Overcoming the challenges of implementing high value tests in the clinical lab



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Agenda (Preliminary)

Tuesday, September 24



Early-Career Scientists Committee (ECSC) – Morning City Run
Location: Entrance Foyer
Chair: Nicola Gray
Everyone is welcome to join the ECSC for a morning 5 km run in Salzburg. An ideal way to see some of the city while working off the Austrian cuisine! All abilities welcome.
Place Posters
Location: 1st Floor Exhibit Hall
ALL posters should be placed by 16:00.
Welcome Coffee
Location: Entrance Foyer
Enjoy coffee, a pastry and a chat with colleagues before the day starts.
Short Course
Location: Mozart 2
Glyco-Proteomics 101
Unravelling The Sweetness Of Life: Clinical Glyco(Proteo)Mics By Mass Spectrometry
Noortje de Haan, PhD & Guinevere Lageveen-Kammeijer, PhD
Short Course
Location: Mozart 3
Data Science 201
Going Further With R: Tackling Clinical Laboratory Data Manipulation and Modeling
Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD & Shannon Haymond, PhD
Short Course
Location: Mozart 4-5
Development and Validation of Quantitative LC-MS/MS Assays for Use in Clinical Diagnostics
Brian Rappold & Chris Shuford, PhD
Short Course
Location: Paracelsus Hall
Getting Started with Quantitative LC-MS/MS in the Diagnostic Laboratory
Laura Owen, PhD, Michael Wright, Coral Munday & Grace van der Gugten
Short Course
Location: Trakl Hall
Data Science 101
Breaking up with Excel: An Introduction to the R Statistical Programming Language
Daniel Holmes, MD, William Slade, PhD & Stephen Master, MD, PhD
Short Course
Location: Doppler Hall
Metabolomics 202
Metabolomics: Approaches, Applications and Challenges
Julijana Ivanisevic, PhD & Elizabeth Want, PhD
Short Course
Location: Trapp Zimmer
Proteomic Microbiology 201
Bottom-Up and Top-Down Proteomic Approaches for Bacterial Identification and Characterization, a Focus on MALDI-TOF and Advanced Technologies
Jean Armengaud, PhD, Stefan Zimmermann, MD
Get the Basics
Location: Papageno Hall
Chairs: Roland Geyer & Anne Schmedes
This series of Primers on emerging fields within Clinical Mass Spec is free to attend for ALL registrants of the MSACL Congress or Short Courses, including Partial Pass holders.

Take aways for each session include:
1. Be able to define what the field is, why it matters, and why you personally should care. What is the clinical relevance?
2. Understand what role mass spectrometry plays in this field. Where does mass spec fit in to the big picture of the field?
3. Define any terminology that is specific to this field.
4. Describe how it works, what are the methods and workflows used when studying this field and/or how is it implemented in clinical labs.
5. Identify any challenges to implementation/adoption, where do the opportunities lie?

09:00 - 09:40 Glycomics with Manfred Wuhrer
09:50 - 10:30 Mass Spec Imaging with Tiffany Porta
10:40 - 11:20 Lipidomics with Anne Bendt
11:30 - 12:10 Data Science with Shannon Haymond
12:20 - 13:00 Breath Analysis with Ilaria Belluomo
Lunch on Own
Location: Your Choice
Some nearby (within one block) recommendations include:
1. The Heart of Joy (Vegetarian and Vegan)
2. my Indigo Kongresshaus (Asian Fusion, great choice if short on time, pre-packaged take-away options available, pleasant interior)
3. Cafe Fingerlos (Cafe with the best breakfast in town)
4. IMLAUER Sky (Rooftop patio with a view)
5. Cafe Wernbacher (Austrian, great interior for a rainy day with much of the original 1950s decor, open 9am-midnight daily with Sunday Brunch buffet until 2pm)
6. Braurestaurant IMLAUER (Austrian, traditional interior plus a beer garden, good for groups)

A little further afield:
1. Balkan Grill Walter (Take-away street food at its best in the Old Town. Grab a FroYo at Fabi's after.)
2. Stieglkeller (Lovely historical building in Old Town, it's Beer Garden has a fantastic view over the town. Large beer selection.)
3. Krimpelstatter (Traditional Austrian food since 1584, Beer Garden, Good for groups up to 50pax)

Or see the complete list of suggested Places to Eat.

