July 17, 2013
Contact: Dana Mortensen, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, firstname.lastname@example.org, 267-426-6092
WHAT: The Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has partnered with ARUP Laboratories to host a live Twitter chat discussing the latest news and clinical developments regarding the use of next-generation genome sequencing to enhance diagnostic evaluation of genetic disorders. The chat, coined #LabChatter, will feature Avni Santani, PhD, scientific director of the Molecular Genetics Lab at CHOP. Judy O’Rourke, editor of CLP magazine and Monica Heger, reporter from GenomeWeb will moderate the event.
WHEN: Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. ET
WHERE: Twitter by using the hashtag #LabChatter. Follow along and participate by asking your next-generation sequencing questions.
Judy O’Rourke has been chief editor at of Clinical Lab Products magazine for 2 years. Prior to CLP, Judy served as managing editor for two magazines in the medical market and worked as a staff reporter for a newspaper.
Monica Heger covers the trade and trends of next-generation sequencing technology and its emerging use in the clinic for GenomeWeb.
Founded in 1984, ARUP Laboratories is a leading national reference laboratory and a nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. ARUP offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to esoteric molecular and genetic assays. ARUP serves clients across the United States, including many of the nation’s top university teaching hospitals and children’s hospitals, as well as multihospital groups, military and other government facilities.