[Cytometry] Mid Atlantic Core Directors - Save the Date

Joanne Lannigan jl7fj at virginia.edu
Wed Feb 12 11:47:09 EST 2014

Mark your calendar now for the 2nd annual Mid-Atlantic Directors and Staff of Scientific Cores (MAD SSCi) meeting, June 4-6, 2014, in Baltimore, MD.


This meeting is designed to give directors and staff of core facilities or science departments with shared equipment the opportunity to network and learn from each other and from regional experts, gaining ideas and possible solutions for problems that challenge all of us.


Topics will include a wide range of technologies, including Imaging, Next Generation Sequencing, Protein Expression and Imaging by Mass Spectrometry, Regional Resource Sharing, RNA Expression, Emerging Technologies and Technology Development, Novel Flow Methods.  The daily agenda may be found at http://madssci.my.abrf.org.  


Pre-conference satellite workshops will be available at no additional charge for some interesting, practical, vendor specific training.  These workshops are especially designed to give senior level technicians and small Core facility directors access to experience from field applications specialists and other experts.  In addition, there will be workshops focused on staff development, including tips for writing shared instrumentation grants and how to write effective SOPs.  Registration includes an opening reception that will be held at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, and feature opening remarks and a keynote lecture (TBD).             

We encourage participants to submit abstracts to present during the poster session on Thursday, June 5th.  This offers an excellent opportunity to network with fellow core facility staff.

The meeting will be hosted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and will feature tours of the newly launched Center for Innovative Biomedical Resources (CIBR), a recently renovated 30,000 square foot administrative home for the School of Medicine core resources.


Please plan now to join us for this exciting event!  Registration and poster abstract submission will be available starting Mid-March, please check the website for more updates.  Registration is limited to 150 people, and is open to all academic, government and commercial core facility directors and staff, as well as to labs with shared equipment that may not be a formal core facility.


MAD SSCi is a chapter of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF).  Not a member of ABRF? Join today and see the benefits networking with other core facilities can provide!  (Membership is not required for registration.)

Joanne Lannigan, MS
Director, Flow Cytometry Core
University of Virginia 
School of Medicine
1300 Jefferson Park Ave.
Jordan Hall, Rm 2011A
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0734
flowcytometry at virginia.edu
office: 434-924-0274
lab: 434-243-2711

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