A biennial international trade fair for laboratory technology, equipment, and instrumentation NOTE: Moved from May to November 2022.
"The Harvard Clinical Informatics Lecture Series (HCILS) provides a forum for clinicians and researchers at HMS and beyond to learn the field of clinical informatics. The series addresses core topics in clinical informatics as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as cutting edge research being done nationally.
This series is designed to change the way clinicians approach clinical informatics problems and provide them with tools to create more successful intervention.
The seminar intends to provide attendees with the tools to:
* Apply Clinical Informatics principles to solve clinical and operational challenges
* Understand proven informatics tools and techniques
* Critically review informatics evidence
Sessions are held virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesdays 12–1pm. Check the DBMI Calendar for upcoming sessions and descriptions."
Solicitation #: 30-51600-22-05619 "The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish requires multiple vendors that can provide testing for fish tissueand water sampling. Water sampling includes sampling for metals, pesticides, toxins, and to conduct analysis. This Price Agreement is necessary to get multiple laboratories to conduct the correct Environmental Protection Agency analytical methods at the […]
"Ninety-eight percent of in-patients will undergo a diagnostic test during a hospital stay. With the increased focus on the accuracy of diagnostic test results needed to make informed decisions to treat outbreaks, antimicrobial resistance, and hospital acquired infections, optimizing your microbiology lab has never been more important. What does this look like? First, this means standardizing testing in the lab to produce consistent, timely quality results, and scaling the capacity of the lab to handle surges in patient specimen volumes. Next, it’s about accelerating turn-around time for specimen processing, so your lab can support the speed of diagnostic testing needed for clinicians to make the timely decisions required to manage their patients. During this webinar you will learn how automation, technology and change management can help improve your laboratory productivity KPIs and impact patient management."
Solicitation #: BD-23-1031-BID00-BID08-80807 "The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences (BIDLS), is seeking proposals from qualified bidders for a unified Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in the Massachusetts State Public Health Laboratory (MA SPHL) that will replace existing multiple LIMS (the unified LIMS BIDLS is seeking […]
"Analytical impurity reference standards guide and govern the work in chemical sciences, ensuring consistency across a wide range of companies across pharmaceutical and medicinal R&D, forensic science and environmental analysis. As a result, when selecting the analytical standards for research and development of chemicals or calibration and ongoing quality control, there are a number of potential pitfalls that can risk the success of a project, reducing efficiency.
During this hour-long webinar with Joe Lackey, technical specialist at LGC we will see how Toronto Research Chemicals (TRC) chemistry planning groups’ robust approach to chemical synthesis and quality control has been designed to solve specific problems faced by customers when purchasing impurities used as analytical references. This will be followed by a case study illustrating the consequences of using low-quality impurity standards."
Solicitation #: Unknown "Through this Request for Proposal (RFP) the Agency of Digital Services on behalf of the Department of Public Safety, Vermont Forensic Laboratory (VFL) (hereinafter the “State”) is seeking to establish contracts with one or more companies that can provide hardware, software, installation, configuration, support and maintenance, training, monitoring, support, backup and recovery, […]
Solicitation #: B-22-310 Middlesex County, New Jersey is seeking bids for Laboratory Services for Bacterial Analysis of Water, Soil, Food, and Limited Chemical. "The successful bidder shall submit a written report on bacteria related test results within forty-eight (48) hours of test. Confirmed positive Coliform bacteria test results for potable water and recreation bathing water […]
"The new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy, which goes into effect on January 25, 2023, will promote the sharing of scientific data from NIH-funded research. Sharing scientific data accelerates biomedical research discovery, in part, by enabling validation of research results, providing accessibility to high-value datasets, and promoting data reuse for future research studies. Under this new policy NIH-supported researchers are required to submit a Data Management and Sharing Plan and comply with the approved Plan. During this webinar the speakers will discuss the value of data sharing for the research enterprise, provide an overview of the DMS Policy and implementation activities, and discuss the importance of informatics in enabling rigorous data collection and capture, management, and sharing."
