2018 Workshops

Attend 1, 2, or all 3 of these special committee led sessions.  Attendance in complimentary with your main conference registration but space is limited and pre-registration (during main conference registration) is required.

MTTG (Members in Transition and Training) Workshop - Sunday, October 14, 2018
Topic: State-of-the-art high-resolution imaging modalities. Sponsored in part by the Histochemical Society.

Two to Tango: Imaging and scRNA-seq to study niche-related macrophage heterogeneity, Daniel Saban, Duke University

Multiscale imaging: from super-resolution to optical imaging, Margarida Barroso, Albany Medical College



Also featuring Robert Moody, GE Healthcare. Robert Moody manages the Cell Analysis OEM business for GE Life Sciences.  His team designs, engineers, and manufactures equipment and software for companies that need detection and analysis tools to enable their core products.  Prior to working with GE Healthcare, Robert worked in business development at Lumencor, an illumination manufacturer for clinical and research applications, and before that as a salesperson of Leica Microscopes.  Prior to his commercial work, Robert worked as a cell biologist with Cytokinetics developing anti-mitotic kinesin inhibitors as cancer therapeutics.


Professional Development Workshop - Monday, October 15, 2018, 7-9am breakfast
Topic: Team Science
Featuring Kevin Wooten

Team Science, it’s not just for trainees! The 2018 workshop will cover the following topics that will benefit attendees at all career levels:

  • Exactly What is Team Science
  • The Science and Evidence Behind Team Science
  • Experiential Exercise 1:  Scenario Presentation and Discussion
  • High Level Status of the Literature:  What do we Really Know?  What do we not Know?
  • The Dynamics of Team Science:  Leadership, Followership, Collaboration, Conflict, and Diversity
  • Experiential Exercise 2:  Scenario Presentation and Discussion
  • Competency Model of Team Science Essentials for Training
  • Practical Examples of Leadership Development, Assessment, and Team Evaluation
  • Experiential Exercise 3:  Scenario Presentation and Discussion
  • Round Table Discussion and Summary

Women and Diversity Workshop - Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7-9am breakfast
Topic: Effectively Communicating Science: Getting the Word Out

Communication of research findings is at the core of what a scientist does.  We communicate our results through publications and public speaking. We communicate our ideas to granting agencies.  Our skill at these types of communication are critical to our longevity as scientists and we are generally pretty good at teaching these communication skills to our trainees.   However, explaining our science to a layperson can be daunting to many of us and our training programs generally do not teach us how to do this.  Join this 2018 workshop to learn more about communicating science to policy makers and the general public and become an effective advocate for our common mission.