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

Allan Kachelmeier kachelme at ohsu.edu
Sun Jan 27 11:58:12 EST 2008

To all,
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 Standards and MIS on March 13th, to functional assays,
probes, and flow- and imaging-based high throughput methods on March 14th and 15th.
Instrumentation, listed on page 2 of the brochure, will also be on demo.

The March 13 meeting is co-hosted by ISAC and FICCS, 'Data standards and software tools
for high throughput cytometry'. Included will be an update on the ISAC data standards
task force - more info is posted at http://www.ficcs.org/meetings/ficcs4/ficcs4.html .
The meeting will be vendor-focused, but 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”, 9am - 4:30pm. 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 .
Plenary speakers at the meeting 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 are 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.
All 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. Note that
registration closes on March 7. The brochure at
http://www.cyto.purdue.edu/flowcyt/meetings/nrcm_2008.pdf includes a registration page.
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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