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Bio-IT World Conference and Expo 2022

Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston St, Boston

An annual medical and biomedical informatics conference and exhibition NOTE: Support for both physical and online attendance.

Webinar: The Pressing Need for Data Analytics Literacy in Laboratory Medicine

"As the clinical laboratory generates much of the data used to diagnose, treat, and manage patients, there are many contexts in which data can be applied to improve the operation of the laboratory, the quality and accuracy of laboratory results, and patient care overall. Despite working in an environment with rich opportunities to apply data, many training programs have not provided formal training in data analytics. This webinar provides an introduction to data analytics concepts and how laboratorians can further develop their roles and skills in data analysis."

Webinar: Safety Solutions for Your Workflow

"Cesium chloride splash to eye due to ill-fitting safety glasses. Bone sliver penetrates researcher’s hand and exposes him to HIV. Phenol/Chloroform permeates researcher’s nitrile glove during RNA extraction. These are not sensationalist headlines, just part of a running tab of countless reported injuries that research facilities document each year. The good news? Almost all of those injuries are preventable.

In this webinar you will learn the ins-and-outs of personal protective equipment by exploring patented designs, new tech and material performance. You will have the knowledge and resources to choose the correct PPE for your hazards when assessing the critical control points in your workflow and most importantly, you’ll understand how key elements of your materials and your research environment work together to affect what PPE personnel should be using."

Webinar: The Most Overlooked Precursor to Digital Pathology Initiatives: Pre-Analytics Quality Control

"The interest in digital pathology systems has exploded in recent years, and the inclination at the start of a deployment is to focus on image acquisition, storage, workflow and data integration. Experience has proven, however, that they key precursor is pre-analytic quality control. Scanned images must meet predetermined diagnostic criteria to successfully avoid scanning rework and its associated costs.

This talk will address key pre-imaging factors related to tissue fixation, grossing, processing, embedding, microtomy, staining, coverslipping and barcoding. In addition, software solutions are now emerging that will analyze and possibly even correct defects in images so unacceptable ones never reach pathologists’ screens. Join us for this webinar to learn the steps to ensure total image quality control in a digital pathology program."