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The SLAS Community Struts Its Stuff!

By Sabeth Verpoorte, Ph.D.

Did you know that at one point earlier this month, SLAS had five active calls for abstracts in process (the 2019 SLAS International Conference and Exhibition, three additional events and one journal special issue), as well as the ongoing calls for manuscripts for SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology? SLAS is a bustling community of practicing life sciences professionals who willingly share innovations for the betterment of all.

The following calls for abstracts remain open now and, no doubt, one has your name on it! Why not answer one of these calls for scientific contribution today? I know that every time I have thrown my hat in the ring, it has paid back ten-fold. Not ready to publish/release any research right now? There still are many ways to get involved with SLAS – check out our online Volunteer Center.

SLAS2019: Innovation and Application, Feb. 2-6, is our flagship annual event. This world-class scientific program attracts top laboratory science and technology professionals to share compelling content and fresh perspectives on emerging laboratory technologies from a broad range of industries, including drug discovery and development, informatics, clinical diagnostics, food and agricultural sciences, forensics and security sciences, petrochemicals and energy, and consumer products. The scientific program is organized into 10 educational tracks, and abstract submissions are vigorously reviewed. Scientific podium presentation abstracts are accepted for consideration through Aug. 6, 2018; poster submissions through Jan. 21, 2019.

2018 SLAS Americas Sample Management Symposium: Managing Samples from Bench to Clinic is a new symposium produced by practicing sample management experts. This Nov. 13-14, 2018, symposium highlights advances in traditional sample management and how research organizations are evolving by partnering with biological and clinical groups to support – and reinvent – modern drug discovery processes. The symposium delves into implementing new technologies associated with small molecule compound management laboratories, managing biologics, new modalities and biospecimens from clinical trials, establishing a biobank and exploring the new frontiers in sample and compound management as they relate to drug discovery. The call for poster abstracts remains open until Aug. 27, 2018.

2018 SLAS Advanced 3D Human Models and High-Content Analysis Conference is set for Oct. 17-19 in Leiden, The Netherlands. The scientific program addresses four main areas: 3D Culture Enabling Technologies; High-Content Screening; Advances in Imaging and Analysis; and Stem Cells and Organoids. While the podium presentation call for abstracts has closed, the call for poster abstracts remains open until Oct. 4, 2018.

SLAS Discovery (formerly the Journal of Biomolecular Screening) reports how scientists develop and utilize novel technologies and/or approaches to provide and characterize chemical and biological tools to understand and treat human disease. Ten issues are published annually in January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October and December. SLAS Discovery considers previously unpublished, original research and review manuscripts on an ongoing basis from SLAS members and nonmembers. Accepted manuscripts typically publish with a DOI to SLAS Discovery Online within 30 days, making them immediately searchable and citable. Read more about the editorial scope and how to submit.

SLAS Technology (formerly the Journal of Laboratory Automation) explores ways in which scientists adapt advancements in technology for scientific exploration and experimentation. Six issues are published annually in February, April, June, August, October and December. SLAS Technology considers previously unpublished, original research and review manuscripts on an ongoing basis from SLAS members and nonmembers. Accepted manuscripts typically publish with a DOI to SLAS Technology Online within 30 days, making them immediately searchable and citable. Read more about the editorial scope and how to submit.  

Thanks, and I believe you’ll feel great about your participation.

May 28, 2018