2008 NW Regional Cytometry Meeting at OHSU, March 13 - 15

Allan Kachelmeier kachelme at ohsu.edu
Mon Jan 21 20:52:31 EST 2008

To all cytometrists and other interested parties, 

In behalf of the flow and imaging community of the Pacific Northwest, I am pleased to
announce and invite you to the 2008 NW Regional Cytometry Meeting, ‘Flow and Imaging for
an ~omics era’. The meeting will be held in Portland on March 13 - 15 in the Old Library
at OHSU. The roster is outstanding, with 18 plenary speakers covering a range including
flow- and image-cytometry, biosensors, and high throughput screening. The meeting will
provide an opportunity to network with others from both academia and industry, with
discussion ranging from Data and Minimum Information Standards on March 13th, to
functional assays, probes, and flow- and imaging-based high throughput methods on March
14th and 15th. Instrumentation, as well, will be on demo (see page 2 of the brochure for
a partial listing).

Speakers include J. Paul Robinson, Peter Krutzik, Dorothy Lewis, Ger van den Engh, Ed
Walker, Chris D. Geddes, Alan Waggoner, Bob Murphy, Bob Zucker, James Jacobberger, Larry
Sklar, David Basiji, Mike Samuels, Iain Johnson, Rick Monsma, Doug Auld, Ghislain Bonamy,
and Michael A. Mancini. 

Sponsors include Oregon Hearing Research Center, BD Biosciences, Beckman Coulter,
Invitrogen, PerkinElmer, Amnis Corp., Cytopeia, Dako, CompuCyte, TTPLabtech, Thermo
Fisher Scientific, Accelrys, Accuri Cytometers, Applied Cytometry Systems, BioLegend,
Chi-Square Works, Cell Signaling Technology, Cytek Development, De Novo Software, FloCyte
Associates, Guava Technologies, iCyt Mission Technology, IntelliCyt, Miltenyi Biotec, MDS
Analytical Technologies, Partec, StemCell Technologies, Tree Star, Union Biometrica, and
Verity Software House.

In association with the 2008 NWRCM is a meeting co-hosted by ISAC and FICCS, 'Data
standards and software tools for high throughput cytometry', which meets from 9am -
4:30pm on March 13. All are welcome to participate. The FICCS meeting dovetails with the
4:30pm Thursday NWRCM panel discussion on Minimum Information Standards. A light
reception after 4:30pm offers opportunity for socializing, poster viewing, and talking
with vendors.

Also on March 13 is a FloCyte Regional Training Program course, “Intracellular
Cytometry”. Dr. Dorothy Lewis, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Flow Cytometry
Core Facility at Baylor College of Medicine, will be teaching the course. The course
covers fixation and permeabilization, a host of applications including DNA staining,
phosphorylation, GFP, as well as quantitative methods - for more details, go to
http://www.flocyte.com/FRTP/Intracellular_flow.htm . A 10% discount is offered to 2008
NWRCM registrants. For further information, or to register for the course, go to the
FloCyte Associates website at http://www.flocyte.com/FRTP/FRTPHome.htm .

All NWRCM talks are free and open to the public. A $25 registration fee covers noon
lunches on Friday and Saturday, as well as the Friday evening reception buffet. The
brochure at http://www.isac-net.org/media/2008NWRCM.pdf includes a registration page. The
same page can be used to register for the FICCS meeting. Registration for the FloCyte
course is on the FloCyte website. For further information, please contact Allan
Kachelmeier at kachelme at ohsu.edu. Thanks.

Allan Kachelmeier, 2008 NWRCM coordinator

Manager, confocal microscopy core
Oregon Hearing Research Center

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