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  • 1. Value for Your WalletExclusively for SLAS2013 participants staying at theGaylord Palms: > Two $5 dining cards for Gaylord Palms eateries > Special daily dining discounts > Convenient “grab-and-go” carts > 24 hour in-room dining, with practically-priced options. > Fifty (50) winners are chosen at random to receive up to $200 off their hotel stay > All SLAS2013 reservations at the Gaylord Palms include wireless internet access in guest rooms, atriums and poolside > Discounted airport shuttle service between the Gaylord Palms and Orlando InternationalFor complete details, visit SLAS2013.org/conference/whystay.cfm. Short Courses: January 12-13 Conference: January 14-16 Exhibition: January 13-15 Scan the code with your smart phone to go directly to SLAS2013.org. Premier Sponsor: ORLANDO, FL, USA GAYLORD PALMS RESORT JANUARY 12-16, 2013 AND CONVENTION CENTER Conference Preview SLAS2013: Repeatable Inspiration through scientific education, laboratory technology and intelligent network building. ACT NOW. JANUARY 12 IS COMING SOON. Register by December 3 for Maximum Savings!
  • 2. “The secret to greatness is to do better workthan anyone in the field — and to keep on doing it.” Wilfred Peterson, author Dear Colleague – More than 20 volunteer experts have been working for more than a year on assembling a timely and meaningful exploration of new information, ideas and insight. Please join 4,500 other scientists, engineers, researchers and technologists from academic, government and corporate laboratories around the world. Together, we’ll experience five memorable days of “Repeatable Inspiration Through Scientific Education, Laboratory Technology and Intelligent Network Building.” SLAS2013 Annual Conference Program Committee Chairs Aaron Wheeler, Ph.D., University of Toronto Jonathan O’Connell, Ph.D., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • 3. I “The greatest discoveries happen when accidents N meet prepared minds.” T Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, scientist Powerful Scientific Program: 130+ Podium Presentations, 300+ Poster PresentationsREPEATABLE Peer-reviewed podium presentations offer compelling content and new L perspectives from a broad range of industries, including drug discovery and development, informatics, clinical diagnostics, food and agricultural sciences, L SLAS2013: Repeatable Inspiration through education, forensics and security sciences, petrochemicals and energy, and consumer products. Here’s a sample of what’s in store for this highly educational I new technology and intelligent network building. scientific program: G Assay Development and Screening E Content-Rich Scientific Reporters in Cell-Based Assays: Understanding Fact From Fiction N Program complete To view the High-Throughput Technologies C SLAS2013 scientific program The Virtual MedChem Lab: New Research Paradigms in Drug Discovery E see the SLAS2013 Preliminary Program at SLAS2013.org Micro/Nano Technology Massively Parallel Nanoparticle Manipulation With Micro-Magnetic Ratcheting System for Biological Exploration Bioanalytical Techniques On-Line Nano-Pore Optical Interferometry (NPOI) Mass Spectrometry (MS) for Screening and Quantifying Small Molecule-Protein Interactions Informatics Exploration and Analysis of Complex Data Using Topological Data Analysis Diagnostics POC Nucleic Acid Testing for Infectious Disease SLAS Innovation Award winner Dan Dongeuh Huh, Harvard University (right) Drug Target Biology Protein-Protein Interaction Interfaces as Drug Targets $10,000 Innovation Award Recognizing the most unique, innovative and inspirational Thought-Provoking Keynote Speaker Series Sponsored by: podium presentations at SLAS2013. Mehmet Toner, Ph.D. Founding Director of the NIH BioMEMS Resource Center and the Master Short Courses Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery (Biomedical Engineering), Bolster Your Expertise and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; 20 short courses explore an Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) array of topics in-depth. The Topic: Bioengineering and Clinical Applications of the following are just a sampling: Circulating Tumor Cell Microchip > NEW! 3D Cell-Based Assays Sir Harold Kroto, Ph.D. for Drug De-Risking Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry > Applied Information The Florida State University Technology for the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Laboratory Topic: Science and Society in the 21st Century > Automating Scientific Data Analysis and Visualization With Excel and VBA Charles Sabine (Computer-Based) Emmy-Award Winning Television Journalist and Scientific Advocate > High Content Screening: Topic: A Perspective on Living With Huntington’s Disease Instrumentation, Assay Development, Screening, Image and Data Analysis Short Courses: January 12-13 Conference: January 14-16 Exhibition: January 13-15 SLAS2013.org
