The ACS runs educational Roadshows each year. ACS Roadshows provide an intensive one day course on important subjects in cytometry, presented by international and local speakers.
High Dimensional Data Analysis Strategies ACS Homeshow 2020
17th – 24th August 2020 – ACS Homeshow!
To continue our commitment to promote cytometry education during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transformed our popular annual ACS Roadshow to a virtual Homeshow! The topic will be on the most voted “High Dimensional Data Analysis Strategies”.
The Homeshow will be held across 5 days with a 60 minute interactive lecture in the morning with plenty of time for Q&A and a 90 minute Hand-on workshop in the afternoon (in two streams). The highly qualified HiDi gurus will share their experiences in many hot topics of HiDi data analysis and present the strategic approaches of HiDi data analysis.
When will ACS Homeshow be held?
August 17th – 21st, 2020
Thomas Ashhurst – High-Dimensional Cytometry Specialist, Sydney Cytometry Facility, The University of Sydney
Felix Marsh-Wakefield – Discipline of Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney
Givanna Putri – School of Computer Science, The University of Sydney
- Data preparation and batch alignment
- Clustering and dimensionality reduction
- Quantification and statistics
- Specialist tasks
Registration: visit https://acs.currinda.com/register/event/1405
|Interactive Lecture ONLY||Free||$20|
In addition, there will be a separate opportunity to present your data, experiences, and opinions. You are encouraged to submit a short abstract during registration to be selected for a 5 minutes presentation to share your experience in HiDi analysis with the potential to win a great prize!
This is going to be an excellent, not to be missed event.
– from the ACS Roadshow Taskforce, Joanna Roberts, Helen McGuire, Suat Dervish, Patricia Rubio-Reyes, Thomas Ashhurst and Maggie Wang
The ACS forewent a touring educational roadshow in 2019 and instead provided a number of scholarships for members to attend the QIMR Berghofer Flow Cytometry Methods Course in Brisbane, QLD from 25th – 31st August 2019. Six scholarships were awarded, and you can read the reports from the winners here.
View the faculty and the program of the QIMR Methods Course here. All delegates for the methods course received 12 months of ACS membership for 2019-2020 year included, thanks to QIMR!
The 2018 roadshows were held in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and were an opportunity to discover new technologies and discuss key components of the Shared resource Laboratory experience for ACS members. The roadshows are now complete, but the information about speakers and topics are provided below for your interest.
In 2013 the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) formed a working group to establish consensus of best practices in in flow cytometry shared resource laboratories (SRLs), following discussions at the SRL forum at the CYTO meeting in San Diego in 2013. In years following, surveys and SRL track workshops were held to identify the scope of best practices to be defined, and then in 2016 the ISAC SRL working group published a guidance document to define minimal standards for a flow cytometry shared resource laboratory (SRL) and provide guidance for best practices in several important areas. This was followed by a series of seven webinars hosted by CYTO-U to educate SRL staff on these best practices. The Australasian Cytometry Society are very pleased to host two of the authors to present and host discussions of best practices for Australian SRLs.
Director Flow Cytometry Core at University of Virginia
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.
Technical Director, Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics
Rob Salomon is the inaugural Technical Director of the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics. The Centre is a new multimillion dollar development to bring the traditionally distinct fields of Cytometry, Microfluidics, Genomics and Informatics into one seamless process and thus enable simplification of complex workflows and transformative change in clinical practice. Rob overseas the centre and its technology acquisition. His background in biology and engineering ensures that the Centre will sit comfortably at the intersection of science and technology.
In 2014, he was named as a Shared Resource Laboratory Emerging Leader by the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry. Since then Mr Salomon has played a major role in both the Australian and International Cytometry Societies. He is passionate about single cell genomics and personalised medicine and the role of cytometery in this new emerging fields
9:15- 10:45 am Opening Scientific lectures :
“Understanding technology and its application in scientific workflows- a focus on high end technologies” to include – high dimensional fluorescence flow, Genomic Cytometry, mass cytometry, spectral cytometry.
11:15 am- 1230 pm SRL lectures:
SRL best practices – informal lecture style
1:30 pm Afternoon focus groups:
SRL small workshops with aiming to produce a short communication for publication in cytometry part A – topic will vary by location( see below).
Sydney: “Integration of cytometry and genomics: the single cell arena”
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In parallel, a Clinical QAP workshop hosted by Louise Wienholt (RCPA QAP) will be held for clinical delegates. “Quality Assurance in Flow Cytometry: Samples, Reporting and Hitting the Target”
Melbourne: “Role of SRL staff in Technology development: Not just service any more”
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Brisbane: “Opportunities and Pitfalls of implementing high end technologies in a SRL environment “
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All Active participating members in the focus groups will be considered authors on any paper produced.
We would encourage you to think about the flowing key issues:
- What is the problem and why it matters?
- Has this been approached in the past and if so how much variety is seen between cores ?
- Is there a case study worthy of writing up ?
- can we produce a list of recommendations – kind of a “best practices” for dealing with the issue”
- what are the future directions?
A light lunch will be provided for delegates, thanks to our sponsors.
ACS 2018 Roadshow – Brisbane
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Queensland
ACS 2018 Roadshow – Sydney
Westmead Institute of Medical Research, New South Wales
ACS 2018 Roadshow – Melbourne
Burnet Institute of Medical Research, Victoria