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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Mass Spectrometry: Applications to the Clinical Laboratory (MSACL)
Palm Springs, CA, March 29- April 3, 2020

Frank EL, Doyle K – Presentation
Frank EL, Doyle K. Free climb or free solo: guidance and accounts of establishing reference intervals for LDT mass spectrometry assays.

Kushnir MM, Straseski JA – Poster
Kushnir MM, Straseski JA. LC-MS/MS measurements of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP): hypercalcemia associated with elevated PTHrP is more common in men than women.

Bajaj A, Kushnir M, Straseski J – Poster
Bajaj A, Kushnir M, Straseski J. Optimization of sample preparation for quantitative analysis of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) using accurate-mass mass spectrometry.

Bajaj A, Kushnir M, Straseski J – Poster
Bajaj A, Kushnir M, Straseski J. Recovery of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signature peptides.

Clark ZD – Presentation
Clark ZD. Taking aim at interference (without shooting yourself in the foot).

Ray JA, Kish-Trier E, Johnson LM – Poster
Ray JA, Kish-Trier E, Johnson LM. Urine free cortisol by LC-MS/MS: monitoring known interferences as potential culprits of Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome.

Johnson-Davis KL– Poster
Okoye NC, Johnson-Davis KL. Trends in blood lead levels quantified by ICP-MS: a reference laboratory perspective

The Endocrine Society (ENDO)
San Francisco, CA, March 28-31, 2020

Kushnir MM, Straseski JA – Poster
Kushnir MM, Straseski JA. LC-MS/MS measurements of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP): association between Ca, PTH and PTHrP in clinical samples.

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)
San Antonio, TX, March 17-21, 2020

Ji Y, Mao R – Poster
Tidwell T, Cone K, Miller C, Ji Y, Mao R. ClinVar classification discrepancies in the CFTR gene can be resolved by providing disease association and text interpretations.

Toydemir R, Hong B – Poster
Tvrdik T, Schafernak KT, Jacobsen JR, Toydemir R, Walsh AM, Hong B. Cytogenomic and clinical features of lymphoblastic leukemia with intrachromosomal amplification of chromosome 21 (iAMP21) in a carrier of constitutional ring chromosome 21.

Best DH, Ji Y – Poster
Fulmer ML, Best DH, Ji Y. Diagnostic findings of a 28-gene NGS panel for vitamin B12 metabolism-related disorders.

Mao R – Poster
Al-Sweel N, Francis S, Granger L, Blackwell D, Petersen A, Mao R, Akkari Y. Non-mosaic hexasomy 15q11.1q13.1 resulting from two additional copies of a maternally-derived isodicentric chromosome 15.

Hong B – Poster
Zhao J, LaGrave D, Rutz AM, Flores Daboub JA, Cox J, Hong B. Phenotypic variability of a familial 6q21q23.2 duplication in three carriers.

Hong B, Lamb AN, Toydemir R, Xu X, Andersen EF – Poster
Lewis ZK, Tidwell T, Clayton A, Chandler B, Cox JL, Hong B, Lamb AN, Mowery-Rushton P, Quigley DI, Schultz R, Toydemir R, Xu X, Andersen EF. Reevaluation of copy number variant (CNV) classifications in the clinical laboratory setting: challenges, insights, and experiences with a laboratory-initiated process.

Andersen E – Presentation
Andersen E*, Herriges J*, Coe B, Conlin L, Hilton B, Goodenberger M, Jobanputra V, Levy B, Paulraj P, Riggs ER, Runke C, Schleede J, Speevak M, Toner K, Zhang S, Thorland E, Martin C, on behalf of the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) (*Equal contribution). Standardizing the classification of recurrent copy number variants - from benign to reduced and high penetrance regions.

Southern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (SCASM) - Spring Symposium
Burbank, CA, March 14, 2020

Fisher MA – Presentation
Fisher MA. Next generation strain typing.

United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP)
Los Angeles, CA, March 1-5, 2020

Mathison BA – Presentation
Mathison BA. An unexpected finding in a vaginal discharge specimen.

