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SLAS2018 Educational Program

World-Class Podium Presentations Offer SLAS2018 Participants a Wide Range of Learning Opportunities

SLAS2018 offers participants a world-class scientific program that showcases the top laboratory science and technology podium presentations from industry leaders around the world. Each podium presentation is hand selected by the SLAS2018 Scientific Program Committee from hundreds of abstract submissions. Presentations offer SLAS2018 participants compelling content and new 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.

SLAS2018 Educational Tracks

The SLAS2018 scientific program features 10 educational tracks:

  • Assay Development and Screening
  • Automation and High-Throughput Technologies
  • Advances in Bioanalytics and Biomarkers
  • Biologics Discovery (NEW!)
  • Cellular Technologies
  • Chemical Biology (NEW!)
  • High-Definition Biotechnology (NEW!)
  • Data Analysis and Informatics
  • Drug Target Strategies
  • Micro- and Nanotechnologies

For complete details regarding planned podium sessions for each track, click here.

Complete presentation details and the latest schedule of events can be found in the SLAS2018 Event Scheduler.

The Scientific Program Committee selects speakers based on the innovation, relevance and applicability of research. If your proposed topic does not squarely fit into the focus of one of these tracks, please submit it for the committee’s consideration anyway. The committee members use their judgment and experience to select presentations that best address the interests and priorities of today’s life sciences discovery and technology community.

Podium Presentations

SLAS2018 presents 144 unique podium presentations that span seven educational tracks and 36 sessions. Podium presentations are presented on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in both morning and afternoon sessions. Podium presentations are organized into ten educational tracks. Click here to view track and session titles and descriptions and names of track and session chairs.

The committee members use their judgment and experience to select presentations that best address the interests and priorities of today’s life sciences discovery and technology community.

Podium abstracts will be assessed in late summer and the podium program will be finalized and published by early October.

The deadline for abstract submission for podium presentations is Monday, August 7, 2017. For complete details regarding the SLAS2018 Call for Abstracts, click here.

Poster Presentations

SLAS2018 will feature over 350 unique poster presentations. Posters are displayed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning with actual presentations taking place each day in one-hour sessions. The Scientific Program Committee will begin poster reviews in October and confirm posters on a rolling/monthly basis between October and January. As posters are confirmed, abstracts and presentation dates will be posted within the SLAS2018 Event Scheduler.

Click here for complete guidelines regarding poster presentations.

Keynote Speakers

SLAS2018 will feature two keynote sessions. Keynote speakers are invited to present by the SLAS Scientific Program Advisory Committee. For complete details on SLAS2018 keynote speakers, please click here.

SLAS2018 Scientific Program Committee

To view a complete listing of the SLAS2018 Scientific Program Committee, click here.


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