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July 2020

Request for Proposals: Environmental Lead Laboratory Services for HUD 2019 High Impact Neighborhood Grant

July 10 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Solicitation #: RFP_LSHP_HighImpact_LabServices_052020 "Through this Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation (“RIHousing”) seeks proposals from qualified firms to provide quotes for analytical services from laboratories accredited through ELLAP under the EPA’s National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program (“NLLAP”)." "RIHousing seeks to engage qualified laboratories to provide quantitative analytical services to test for and report on the presence of lead in dust, paint, water, and soil. Timely sample preparation, analysis, and result reporting are critical to…

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ISMB 2020 – ONLINE

July 13 - July 16
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An annual international bioinformatics and computational biology conference Note: Moved online due to COVID-19

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Webinar: COVID-19: A Clinical Lab’s Response to a Pandemic

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

"This talk will cover clinical case perspectives on utilizing both molecular and serology tests for diagnosing COVID-19 active and past infections. Dr. Garner will discuss clinical lab testing algorithms for specific organism identification and immune status determination. The current CDC recommendations for utilizing both molecular and serology tests and how these can be practically employed by clinical laboratories will also be covered in this presentation."

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Invitation to Bid: Laboratory Testing for Student Health Services

July 14 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Solicitation #: 21013 "The purpose of this solicitation is to establish a contract to furnish labor, materials, permits, supplies, etc. necessary to provide a contract for specimen pick up and reading of lab tests for the Student Health Services Department located at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana, in strict accordance with these bid specifications upon award through June 30, 2021, with the option to renew for up to four (4) additional twelve-month periods." Due date: 14 July…

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Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics 2020 – CANCELLED

July 15 - July 17
Holiday Inn Baltimore-Inner Harbor, 301 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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An annual national nursing informatics conference Note: This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

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Webinar: Sustaining Ongoing Care During and Post Pandemic: Two Health Systems Highlight Their Scheduled Virtual Visit Strategy

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

"Many health systems leveraged on-demand virtual visits to triage patients and facilitate testing during the COVID-19 pandemic. But these organizations quickly realized that virtual care would also play a large role in providing ongoing care to existing patients. In this webinar, you’ll hear how two health systems rapidly scaled their telehealth programs to keep delivering care while brick-and-mortar locations remained closed.

Penn State Health, a multi-hospital health system in central Pennsylvania, onboarded more than 800 providers onto its virtual platform to provide ongoing care in several specialties. Norman Regional Health System in Oklahoma went from having one specialist using telehealth to nearly 200 and saw a threefold month-over-month increase in scheduled virtual visits."

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Webinar: Putting the Cart Before the Horse: SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Attendees of this webinar should afterwards be able to:

* Describe the different types of serological tests for detecting antibodies to the novel coronavirus.
* Explain the utility and limitations of serology testing in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
* Describe the process of validating a SARS-CoV-2 antibody test.

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Request for Tenders: Laboratory Information Management System for Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

July 17 @ 2:00 pm IST

Soliciation #: Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is seeking tenders for "a key strategic system to ensure DAFM upholds its commitments to its internal/external clients and the wider Agri-Food industry. DAFM expects the contracted supplier to provide: • an off the shelf laboratory information management system (LIMS) that has the capability to integrate with other crucial systems in use across DAFM Laboratory Service; • a scalable solution that supports DAFM Laboratory Services for the lifetime of…

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Request for Quotation: X-ray Diffraction Sample Analysis

July 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Solicitation #: 140G0220Q0175 "The Central Energy Resources Science Center (CERSC) of the U.S. Geological Survey has a need for mineralogical analyses. The analysis from XRD (X-ray Diffraction) are critical to the CERSC’s research efforts and resource assessments. Specific analytical results required are: Mineral Identification (semi-quantitative) - minerals are identified and their amounts determined using the Rietveld method. Multiple research projects are currently being conducted in the CERSC that require the XRD analysis. These analyses are performed on different types of…

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EMBC 2020

July 20 - July 24
Palais des congrès de Montréal, 1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl.
Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1H5 Canada
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An annual international conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC)

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Webinar: Crisis-Ready: How Sparrow Health’s Digital Infrastructure Enabled Seamless Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

"Join us for a webinar with Dr. Michael Zaroukian, Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer at Sparrow Health, a HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 health system. In this webinar, Dr. Zaroukian will highlight the key role of infrastructure in enabling a seamless shift from in-person to virtual care, while continuing to optimize patient outcomes and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Critical capabilities that were realized and mobilized in response to the pandemic and how they will impact Sparrow Health’s post-pandemic future will also be examined."