  • 4. R SIGs Help You Make the ConnectionR E PE ATA B LE Meet face-to-face with others in your area of interest and expertise. You’re in one place with thousands of others—the opportunities to collaborate are unlimited. S For a complete list of current SLAS2013 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) visit SLAS.org/community/special_interest.cfm. Here are just some of the SIGs meeting U in Orlando: L > New! Phenotypic Drug Discovery > Informatics T > ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Toxicology) S > Data and Image Analysis > Standards Initiatives > Technology Transfer and CRO/CMO Project Management A Dynamic Community of Like-Minded Professionals SLAS2013.org is completely mobile friendly and compatible for smartphones and tablets alike. The opportunities to connect with your colleagues are endless: > Easy-to-use and mobile-friendly online tools. Free Wi-Fi lounge in the convention center and Internet Café in the Exhibit Hall. Plus, all SLAS2013 reservations at the Gaylord Palms include wireless internet access in guest rooms, atriums and poolside. > Updates and reminders via the SLAS2013 Daily News morning e-mail. > Another upbeat line-up of SLAS2013@Night events, including PerkinElmer’s Molecular Groove band and Agilent Technologies takeover of the House of Blues. > continually growing number of engaging Special Interest Group meetings, live online streaming A sessions, exhibitor tutorials and workshops. > Career services, including discrete and personal professional counseling, practical workshops on how to effectively use LinkedIn, and job and resume postings.Strategic Alliances BringSpecial Sessions to SLAS2013For more information on how yourscientific organization can become Laboratory Products Association (LPA)a part of our global strategic Monday, January 14, 7 - 8 amalliance program at SLAS2013 in LPA and SLAS host a special session to announce the preliminary results of the annualOrlando, contact Mary Geismann North American Laboratory Equipment Purchasing Trends Study.at mgeismann@slas.org. Late Night With LRIG – Rapid Fire Innovation Monday, January 14, 7 - 9 pm An interactive forum weaving together up to 15 selected highly innovative companies participating at SLAS2013. The goal of this session is to discuss and learn about the latest innovations in technology products and services impacting laboratory science and technology. Analytical and Life Science Systems Association (ALSSA) Tuesday, January 15, 7 - 9 am This exclusive invitation-only breakfast provides an informal forum for dialogue among the senior executives attending SLAS2013 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 am, 11 am, 2 pm New this year AMP delivers a series of special diagnostic presentations focusing on Next Generation Sequencing Based Clinical Diagnostics in Molecular Oncology (10 am); Circulating Tumor Cells as a Biomarker to Monitor Cancer (11 am); and EGIR for Non-invasive Genomic Detection and Assessment of Melanoma (2 pm). Short Courses: January 12-13 Conference: January 14-16 Exhibition: January 13-15 SLAS2013.org
