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Be in San Diego for SLAS2018

SLAS2018 is the annual flagship International Conference and Exhibition from SLAS. Through a unique combination of education, access to innovative technologies and intelligent peer networking, SLAS2018 delivers unmatched value for professionals and students looking to discover the latest life sciences technologies and how they can be applied to drive research objectives.

Advance Registration Discounts Available Through December 18

Discounted Advance Registration Rates for SLAS018 are valid only through December 18. Act now to save $200 (or more) off your full conference registration fee. SLAS Premier Members enjoy deeper discounts and membership dues can be covered as part of the SLAS2018 registration process. Other discounts are available for organizations that send five or more delegates as well as for students. Click here for more information and to register.


Reserve Your Lodging at an Official SLAS2018 Hotel

SLAS has reserved a block of rooms for SLAS2018 attendees at two of San Diego’s premier properties: the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (headquarters hotel, closest to conference sessions) and the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Both hotels are conveniently located adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center. In addition to exclusive discounts, SLAS2018 attendees who make their reservations through the official channels receive special incentives, including complimentary in-room internet access over the course of their stay. The deadline for hotel reservations is January 4, 2018. Availability and incentives cannot be guaranteed after this date. See details and access exclusive reservation links here.

Preliminary Program Available

The SLAS2018 Preliminary Program is now available to assist your planning and justification to attend SLAS2018. Available in both digital reader and print-friendly PDF format, the Preliminary Program contains comprehensive event information, including podium presentation details, Short Course abstracts, a schedule of events, an exhibitor list and Career Connections program information.  Access the SLAS2018 Preliminary Program.


SLAS2018 Podium Presentations Announced

Details on the SLAS2018 podium program are now available on the SLAS2018 Event Scheduler. See the latest schedule of podium presentations, abstracts, presenter bios and more for the 144 presentations across 10 tracks that will be delivered Feb. 5-7 in San Diego. The SLAS2018 Event Scheduler also includes the latest list of companies participating in the SLAS2018 Exhibition, which can be searched alphabetically and by way of an interactive floorplan. Access the SLAS2018 Event Scheduler.


Call for Poster Abstracts Open

The SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts is now open for scientific posters to be considered for the gallery in San Diego. Learn more about the benefits of presenting at SLAS2018. The SLAS2018 scientific program features ten educational tracks, including three making their debut in 2018: Biologics Discovery, Chemical Biology and High-Definition Biotechnology. See more information on the For Presenters section of this site. Access the SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts here.


Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

SLAS2018 delivers a host of valuable exhibit and sponsorship opportunities to life sciences discovery and technology solution providers.  See more information and key contacts on the For Exhibitors section of this site. 


SLAS2017 Recap

Watch the video below to get a sense of the excitement and community spirit so plentiful at SLAS2017, which took place Feb. 4-8 in Washington, DC. For more details, visit

Keynote Speakers

Benjamin F. Cravatt
Benjamin F. Cravatt will deliver the SLAS2018 opening keynote address on Monday, Feb 5. Dr. Cravatt is a Professor and Co-Chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute. His research group is interested in understanding the roles that enzymes play in physiological and pathological processes, especially as pertains to the nervous system and cancer.
Marc Abrahams
Marc Abrahams will deliver the SLAS2018 closing keynote on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Marc writes about research that makes people LAUGH, then THINK. Marc founded Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in 1991, and serves as its Master of Ceremonies. He co-founded and edits the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR), hosts the Improbable Research weekly podcast (distributed by CBS), and wrote This is Improbable, The Ig Nobel Prizes, and other books. He edits and writes much of the web site and blog, and the monthly newsletter mini-AIR.

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  • Brooks Life Sciences
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  • American Laboratory
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  • RSC
  • SelectScience
  • Technology Networks
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