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Webinar: Reimagine Your Inventory: How to Optimize Your Resources and Cut Down on Manual Tasks by 97%

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"From experiment stoppages to inventory spoilages, lab managers are increasingly wondering what can be done to rescue their results this year. Innovations in lab digitalization are enabling new ways for R&D teams to maintain continuity and optimize resources—from anywhere.

Join us for an upcoming webinar with MilliporeSigma for an introduction to the all-new LANEXO™ System and a discussion on how new tools and technologies in the lab can reduce inefficient manual processes by as much as 97%, so your scientists can spend more time focused on science."

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Webinar: Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH): A Simple Concept?

July 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

"Characterizing petroleum as it is found in the environment as Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) can take on a variety of meanings depending on the method used and how the TPH result is derived. Petroleum hydrocarbons comprise a vast array of chemical constituents and encompass several compounds classes, volatility ranges, and risk levels; many of which require specific detection and quantification techniques. Matching that complexity is the numerous ways in which TPH might be expressed, carrying designations such as: GRO, DRO, EPH, HEM, EPH, and/or VPH.

With a wide variety of analytical options available, covering the numerous classifications, it falls to the end user to determine which flavor is right for their particular project and which analytical solution will work best.

In this presentation we attempt to shift through the array of acronyms, methodologies, and TPH categories to provide the end users with a clearer definition of what TPH is, how it is defined, how it is measured and quantified, and provide insight into the complexities of characterizing petroleum releases as they relate to the environmental sample analysis.

A question and answer session will immediately follow the presentation. At the conclusion of each webinar, you will be asked for your feedback and opinions for future webinar topics to be developed by Eurofins Environment Testing America (EETA)."

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Request for Proposal: Laboratory Services for Crude Glycerin Testing

July 21 @ 3:00 pm MDT

Solicitation #: 2021R3281017 "The Nogales International Wastewater Treatment Plant (NIWTP) utilizes crude glycerin as a carbon source for the aeration basins. The crude glycerin is delivered on a weekly basis to the plant and the NIWTP requires lab analysis on samples of the crude glycerin delivered to verify the percentages of fat, glycerol, chemical oxygen demand and ash. The data is used to assess and monitor glycerin quality to ensure that the proper amount of carbon is supplied to the…

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Webinar: Molecular Diagnostic Solutions in a Pandemic: Planning for the 2020/2021 Flu Season with the Implementation of the ePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel 2

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

"Dr. Heba Mostafa and her team have taken a non-conventional approach to guide and build a testing algorithm for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogens at the Johns Hopkins Virology Laboratory. In this webinar, she will detail her experience, early on, in the pandemic for SARS-CoV-2 testing and the considerations taken for using different testing methods. She will also highlight how the implementation of the ePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel 2 will aid in the screening of 18 respiratory pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, to further alleviate the burden on the laboratory as the next influenza season approaches, while providing the clinical team and ultimately patients, the results they need in a rapid actionable time frame."

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Webinar: Start and Scale COVID-19 Testing with Essential Tools that Support the Business and Workflow of Your Lab

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, medical laboratories of all types have been working around the clock to get testing up and running. Some labs, such as those which are hospital-based and academic medical center-affiliated, have fortunately had access to more resources and infrastructure as they scale up for testing volume.

But not all laboratories have been able to ramp up as quickly. What is your lab’s plan for ramping up COVID-19 testing in the coming months? Attend this FREE webinar, with follow-up Q&A, and learn from the strategies of other laboratories as they rapidly and effectively implemented COVID-19 testing while integrating order capture and results delivery to support their physician customers."

