[Cytometry] GLIIFCA 18 Registration Now Open

Ryan Duggan rduggan at bsd.uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 30 12:37:07 EDT 2009

Dear All:

Registration is now open for the 18th annual meeting of the Great  
Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association (GLIIFCA).  
The meeting is scheduled to be held from Friday, October 2nd through  
Sunday, October 4th, 2009—Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh,  
PA. Register online at: http://www.gliifca.org/gliifca18.html.

Please note that GLIIFCA has a generous program of awards available to  
participants including the following (please see the website for  
details concerning application/eligibility requirements: http://www.gliifca.org/awards.html) 

The Annual Chao-Huei Jeffrey Wang Memorial Achievement Award: This  
award was created in 2009 in recognition of the lifetime achievements  
and contributions to the flow cytometry community by Dr. Chao-Huei  
Jeffrey Wang. The scholarship is intended as a Training Award to be  
used to offset costs to attend an academic course, a national/ 
international flow or imaging course/conference, travel to a lab to  
learn a new skill, or a related activity to further the awardee’s  
training. Eligible applicants include an individual beginning their  
scientific career and studying or working in the U.S.

The Alex Nakeff Young Investigators Award: This prize is to be awarded  
at each year's GLIIFCA meeting to the technician, undergraduate,  
graduate or post doctoral student who gives the best presentation at  
the annual meeting. Both oral and poster presentations will be judged.  
The recipient will be awarded a cash prize, the amount of which will  
be determined by the GLIIFCA steering committee in addition to any  
eligible travel awards, and a plaque with his/her name inscribed on it  
will be sent to the recipient.

Also, Travel and Poster Awards are available to help defray travel  
costs for all students, technicians and post-docs.

Program: The Program Committee, under the guidance of Mike Sramkoski  
(President), with Vera Donnenberg and Keith Shults, has put together  
an excellent program for you. The program will feature:

The Core Manager’s Workshop on Friday, October 2nd—the popular full  
day forum for core managers continues.
Friday night is the opening mixer with a host of technical talks to  
showcase the latest developments in flow & image cytometry.
Saturday features topics in clinical cytometry, imaging innovations  
and more. The Carleton and Sigrid Stewart Lecture will be given by  
Maurice O’Gorman, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Feinberg  
School of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School. Also  
featured will be a poster session and the luncheon roundtable  
The Saturday night themed banquet. After 18 years, GLIIFCA GRADUATES!  
Join us at the banquet as we celebrate GLIIFCA Graduates!  We are  
planning to put together a Yearbook for the occasion containing  
cytometry-centric superlatives (e.g. Most likely to…).  We’ll also  
have a graduation speaker and valedictorian.  See gliifca.org for  
Sunday lectures on applications innovations—learn about some novel  
approaches to the use of cytometry.
Please distribute this announcement and attached flyer to colleagues  
who you think may be interested in attending.  If the attached flyer  
is scrubbed from this email, you can find a copy at the following  
url:  http://tinyurl.com/gliifca18flyer

Thanks, and look forward to seeing you all in Pittsburgh—

Mary Paniagua

Ryan Duggan

GLIIFCA Secretaries

Ryan Duggan
Technical Director
Flow Cytometry Facility
University of Chicago

Ph:  773.702.9212 or .5582
Web:  http://ucflow.uchicago.edu

Main Facility
910 E. 58th, Room 037
Chicago, IL 60637


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