HINZ 2022

Energy Events Centre Queens Drive, Rotorua

An annual health informatics conference for Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ)

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.

Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Annual Conference

Viewline Resort Snowmass 100 Elbert Ln., Snowmass Village

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 […]

Invitation to Bid: Forensic Information Management System

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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."


China National Convention Center Building No 1 Court 8, Beichen West Road, Beijing

The China International Scientific Instrument and Laboratory Equipment Exhibition is an annual international scientific instrument and laboratory equipment exhibition. NOTE: Moved from May to December 2022.

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"