This year the Laboratory Informatics sessions can be found under Laboratory Management and Data Analysis, with some of the LIMS sessions also under Quality and Safety. The best bet is the Lab Management oral session on Sunday afternoon that kicks off the conference, so make your plans accordingly.
At a Glance: LIMS and Laboratory Informatics
• Laboratory Management (Sunday pm oral session)
• Data Analysis and Manipulation (Monday am oral session)
• Laboratory Management I (Monday poster session)
• Data Analysis and Manipulation (Monday poster session)
• Laboratory Management II (Tuesday poster session)
• Applications: Quality and Safety (Thursday oral session)
There are also numerous short courses, workshops, and tutorials available to bring you up to date on the latest in LIMS, informatics, laboratory automation, and laboratory regulations.
While there are fewer oral sessions concerning informatics at Pittcon this year, the exhibit hall remains the best venue for reviewing the various LIMS and other informatics systems. No other conference showcases as many informatics solutions. If you are looking for a LIMS or just want to find out more about how LIMS are taking advantage of the latest technologies such as Cloud Computing and iPads, the Informatics Arena – which is located in the back of the center of the exhibit floor – enables you to get a hands-on look at the leading LIMS solutions and a feel for how the different systems work. You’ll have a chance to view LIMS and other informatics solutions from LabWare, Autoscribe, Thermo Scientific, STARLIMS, LabVantage Solutions, ChemWare, Baytek, QSI and more. Most of these vendors can be found in booths numbered from 1758 through 1973; check the exhibit floor layout to ensure you visit all the ones on your list.
For details about the conference, including session times and locations, visit www.pittcon.org.
See you there!