The National Cancer Institute Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR) presents the
5th Annual Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) Symposium:
Advancing Cancer Research Through Biospecimen Science
February 22-23, 2012
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Important dates to remember:
* Registration closes on January 30, 2012
* Abstract Submissions are due by January 17, 2012
* Hotel cutoff date is January 31, 2012
Human biospecimens are the foundation of the translational research that will transform patient care. The primary goal of the symposium is to address the following:
- Impact of preanalytical variations in collecting, handling, processing, and storing biospecimens on cancer research and molecular medicine
- Advances in biospecimen science aimed at minimizing the impact of these variations
The meeting will feature expert presentations, interactive discussions, and poster presentations from a broad range of stakeholders whose work involves biospecimens, including researchers, clinicians, industry representatives, and patient advocates.
This year’s sessions will include:
- Evidence for preanalytical variability during the acquisition and processing of tissue biospecimens
- Informatics solutions for biospecimen science
- Development of alternative fixation and stabilization processes
- Solutions for reducing biospecimen preanalytical variability
- Strategies and tools for accessing and publishing data in biospecimen science
- Evidence for markers of biospecimen molecular integrity
- The patient's perspective on research in the biospecimen sciences
- And more!
Please continue to check the 2012 BRN Symposium website for updates. Register today!