Enabling research by improving access to samples
11th July 2012 — 12th July 2012
This event will reflect the significant change that is driving current development in biosample management.
SMi’s 2nd annual Biobanking event will reflect the significant change driving current development in bio sample management. With great impetus being put on data sharing, interoperability and harmonisation of biobanks, it will explain how single centre research facilities are evolving into research infrastructures. There will also be efforts to associate value to existing biological resources and coverage of important issues experienced by those who donate, manage and expend biobank samples.
Why attend this event?
• Explore challenges facing new biobanks, strategies for cost recovery and sustainability
• Discover sample requirements of researchers in drug discovery
• Communicate with solution providers who provide technological innovations for managing biobanks
• Examine quality control and quality assurance practices
• Determine how to improve your infrastructure and better network with the biobanking community
• Discuss obstacles to people donating tissue for biomedical research
Key speakers include:
Martin Yuille, Joint Director, Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research, University of Manchester
Anthony Rowe, Principal Research Scientist, External Innovation R&D IT, Janssen
Pablo Arrisi, Senior Biosample Operations Manager, Roche
Kristian Hveem, Head of HUNT Biobank, Leader Biobank Norway, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Mads Almose Røpke, Senior Scientist, LEO Pharma
Helen Moore, Director of Biospecimen Research Network (BRN), Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR), National Cancer Institute
Geraldine Thomas, Chair in Molecular Pathology, Chernobyl Tissue Bank
Julie Corfield, Director, Areteva Ltd.
Plus! Attend our two interactive half day pre-conference workshops held at Copthorne Tara Hotel on…..
Implementing and maintaining a biobank LIMS
Led by: Hemal Rajani, Former LIMS Manager, UK Biobank, Technical Project Manager, LabVantage and Business Analyst, LabVantage Solutions
8:30am – 12:30pm
Virtual Biobanking: interactive workshop and practical tips
Ann Cooreman, Chief Operating Officer, Tissue Solutions Ltd.
1:30 - 5:30pm
Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities
SMi Group also offers direct access to key decision makers in this sector through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages or details contact Alia Malick on tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6168 or email: email@example.com
Heads of Department, Directors, Managers, Team Leaders Researchers and Scientists from: Research and Development Supply Chain Translational science Population based biobanks Disease based biobanks Hospital Trusts
Expected Number of Attendees
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Price of Attendance
Scarsdale Place, Kensington