2020 Exhibit Theater Schedule

Exhibit Theater Presentations are 30-minute presentations held in theaters in the Exhibit Hall during exhibit hours and are presented by exhibiting companies.  These sessions showcase the companies’ recent developments and applications of their products, techniques, and/or services, and they demonstrate how the products or services are used in practical and/or clinical settings.

These presentations are not planned by the Program Committee and are not approved for CME or CEUs. 



Theater 1

Theater 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Expanded Carrier Screening in 2020
Speaker: Scott Pritchard, NxGen Mdx

Agilent Technologies

Prenatal, Postnatal and Neoplastic Chromosomal Microarray Analysis: The Legacy Health Experience
Speaker: Yassmine Akkari, PhD, FACMG, Legacy Health


11:05 am – 11:35 am


Automating the Cytogenetics Laboratory
Speaker: James Stanchfield, PhD, SciGene

Fabric Genomics

AI-Powered, Near-Instant Identification of Rare Disease Genes Using Fabric GEM in a Retrospective Study of 200 Seriously Ill Children in the NICU
Speaker: Francisco De La Vega, D.Sc., Fabric Genomics

11:40 am – 12:10 pm

Variantyx, Inc.

The Exome Blind Spot: Genomes Catch What Exomes Miss
Speaker: Christine Stanley, PhD, FACMG, Variantyx

BioNano Genomics

Characterization of Clinically Relevant Repeats in the Human Genome
Speaker: Sven Bocklandt, PhD, Bionano Genomics; Joe Devaney, PhD, GeneDx

12:15 am – 12:45 pm

Illumina, Inc.

Unlocking the Fully Featured Genome: Validating Short Tandem Repeats by Genome Sequencing in the Illumina Clinical Services Lab
Speaker: Tanner Hagelstrom, PhD, MBA, FACMG, Illumina

emedgene Technologies LTD

The Utility of Machine Learning for Genomic Analysis and Reanalysis in Clinical Genetics Labs
Speaker: Linyan Meng, PhD, Baylor Genetics; Shay Tzur, PhD, emedgene


FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020


Theater 1

Theater 2

10:45 am - 11:15 am


Diagnostic multiOMICs: Integrated Data and Tools for Comprehensive Decisions
Speaker: Peter Bauer, MD, PhD, CENTOGENE US LLC

BioDiscovery, Inc.

Combined CNV and SNV Testing – The Emerging Standard of Care
Speaker: Soheil Shams, PhD, BioDiscovery, Inc


11:20 am – 11:50 am


A New 526-Gene Expanded Carrier Test: Development, Validation, and Early Data
Speakers: Ruth Heim, PhD, FACMG, Integrated Genetics, LabCorp; Trey Langley, PhD, MT(ASCP), MNG, LabCorp

Asuragen, Inc.

Looking Beyond Copy Number: Broad SMN1 and SMN2 profiling in under Four Hours with the AmplideX® PCR/CE SMN1/2 Plus Kit (RUO)
Speaker:John Milligan, PhD, Asuragen, Inc.

11:55 am – 12:25 pm


Rapid Genomic Testing in the Prenatal and Neonatal Periods: When Every Minute Counts
Speaker: Diane Allingham-Hawkins, Ph.D., FCCMG, FACMG, PreventionGenetics

PerkinElmer, Inc.

Exploring the Advantages and Applications of Genome Sequencing in the Clinical Setting
Speaker: Madhuri Hegde, PhD, FACMG, PerkinElmer, Inc.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm


Detecting the Undetectable: How Clinical Genomic Testing Reveals More Answers
Speaker:Amanda Lindy, PhD, FACMG, GeneDx

Roche Sequencing Solutions

Fact Check Your NIPT: De-Bunking Common Myths About cfDNA Testing for Aneuploidy
Speaker: Bowdoin Su, MD, Roche Sequencing Solutions