2022 New England Cytometry Users Group Fall Meeting

We are back!! The New England Cytometry Users Group’s annual Fall meeting will be on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at the Ragon Institute! 400 Technology Square, Cambridge MA
http://www.ragoninstitute.org/contact/

Online registration can be completed here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/422824779297

Parking will be available at 800 Technology Square, for $5 for the day.
Please park on the upper levels (6, 7, and 8) to minimize our impact on the local tenants.

Doors open for vendor setup at 7 am, in the atrium of 100/200 Technology Square. Vendor information can be found in this DOCUMENT.

We will have an excellent speaker lineup for our meeting this year (speaking order subject to change). Our tentative agenda:

8:00am-9:00am: Registration and Breakfast (100/200TS Atrium)
9:00-9:20 “Welcome Back!” Michael Waring–President, New England Cytometry. 400TS Auditorium
9:20am-10:15am  Jonathan Herman, Ragon Institute: “System Serology of the Malaria Sporozoite Vaccine”
10:15am-11:10am  Charlotte Graham, MGH: “Detecting CAR-T Cells to Improve Patient Outcomes”

11:10am-12:45pm Lunch and open vendor exhibits–100/200TS Atrium
please visit our vendors who support our meetings!

12:45pm-1:40pm Virginia Camacho, Boston Childrens Hospital: “Distinct immune functions in the bone marrow and their therapeutic applications”
1:40pm-2:35pm  Fabienne Lucas and Drew Williamson, BWH: “Artificial Intelligence in Pathology”

2:35pm-3:20pm Afternoon Break–please visit our vendors who support our meetings.

3:20pm-4:15pm Diether Recktenwald (virtual): “The History of Flow Cytometry from Early Pioneers to Modern High Performance Systems.”
4:15pm-5:00pm open forum, Closing Remarks: Howard Shapiro remembrance

“Impromptu” Boston User Group happy hour gathering at some local pub to be determined.

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**Please note that as a Department at MGH, we must follow hospital rules while on MGH property (400TS/Auditorium). As such, the following precautions will be in effect:

  1. Masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes will be readily available for all participants.
  2. All participants will be asked to complete the MGH COVID attestation the morning of the meeting. Scan the QR code posted at registration.
  3. All participants will be encouraged to wear masks but attendees not fully vaccinated for COVID 19 and Influenza will be required to wear one at all times.
  4. Distancing in the auditorium will be encouraged.
  5. Talks will be broadcast, and attendees will have the option to sit outside of the auditorium (either in the atrium or outside, weather permitting) if they deem the auditorium too crowded.

In the Atrium, vendors tables will be spaced out across the atrium as much as possible. Tables will be set up down the middle of the atrium for food and socializing. Masking is encouraged but not required.
There is morning breakfast, a lunch break, and an afternoon coffee break. Attendees are encouraged to practice social distancing while eating, and weather permitting outdoor seating will be set up (if space is available).

Thanks to all our vendors that are sponsoring our meeting this year!

2022 NECyto vendors

updated 10/25/2022