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Astrix Webinar – Maximizing Efficiency of Your STARLIMS

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

A webinar sponsored by the Astrix Technology Group

Wed, Jul 22, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Webinar Overview:

STARLIMS is a leading laboratory information management system (LIMS) that supports laboratories across multiple industries and disciplines including manufacturing, life sciences, pharmaceutical, public health, clinical, forensic, food safety, and petrochemical.

With comprehensive reporting, monitoring, managing and analysis capabilities, STARLIMS has a wide range of configurable features that support laboratory operations.

In this webinar, we will discuss the most impactful ways for you to maximize the performance and value that you are receiving from your STARLIMS.  Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • Integrated Cloud Services hosted on AWS
  • Mobile solutions to increase remote productivity
  • Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) Development
  • Customization of the User Interface
  • Automated File Processing
  • Custom reporting optimization
  • Enable voice-based commands through Digital Assistance Engine
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Data Integrity enhancements
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Webinar: Integration of IR Spectrometers and IR Microscopes Into the Most Demanding Regulated Laboratory Environments

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

"This webinar will be a presentation of how IR spectrometers and IR microscopes can now be easily integrated into the most demanding regulated laboratory environments. The impact of the introduction of new hardware capabilities coupled with software innovations to reduce the time required to maintain and operate IR instrumentation will be presented."

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Webinar: Digital Transformation Of The Lab – The First Steps

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

"Is your lab working at peak efficiency? Have recent events exposed your reliance on paper and physical proximity? Just how far can you take your lab through digital transformation?

The concept of digital transformation (DT) has been around for a while now, but more and more companies are starting DT projects in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. If your lab had to face another shutdown, would it be prepared?

In one hour, learn about how digital transformation can improve efficiency, productivity, and communication within your lab. Let our strategic planning and laboratory process optimization expert show you the steps to take to get the most out of your company’s digital transformation efforts in your laboratory."

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Webinar: Revolutionizing COVID-19 research: An EHR-enabled Learning Health Network

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

"The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for EHR data access for clinical researchers to understand disease trends and identify potential therapies. However, significant concerns have been raised about data quality and protection of human subjects, and many researchers are unable to access the data they need to answer the most important epidemiologic questions. In this webinar Drs. Navar and Peterson will present an overview of the efforts Cerner has taken to promote EHR data sharing to support COVID-19 research as part of a broader effort to use EHR data for clinical research, the Learning Health Network. They will also describe their work to build an EHR-enabled Learning Health Network to streamline clinical research conducted across multiple institutions."

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Request for Information: Laboratory Information System for Teagasc

July 23 @ 2:00 pm IST

Solicitation #: Unknown "This survey is for you if: • Your company is a provider of systems capable of the supply, installation, migration, configuration, customisation, testing, commissioning, documentation, training and maintenance/support services of a new Laboratory Information System based on a common design for Teagasc. • You want to engage with us to help us understand the current market offering to facilitate a Laboratory Information System for all Teagasc laboratories in Ireland." Note: Log in may be required to view…

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Request for Proposal: Laboratory Forensic Commercial Support Services

July 23 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Solicitation #: 15F06720R0000196 The FBI's Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC) and its Laboratory Division "are pursuing a new procurement (IDIQ contract) to provide forensic services. Specifically, requirements for forensic services in all disciplines, to include for latent fingerprints." "The scope of required forensic services includes the initial in-processing of forensic submissions, evidence control and management, trace evidence examinations, tool mark examinations, nuclear and mitochondrial DNA examinations, and chemistry examinations required to support the laboratory organizations. These services must be…

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Request for Bids: Chemical Analysis of Water and Soil

July 23 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Solicitation #: B-20-426 The County of Middlesex, New Jersey is seeking bids for laboratory chemical testing of water and soil samples. Log in is required to view the bid document. Due date: 23 July 2020, 2:30 p.m. EDT

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International Conference on Medical Informatics & Telemedicine – ONLINE

July 27 - July 28

An annual international conference on medical informatics and its applications to telemedicine Note: Moved online due to COVID-19

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Webinar: Breach. Theft. Disaster: Protecting the Digital Transformation from Itself in Healthcare

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

"The rapid adoption of new technologies such as DevOps, IoT and Containers along with the further reliance on cloud infrastructures has created new exposure points for cyberattacks. The digital transformation initiatives being implemented to improve the patient experience leverage these emerging technologies, but comprehensive protection of the sensitive data at the core of these security solutions is lacking. Encryption plays a key role in any security strategy.

