[Cytometry] Preliminary Program, SoCal Flow SUMMIT 2014

Aswathi George aswathiageorge at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 02:22:02 EST 2014

Registration is open now for the SoCal Flow SUMMIT 2014!

Early bird registration ends March 3, 2014. The 2 day meeting will be held
from March 24-25, 2014 at The Beckman Center, UC Irvine, California.  CEU's
are available courtesy of Flocyte Associates. For more information contact
us by email brown at socalflow.org

Preliminary Program:

Monday, March 25, 2014:

Dr. Maurice O'Gorman, Chief of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology
and Lab Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles: "The Use of Flow
Cytometry for the Assessment  of Primary Immunodeficiency Disease"

Dr. Scott Kitchen, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of UCLA
Humanized Mouse Core Lab, Division of Hematology/Oncology, The David Geffen
School of Medicine, UCLA:  "A Stem Cell Based Approach for Engineering
anti-HIV Immunity"

Keith Kelley, Senior Scientist, Department of Medical Sciences, Amgen,
Inc:  "Applications of Flow Cytometry to the Characterization of Aggregates
in Therapeutic Proteins"

SoCal Flow Business Meeting; Happy Hour/Posters Session; Buffet Dinner/Core
manager meeting (open to all)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014:

Dr. Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz, Keynote Speaker. Professor of Pathology,
Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology, New York Medical College: "Cytometric
Assessment of DNA Damage - and mTOR - signaling, the Factors Contributing
to Aging"

Dr. Marcin Kortylewski, Assistant Professor, Division of Cancer
Immunotherapeutics and Tumor Immunology, Beckman Research Institute of the
City of Hope Medical Center: "Dissecting mechanisms of STAT3-mediated
immunosuppression in mouse and human tumor models using flow Cytometry"

Dr. Craig Walsh, Associate Director, Institute for Immunology; Member of
Multiple Sclerosis Research Center, & Associate Professor, Department of
Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, UC Irvine: "Using flow cytometry to
investigate T cell death mechanisms and immune tolerance"

Poster Presentations; Gold Sponsor Product talks & Gold Sponsor Scientific
talks and vendor exhibits on both days.

*Poster competition:*  *Deadline for submission extended to March 3rd!* Up
to four top poster competitors will be invited to present their work in a
20 minute session during the SUMMIT, receive a $100 honorarium and free
registration. Please check socalflow.org <http://socalflow.org/> for

*Pre- and Post-meeting Training courses:*

March 23, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm. Excyte presents: Flow Cytometry Core
Principles. Visit socalflow.org for more details.

March 26, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm. FloCyte Associates presents Cytometry in Cell
Necrobiology by Dr. Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz: Apoptosis, Necrosis and Beyond.
For course details and registration visit

*Training course scholarships:*

Visit socalflow.org to apply for two scholarships currently available for
the training courses being offered.

The meeting also features Core Mangers dinner open to all registered
attendees and an opportunity to view the latest products in Cytometry from
our exhibitors. Check the meeting website for discounted hotel bookings.

As in the past, this event would not be possible without generous vendor
support. Many thanks to all the companies below for their sponsorships of

*Gold sponsors:* Beckman Coulter, Bio-Rad, DVS Sciences, Affymetrix
ebioscience, EMD Millipore, Life Technologies, Sony Biotechnology

*Silver sponsors:* BD Biosciences, Biolegend, Cell Signaling Technology,
Cytek Development, DeNovo Software, Miltenyi Biotec,Phoenix Flow, Handyem,
Propel Labs Inc., STEMCELL Technologies, Tonbo Biosciences, Virocyt LLC.

*Keynote speaker sponsor and CEU credits:* FloCyte Associates.

*Breakfast sponsor:* Life Technologies.

*Vendor Partner: *Stratedigm

*In-kind sponsor:* Excyte

Ann George

Vice Chair

SoCal Flow Cytometry Association

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