CYTO U Upcoming Webinars
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Pushing the Limits of Clinical Cytometry

Presented by:

Jonni Moore
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

About the Presenter

Dr. Moore has over 30 years of experience in clinical and research flow cytometry.  She has led one of the largest flow cytometry and cell sorting shared resource labs since 1992 and was founding director of the Clinical Flow Cytometry Laboratory at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her current focus is on deep phenotyping in translational and clinical settings and the development of liquid biopsies utilizing ultra-sensitive flow cytometry.

In 2016 she received the Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Lecturer Award for lifetime contributions to the science, education and practice of Clinical Cytometry. Being in the unique position of leadership in both clinical and research flow cytometry laboratories, she focuses on the movement of novel translational assays to the clinical arena.

Webinar Summary

This webinar will focus on the recent new technologies that are expanding the reach of translational and clinical cytometry, not only in traditional areas, but also in new areas like solid tumors and cardiovascular diseases. The power of the technology to provide important information in these settings will be highlighted as well as the necessity for biocomputational approaches for both current and developing applications.

Who Should Attend this Webinar

Clinicians, lab directors, technologists and scientists who are interested in translational and clinical cytometry.

Webinar Objectives

  1. To highlight new technologies that can extend the reach of clinical cytometry
  2. To highlight new disciplines that are emerging in clinical cytometry
  3. To introduce the role of biocomputation in the clinical realm
  4. To stimulate interest in the opportunities for development in the translational/clinical area

 

A recording (archive) of this webinar will be posted online at CYTO U within 24-48 hours after the live event for free viewing by all. Recordings of previously presented live webinars are also available.

 

Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast + Streaming
Original Seminar Date: November 15, 2017
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

  • Topics & Pricing InformationTopics & Pricing Information Pushing the Limits of Clinical Cytometry
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    "Budgeting"

    Part of the Finance 101 Webinar Series

    Presented by:

    Julie A. Auger
    Executive Director, Research Core Facilities Program
    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA USA

     

    A. Nicole White
    Research Shared Facilities Administrator
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center           
    Cincinnati, OH USA

    About the Presenters

    Julie A. Auger has been a member of the cytometry community since 1985 and is widely recognized for her expertise in the operation and administration of multi-technology, multidisciplinary academic resource centers.  She serves as the Executive Director of the Research Core Facilities Program at the University of California Davis where she is responsible for development of a central support structure to optimize organization and administration for over 100 shared research facilities. Prior to her current position at UC Davis, Julie developed similar programs at UC San Francisco and The University of Chicago. She developed her core facility management expertise at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Chicago where she developed internationally reputed flow cytometry core facilities.

    A. Nicole White began her career working in a flow cytometry core for five years and later transitioned into administration after acquiring her MBA in 2010. She currently serves as the Shared Facility administrator for CCHMC overseeing 28 shared facilities, including veterinary services.  In her role she is responsible for overseeing finance and operations through a centralized capacity.  Nicole has implemented a centralized support structure for the shared facilities in her role and continues to support ongoing efforts in operations for the shared facilities at CCHMC.  She is active within the Association for Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), a FASEB Society like ISAC, which works with core facility operations and management topics across multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary platforms.

    Webinar Summary

    Many core facility scientists are charged with managing their labs as small businesses but have never had any formal training in finance or accounting.  Therefore, they are at a disadvantage when it comes to strategic decisions that involve money.  This includes determining how much money is needed to run the core, how to appropriately set recharge rates and how to best manage expenses.  This is the first of 3 webinars that address the basics of financial management for the scientific manager. 

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this webinar, you will understand what your department accountant is talking about so you can better manage your facility.  The webinar will:

    • Define the need for and benefit of an operating budget (OB)
    • Introduce the tools and information needed to create an effective OB
    • Discuss guiding principles for a robust OB
    • Demonstrate how to monitor actual spending compared to budget

    Who Should Attend

    All core facility directors and staff who are involved with spending or revenue generation are encouraged to attend.  No previous formal financial training is necessary. 

