Summit 2011


The Program Committee of the Southern California Flow Cytometry Association was pleased to announce its inaugural event, SUMMIT2011, on November 9-10, 2011 hosted by the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center at USC-HSC. All flow cytometry users from Southern California’s regional research centers, clicnial laboratories and leading biomedical industries were encouraged to attend this exciting opportunity for networking, sharing and education with Flow Cytometry colleagues from across the Southern California counties.

SUMMIT2011 began on Wednesday evening, Nov 9th (6PM – 9PM) featuring an informal, Biosafety Roundtable discussion lead by Southern California Regional Core Managers with industry representatives from Baker and BioSero. Tim Bushnell, University of Rochester, presented his point of view for Biosafety measures. Additionally, Cytobank Inc. presented their tools for data management.

SUMMIT 2011 continued Thursday, Nov 10 (8:00AM – 9:00PM) of lectures from invited speakers including:

Sean Bendall – CyTOF
David Galbraith -Fluorescent Proteins
Henri van der Heyde – MIcroparticles
John Ferbas – Imagestream Applications
John Nolan – SERS technology
Omar Bazirgan – Microplate Applications

The evening poster session and happy hour featured vendor presentations from our very generous corporate sponsors.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) were provided, courtesy of FloCyte Associates, to attendees requesting this opportunity.

This meeting was entirely subsidized by the generous support from our corporate sponsors, which allowed this meeting to be offered at no charge to attendees.

Core Managers Meeting

November 9, 2011, 6:00-9:00PM

Location: Broad CIRM Center at USC, 1425 San Pablo St, Los Angeles

Biosafety in the Flow Cytometry Core, a roundtable discussion

Core Managers shared their experiences with instituting the current ISAC recommendations for improving Biosafety measures for the Flow Core, in environments which may or may not support those recommendations. Industry experts from Baker and BioSero were invited to participate.

Tools for the Core Manager

Nikesh Kotecha from Cytobank presented their tools for data management, interpretation and data sharing with attendees. Attendees learned how Cytobank provides a public resource to network flow cytometry users with their collaborators.

SoCal Flow Cytometry SUMMIT2011 Program

Nov 10, 2011, 8AM – 9PM
Location: Harlyne Norris Research Tower of Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Aresty Auditorium, 1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles
8:00AM Continental Breakfast

8:30AM Welcome Message

8:35AM Session 1 – John Ferbas presenting “Leveraging the unique capabilities of the Imagestream in the core cytometry laboratory”

9:30AM Session 2 – Sean Bendall presenting “Single-cell Mass Cytometry of Differential Immune and Drug Responses Across a Human Hematopoietic Continuum”
10:25AM Coffee Break

10:45AM Session 3 – Henri van der Heyde presenting “Microparticles: new signaling mechanisms in hemostasis and disease”

11:40AM Vendor Presentation – Larry Arnold presenting “Biosafety in the flow cytometry sorting laboratory – The iCyt Synergy”

12:15PM Lunch

1:30PM Vendor Presentation – Dr. Ken Livak, Fluidigm and Mervi Reunanen, BD Biosciences presenting “Isolation of Mouse Hematopoietic Stem Cell Side Populations using SPKLS and Post Sort Confirmation using Single Cell Gene Expression – A proof of Principle experiment”

2:05PM Session 4 – John Nolan presenting “News from ISAC and SERS Cytometry”

3:00PM Coffee Break
3:20PM Session 5 – David Galbraith presenting “Advanced Cytometric Technologies for the Analysis of Higher Eukaryotes

4:15PM Session 6 – Omar Bazirgan presenting “An Arrayed IgG Library and High-Throughtput Flow cytometry Screening for Antibody Lead Discovery Directly on the Cell Surface”
5:10PM Break

5:30PM Poster Session and Happy Hour

6:00PM Vendor Presentations

9:00PM Adjourn


Founding Sponsors

Event Sponsors
BD BioSciences
Beckman Coulter
Cytek Flow Cytometry Products
De Novo Software
Miltenyi Biotec

Event Supporters
Cell Signaling Technology
FloCyte Associates
Life Technologies
EMD Millipore
Phoenix Flow Systems
STEMCELL Technologies
Tree Star
VWR International

Event Partners
Diamond Technical Consulting
USC Health Sciences Campus