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CCMA 2021 Cytometry SRL Perspectives – Webcast

A 9-part series of informal 1-hr discussions to connect with your fellow Canadian SRL. Join us as we invite members of the cytometry/microscopy and SRL community to share their different perspectives and experiences in the following subject areas.

  • Podcast style with moderators for each session (CCMA EB) to facilitate discussion/ask questions
  • Focus on different perspectives
    • Microscopy vs. flow
    • Academia vs. industry vs. government
    • Clinical vs. research

Each session in the series will also feature a Canadian core facility in our “Meet the Cores of Canada” initiative.

Schedule

Description of Sessions

Session 9: Vendor Showcase Showdown – Wed March 2, 2022 @ noon EST

The session will be dedicated to the vendors who have very generously supported this series. This will be our “Vendor Showcase Showdown” where our featured vendors will have an opportunity to tell us about new developments in reagents, technology, and software applications! 

As a big thank you to our attendees we will be giving away prizes at the end of the session including several $50 gift cards as well as registrations to our next in-person meeting in 2023! All attendees present at the end of the session will be (entered into a draw?) for these prizes. 

Moderators:

  • Vera Tang, University of Ottawa (CCMA)
  • Caterina Di Ciano-Oliveira, Unity Health Toronto (CCMA)

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Session 8: Integrating multiparameter analysis into your facility- from instrumentation to analysis – Wed Jan 19, 2022 @ noon EST

High-parameter flow cytometry has become a central technology in the analysis of cell biology. However, with increasing complexity comes increased challenges in experimental design through data analysis. In this session, we will look at how you can successfully incorporate multiparameter flow cytometry into your facility.

Moderators:

  • Aja Rieger, University of Alberta (CCMA)
  • Emily Reddy, SickKids (CCMA)

Participants:

  • Cynthia Guidos (SickKids)
  • Ryan Brinkman (UBC BC Cancer Research/ Cytapex)
  • Pratip Chattopadhyay (Talon Biomarkers)

Meet the Cores of Canada: 

  • N/A

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Sponsors:

Series: BD Biosciences

Session: Biolegend, Sony, Cytek

Session 7: Facility Management Software – Choosing and Implementing a System for Your Facility – Wed Dec 1 @ noon EST

Are you trying to decide on a facility management system for your core facility? There are many platforms available to choose from now and let’s face it, none of them are perfect, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find one that works well for your facility. Join us for our next SRL Perspectives session as we go through some tips on choosing and implementing the right platform for your facility!

Moderators:

  • Vera Tang, University of Ottawa (CCMA)
  • Jessica Back, Karmanos Caner Institute (Guest Moderator))

Participants:

  • Mathieu Kouri, University of Ottawa, IT Specialist
  • Chloe Van Oosted-Triplet, University of Ottawa, Core Facility Manager
  • Marie-Helene Lacombe, McGill University Health Centre, Core Facility Manager
  • Aja Rieger, University of Alberta, Core Facility Manager

Meet the Cores of Canada: 

  • Christine Zhang – Flow Cytometry Core Facility Manager, University of Manitoba

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Sponsors:

Series: BD Biosciences

Session: Agendo, Agilent, Clustermarket and Stratocore

Session 6: Image cytometry- imaging flow, imaging mass cytometry, microscopy, spatial profiling: choosing the right technique – Tues Oct 19 @ noon EST

Image cytometry is a diverse field, encompassing many techniques all with a similar overarching goal- multiparameter analysis of individual cells. While image cytometry may make you think solely of imaging flow cytometry, this is only 1 of many techniques under this umbrella. In this webcast, we will take a look at the variety of techniques in image cytometry, including but not limited to imaging flow, imaging mass cytometry, microscopy, spatial profiling, and whole slide imaging, and discuss important aspects to consider when deciding which technique is the right one for your experiment

Moderators:

  • Aja Rieger, University of Alberta (CCMA)
  • Stephen Ogg, University of Alberta (Invited guest moderator)

Participants:

  • Peter O’Toole (Head of Imaging and Cytometry; University of York, UK)
  • Hartland Jackson (Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute)
  • Elke Küster-Schöck (Research Centre of the Sainte-Justine University Hospital)

Meet the Cores of Canada: 

  • Sunnybrook Research Institute – Centre for Cytometry and Scanning Microscopy (Paul Oleynik)

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Sponsors:

Series: BD Biosciences

Session: Luminex, Tecan

Session 5: Sustainability and Funding Sources – Thurs Sept 9 @ noon EST

Shared resource labs (SRLs) are a key component of any research institute. Not only do they provide the scientific community with access to state-of-the-art technology, they also provide support and education. Maintaining those infrastructures isn’t an easy task. In this webcast, our guest panelists will present their sustainability models and discuss revenue sources, institutional support as well as maintenance and renewal of instrumentation.

Moderators:

  • Marie-Helene Lacombe, RI-MUHC (CCMA)
  • Laurence Lejeune (CNSP)

Participants:

  • Caterina Di Ciano-Oliveira (Unity Health Toronto, Bioimaging Facility Manager)
  • James Jonkman (University Health Network, Toronto, AOMF and WCIF Staff Scientist)
  • Patrice Vaillancourt (McGill University Health Center Research Institute, Platforms Manager)

Meet the Cores of Canada: 

  • Core (name)

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Sponsors:

Series: BD Biosciences

Session: Sony Biotechnology

Session 4: Education in SRLs- adapting active learning in a virtual training environment – Tues June 22 @ 12pm EST

Shared resource labs often serve as the main educational base for researchers looking to utilize specific technology. However, developing and maintaining an educational program can be a daunting task. In this webcast, our panel of experts will cover topics including incorporating existing resources into your educational program, developing new resources with a focus on virtual learning, and methods for assessing proficiency after training.

Moderators:

  • Aja Rieger (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
  • Kathy Daniels (Whitehead Institute for Biological Research, Cambridge, Mass, USA)

Participants:

  • Jennifer Wilshire (StemCell Technologies, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Derek Davies (National STP Training Lead at the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK)
  • Tim Bushnell (University of Rochester and Expert Cytometry Co-Founder, USA)
  • Pina Colarusso (University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada)

Meet the Cores of Canada: 

  • Dalhousie University Flow Core (Derek Rowter)

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Sponsors:

Series: BD Biosciences

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