Pre-Conference Day
2017-09-12
Day 1
2017-09-13
Day 2
2017-09-14
Day 3
2017-09-15
08:45 - 12:30
Workshop: Planning a Modern Biobank

Biobanks or biorepositories are facilities that collect, process, store and distribute biospecimens and associated data, mainly for biological and medical research. They constitute a crucial resource, supporting cutting-edge investigation in fields such as oncology, genomics and personalised medicine, and the development of diagnostics and therapeutics. In this workshop we will address the fundamental aspects of what is required to set up a modern biobank going from small scale to scale up with a robust business plan.

13:30 - 17:00
Workshop: IT for Biobanks

During this session participants will discuss current issues and ongoing considerations in biobank informatics. The topics for this workshop are: biobanking ontologies; metadata standards and cataloguing; best practices; IT support in ethics and IRB tasks; and guidelines for software selection and tools catalogues; among other IT Biobank related subjects that need harmonisation.

08:00 - 09:00
Registration
09:30 - 10:30
Session 1: Keynote Plenary
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshments
11:00 - 12:45
Session 2: Insights and Experiences of Healthcare Integrated Biobanking
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:15
Session 3C: Quality Management for Biobanking
14:00 - 15:15
Session 3B: Regulating Across the World – Re-using and Sharing Resources, Data and Samples
14:00 - 15:15
Session 3A: The Measure of Success – Metrics Used to Describe the Utilization of Biobanked Samples
15:15 - 15:45
Refreshments
15:45 - 18:30
Welcome Reception and Exhibits w/ The Route
18:30 - 21:00
Evening Program TBC
21:00 - 21:30
Opening: VIP
08:00 - 09:00
Working Group Breakfast Meetings
09:00 - 10:30
Session 4A: Digital Pathology Meets Biobanking
09:00 - 10:30
Session 4B: Utilization, Valuation and Public Trust
09:00 - 10:30
Session 4C: Academic-Industrial Collaborations and Partnerships
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshments
11:00 - 12:45
Session 5: International Biobanking Summit VI – Global Biobanking Going Mobile?
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:15
Abstract Poster Presentations
15:15 - 15:45
Refreshments
15:45 - 17:45
Session 6A: Sustainability in Biobanking
15:45 - 17:45
Session 6B: Biobank IT and EHRs
15:45 - 17:45
Session 6C: International Biobanking Harmonization, Standardization, and Globalization
17:45 - 19:00
Innovative Technology and its Contribution to Biobanking
19:00 - 21:00
Networking Dinner
08:00 - 09:00
Working Group Breakfast Meetings
09:00 - 10:30
Session 7: Ethics Cafe – “Are Donor Rights Valuable?”
10:30 - 11:00
Refreshments
11:00 - 12:45
Session 8A: Clinical Trials, Biobanking and Precision Medicine
11:00 - 12:45
Session 8B: Big Data and Large Population Research – From Cohorts to Healthcare
11:00 - 12:45
Session 8C: Reproducibility in Research – Quality and Heterogeneity in Biospecimens
12:45 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Session 9A: Biobank Catalogues – Technical Questions
14:00 - 15:30
Session 9B: Human Biomonitoring and Population-Based Health Research and Biobanking
14:00 - 15:30
Session 9C: Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices for Collecting and Utilizing FFPE Tissues
15:15 - 15:45
Refreshments
16:00 - 17:45
Session 10A: Biobank Catalogues – Metrics and Quality
16:00 - 17:45
Session 10B: The Power of Connections – New Biobanking Networks
16:00 - 17:45
Session 10C: Quality Assessment – A Key Factor for Successful Biobanks and Reproducible Science
17:45 - 19:00
Working Group Outcomes/Idea Pitch/Connecting Young Scientists
19:00 - 19:45
Evening Event TBC
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