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2015 Meeting

2015 SEASR Meeting

June 3-5, 2015
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The 2015 meeting was a great success bringing together over 150 core directors/administrators/staff and more than 30 sponsoring vendors.

Of particular note was the two-day pre-meeting Business Skills for Cores Workshop run by the Darden School of Business.  This workshop is now being adopted by the National ABRF organization and will be offered at national meetings and other chapters meetings in future years.

A brief overview of the entire meeting is below.

To see more details about what happened,  please visit the meeting website.


2015 Joint Conference of MADSSCi-SEASR

Tuesday, June 2nd - Wednesday June 3rd

Business Skills for Core Directors Pre-Conference Workshop


Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

1:00-5:00p Registration/vendor set up

5:30-6:00p Meet buses at Darden to opening reception

6:15p           Buses leave for Kings

6:30-6:45p Buses Arrive at Kings

6:45-10:30p   Opening reception at Kings

7:00-7:30p Opening remarks

9:30-10:30p   Buses return to Darden

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

8:00AM-7:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open

8:00-9:00    Registration/Breakfast with the vendors

9:00-9:15    Dual President remarks/welcome

9:15-10:15 Keynote: Franziska Grieder, DVM, Ph.D

Optimizing Core Resources -- investments in Greater Efficiency & Better Science

10:15-10:45   Coffee Break with the vendors

10:45-11:45 First Plenary:

12:00-1:00 Vendor Luncheon Workshops/Lunch with vendors

Option 1: Fluidigm

Option 2: Science Exchange

Option 3: TBD

Option 4: Enjoy lunch in the Vendor Area

1:15-2:15    First Breakout

Option 1: Business Continuity/Crisis Management

Option 2: RNA Seq

Option 3: Protein and Antibody

2:30-3:30    Second Breakout

Option 1: Measuring Core Impact

Option 2: NGS DNA QC

Option 3: Imaging

3:30-4:00    Break with the vendors

4:00-5:00    Special Topic Panel Discussions

Option 1: Administrative Panel Discussion: Funding in Difficult Financial Times?

Option 2: Technology Panel Discussion: Nanotechnology

5:00-7:00    Wine & Cheese with the vendors

Thursday evening dinner on your own

Friday, June 5th, 2015

8:00AM-2:00PM Exhibit Hall Open

8:00-9:00    Breakfast with the vendors

9:00-10:00 Second Plenary:

10:15-11:15  Third Breakout

Option 1: LIMS/Core Management

Option 2: Bioinformatics

Option 3: Flow Cytometry

11:30-12:30  Closing Keynote: Joshua Pearce

Building Research Equipment with Free, Open Source Hardware

12:30-2:00 Closing Luncheon Abbott Hall Dining Room

2:00-5:00    Vendor breakdown
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