The defenses against a cyberattack will continue to be tested and the inevitable will happen. It’s not if, but when a data breach or theft occurs. Encryption provides that last line of defense and protects the data in whatever environment a new technology is deployed."

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Webinar: Microplastics Analysis in Minutes Not Hours

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

"Microplastics in the environment are fast coming into focus as we are beginning to understand just how far these man-made products have infiltrated ecosystems and food chains alike.

Contamination in our waterways, air and food (e.g. bottled water) from these microplastics (1 micron to 5 mm in size) is gaining significant public interest due mainly to their emergence as an environmental and potential human health threat. While regulators are trying to understand the extent and toxicity of the problem, researchers and analytical methods bodies are working towards standardized analytical solutions to best characterize these particles.

Mid-infrared and Raman spectroscopy are fast emerging as leading techniques for this work. They are non-destructive and effective, and while they have benefits over traditional methods, neither method is fast or easy."

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Invitation to Bid: Environmental Laboratory Services

July 29 @ 10:00 am EDT

Solicitation #: 43-20 The City of Clearwater, Florida is seeking bids "to establish a term contract for laboratory services for potable and non-potables, analysis, wastewater residuals testing and other environmental testing, as needed." Due date: 29 July 2020, 10:00 a.m.

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Webinar: Developments in STD Testing – A Collaborative Discussion for Clinicians and Laboratorians

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

"This cross-cutting webinar hosted collaboratively by Health Care Education and Training (HCET) and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) will discuss the concerning rise in STD rates and ways clinicians and laboratorians can work together to combat this problem. You will hear about the importance of looking beyond traditional testing and evaluating patients for disease at extragenital sites or from newly recognized pathogens like Mycoplasma genitalium. This webinar will provide information on the latest laboratory options for this kind of testing. Many of these assays have recently been FDA cleared or are coming soon to existing STD testing platforms.

A certificate of participation will be granted to each participant based on 1.0 contact hours of instruction toward credit.

This program is co-sponsored by ASCLS-WI which is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. program."

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International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics 2020 (Istanbul)

July 30 - July 31

An international conference on biomedical and health informatics NOTE: As of February 2020, the venue has not been announced, though it will be held in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Request for Tender: Laboratory Information Management System for Pathology

July 31 @ 4:00 pm UTC+1

Solicitation #: Unclear "In line with NHS Improvements national programme to review the current pathology services across England, with a view to creating regional networks in order to reduce unwarranted variation. The Lancashire Procurement Cluster, on behalf of Lancashire Pathology Collaboration (Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), is re-configuring its pathology services across the region. In order to support these changes,…

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August 2020

Request for Quotation: Chemical Analysis Services

August 1 @ 2:00 pm CDT

Solicitation #: RFQ2020002749 "The contractor shall provide chemical analysis services using analytical methods appropriate for the matrices listed below for the (Missouri) Department of Natural Resources (hereinafter referred to as the Department), in accordance with the provisions and requirements stated herein. a. Surface water; b. Groundwater; c. Domestic/industrial wastewater; d. Domestic sludge; e. Industrial sludge; f. Industrial waste; g. Soil; h. Sediment; i. Organic and multiphasic samples; j. Potable water – Chemical Analysis (as outlined in Section 2.3.1); and k.…

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Physician-Computer Connection Symposium 2020

August 4 - August 7
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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An annual national symposium on physician use of healthcare information systems and technology Note: Updated from June 16–19, 2020 due to COVID-19

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Webinar: COVID-19 and the Future of Healthcare

August 6

This is a three-part program:

1. Will the Virtual Care Wave Stick? at 10:30am ET
2. COVID-19 and the Numerious Cybersecurity Considerations at 1:30pm ET
3. COVID-19 and the Patient Engagement Shift at 3:30pm ET