    CYTO U Webinar Recordings

    A recording of this webinar will be posted online at CYTO U within 24-48 hours after the live event for free viewing by all. Recordings of previously presented live webinars are also available.

    CYTO University

    CYTO University is an online educational resource created by ISAC for its members and the wider cytometry community.  In addition to free webinars, CYTO U presents recorded courses and tutorials from the CYTO Conference, as well as interactive online courses on a variety of cytometry topics.  These are available at no cost to ISAC members and for a nominal charge for non-members.  Webinars are free for all.

     

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast + Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 13, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

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    FIB-SEM

    Monday, December 18, 2017 @12pm Eastern (US & Canada)

    Presented by:

    Kedar Narayan
    Center for Molecular Microscopy
    National Institutes of Health
    Frederick, MD

     

    About the Presenter

    Kedar Narayan is the group leader for cellular imaging at the Center for Molecular Microscopy (CMM), at the National Cancer Institute. He earned a Ph.D. in immunology, and has a research background in chemistry, pathology, and biophysics. Kedar’s work focuses on the use of emerging technologies for subcellular imaging. At the CMM, he is responsible for FIB-SEM technology development and for driving collaborative projects that use FIB-SEM, electron tomography and correlative imaging approaches to explore cellular architecture and mechanisms.

     

    Webinar Summary

    Focused ion beams (FIBs), previously restricted to the materials sciences and semiconductor fields, are rapidly becoming powerful tools for ultrastructural imaging of biological samples. In focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIB-SEM), subcellular architecture of resin-embedded cells and tissue can be investigated by cycles of iterative FIB milling or “slicing” of the sample followed by SEM imaging. The FIB can also be used as a sculpting tool to create specific specimen shapes that can be analyzed further by transmission electron microscopy or by methods that probe chemical composition.

    FIB-SEM imaging can also be correlated with light or other imaging modalities to provide complementary image information. While not a high-throughput technique, FIB-SEM fills an important “imaging gap” in biology, allowing for 3D ultrastructural imaging of large samples at nanoscale resolutions. Here I provide a primer to the application of FIB-SEM in biology, including a guide to the practical aspects of using the technology, as well as selected examples of its contribution to the generation of new insights into subcellular architecture and mechanisms underlying host-pathogen interactions.

     

    CYTO U Webinar Recordings

    A recording of this webinar will be posted online at CYTO U within 24-48 hours after the live event for free viewing by all. Recordings of previously presented live webinars are also available.

     

    CYTO University

    CYTO University is an online educational resource created by ISAC for its members and the wider cytometry community.  In addition to free webinars, CYTO U presents recorded courses and tutorials from the CYTO Conference, as well as interactive online courses on a variety of cytometry topics.  These are available at no cost to ISAC members and for a nominal charge for non-members.  Webinars are free for all.

     

     

    Formats Available: Recording Only, Live Webcast + Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: December 18, 2017
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

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    Rate Setting

    Part of the Finance 101 Webinar Series

    Monday, January 22nd at 12pm Eastern Time (US/Canada)

     

    Presented by:

    Nicole White
    Research Shared Facilities Administrator
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati, OH USA

     

    Peter O'Toole
    Director, Bioscience Technology Facility
    University of York
    York, England

     

    About the Presenters

    Nicole White began her career working in a flow cytometry core for five years and later transitioned into administration after acquiring her MBA in 2010.  She currently serves as the Shared Facility administrator for CCHMC overseeing 28 shared facilities, including veterinary services.  In her role she is responsible for overseeing finance and operations through a centralized capacity.  Nicole has implemented a centralized support structure for the shared facilities in her role and continues to support ongoing efforts in operations for the shared facilities at CCHMC.  She is active within the Association for Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF), a FASEB Society like ISAC, which works with core facility operations and management topics across multiple disciplinary and interdisciplinary platforms.