  • 5. R E PE ATA B LE R “The more original a discovery, the more I obvious it seems L Experience a Robust and Lively Exhibition L afterwards.” It’s not enough to read about technology in a magazine, journal or on the web. Arthur Koestler, author You need to see, hear, touch, feel and engage with new ideas to fully appreciate A how they can help you reach your goals. Visit SLAS2013.org. N > More than 300 multinational companies in over 50,000 square feet of C extraordinary exhibits. > Dozens of engaging exhibitor tutorials and workshops available for participants to learn E about the science behind the technology and how to increase efficiencies in the lab. > Innovation AveNEW showcasing an elite collection of start-up companies from around the world. > The SLAS New Product Award (NPA) Designation recognizing up to three of the newest and most innovative products and services. > The Market Place for Laboratory Science and Technology presenting the ultimate online product directory with quick-and-easy access to an ever-expanding collection of new and existing technology products and services for your laboratory. > F.I.R.S.T. featuring Florida’s best-of-the-best robotics teams and their winning robots in the SLAS Member Center. Join us for These FREE Career Development Workshops The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success Wayne Breitbarth, Author Monday, January 14, 7 am and 12:30 pm Once a skeptic and now an outspoken proponent of LinkedIn, Wayne Breitbarth is passionate about helping professionals successfully market themselves with this innovative tool. Breitbarth, author of The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success: Kick-Start Your Business, Brand and Job Search, presents two workshops along with a limited number of personal counseling sessions at SLAS2013. Participants learn how to maximize the potential of LinkedIn; create a powerful personal profile that delivers returns on strategic objectives; and discover pathways to new job opportunities. The first 50 registrants receive a free copy of Wayne’s book. Limited one-on-one personal counseling sessions are by appointment; contact Carol Brady at cbrady@slas.org. Committed Networking Instructor: Professor Daniel J. Eustace, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Tuesday, January 15, 7 - 8:15 am (breakfast will be served) Committed Networking is an example of what Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business calls a “keystone habit.” Keystone habits result from identifying cues, modifying routines that change our habits, and allow us to achieve desired outcomes. This workshop covers networking conversations, interviews and elevator speeches, and weaves them into positive, proactive habits for practical use on a daily basis.For more information about In addition, Professor Eustace provides one-on-one and group career counseling sessions byCareer Connections, visit appointment at the SLAS Member Center Sunday through Tuesday, January 13-15. ContactSLAS2013.org/conference/career.cfm. Carol Brady to schedule your appointment at cbrady@slas.org. Short Courses: January 12-13 Conference: January 14-16 Exhibition: January 13-15 SLAS2013.org
  • 6. SLAS2013 offers opportunities day and night forintelligent network building, so keep your businesscards in your pocket as you step out of the classroomand into SLAS2013@Night.* Every evening beginswith a reception in the SLAS2013 Exhibit Hall.Meet your peeps in the opening hours of the SLAS2013 Exhibition; then hit thestreets at Universal CityWalk. Find familiar faces everywhere from Pat O’Brien’sto Jimmy Buffett’s; Red Coconut Club to Blue Man Group; mini golf to movies;Hard Rock to Harbor Lights. SLAS provides complimentary and continuousshuttle service – every 15 minutes from 6:30 to 11:30 pm between the GaylordPalm and CityWalk (15 min. travel time).They’re back and better than ever! Join PerkinElmer as it presents everybody’sfavorite scientific house band, Molecular Groove. This year’s Diamond Groove-a-thon will rock you out in the Gaylord Palm’s Osceola Ballroom. Be your casualself. No worries, man, it’s all good when it’s with The Groove. SLAS takes over the entire House of Blues for Vortex2013 sponsored by Agilent Technologies. Three venues, three bands, all under one roof: Slippery When Wet (the Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band) rocks the house from the main stage; guitar soloist Matt Shenk mellows out on the front porch; and HOB’s own Dueling Pianos amuse in the Main Dining Room. Plus, plenty of foosball tables, ping pong and air hockey in the Voodoo Lounge. Awesome dining and open bar. Come hungry for down south favorites like crab cakes, shrimp and grits, BBQ, jambalaya, key lime pie and much more! SLAS provides complimentary and continuous shuttle service – every 15 minutes from 6:45 to 10:15 pm between the Gaylord Palms and House of Blues (10 min. travel time).*All guests must have an SLAS2013 badge and be 21 or older.