"The rare disease registry landscape consists of small, disjointed data sets stored across different national registries and localized consortia. These data silos, coupled with strict data privacy regulations, limit the collaboration that is needed by researchers to enhance analysis.
In today’s webinar, we’ll show you how UBC has partnered with SymetryML and their unique Federated Learning 2.0 platform to overcome data silos and quickly & easily build machine learning models to improve research and outcomes.
• Improving data sharing & collaboration in registries
• What is federated learning?
• How is SymetryML’s federated learning 2.0 different/better?
• Efficiently building and scaling machine learning models for enhanced analysis"
Solicitation #: W912DR23T0001 "The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is looking to establish a minimum of 5 Master Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) under FAR PART 13 for environmental sample analyses and Quality Assurance/ Quality Control support activities to assure proper usability of defensible laboratory data ... The is a 100% set-aside for […]
"Understanding the requirements for revalidation of molecular microbiology testing instrumentation can be challenging for laboratory leaders. Regulatory agencies such as CAP and CLIA often require revalidation but provide minimal guidance on what additional testing is required prior to putting instruments back into clinical use. Further, practical and actionable guidance on when and how to revalidate testing instruments is largely unavailable.
This webinar will provide an overview of the CAP/CLIA check list items relevant to revalidation of molecular microbiology testing instruments. It will also address when and how revalidations of instruments should be performed. Finally, using a case-based approach, it will discuss general best practices associated with revalidation of laboratory instruments, including to what extent (e.g., sample types, sample size, etc.) testing is needed for commonly encountered scenarios."
"Since ancient times, scientists have been analyzing urine to help diagnose illnesses. While many advances have been made in diagnostic medicine since that time, urinalysis still plays a vital role in patient care. In this webinar, Sysmex Solutions Specialists Kacy Ambrosius and Ryan Kennedy will review the basics of urinalysis as a reference for the many case studies that will be highlighted. The presentation will be followed by a live question and answer session.
After watching this webinar, the participant will be able to:
* Discuss abnormal urinalysis results and how they correlate to various disease states.
* Evaluate urinalysis results through case study review of common and uncommon pathologic conditions.
* Identify how automated urine testing methods can standardize and support the clinical utility of lab results."
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST
LabVantage LIMS secure self-service web portal for lab external clients provides an interactive means of accessing the laboratory data while at the same time being granted the opportunity to make modifications to the data. This may include submitting new requests to the lab, reviewing past requests, and receiving notices about changes to the lab data.
The Configuration and Management Transfer Tool (CMT) can help ensure that all data changes are under control, and that we know why, and what was modified and what gets transferred when moving changes to a target system.
Solicitation #: QRIC062223 "The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Racing Science Centre (RSC) is an accredited facility recognised in the rules of racing across codes to provide integrated drug testing and research, education and advisory services aimed at safeguarding the integrity of the Queensland racing industry. The RSC laboratory is independently accredited by the National […]
An annual conference for the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) The Rocky series began as a regional conference, and has grown into an international program with a spotlight on regional development in the computational biosciences. The presenters of the Rocky conference are scientists representing a broad spectrum of universities, industrial enterprises, government laboratories, and […]
Solicitation #: 101-22 Ohio's "Hamilton County Coroner’s Office and Crime Laboratory is seeking competitive bids for a Forensic Information Management System (FIMS) that will facilitate the effective and efficient operation of both the coroner and crime laboratory functions." NOTE: Login required to view bid documents. Due date: 08 December 2022, 11:00 a.m. EST
"Join leading R&D scientists with expertise in assay component selection, component workflow integration, lyophilization, point-of-care testing (POCT) assay cartridge design, and assay manufacturing at scale, as well as an expert in POCT regulatory approval, as they discuss the many issues assay designers face when scaling up to commercialization.
In this SelectScience® webinar, learn how to avoid the costly pitfalls that each aspect of the scale-up process can present and uncover the regulatory approval journey for POCT assays in cartridges."
