Strategic Alliances Bring Special Sessions to SLAS2013

Partnering with like-minded people and organizations multiplies the opportunities to succeed. To that end, SLAS has partnered with several leading scientific organizations to bring you timely and relevant sessions and informational briefings at SLAS2013. Partner sessions include:

Destination Drug Discovery, Sunday, January 13, 1 - 5 pm EST

A Satellite Symposium at the Lake Nona (FL) Facility of the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute
SLAS, in close concert with the Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute (SMBRI), with support from DiscoveRx and HighResBiosolutions, presents Destination Drug Discovery, a free satellite symposium for SLAS2013 participants. The program includes a tour of Sanford-Burnham's ultra-high throughput screening facility, presentations by top researchers form the Institute, and a reception with informal networking. The event is geared towards a broad array of scientific disciplines; both new and veteran investigators from chemical biology and drug discovery are encouraged to attend.
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Laboratory Products Association (LPA)
Monday, January 14, 7:00 - 8:00 am

LPA and SLAS host a special session to announce the preliminary results of the 2013 North American Laboratory Equipment Purchasing Trends Study. The study addresses emerging trends such as: spending for laboratory products broken down by categories; capital and non-capital equipment budgets; building of new laboratories; personnel issues to include the number of people in the laboratory, hiring, and work load changes; use of social media in the laboratory; and more. K.C. Warawa of K.C. Associates who conducted the joint survey, will present the findings and compare the results to previous studies.

International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)
Monday, January 14, 3 - 3:30 pm

New this year ISBER delivers a special presentation within the High-Throughput Technologies Track Focusing on "Building Quality Biological Collections".
Room: Sun Ballroom A

Late Night With LRIG-Rapid Fire Innovation
Monday, January 14, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

A highly interactive forum which weaves together all the constituent audiences participating at SLAS2013 to discuss and learn about the latest innovations in technology products and services impacting laboratory automation and screening. Participants will enjoy quick information-bites from approximately 15 companies and a fertile ground for questions-and-answers in an open-space atmosphere. Complimentary refreshments are served. Seating is limited and on a First-come, First-served basis. Admission is FREE. Check back for participating company information.

For more information on how to apply for this program, click here.

Analytical and Life Science Systems Association (ALSSA)
Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 - 9:00 am

This exclusive invitation-only breakfast provides an informal forum for dialogue among the senior executive of ALSSA members attending SLAS2012 and features presentations from leading academics and users on global trends in laboratory automation technologies and applications and the strategic implications.

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)
Wednesday, January 16, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm

AMP delivers a series of special diagnostic sessions focusing on Next Generation Sequencing Based Clinical Diagnostics in Molecular Oncology (10:00 am); Circulating Tumor Cells as a Biomarker to Monitor Cancer (11:00 am); and EGIR for Non-invasive Genomic Detection and Assessment of Melanoma (2:00 pm).

For more information on how your scientific organization can become a part of our global strategic alliance program at SLAS2013 in Orlando, contact Mary Geismann SLAS Manager, Administrative and Member Services, at