Mathison BA – Presentation
Mathison BA. On the outside looking in: peeling back the onion of nematode anatomy in tissue specimens.

WORLDSymposium
Orlando, FL, February 10-13, 2020

Pasquali M – Poster
Kaczmarczyk A, Thomas A, Bailey C, Viskochil D, Gupta A, Lund T, Orchard PJ, Yang AC, Dennis A, Pasquali M. Analysis of heparan sulfate and heparan sulfate non-reducing ends in Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I.

Park City Anatomic Pathology Update
Park City, UT, February 9-13, 2020

Rets AV – Presentation
Rets AV. Hypocellular bone marrow . . . what's next?

First Coast ID/CM Symposium
Jacksonville, FL, January 31-February 1, 2020

Mathison BA – Presentation
Mathison BA. Waiter, there's a ring with double-chromatin dots on my Plasmodium vivax slide! Or: avoiding dogmatism in identifying blood parasites.

Center for Genomic Medicine Symposium
Salt Lake City, UT, January 29, 2020

Wooderchak-Donahue W, Szankasi P, Close D, Best H, Bayrak-Toydemir P – Poster
Wooderchak-Donahue W, Szankasi P, Bolia A, Flores Daboub JA, Frigerio A, Close D, Best H, Grimmer JF, Stevenson DA, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Investigation of the genetic underpinnings of infantile hemangioma using a ~750 gene NGS panel and exome sequencing.

American Federation for Medical Research, Western Regional Meeting (AFMR)
Carmel, CA, January 23–25, 2020

Martins TB, Banerjee D, Hill HR – Poster
Martins TB, Atanackovic D, Luetkens T, Banerjee D, Hill HR. Cytokine and growth factor profiling for the differentiation of multiple myeloma patients from those with monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance.

Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
Phoenix, AZ, November 20–24, 2019

Hellwig S, Bronner MP – Poster
Underhill HR, Nix DA, Davidson CJ, Hellwig S, Fuertes CL, Colman H, Bronner MP, Jensen H. The mutational profile of glioblastoma-derived cell-free DNA in plasma represents a DNA.

American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)
Washington, DC, November 20–24, 2019

Mathison BA – Poster
Pritt BS, Mathison BA, Bradbury R, O'Horo JC, Grunst DA, Sloan LM, Nicolau S, Swanson AA, Virk A. Patient with the rare Australian parasite, Haycocknema perplexum, presenting at a large reference medical center in the Midwestern United States.

Artificial Intelligence: Applications for the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of Today
Webinar, November 20, 2019

Mathison BA – Presentation
Mathison BA. Applications for AI for diagnosis of parasitic infections.

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)/Association of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP)
Atlanta, GA, November 8–13, 2019

Jaskowski TD, La'ulu SL, Genzen JR, Tebo AE – Poster
Amjadi SS, Frech TM, Chan J, Scholand MB, Jaskowski TD, La'ulu SL, Genzen JR, Lebiedz-Odrobina D, Tebo AE. Use of serum lung injury biomarkers for predicting the severity of interstitial lung disease in patients with connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease and interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features.

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
Baltimore, MD, November 7-9, 2019

Zhou W, Longhurst M, Rowe L, Lamb A – Poster
Zhou W, Longhurst M, Rowe L, Siady D, Chandler B, Clark C, Lamb A. FISH slides preparation by BioDot Instruments - a semi-automated system.

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
Houston, TX, October 15–19, 2019

Margraf RL, Mao R – Poster
Margraf RL, Mao R. Comparison of Stereocilin gene copy number detection by multiplex ligation-dependent PCR amplification (MLPA) and multiplexed droplet digital PCR (ddPCR).

Deshotel MJ, Jama M, Pont-Kingdon GP, Bayrak-Toydemir P - Poster
Deshotel MJ, Jama M, Pont-Kingdon GP, Bayrak-Toydemir P. Revealing repeats: Toward a PCR-based test for autosomal dominant spinocerebellar ataxias 1, 2, 3, 6, 7.

