Special Events

We hope you will take advantage of some of these special events going on at AMP this year! Click on the event below to automatically scroll down for details. More information will be added as events are programmed. Note - some events, including the AMP 2018 Social Event and MPOC, require registration in advance.


Corporate Workshop Day
Wednesday, October 31, 8:00am - 5:00pm

AMP Corporate Workshop Day presents an opportunity for all AMP meeting attendees and the public at-large to learn from industry representatives about the latest scientific advances and equipment. This event is free and open to all. Take advantage of over seventy workshops hosted 8:00am - 5:00pm. Please note that Corporate Workshops are commercial activities. View the full disclaimer.


Molecular Pathology Outreach Course (Separate Registration Required)
AMPlicons: A Practical Molecular Toolkit and Case Studies
Wednesday, October 31, 8:30am - 3:45pm
This course is designed for pathologists, residents, laboratory directors and technologists who have some prior exposure to molecular diagnostic testing. The course features introductory information about the state of the science as well as a series of case studies illustrating some of the most current principles and practices in the field of Molecular Pathology. Attendees from all career levels will benefit from this staple offering.


AMP Reference Materials Forum

Tuesday, October 30

AMP will be hosting a forum to discuss genetic testing reference materials availability and needs (for test validation, quality control, and proficiency testing). Speakers will present a variety of current reference material development projects for molecular testing of inherited and acquired somatic genetic disorders followed by group discussion.


AMP Central

AMP's "booth" in the Exhibit Hall centrally located between the poster boards! Come and visit the area to...


- Participate in "Career Networking Mixers" and "AMP Committee Meet & Greets."

- Learn about opportunities to Get involved with AMP.

- Visit our Job Board to see or post new opportunities

- Test Directory Demonstrations

- Tweetup during the Welcome Reception

… and more!


Innovation Spotlight Stage

The AMP Innovation Spotlight Stage is a unique opportunity for exhibiting companies to promote leading edge products or services in the Exhibit Hall at the AMP 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo. The Innovation Spotlight Stage area is located in the back left corner of the Exhibit Hall. Innovation Spotlight presentations are open to all Meeting Registrants and seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

Welcome Reception
Thursday, November 1, 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Please join us for the Welcome Reception and help to kick-off another successful Annual Meeting while networking with your friends and colleagues in the Exhibit Hall. This event is open to all registered Meeting Attendees. Be sure to indicate if you plan to attend when you register for the Annual Meeting & Expo.


AMP Trainee Networking Hour
Thursday, November 1, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: TBD

Join us in the first ever AMP Trainee Networking Hour! This is your chance to connect with other AMP trainees over great food and drinks at a local San Antonio bar. All registered trainees are welcome and will receive a ticket that they may use at the bar in exchange for a free drink! Your drink ticket will be included on your badge sheet when you check-in for the Annual Meeting & Expo. 


Business Meeting and Awards Session
Friday, November 2, 5:15pm - 6:30pm
AMP invites all Meeting Attendees to attend the AMP Business Meeting and Awards Session. Come hear how AMP is working hard to help you advance patient care. A number of awards, including the Young Investigator, Technologist and the Jeffrey A. Kant Leadership Awards will be presented at this session.


AMP 2018 Social Event (Separate Registration Required)
Friday, November 2, 7:00pm - 10:30pm

The AMP Social Event is intended to facilitate networking opportunities between trainees, new, and long-standing AMP attendees. There will be mingling, dancing, amateur acts and great food! Attendees who purchased tickets when registering for the meeting will receive their ticket when they check-in at the registration desk for their name badge. If any tickets are still available for sale, they may be purchased at the Registration Desk.