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Conference Documentation: BioBanking

The increasing amount of sample and information sharing between biobanks and research facilities has ignited major discussions on how to successfully grow and maintain biobanks. With talks surrounding effective practices required for the management of specimen collections and repositories to ensure preservation of the integrity and future value of specimens, as well as practical implementation issues relating to privacy and confidentiality of research participants, this is a crucial time for the industry.

SMI are proud to present the 5th annual Biobanking Conference, 22nd – 23rd June 2015, London. Through a series of interactive presentations, panel discussions and roundtables, this meeting will feature innovative discussions on relevant and critical issues on how to improve biobanking practices.

With a comprehensive overview of current issues and ongoing considerations in biobanking relevant to both new and seasoned biobank stakeholders, this is a must attend event.

Key topics will include:
How to improve sample management and utilisation
Biobank interoperability with EU initiatives focusing on the harmonisation of quality standards and data
Introducing robust strategies to overcome challenges in terms of storage and governance of samples
Understanding why quality management is essential for the consistent and optimal operation of a repository


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Dr Brian Thomson, Director, Nottingham Health Science Biobank, , Director Research Department of Research and Innovation, Nottingham University Hospitals
9:10
UK Biobank: your resource for all types of health-related research
Professor Sir Rory Collins, British Heart Foundation Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, and Head , Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK Biobank
9:50
Oxford Biobank – the use of population-based resources for recall projects: Recruit-by-genotype and recruit-by-phenotype
Professor Fredrik Karpe, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Hon Consultant Physician, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Oxford Biobank
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
Banking stem cells for future therapies
Professor Glyn Stacey, Director , UK Stem Cell Bank, Division of Advanced Therapies, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control - MHRA
11:40
Ethics and Biobanking Practice
Dr Susan E. Wallace, Lecturer of Population & Public Health Sciences, University Of Leicester
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:10
Guidance for being compliant with personal data protection regulations
Anne Bahr, R&D Privacy Officer, Compliance, Sanofi
13:50
Update on upcoming EU data protection regulations
Dr Brian Thomson, Director, Nottingham Health Science Biobank, , Director Research Department of Research and Innovation, Nottingham University Hospitals
13:50
Update on upcoming EU data protection regulations
Professor Fredrik Karpe, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Hon Consultant Physician, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Oxford Biobank
13:50
Update on upcoming EU data protection regulations
Nita Solanky, Manager, Genetics & Epigenetics in Health and Diseases, Institute of Child Health, UCL, Baby Bio Bank
13:50
Update on upcoming EU data protection regulations
Dr Sayeda Abu-Amero, Senior Teaching Fellow, Genetics and Genomic Medicine /UCL Genetics Institute, , Institute of Child Health
14:30
Afternoon Tea
15:00
Adding value to your clinical study through a successful Bio-Banking strategy
Balwir Matharoo-Ball, Deputy Director of Nottingham Health Science Biobank, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham Health Science Biobank
15:40
Establishing BioBanking networks
Dr John Cason, Senior Lecturer in Virology, Director, Kings College London Infectious Diseases BioBank
16:30
From specimen to biomarker? Biobanks in discovery of novel candidate biomarkers for neurological disorders
Dr Rivka Ravid, Director, Brain Bank Consultants
17:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Dr Brian Thomson, Director, Nottingham Health Science Biobank, , Director Research Department of Research and Innovation, Nottingham University Hospitals
9:10
Hospital biobanks - use of specimens and clinical information in building an innovation platform
Professor Olli Carpen, Professor of Biobank Research, Pathology, Auria Biobank, University of Turku, Finland
9:50
Biobanking as a Platform for Stratified Medicine
Dr Brian Thomson, Director, Nottingham Health Science Biobank, , Director Research Department of Research and Innovation, Nottingham University Hospitals
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
The Baby Bio Bank: A legacy for researchers worldwide into common complications of pregnancy
Nita Solanky, Manager, Genetics & Epigenetics in Health and Diseases, Institute of Child Health, UCL, Baby Bio Bank
11:00
The Baby Bio Bank: A legacy for researchers worldwide into common complications of pregnancy
Dr Sayeda Abu-Amero, Senior Teaching Fellow, Genetics and Genomic Medicine /UCL Genetics Institute, , Institute of Child Health
11:40
Working with ethical challenges in spermbanking
Annemette Arndal-Lauritzen, CEO, European Sperm Bank
12:10
Networking Lunch
13:10
Arden Tissue Bank- A journeyman’s story
Sean James, Tissue Bank Manager, , University Hospital’s Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Arden Tissue Bank
13:50
Facilitating the use of biobanks : Roundtable Discussion
Sarah Gilbert, Centre for AIDS Reagents, Division of Virology, National Institute For Biological Standards & Control
14:30
Afternoon Tea
15:00
Biobanking Automation
Dr Karine Sargsyan, Chief Operating Officer, Biobank Graz, Medical University of Graz
15:40
Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Clinical Practice
Peter Hollands, Chief Scientific Officer, Wide Cells Ltd
16:10
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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