Pathology Visions
Orlando, FL, October 6–8, 2019

Kohan J, Astill M, Barker A, Ardon O – Poster
Kohan J, Astill M, Barker A, Ardon O. Establishing the need for artificial intelligence applications in clinical pathology microscopy based tests.

International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS)
Atlanta, GA, October 4–8, 2019

Ravkov EV, Barker AP, Hill H, Peterson LK, Slev P, Tebo A, Voelkerding K, Wittwer CT, Heikal N, Delgado JC, Lázár-Molnár E, Kumánovics A – Poster
Ravkov EV, Charlton CM, Barker AP, Hill H, Peterson LK, Slev P, Tebo A, Voelkerding K, Wittwer CT, Heikal N, Delgado JC, Lázár-Molnár E, Kumánovics A. Evaluation of mass cytometry in the clinical laboratory.

The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI)/Banff Foundation for Allograft Pathology (BANFF) Joint Scientific Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA, September 23–27, 2019

Lazar-Molnar E, Agarwal A, Kumanovics A – Poster
Lazar-Molnar E, Dibb K, Wilcox A, Williams K, Agarwal A, Kumanovics A. Follow-up on an unusual crossmatch result reveals immunodeficiency in donor.

Profaizer T, Margraf R, Kumanovics A, Lazar-Molnar E – Poster
Profaizer T, Margraf R, Kumanovics A, Lazar-Molnar E. Quantifying donor-derived cell-free DNA in blood and urine of a cohort of renal transplant patients using digital droplet PCR.

International Association for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology (IATDMCT)
Fos do Iguassu, Brazil, September 22–26, 2019

Johnson-Davis K – Poster
Johnson-Davis KL, Farnsworth C, Law C, Parker R. A serum multi-element panel by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

The National Society for Histotechnology (NSH)
New Orleans, LA, September 20–25, 2019

Tripp SR, George TI – Poster
Tripp SR, Williams M, George TI. Multiplex staining in mastocytosis to identify TIM3 & galectin-9 co-expression.

European Congress of Veterinary Internal Medicine for Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA)
Milan, Spain, September 19–21, 2019

Reading S – Poster
Jaffey JA, Johnson G, Bullock G, Villani N, Mhlanga-Mutangadura T, Reading S, Cohn L, Giger U, Wiest A, Abdulmalik O, Harvey JW. Hereditary methemoglobinemia in dogs caused by cytochrome b5 reductase deficiency associated with variants in CYB5R3.

International Congress on Antiphospholipid Antibodies (ICAPA)  
Manchester, United Kingdom, September 17–20, 2019

Tebo A – Poster
Benson A, Tebo A, Grover B, Paluso A, Branch DW. Low frequency of antiphospholipid antibodies in women with recurrent embryonic and pre-embryonic losses.

Tebo A – Poster
Benson A, Tebo A, Branch DW. Phosphatidylserine-dependent antiprothrombin antibodies may identify patients who are negative for classic antiphospholipid antibodies          .

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Phoenix, AZ, September 11–13, 2019

Genzen J – Poster
Calvaresi EC, Genzen J. Evaluating percentage-based reporting of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) enzymatic activity in a national reference laboratory: assessment of patient eligibility for plasmodium vivax radical cure therapy.

Moser KA, Smock KJ – Presentation
Moser KA, Smock KJ. Next generation pathology: strategies to engage millennial learners.

Association of Medical Laboratory Immunologists (AMLI)
Cleveland, OH, August 16–19, 2019

Haven TR, Peterson LK – Poster
Haven TR, Klonoski J, Peterson LK. Autoantibody prevalence in cerebrospinal fluid in autoimmune neurologic syndromes and related diseases.

Lozier BK, Haven TR, Tebo AE, Peterson LK – Poster        
Lozier BK, Haven TR, Reynolds M, Grow, C Tebo AE, Peterson LK. Evaluation of a new radioimmunoprecipitation assay for the detection of N-type voltage-gated calcium channel (N-VGCC) antibodies.

