, Carey JC, Yi P, Vaughn C, Dobrowolski SF, Larsen MR, Calhoun A, Andresen BS. HRAS p.G12V mutations in Costello syndrome.

JUNE 2015

European Congress of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Paris, France, June 21–25, 2015

Frank EL—Poster
Signorelli HN, McCord L, Frank EL. Reference intervals for urinary porphyrins and porphobilinogen derived from an American laboratory database.

Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
Captiva, FL, June 11–14, 2015

Wooderchak-Donahue WL, Lewis T, Bayrak-Toydemir P—Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue WL, McDonald J, VanSant-Webb C, Lewis T, Stevenson DA, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Molecular diagnostics in the new era: clinical utility of a next-generation sequencing panel in the diagnosis of HHT.

APRIL 2015

Clinical Immunology Society (CIS)
Houston, TX, April 9–12, 2015

Kumanovics A—Poster 
Kumanovics A, Nee Lee Y, Ujhazi B, Chen K, MacArthur D, Notarangelo LD, Walter JE. Estimated disease incidence of RAG1 mutation by querying the Exome Aggregation Consortium.

Australasian Society of Cytogeneticists and the Molecular Genetics Society of Australasia
Auckland, New Zealand, April 10–12, 2015

South ST—Presentation
South ST. Detection of copy number alterations, ploidy, and loss of heterozygosity across the genome in FFPE specimens—utility for diagnosis and treatment with comparison to FISH-based and as a complement to sequencing assays.

South ST—Presentation
South ST. Discussion of unusual cases—it's never boring to be looking at the whole genome.

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ECCMID)
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 25–28, 2015

Couturier B, Couturier M—Poster
Couturier B, Jensen R, Case K, Heffron M, Gubler E, Couturier M. An analytical evaluation of Parasep stool concentrators compared to conventional methodologies for ova and parasite fecal concentration.

Fisher MA—Poster
Stephenson J, Fisher MA, Neil J, Yip P, Cardasis H, Cherkassky A, Ravela S, Ritamo I, Valmu L, Damsbo M, Grist R, Eugen D. Proteomic approach to the detection of penicillin binding protein 2a (PBP2a) in Staphylococcus aureus.

Pan American Society for Clinical Virology (PASCV)
Daytona, FL, April 26–28, 2015

Mallory MA, Hillyard DR—Poster
Mallory MA, Lucic DX, Ebbert MTW, Cloherty GA, Toolsie D, Hillyard DR. Evaluation of the Abbott Realtime HCV Genotype Plus (GT PLUS) Ruo assay with reference to core and NS5B sequencing.

Pyne MT, Hillyard DR—Poster
Pyne MT, Hillyard DR. Validation of a quantitative RT-PCR assay for hepatitis E virus.

Pyne MT, Hillyard DR—Poster 
Pyne MT, Hillyard DR. Validation of the Roche CAP/CTM HIV qualitative assay, version 2.

International Symposium on Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS)
Washington, DC, April 29–May 2, 2015

Andersen EF, Salama ME, Sederberg MC, Toydemir RM, Rodgers GM, South ST—Poster
Andersen EF, Salama ME, Sederberg MC, Toydemir RM, Kovacsovics TJ, Parker CJ, Rodgers GM, Shami PJ, Deininger MW, South ST. Evaluating the clinical utility of peripheral blood samples for molecular evaluation of MDS by SNP-A.