    Peter O'Toole is Director of the Bioscience Technology Facility at the University of York covering the broad technologies required for a multi-disciplined Department of Biology. He has also built up and heads the highly successful Imaging and Cytometry Labs which includes an array of confocal microscopes, flow cytometers, electron microscopes and novel instrumentation. Peter gained his PhD in the Cell Biophysics Laboratory at Essex and has been involved in many aspects of fluorescence imaging and cytometry. Research is currently focused on both technology and method development of novel probes and imaging modalities. His lab provides research support to many academics and commercial organisations and he has ongoing collaborations and consultancy contracts with many leading microscopy and cytometry companies. Peter serves on an array of committees including the CTLS, BBSRC, ELMI, iABRF and Vice-President of the RMS. Peter is also heavily involved with microscopy and cytometry training through a variety of international courses.

    Webinar Summary

    This is the second of a three-part series in the Finance 101 webinar series.  Building from the Budgeting 101 module, we will dive into more detail on how to set rates for your facility.  This will encompass information that affects both domestic (US) and European (UK) approaches.  Though many principles are the same we will give a high-level overview of the important aspects of rate setting. You will learn terminology, a basic step approach, an overview of what the rate setting process looks like, and gain insight and understanding to the importance of conducting a routine rate setting review and the risks of not doing one. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Why rate setting is important: Compliance, Budgeting, Recourse, Understanding our business
    • Overview of what the rate setting process looks like
    • Information gathering and tools that will help you
    • Important aspects of rate setting: Defining services, allocation vs effort, forecasting usage.
    • Understand rate recovery and complaint rate setting guidelines
    • Bulk pricing

    Who Should Attend

    Managers, financial administrators, persons responsible for setting and/or understanding the rates at their facility.

     

     

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast + Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: January 22, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

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    Equipment Maintenance

    Part of the Finance 101 Webinar Series

    Tuesday, February 20th at 12pm Eastern Time (US/Canada)

    Presented by:

    Julie Auger
    Executive Director, Research Core Facilities Program
    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA USA

     

    Joanne Lannigan
    Director, Flow Cytometry Shared Resource
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA

    About the Presenters

    Julie A. Auger has been a member of the cytometry community since 1985 and is widely recognized for her expertise in the operation and administration of multi-technology, multidisciplinary academic resource centers.  She serves as the Executive Director of the Research Core Facilities Program at the University of California Davis where she is responsible for development of a central support structure to optimize organization and administration for over 100 shared research facilities. Prior to her current position at UC Davis, Julie developed similar programs at UC San Francisco and The University of Chicago. She developed her core facility management expertise at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Chicago where she developed internationally reputed flow cytometry core facilities.

    Joanne Lannigan has been actively involved in Flow Cytometry for over 30 years, where she has worked in clinical, industry and academic flow cytometry laboratories.  She is currently the Director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia.  She has been an active member of ISAC since 1996 and served as an ISAC Council Member from 2012-2016, Chair of the Shared Resource Laboratory Task Force from 2014-2016, a member of the Shared Resource Laboratory Services Oversight Committee from 2014-2016 and Vice Chair of the Certification Advisory Committee from 2014-2016. She currently is the Chair of the SRL Content Task Force of the Education Committee as well as a member of the Cytometry Board of Certification Committee through ASCP.  Ms. Lannigan’s current interests involve advancing technologies in cytometry, small particle analysis by flow cytometry, instrument evaluation and quality assurance, flow cytometry education and core management.

    More information on this free webinar will be posted soon!

     

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast + Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: February 20, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

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    "Imaging Flow Cytometry"

    Friday, March 9th at 12pm Eastern Time (US/Canada)

    Presented by:

    Joanne Lannigan

     

    More information on this free webinar will be posted soon!

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast + Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 09, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

  • Topics & Pricing InformationTopics & Pricing Information Imaging Flow Cytometry
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