Imaging Mass Cytometry User Group Meeting

September 10–11 | Seattle, Washington

Event

Save the date and join us in Seattle!

On September 10–11, 2018, members of the growing Imaging Mass Cytometry™ community will gather at the Seattle Art Museum in downtown Seattle, Washington, to share their experiences and best practices, present their IMC™ data, highlight biologically relevant results and pursue networking and collaboration opportunities.

Join us for a day and a half of presentations and more, and learn how researchers in this community are using the Hyperion™ Imaging System to advance their understanding of human health and disease by asking the most challenging questions.

The first day of the User Group Meeting will be followed by a dinner reception at the fabulous Seattle Aquarium. The second day will finish at noon, before a luncheon at a local restaurant.

2nd Annual Imaging Mass Cytometry User Group Meeting

September 10–September 11, 2018
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Washington

Reserve your spot. Registration is free, but space is limited.

Register

Agenda

Look at this agenda full of exceptional presentations, discussions and time for networking.

Monday, September 10

Time

Title

Presenter, Institution

7:45-8:45 am Registration and breakfast
8:45-8:55 am Welcome address Chris Linthwaite, PhD
Fluidigm President and CEO
8:55-9:05 am Meeting introduction Mina Lakshman, PhD
Fluidigm
9:05-9:45 am Keynote presentation Bernd Bodenmiller, PhD
University of Zurich

Research and Applications

9:45-10:15 am IMC™ to characterize the tumor immune microenvironment: context is everything Akil Merchant, MD
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
10:15-10:35 am Coffee break
10:35-11:05 am Imagine the unimaginable with Imaging Mass Cytometry™ Frits Koning, PhD
Leiden University Medical Center
11:05-11:35 am Multiparametric approach for understanding of the anti-tumor response and clinical outcome in lung cancer using IMC™ technology Franz Villarroel, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
11:35 am-12:05 pm Analyzing dendritic cell subsets in kidney Maximilian Nitschké, PhD
Genentech
12:05-1:30 pm Lunch and art exhibits

Best Practices

1:30-1:45 pm Guidance on Imaging Mass Cytometry™ workflow Mina Lakshman, PhD
Fluidigm
1:45-2:15 pm Computational pathology for tissue segmentation using Imaging Mass Cytometry™ data Trevor McKee, PhD
STTARR, University Health Network, Toronto
2:15-2:45 pm Establishing a new antibody for Imaging Mass Cytometry™: A guideline Stefanie Engler, MSc
University of Zurich
2:45-3:15 pm Workflow concepts for Imaging Mass Cytometry™: a flow core perspective Katrina Todd, MSc, PhD
Biomedical Research Centre Flow Core, Guy's and St Thomas' Trust
3:15-3:35 pm Coffee break
3:35-4:05 pm A year in Imaging Mass Cytometry™: experiences from the Crick Philip Hobson, PhD
The Francis Crick Institute
4:05-4:35 pm Using Imaging Mass Cytometry™ and Mass Spectrometry Imaging to understand to role of tissue and tumour heterogeneity in drug delivery, response and resistance Stephanie Ling, PhD
AstraZeneca
4:35-5:30 pm Panel discussion: Best practices for establishing the Imaging Mass Cytometry™ workflow Moderator: Stephanie Ling, PhD
AstraZeneca
5:30-5:45 pm Day 1 closing remarks Moderator: Mina Lakshman, PhD
Fluidigm

Tuesday, September 11

Time

Title

Presenter, Institution

7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:00-8:05 am Day 2 welcome Moderator: Mina Lakshman, PhD
Fluidigm

Research and Applications

8:05-8:30 am Advances in Imaging Mass Cytometry™ Dmitry Bandura, PhD
Fluidigm
8:30-9:00 am Using Imaging Mass Cytometry™ to track immune responses in viral encephalitis Thomas Ashhurst, BSc
Sydney Cytometry Facility, The University of Sydney
9:00-9:30 am Using IMC™ to better understand mechanisms of multiple sclerosis disease progression Jen Gommerman, PhD
University of Toronto
9:30-9:50 am Coffee break

Software and Data Analysis

9:50-10:10 am Powerful imaging tools to drive scientific breakthrough Rob Ellis, PhD
Fluidigm
10:10-10:40 am Investigating the single-cell pathology of breast cancer using histoCAT™ Jana Fischer, MSc
University of Zurich
10:40-11:10 am Phenomap: taking multiplexing to the next dimension Ben Freiberg, PhD
Visiopharm
11:10-11:50 am Panel discussion: solutions for high-multiplexed data analysis Moderator: Rob Ellis, PhD
Fluidigm
11:50 am-12:00 pm Closing remarks Moderator: Mina Lakshman, PhD
Fluidigm

Join in an optional software demo session Tuesday afternoon.

An optional session has now been added at a nearby location on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 11, following the luncheon that ends the main meeting agenda.

Register to get an assigned rotation start time between 2 pm and 4 pm. Each rotation will consist of three 30-minute sessions where an expert will present a demonstration of key features for each of these software solutions and answer your questions.

Your three stops will include:

  • Station 1: MCD™ Viewer and CellProfiler
  • Station 2: histoCAT™
  • Station 3: Phenomap™ from Visiopharm®
The number of participants in this optional event is limited. If it is full, your name will be added to a waiting list.

Register

2nd Annual Imaging Mass Cytometry User Group Meeting

September 10–September 11, 2018
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, Washington

If you have questions, please email Kerry Lowrie.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.