Sunday, September 30
Collaboration and Biospecimen Sharing between Multiple Biorepositories
1:30 pm Short Course Registration
2:00-5:00 pm Short Course*
Few biorepositories contain sufficient numbers of samples to perform large research studies, necessitating collaboration between multiple sites. The mass availability of high-quality biological specimens for research requires the development of standardized methods for collection, long-term storage, retrieval and distribution. The use of standard operating procedures (SOPs) is fundamental and widespread. However, standardized data collection, rigorous data management, and uniform informed consent procedures are becoming increasingly valuable for collaboration between researchers in this network. This workshop is designed to discuss a new standard for successful collaboration, providing scientists and clinicians with methods to simplify specimen sharing, with complete phenotypic and clinical information associated with samples.
Alex Sherman, Director, Systems, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Latarsha Carithers, Ph.D., Project Manager, Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research, National Cancer Institute
Liz Horn, Ph.D., Director, Genetic Alliance Registry and Biobank, Genetic Alliance
*Separate registration required
Immediately following Short Course
5:00 Main Conference Registration
On-Site Tour of LabCorp’s Center for Molecular Biology & Pathology (CMBP)**
5:30 Shuttle Transportation to LabCorp Tour
Complimentary roundtrip shuttle service to and from the Sheraton Chapel Hill will be provided for all conference delegates.
6:00-8:00 On-Site Laboratory Tour and Reception
Join your colleagues for an evening of networking at LabCorp’s Center for Molecular Biology & Pathology (CMBP) in the Research Triangle Park. Enjoy a tour of the facility:
We will conclude with a lively evening reception featuring cocktails and delicious gourmet hors d'oeuvres.
Co-hosted by: and
**Final day to RSVP for the on-site tour is September 5th!
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