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ACM SIGCOMM 2020 – ONLINE

August 10 - August 14
NY United States + Google Map

This is an annual international meeting of the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM's) Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) on the topic of computer and data communication networks and their "architecture, design, implementation, operations, analysis, measurement, and simulation." Note: Moved online due to COVID-19

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Phillippines Lab Expo 2020

August 12 - August 14
SMX Convention Center – Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Ln., Pasay, 1300 Metro
Manila, Philippines
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An annual national laboratory exhibition

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NAHDO Annual Conference

August 17 - August 19
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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An annual health informatics conference for the National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO)

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LabWare 2020 Asia Pacific Customer Education Conference

August 18 - August 19

An annual LabWare customer education conference for the Asia Pacific region Note: This may occur in the form of a webinar due to COVID-19. TBD.

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analytica Anacon India – Mumbai

August 19 - August 20
Bombay Exhibition Centre, NESCO, Goregaon
Mumbai, 400063 India
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An annual international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, and biotechnology Note: Rescheduled from April 16–17 due to COVID-19

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ANIA 2020 Conference

August 20 - August 22
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Upper Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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An annual informatics conference for the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) NOTE: Rescheduled from May 7-9, 2020 due to COVID-19

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Cambodia Lab Expo 2020

August 20 - August 22
The Great Duke Phnom Penh, 296 Mao Tse Toung Boulevard (245)
Phnom Penh, 12306 Cambodia
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An annual national trade show on laboratory and biotechnology

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SIGKDD 2020

August 22 - August 27
San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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An annual conference on data mining and big data

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ISCB 2020

August 23 - August 27
Auditorium Maximum, Jagiellonian University, ul. Krupnicza 33
Kraków, 31-351 Poland
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An annual international conference for the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB)

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LAB-SUPPLY 2020 Regional Fair – Main in Frankfurt

August 26
Casino der Jahrhunderthalle, Pfaffenwiese 301
Frankfurt, Hesse 65929 Germany
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An annual regional trade fair for instrumental analytics, laboratory technology, laboratory chemicals, and biotechnology Note: Rescheduled from March 18, 2020 due to COVID-19

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Intention to Publish: Expression of Interest (EOI) for the State-wide Single Digital Patient Record (SDPR)

August 28 @ 8:00 am UTC+9.5

Solicitation #: RFT-10032891 "HealthShare, on behalf of eHealth NSW, plans to release an open Expression of Interest (EOI) for the State-wide Single Digital Patient Record (SDPR) Initiative in Q3 2020. The SDPR initiative is envisaged to be the vehicle to drive the modernisation and transformation of the NSW Health Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Patient Administration System (PAS) and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) environments across the NSW Public Health System." "The date we expect to publish the EOI is likely…

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September 2020

LAB-SUPPLY 2020 Regional Fair – Dresden

September 2
Ostra-Ufer 2

Dresden, 01067 Germany
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An annual regional trade fair for instrumental analytics, laboratory technology, laboratory chemicals, and biotechnology

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ARABLAB 2020

September 7 - September 9
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Trade Centre 2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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An annual international laboratory and instrumentation tech trade fair Note: Rescheduled from March 16–18 due to COVID-19

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HIMSS Europe 2020

September 7 - September 9
Messukeskus Helsink, Messuaukio 1
Helsinki, 00520 Finland
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An annual international conference of HIMSS Europe; in 2020 collocated with the Health 2.0 conference Note: Rescheduled from May 26–28 due to COVID-19

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LAB-SUPPLY 2020 Regional Fair – Wien

September 8
Austria Center Vienna, Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
Vienna, 1220 Austria
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An annual regional trade fair for instrumental analytics, laboratory technology, laboratory chemicals, and biotechnology Note: Rescheduled from July 2, 2020 due to COVID-19

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Forensics Europe Expo

September 8 - September 10
ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks
London, E16 1XL United Kingdom
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An annual trade fair and conference for anything related to forensic science Note: Rescheduled from May 19–21 due to COVID-19

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Computing in Cardiology 2020

September 13 - September 16
Palacongressi di Rimini, Via della Fiera, 23
Rimini, Rimini 47923 Italy
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An international conference on computing in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular physiology

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