2011 NW Regional Cytometry Meeting
Cytometry Data: Mining, Modeling, and Management
Data analysis is the bottleneck in cytometry. Analytical approaches useful in low parameter phenotype experiments are too slow and biased for abstracting features in highly multivariate functional experiments, such as cytokine and phosphorylation assays. Automation and standardization are essential for valid measurements, especially for functional assays and across platforms. New bio-informatic tools for warehouse and mining, extracting features, modeling, simulating and visualizing results, are needed if phenotypic and functional applications are to develop as expected, and if cytometric experiments done with a variety of platforms and approaches are to contribute to a unified systems view of cells and tissues. Please join us in the conversation.
The 2011 Northwest Regional Cytometry Meeting will be held March 24-26 at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, Oregon. Conference presentations are free and open to the public, with walk-ins encouraged. Registration is not required for attending talks. The $25 registration is, however, required for the reception dinner and lunches. Registration determines the number for dinner and lunch, and will close on March 19.
The Flow Informatic and Computational Cytometry Society (FICCS) meeting and concurrent FloCyte Data Analysis course precede the NWRCM on March 24th. The Northwest Regional Cytometry Meeting begins at 3pm with a plenary talk by Dr. Garry Nolan, and talks continue to the reception dinner later in the evening. Dr. Joe W. Gray will be the dinner speaker. Talks continue on Friday with a roster headed up by Dr. J. Paul Robinson. Session talks alternate with panel discussions and vendor presentations. Saturday opens with software practicums, followed by a FloCyte course on standardization and a concurrent cytometry course for high school teachers.
The buffet dinner Thursday night and the lunch on Friday requires registration. The $25 registration fee helps defray the cost of food, and helps with program planning. However, walk-ins are always welcome, and participation in the program does not require registration (all sessions are free).
Our registration form is here, and can be faxed to 503-494-5656. Online registration and payment is available, and our online registration is now open. If you have any questions about online registration or payment, please contact Allan Kachelmeier, 2011 NWRCM Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Thursday, March 24
8:00 am - 3:00 pm - FloCyte Course, "Data Analysis", taught by Dr. Tim Bushnell. Contact Sue DeMaggio at FloCyte@FloCyte.com for more information.
9:00 am - 3:00pm - The Flow Informatics and Computational Cytometry Society (FICCS) meeting. For information on the FICCS meeting, contact Raphael Gottardo or Ryan Brinkman at info@FICCS.org
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm - NWRCM plenaries
6:30 pm - Reception and dinner - OHSU Old Library
Friday, March 25
8:00 am - 6:00 pm - NWRCM plenaries, panel discussions, and vendor talks
Saturday, March 26
8:00 am - 10:00 am - Software Practicums
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - FlowJo for Programmers
10:00 am - 4:00 pm - FloCyte Standardization Course
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Cytometry for High School Teachers
For the complete program brochure and/or schedule, click on one of the links below