Discussion Group: Study Design and Logistics for Metabolomics Studies
Location: Papageno Hall
Chair: Jerzy Adamski
Study design is a very critical step in metabolomic experiment. It has to ensure that phenotype resolution, metabolite coverage, quality-driving resources and logistic processes are considered. During the session we will interactively discuss steps like type of the study, consideration of confounders, power calculation, pre-analytical requirements, sample storage, randomization, metabolite analytics to be chosen and replication considerations.
Location: Mozart 1-5
Welcome, Introduction & Orientation
Location: Mozart 1-5
Inflammatory Stories in Time and Space: Using Mass Spectrometry Imaging, Ion Mobility and High Throughput Lipidomics to Understand Human Disease
Jules Griffin
Computational and Systems Medicine, Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London and Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Chair: Anne Bendt

Location: Mozart 1-5
Location: Entrance Foyer
State of the Science Address
Location: Mozart 1-5
Chairs: Elizabeth Want and Roland Geyer
Speakers: Ilaria Belluomo, Graeme Eisenhofer, Manfred Wuhrer, Anne Bendt, Oleg Mayboroda, Edward Moore, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Jody van den Ouweland, Tiffany Porta, Grace van der Gugten
Presented by MSACL EU Scientific Committee, this address will provide an overview of the applications and technologies currently being used in Clinical Labs, and a clear view of the development pipeline. It will highlight applications expected to be available in the near-future, as well as emerging applications, and key contributors. Exemplary talks, posters, and people present at the congress will be identified, enabling you to optimize your learning path and more effectively target potential network connections. Whether you are new to Clinical Mass Spectrometry, or a seasoned veteran, the State of the Science address should be on your agenda.
Location: Entrance Foyer
Poster Lightning Talks
Location: Mozart 1-5
Chairs: Ilaria Belluomo and Julien Boccard
Judges: Simon Cameron, Eva Hunyadi-Gulyas, Guinevere Lageveen-Kammeijer, Renee Ruhaak, Will Slade, Karl Storbeck, Elizabeth Want
Poster Contest Semi-Finalists will be selected to present their pitch from the plenary podium within 90 seconds and with 1 slide (PDF format).
Exhibitor Lightning Talks (View)
Location: Mozart 1-5
Chair: Nicola Gray
Presenting Companies: Bioinformatics Solutions, Cambridge Isotope Labs, Chromsystems, Merck, Pharmafluidics, Shimadzu, Tecan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, UTAK Laboratories, Waters
10 -12 exhibitors selected to present their pitch from the plenary podium within 90 seconds and with 1 slide (PDF format).
Location: 1st Floor Exhibit Hall
Exhibitor Reception
Location: 1st Floor Exhibit Hall
Dinner served.
Meet-a-Mentor : Booth Tours
Location: 1st Floor Exhibit Hall
Chair: Renee Ruhaak
Mentors: David Herold, Laura Owen, Grace van der Gugten, Michael Wright
Join an expert mentor as they tour the booths and learn more about technologies available, what experts are looking for during the exchange, and how they interact with the booth vendors. Increase your network and your knowledge of products and services available.
Early-Career Scientists (ECS) - Career Options in Clinical Mass Spectrometry Discussion
Location: Mozart 4-5
Chair: Nicola Gray
Organized by the ECSC, this discussion group is aimed at early-career scientists and those involved with training and recruitment of the next generation. It is meant to create awareness on career development and planning, considering your career path, where you would like to be and how to get there. The discussion panel will comprise speakers from a variety of sectors including academia, industry and entrepreneurship and will explore transitioning between different sectors. The invited speakers include Christiane Auray-Blais (University of Sherbrooke, Canada), Brian Keevil (University of Manchester, UK), Flaminia Flanelli (University of Bologna, Italy), Christian Scherling (Tecan, Germany), and Will Slade (LabCorp, USA) who will discuss their own professional career pathways and how they got there.
FeMS: Networking Reception
Location: Mozart 1-3
Chairs: Anne Bendt, Grace van der Gugten, Margrét Þorsteinsdóttir
Please join us for this inaugural FeMS event! Over wine and cheese, a few thought-provoking questions will be posed. Afterwards we’ll have a discussion group.
Organized by Females in Mass Spectrometry (FeMS), an initiative to bring together women in the mass spectrometry field.
FeMS : Discussion Group : How to Gain Visibility in the Field of Mass Spectrometry
Location: Mozart 1-3
Chair: Rita Horvath
Panelists: Gwen McMillin, Margrét Þorsteinsdóttir, Julijana Ivanisevic, I-Lin Tsai, Elizabeth Want, Isa Cabruja
Thought-provoking questions, followed by a discussion with women at various stages in their careers, including an open period for audience questions. Exploring themes such as: (i) Best practices to achieve more visibility; (ii) How can the mass spec community participate in supporting its male and female members? (iii) How can we encourage each other to succeed? What questions do you have? Open to all! Additionally, the Rowena Shaw Avanti Award for Women in Mass Spectrometry, a $2000 USD discretionary award funded by Avanti Polar Lipids, will be introduced.
Enjoy the City
Location: Your Choice
or get a good night's sleep