Webinar: Analytical impurity standards: Minimize project risk & avoid common pitfalls

"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."

Webinar: National Institutes of Health Data Management and Sharing Policy Webinar

"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."

Webinar: Transforming Rare Disease Research with Federated Data Models

"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.

Learning Objectives:
• 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"

Webinar: Enough Is Enough: How Much Revalidation Do I Really Need to Do?

"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."

Webinar: Not Just Another Urine Specimen: Interesting Cases & Conundrums

"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."

Astrix Webinar – Simplify Secure Data Management with the LabVantage Customer Portal

A LabVantage webinar sponsored by Astrix 

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.

Webinar: How to avoid the costly pitfalls of assay scale up

"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."

Alice & Eve: Recommendations on Hiring and Promoting Women for CS Departments

"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."

Webinar: Discover How To Choose the Best Managed Services for Your Lab

"Far too many forays into managed lab services focus purely on reducing the existing cost of service. While cost reductions can and should be one of the arrows in the service providers’ quiver, it shouldn’t be the only one…or the most important one.

A well-designed and implemented managed services program should be one that grows value over time and constantly evolves to ensure that clients are able to spend more time focused on their core scientific activities.

This webinar will be a helpful exercise for key stakeholders to help them get past the basic economics of selecting a provider and help guide them into partnerships that accelerate adoption and unmask far greater and more impactful value."

Webinar: The importance of point of care testing in pediatrics

"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"

Webinar: Food Safety Tech Hazards Series: Physical & Chemical Hazards

"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."

Webinar: Enhance the Patient and Provider Experience with Continuous Innovation

"Beyond the traditional EHR, championing innovative digital technologies can be used to disrupt traditional care delivery processes that support provider and patient satisfaction.

Learning Objectives

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"

Webinar: Increasing Your Sample Throughput: Laboratory Automation

"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."

Webinar: Prevention is the best medicine: Apply the cyber kill chain

"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."

Webinar: How ISO Management System Standards for InfoSec and Business Continuity Can Help with Food Safety

"Implications of Information security, business continuity issues on the safety of the food supply chain is getting more and more attention. Whether disruption in the food supply chain from wars and other conflicts, or whether the description stem from a ransomware attack on a food processor, a grocery store, a restaurant, a warehouse, we need to be prepared.

No organization is “immune” from cyber-attacks, and ISO standards are not preventing cyber-attacks, but they will help to mediate the impact and may reduce the duration of the disruption. While regulation differ from country to country, there is a need to have a solid Governance structure.

At the end of the presentation, participants will have:

* A greater awareness that as Food and Agriculture are part of critical infrastructure, producers are a target for cyber attacks
* An understanding of the role information security plays in Food Safety
* Learn how to incorporate information security into their current governance system"

Webinar: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing in Microbiology: Methods, Breakpoints, and Beyond

"This session will review core concepts of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) in the microbiology lab, including methods of testing, how interpretive criteria (breakpoints) are determined and updated, and how AST plays a role in public health.

Learning Objectives:

* Describe at least two different types of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) performed in the microbiology lab.
* Explain the process for AST breakpoint determination and updates.
* Communicate the role AST plays in public health and antimicrobial resistance prevention and control."

Webinar: What a People-Focused Lab Looks Like

"Ennead Partner Todd Schliemann, FAIA, and Associate Principal Jarrett Pelletier, AIA, discuss the keys to maximizing research environments in support of the people whose research work depends on collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions. They will discuss the essential design features of laboratories that optimize human wellness and performance, foster more significant connections between researchers, and help to advance the pace of enterprising science. As a case study of a “people-focused lab,” they will look at the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon, which was designed to dissolve the boundaries that have historically slowed down discovery and empower researchers as individuals and as a collective while supporting innovation for positive social impact."

Webinar: Practical Solutions to Drive Automation in Your Laboratory

Automation is today's hot topic in LIMS. The tight labor market coupled with the need to reduce costs is forming a perfect storm and driving laboratories to seek new solutions to improve their efficiency. This webinar examines how a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) helps labs to drive integration with external systems and instruments in order to reduce costs.
Date - Thursday 12th January 2023
Time - 07:00 PT, 10:00 ET USA, 15:00 UK, 16:00 Europe
Within the webinar we will cover:
• IoT/Lab4.0 - the increasing need to network
• Automating instrument interfaces
• Interfacing LIMS to more complex external systems
• Handling traditional serial connectivity
• Benefits of laboratory automation
Get behind the hype of buzzwords like ‘IoT’ and ‘Lab4.0’ and learn what practical solutions are available today to automate you laboratory in order to reduce manual touch points, dependency on labor and drive efficiency. Sign up today.