Jaskowski TD, Tebo AE – Poster
Jaskowski TD, Craig C, Knapp DD, Stromberg B, Tebo AE. Evaluation of an automated system for detecting anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) by indirect immunofluorescence.

Jaskowski TD, La'ulu SL, Genzen JR, Tebo AE – Poster
Maharjan AS, Jaskowski TD, La'ulu SL, Genzen JR, Tebo AE. Lung-specific biomarkers contribute to the identification of patients with interstitial lung disease.    

Pavlov IY, Lazar-Molnar E – Poster
Pavlov IY, Lazar-Molnar E. Feasibility of MSD method application to immunogenicity testing: what do we actually call "Drug Tolerance"?

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
Anaheim, CA, August 4–8, 2019

Johnson-Davis K, McMillin G – Poster
Kroner GM, Doyle K, Johnson-Davis K, McMillin G. Comparative cannabinoid cross-reactivity in THC immunoassays.

Hunsaker JJH, Snow TM, McMillin GA, Johnson-Davis KL, Genzen JR – Poster
Hunsaker JJH, LaGrave D, Murphy W, Reichman HA, Snow TM, McMillin GA, Johnson-Davis KL, Genzen JR. Comparison of disclosed smoking status to the presence of serum nicotine and metabolites in maternal quadruple screen specimens.

Tebo AE – Poster
Maharjan AS, Tebo AE. Contribution of autoantibody testing in the evaluation of patients at-risk of interstitial lung disease.

De Biase I – Presentation
De Biase I. Diagnosing inborn errors of metabolism: challenging cases in biochemical genetics.

Wyness, SP, Ray JA, Genzen JR – Poster
Wyness, SP, Maharjan AS, Ray JA, Willcox TL, Seiter JD, Genzen JR. Laboratory protocol for the identification of estradiol (E2) and unconjugated estriol (uE3) interference on the Beckman UniCel DXI 800 Immunoassay System.

Yuzyuk T, De Biase I – Poster
Perry A, Yuzyuk T, De Biase I. Measuring lysosomal acid lipase in dried blood spots: a reference laboratory experience.

Erickson JA, Genzen JR – Poster
Erickson JA, Chiang F, Walker CM, Genzen JR. Method comparison and reference limits for two chromogranin A (CgA) assays.

Wyness SP, Genzen JR – Poster
Wyness SP, Genzen JR. Performance evaluation of five lipoprotein(a) immunoassays on the Roche cobas c501 Chemistry Analyzer.

Briggs E, Wooderchak-Donahue W, Melis R, Ha Y, Pham H, McMillin G – Poster
Briggs E, Wooderchak-Donahue W, Melis R, Ha Y, Pham H, Laub C, Roberts A, McMillin G. Pharmacogenomics and CYP2D6 copy number variation testing using automation improves turnaround time and lowers repeat rate.

Lozier BK, Schwarz E, Kish-Trier E, Straseski JA, De Biase I, Yuzyuk T – Poster
Lozier BK, Phengphong N, Manion M, Schwarz E, Kish-Trier E, Straseski JA, De Biase I, Yuzyuk T. Quantitative analysis of long chain fatty acids (C12-C24) in packed red blood cells by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Lu J, Johnson LM – Poster
Lu J, Jensen RA, Bird JO, Johnson LM. Quantitative fecal fat analysis by NMR spectroscopy.

La'ulu SL, Genzen JR – Poster
La'ulu SL, Pace L, Genzen JR. Stability study of maternal serum screening analytes in serum and alpha fetoprotein (AFP) in amniotic and cerebral spinal fluid.

Kushnir MM, Straseski JA – Poster
Kushnir MM, Kushnir VA, Straseski JA. Total and free 25 hydroxy vitamin D are associated with AMH and androgens in women with biochemical evidence of polycystic ovary morphology.

Kushnir MM, Song B, Frank EL – Poster
Kushnir MM, Song B, Krantz JK, Frank EL. Status of vitamin B6 sufficiency in the US pediatric and adult populations.