Solicitation #: WT-2306 "The City is soliciting proposals for Laboratory Analytical Services with the intent to obtain cost savings and to allow for a competitive process while maintaining an acceptable quality of laboratory analytical services. This contract will not guarantee set amounts to be purchased and is subject to funding approval by each participating entity. […]
Solicitation #: Unknown Japan's Yamaguchi University, as part of the National University Corporation, is seeking a physiological laboratory information system (LIS) with specific features, including "an electrocardiogram data management system, a cranial nerve examination data management system, and a pulmonary function examination data management system." Note: You may need to email to request the documents. […]
"In this talk, Prof. Huisman will discuss two different initiatives related to diversity & inclusion, in which she has been involved over the last years.
In January 2020 the first Alice & Eve event at the University of Twente was organised. Alice & Eve, a celebration of women in computing in the Netherlands, was organized as a one-day event open to everybody, from Bachelor's and Master's students up to full professors. The event featured a symposium with contributions from and about female computer scientists, a poster contest and an exhibition portraying the achievements of 25 women in computing. The exhibition was accompanied by a booklet with more in-depth information about these 25 women. Alice & Eve is now turning into an annual event. Moreover, a digital version of the exhibition has been made, with added information about another 5 female computer scientists.
In 2021, the Dutch national working group on equity, diversity and inclusion in computer science choose the hiring and promotion of female researchers as one of her action points. Representatives of all Dutch CS departments have been interviewed about do’s and don’ts in their hiring practices. Based on these interviews, a report with concrete recommendations was created, which was then discussed with the heads of the Dutch computer science departments.
In this talk, Prof. Huisman will discuss both activities, talk about lessons learned and their future plans."
"Pediatric populations present unique challenges when collecting and processing laboratory samples. Many pediatric areas collect capillary samples, which are prone to clotting. In these areas, it is also important to minimize the amount of blood taken during laboratory sample collection. Point of care testing (POCT) can often be a great option to help minimize pre-analytic errors, decrease recollections, and aid in blood conservation.
Key learning objectives
* Discover the benefits of POCT in pediatrics
* Explore the challenges of collection and testing pediatric specimens
* Understand the impact of POCT on the workflow of pediatric settings"
"Foreign Object and Chemical Contamination of the food supply can lead to costly recalls, consumer injury and damage to a company’s reputation. In this virtual event we will hear from regulators, industry and academia about the key chemical and physical hazards facing the food industry and how to prevent and detect contamination in your supply chain and manufacturing facilities."
Solicitation #: TF 10-22-898 "McMaster University invites qualified bidders to submit responses for the supply of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in accordance with the terms of this Request for Proposals. The LIMS system will support McMaster’s Core Research Platforms (RPs) that do not currently have a centralized system. Our research platforms support researchers […]
"Beyond the traditional EHR, championing innovative digital technologies can be used to disrupt traditional care delivery processes that support provider and patient satisfaction.
During this session, you will learn:
* How digitalization in other industries is used in healthcare
* Hear several case studies that leverage enabling digital technologies
* Examples of enhancing provider and patient experiences"
"With a common goal to gain greater productivity in the lab, laboratory leaders must rethink how they operate their labs in combination with innovative technologies providing the ability to perform a large volume of repetitive tasks to high standards, optimize workflows, and alleviate the modern-day pressures on scientists. Over the past five years, this conversation has shifted laboratory automation from a tactical benefit to a strategic business requirement.
In this presentation, we describe the various journeys that lead to a successful, future-ready automation implementation and highlight Thermo Fisher Scientific’s newest innovative automation technology designed to help researchers future-proof their laboratories."
"Despite increases in cyber security investment, ransomware remains a persistent threat to healthcare operations. Join Akamai for a discussion on how microsegmentation can prevent adversarial attack methodologies from deployment of the ransomware itself. We will cover best practices from our customers, and trends we are tracking across our platform, so you can avoid making headlines for all of the wrong reasons."