ABNA 2016 and the Second AXT Biobanking Workshop
AXT will again be exhibiting at the ABNA 2016 Annual Conference organised by the Australasian Biospecimen Network Association. This event attracts a national and international audience from both industry and academia. This annual event provides a forum for them to all come together to collaborate and exchange ideas as well as to learn about the latest developments and innovations in their field.
Date: Thursday October 13 and Friday October 14, 2016
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Second Australasian Biobanking Workshop
Following on the success of the inaugural Australian Biobanking Workshop held immediately after ABNA 2015, AXT will be hosting the second installment of this intimate but popular event.
For more details and to register, click here
AXT at ABNA 2016
At ABNA this year we will be promoting:
- OpenSpecimen – Biobanking informatics platform
- TTP Labtech – Cryogenic biospecimen storage facilities
We are also excited to add:
- ISENET – Galileo Tissue microarray systems
We will have representatives from all three suppliers who will be on hand to provide advice on their systems and how they can be integrated into your laboratory to enhance your workflow efficiency, reliability and robustness.
Second AXT Biobanking Workshop
AXT are proud to host the second installment of our Biobanking Workshop. The workshop will address key areas such as:
- Biobanking data management
- Cryogenic sample storage
- Tissue Microarray Course
This event has been organised to coincide with ABNA 2016, and will be held the day before:
Date: Wednesday October 12, 2016
Venue: SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000 (a short stroll from Adelaide Convention Centre)
To ensure you are provided with the best and most up to date information, we are bringing in international speakers including:
Dr. Andrew Goulter
Our lineup of high profile international speakers, intermingled with local experts and adopters will present exciting and informative content and case studies ensuring that the workshop will be a valuable educational experience as well as an opportunity to share personal experiences.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is designed for anyone involved in biobanking and biospecimen management. This includes:
- Biobanking facility managers
- Medical researchers involved with infectious diseases, cancer etc
This event doubles as a user group meeting and is especially suited for those in the biobanking community who already have or are looking at solutions including:
- OpenSpecimen biobanking database
- Cryogenic sample storage solutions like the TTP Labtech arktic
- Galileo tissue microarray systems
As it will allow you to speak with colleagues who already have and use this equipment and technology to gain a clearer insight into how it can benefit you and your workflow.
Register to Attend
2nd AXT Biobanking Workshop Presenters
To ensure that you are provided with the best levels of information, we have assembled a global group of quality speakers. These include people who are intimately involved with the design, operation and application of the technology and they are best placed to give you an insight into how it can benefit you now as well as into the future. In addition, we are also lucky enough to have talks from local speakers who have already installed the systems and are using them right now.
Second AXT Biobanking Workshop Program
|9.30am||Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks||Desley Pitcher, AXT|
|9.45am||Introduction to OpenSpecimen and Demonstration||Poornima Govindrao, Openspecimen|
|11.00am||Introduction to Automated Sample Management||Dr. Andrew Goulter, TTP Labtech|
|11.15am||The OpenSpecimen Experience at SAHMRI||Dr. Pamela Saunders, SAHMRI|
|11.35am||The OpenSpecimen Experience at University of Auckland||Dr. Charlotte Verstappen, University of Auckland|
|11.55am||The OpenSpecimen Experience at Victorian Cancer Biobank||Dr. Caroline Drinkwater, VCB|
|12.15pm||OpenSpecimen Configurable Data Entry Workflows||Poornima Govindrao, OpenSpecimen|
|1.15pm||Case Study: Automated Sample Management @ NYU, RNAi Screening Lab, New York||Dr. Andrew Goulter, TTP Labtech|
|1.30pm||OpenSpecimen Specimen Catalog and Reporting||Poornima Govindrao, OpenSpecimen|
|2.00pm||OpenSpecimen Wrap Up||Poornima Govindrao, OpenSpecimen|
|2.15pm||Case Study: Automated Sample Management @ MRC Epidemiology Unit, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge UK||Dr. Andrew Goulter, TTP Labtech|
|2.30pm||Tissue Microarray (TMA) Introduction||Steve Hunter, AXT|
|2.45pm||Integrated Tissue Microarray and Visual Imaging Platform||Ing. Pasquale De Blasio, Integrated Systems Engineering|
|3.30pm||Case Study: Automated Sample Management @ Liverpool Gene Mill (Synthetic Biology) , Liverpool University, UK||Dr. Andrew Goulter, TTP Labtech|
|3.45pm||TMA Technology for Biomarker Validation and Clinical Applications||Ida Biunno, Institute for Genetic and Biomedical Research|
|4.15pm||Automated Sample Management Wrap Up||Dr. Andrew Goulter, TTP Labtech|
|4.30pm||TMA Concluding Remarks||Ing. Pasquale De Blasio, Integrated Systems Engineering|
|4.45pm||Panel Discussion||All Speakers|