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Venue

Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place Washington , District of Columbia 20001
Tel: (202) 249-3217
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SLAS 2018 - 7th Annual Conference & Exhibition - Society for Laboratory Automation & Screening

Attendees

6,600

Exhibitors

311

Register

$75 - $1,275

Overview

Event Overview:

SLAS2018 is the annual flagship International Conference and Exhibition from SLAS. Through a unique combination of education, access to innovative technologies and intelligent peer networking, SLAS2018 delivers unmatched value for professionals and students looking to discover the latest life sciences technologies and how they can be applied to drive research objectives.

Registration Open – Free Access to Exhibition Available

Register today – significant discounts available for SLAS Premier Members and students. Complimentary “Exhibit Only” registration is also available, granting access to the SLAS2018 Exhibition featuring the latest technology from nearly 300 multinational companies.

Exhibitor Information:

SLAS will host SLAS2018, the seventh Annual International SLAS International Conference and Exhibition, in San Diego, California, from Feb. 3-7, 2018.

This conference is the flagship event of the Society, bringing together thousands of scientists, researchers, academics, and government professionals looking to leverage life sciences discovery and technology to drive results for their respective organizations. Key professional disciplines represented at SLAS2018 include: assay development and screening; automation and high-throughput technologies; biologics discovery; bioanalytical techniques; chemical biology; biomarker discovery and applications; drug target strategies; micro- and nanotechnologies; and Informatics.

SLAS2018 will provide you with a comprehensive marketing platform that helps your company:

  • Attract qualified leads
  • Engage in one-to-one dialogue with purchasing influencers from industry, academia and government laboratories
  • Launch a new product
  • Establish or reposition your brand
  • Build awareness of your products, services and expertise
  • Create goodwill by contributing to SLAS’ global mission
  • Expand your customer base
  • and much more ...

Whether you are looking to strengthen your organization’s brand perception, engage with current and prospective customers, or desire to raise your company profile by interacting with high-caliber decision makers, SLAS2018 is an ideal venue to showcase your company’s products, services and technical expertise. Watch this page for detailed information and applications as they become available.  In the meantime, please contact us to see how SLAS can help meet your business objectives.

About SLAS:

SLAS is a global community of more than 30,000 scientists - from academia, government and industry - collectively focused on leveraging the power of technology to achieve scientific objectives. We consider a primary part of our mission to unite great minds in science and technology for the advancement of all research.

Agenda

Feb 3   

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Short Courses

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Assay Guidance Workshop for High Throughput Screening and Lead Discovery

Feb 4   

7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Short Courses

Feb 5   

7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 am

Opening Remarks and Keynote Presentation:
Benjamin F. Cravatt is a Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute. His research group is interested in understanding the roles that enzymes play in physiological and pathological processes, especially as pertains to the nervous system and cancer.

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Open & Poster Viewing

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SLAS Ignite Partnership Lounge Open in Exhibition

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Scientific Podium Sessions

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Solutions Spotlight Presentations in Exhibition

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Exhibition

12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Tutorials

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

SLAS Ignite Academic Theater Presentations in Exhibition

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Poster Presentations: Session A

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Tutorials

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Scientific Podium Sessions

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Solutions Spotlight Presentations in Exhibition

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Poster Presentations: Session B

5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

Reception in the Exhibition Celebrating the 2018 SLAS Journal Achievement Award Honorees

Feb 6   

6:30 a.m. Start

2018 SLAS FUNd Run

7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Special Interest Group Meetings

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Exhibitor Tutorials

9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

SLAS Ignite Partnership Lounge Open in Exhibition

9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition Open / Poster Viewing

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Scientific Podium Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solutions Spotlight Presentations in Exhibition

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Exhibition

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Tutorials

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

SLAS Ignite Academic Theater Presentations in Exhibition

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Poster Presentations: Session C

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Tutorials

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Scientific Podium Sessions

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Solutions Spotlight Presentations in Exhibition

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Poster Presentations: Session D

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Reception in the Exhibition

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

SLAS2018 Tuesday Evening Celebration

Feb 7   

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Special Interest Group Meetings

8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Open

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SLAS Ignite Partnership Lounge Open in Exhibition

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Scientific Podium Sessions

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Solutions Spotlight Presentations in Exhibition

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Poster Presentations: Session E

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch in the Exhibition Hall

Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Exhibitor Tutorials

Noon – 1:15 p.m.

Special Interest Group Meetings

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Scientific Podium Sessions

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Keynote Presentation and 2018 SLAS Innovation Award Announcement:
Marc Abrahams writes about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK. Marc founded Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in 1991, and serves as its Master of Ceremonies. He co-founded and edits the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), hosts the Improbable Research weekly podcast (distributed by CBS), and wrote This is Improbable, The Ig Nobel Prizes, and other books. He edits and writes much of the web site and blog www.improbable.com, and the monthly newsletter mini-AIR.

Keynote Speakers

Benjamin F. Cravatt

Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine

Scripps Research Institute

Benjamin F. Cravatt will deliver the SLAS2018 opening keynote address on Monday, Feb 5. Dr. Cravatt is a Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute. His research group is interested in understanding the roles that enzymes play in physiological and pathological processes, especially as pertains to the nervous system and cancer.

Marc Abrahams

Marc Abrahams will deliver the SLAS2018 closing keynote on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Marc writes about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK. Marc founded Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in 1991, and serves as its Master of Ceremonies. He co-founded and edits the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), hosts the Improbable Research weekly podcast (distributed by CBS), and wrote This is Improbable, The Ig Nobel Prizes, and other books. He edits and writes much of the web site and blog www.improbable.com, and the monthly newsletter mini-AIR.

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