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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.

Registration Open – Free Access to Exhibition Available

Register today – significant discounts available for SLAS Premier Members and students. Complimentary “Exhibit Only” registration is also available, granting access to the SLAS2018 Exhibition featuring the latest technology from nearly 300 multinational companies. Learn more and register now.


SLAS2018 Hotel Update

The official SLAS2018 hotels (the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the Hilton Gaslamp Quarter) are all sold out of their SLAS2018 room allocations on Feb. 5 and 6. These hotels may have rooms become available through cancellations, so check with the hotels directly on both availability and whether they will honor the SLAS2018 group rate and benefits. In addition, these hotels may also have rooms available outside the SLAS2018 block, but costs will likely be higher than the official SLAS2018 rate. If you are unable to find availability at any of the official SLAS2018 hotels, there are additional properties located near the San Diego Convention Center that may have availability over SLAS2018 dates. Please note that shuttle service will not be provided from these properties to the San Diego Convention Center nor does SLAS have any official affiliation with these hotels. 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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