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SLAS returns to the San Diego Convention Center for SLAS2018, Feb. 3-7.

Today's Announcements
  • FUNd Run departs at 6:30 from the Marriott Marquis Lobby (near gift shop). Come one, come all!
  • Coffee at 7:45 a.m. in Rooms 146-147 Concourse in the Convention Center.
  • SLAS Author Workshop: How to Prepare a Manuscript for Publication at 8:00 a.m. in Convention Center 159AB.
  • Special Interest Group meetings at 8:00 a.m. and noon.
  • Exhibition opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m.
  • SLAS New Product Award winners are announced in the Exhibition at 9:15 a.m.
  • Special Session: Regenerative Medicine – Next Generation Treatments, 9:30 a.m. in Convention Center Room 146C.
  • The Lab Man interviews SLAS New Product Award winners in the Member Center at 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch in the Exhibition at 11:30 a.m.
  • Passport to Prizes winners drawn in the SLAS Member Center at 11:45 a.m. (winners must be present).
  • Exhibitor Tutorials at noon.
  • Keynote presenter Rachel Swaby speaks at 3:45 p.m., followed by announcement of the 2017 SLAS Innovation Award in Marriott Marquis Salon 1-6 and then a book signing by Swaby.
Preliminary registration data indicate that SLAS will welcome more than 5,058 participants from 42 countries to Washington, DC, for SLAS2017. This impressive turnout reinforces the leading position of this annual flagship event from the Society. Watch for final attendance information, which will factor in participants from Feb. 8, the event’s final day.


2017 SLAS Innovation Award Winner to be Named Today
The SLAS Innovation Award recognizes the stellar work behind one unique and special podium presentation at the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition. From a field of outstanding contenders and a judging process that begins when abstracts are submitted, one winner is honored with a $10,000 cash prize following the 3:45 p.m. closing keynote presentation in Marriott Marquis Salon 1-6. See past winners.

Complete Your Passport to Prizes and You Could WIN BIG!
Get any missing stamps on your Passport to Prizes game card and drop it at the SLAS Member Center before 11:30 p.m. for a chance to win one of many awesome prizes. Drawings begin for gift cards, electronics and more at 11:45 p.m. Winners must be present to claim their prize.


Rachel Swaby: From the Center of the Earth to the Stars: The Unknown History of Women in Science
Today, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Marriott Marquis Salon 1-6
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Rachel Swaby is a Brooklyn, NY-based writer, with two recent titles to her name: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World and Trailblazers: 33 Women in Science Who Changed the World (targeting the younger, tween reader). "I wanted to write stories about people’s lives – not just a bullet-point list of discoveries and accomplishments,” Swaby says in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. "I wanted to share the impact that these women made." She hopes that the wit and wisdom of her subjects will capture the SLAS audience in DC as enthusiastically as they have captured the many readers of her books. Swaby presents an overview of the extraordinary women featured in the books and then dives a bit deeper into their lives and why it matters that others learn about them.

Book signing to follow closing session immediately at 5:00 p.m. Books are available to purchase for $15; cash or check only.

SLAS Author Workshop: How to Prepare a Manuscript for Publication
Robert Campbell and Edward Chow, 8:00 a.m., Room 159AB
Join the editors-in-chief of the SLAS journals for a step-by-step overview of how to design and write scientific research papers more clearly and effectively to improve their chances for publication. Attendees learn what editors want, what they don't want, common mistakes, insider tips and how reviewers evaluate manuscripts.

Today's Special Interest Group Meetings
Everyone is welcome to attend any of the SIG meetings today. All meeting rooms are in the Convention Center. More info in the SLAS2017 Event Scheduler.

8:00-9:15 a.m.
Compound Combination Screening (144B)
Labware Leachables (149AB)
Phenotypic Drug Discovery (144C)
New! Ultra-High-Throughput Screening (154AB)
Women Professionals in Science and Technology (155)

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Academic Drug Discovery (144C)
ADMET (155)
Automation Quality Control (154AB)
Standards Initiatives (159AB)


Presentation Recording Notice
These sessions are being recorded today for on-demand access following SLAS2016. Full Conference attendees and dues paying members will be sent links when they are available.

Pooja Sabhachandani: Droplet Microfluidic-Based 3D Tumor Models for Cancer Therapeutic Screening


Thank You SLAS2017 Strategic Alliance Partners

SLAS2018, Feb. 3-7, San Diego, CA
Next year SLAS will travel back to the west coast for the 2018 SLAS International Conference and Exhibition. SLAS2018 Conference Co-Chairs Michelle Arkin of the University of California, San Francisco and Timothy Spicer of Scripps invite you to plan now to join us Feb. 3-7 at the San Diego Convention Center. SLAS will begin accepting abstracts for proposed podium and poster presentations in the spring, so start thinking about what you will submit!

Help Design SLAS2018!
Watch your e-mail for an invitation to complete the SLAS2017 Conference Evaluation. The survey should arrive Thursday, Feb. 9 (tomorrow). A sweepstakes is offered – a $50 American Express gift certificate for lucky respondent. Your feedback is used to shape future SLAS conferences – including SLAS2018!

  See the BionicOpter Fly!

Festo features at SLAS 2017, February 4-8 in Washington D.C., a show within a show spotlighting high speed screening machines from five manufacturers – Biomated Solutions, LGC, Perkin Elmer, PhyNexus, and Rheonix – each of which accelerated machine development through partnership with Festo.  (Festo SLAS Booth #313) The Festo booth also features the AquaJellies – bionic, autonomous jellyfish – in a 500 gallon/1,900 liter tank.

Promoted by: Festo Corporation

  Icagen Advances Early Drug Discovery

Icagen is a deeply experienced, integrated discovery group with expertise and technologies in chemistry, biology and in silico discovery, capable of solving myriad challenges and generating leads.

SLAS booth #1626

Promoted by: Icagen

  Certified Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Providing high quality laboratory instruments along with Integration and specialized method development. Come visit us at booth #1205.

Learn More

Promoted by: Biodirect Inc.


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