ISAC E-NEWS -- Fall 2004
The First Resource (Core) Manager's Meeting to be held outside of an ISAC Congress will take place Friday, 22 October, noon-4 p.m. at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The meeting immediately precedes the annual GLIIFCA meeting (http://www.gliifca.org) that begins Friday evening. This event is collaboratively sponsored by ISAC and GLIIFCA. The meeting's purpose is to increase the networking opportunities for facility managers. The agenda will include plenty of time to discuss common core management problems and share solutions. The cytometry community has historically been a very supportive network resulting in development of new techniques and technologies over the years. More importantly, it has fostered many long-term friendships and truly has been the most collaboratively driven scientific organization in existence. Hopefully this meeting for facility managers will be the first of many more held in conjunction with regional user group conferences.
Hotel room rates of $114CAN/night (approx $82 US) single/double are available Thursday through Sunday checkout. Reservations must be made prior to 29 September 2004. Contact the Radisson at 800-333-3333. Complementary breakfast is included in the hotel room rate.
The meeting will include a working lunch? consisting of box lunches for $12.95 (unless a financial sponsor is identified). To be included in the lunch order, RSVP to Julie Auger (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 October. The formal meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.gliifca.org.
ISAC 2006 Congress
by Paul Robinson, President-Elect and 2006 Congress Chair
Planning has already begun for the 2006 ISAC Congress. It is important to us that ISAC members have the opportunity to provide us with valuable input. So, if you have suggestions that you would like to share, please send those comments directly to me. If there are sessions that you think should be there and areas of interest that you don't think we pay attention to, now is your opportunity to put in your opinions. Please send me an e-mail at email@example.com and give me your ideas!
New Council Member
Janos Szöllösi had been appointed to the ISAC Council to complete the position vacated by Robert Zucker when he was elected ISAC secretary at ISAC XXII. Janos e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Janos, for accepting this responsibility.
Biosafety Cytometry References
by Steve Perfetto
At the Core Managers session in Montpellier there was a request for biosafety cytometer references. Here they are courtesy of Steve Perfetto. Steve also reports that the ISAC Biosafety Committee is working to improve the Web site to make it more useful. Stay tuned for updates.
- Biosafety Guidelines for Sorting of Unfixed Cells, Cytometry, 28:99-117 (1997).
- Biosafety Considerations for Flow Cytometric Analysis of HIV infected Samples, Cytometry Comm., 38:195-200 (1999).
- Novel Rapid Method for Visualization of Extent and Location of Aerosol Contamination During High-Speed Sorting of Potentially Biohazardous Samples, Cytometry, 42:217-22 (2001).
- Measuring Containment of Viable et Infectious Cell Sorting in High-Velocity Cell Sorters. Perfetto et al., Cytometry Part A 52A:122-130 (2003)
- Viable Infectious Cell Sorting in a BSL-3 Facility, Flow Cytometry Protocols, vol. 263, Humana Press, 2004
- Biohazard Sorting, Methods in Cell Biology, Cytometry, 4th ed., vol.75, 2004
Helpful Web sites:
ISAC Programs to Support Organization of Meetings
by John Nolan
The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) can recommend ISAC funding for (a) ISAC sponsorship of meetings and workshops, (b) ISAC loans for organizing meetings and workshops, and (c) ISAC grants for organizing meetings and workshops. The SAC has $15,000 available for such activities this current fiscal year. For more information, contact ISAC Executive Director Rick Koepke at email@example.com.
Activities of the Cytometry Section of the Royal Microscopical Society in the UK
by Derek Davies
We will hold our annual Flow Cytometry course at the University of York 6-10 September 2004. This is a three-module courseâ€”a basic course (two days) and advanced course (three days) that can be either on clinical applications or applications in cell biology. More details are available at:
In December, we are organizing a workshop at the British Society for Immunology meeting in Harrogate. This is titled "Quantitative and Multi-Color Flow Cytometry." More information at: http://www.immunology.org./congress/Progme.htm
Chesapeake Cytometry Consortium
by Mehrnoosh Abshari
The Chesapeake CytometryConsortiumcordially invites you to attendour upcoming fall meeting on Monday, 20 September 2004, at the Pookshill Marriott in Bethesda, Md. We have organized a full day of stimulating talks by excellent speakers, good food and the exhibition of the latest cytometry products and instrumentation. This meeting will also provide an opportunity for informal discussions and networking during breaks and lunch.
The registration fee for the meeting is $60, which includes lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, and the annual membership fee for the 2004-2005 year.
Please find the program, registration, and travel information on the CCC Web site at http://www.ccc-flow.org. Deadline for online registration is Friday, 10 September, so please plan to register early to guarantee your spot since space is limited. We will provide onsite registration for a higher fee of $75 if there is still space available.
Clinical Cytometry Society
by Maryalice Stetler-Stevenson
The Clinical Cytometry Society is holding its annual meeting 17-19 October 2004 and its annual Clinical Flow Cytometry Course 15-17 October 2004 in Long Beach, Calif. Meeting sessions include the following: Flow Cytometry Applications in Coronary Artery Disease; Cytometric Biomarkers in Disease; Neoplastic Blood Diseases; In the Lab: Practical Information; Frontiers in Clinical Cytometry; and Case Studies in Leukemia and Lymphoma. Practical clinical flow cytometry workshops will also be given. Further information can be found at the CCS Web site: http://www.cytometry.org.
Iberian Society of Cytometry
by Filipe Sansonetty
International Workshop: The Cell Within Cytomics, co-organized by the society in Caceres, Spain, 4-8 October 2004, Monasterio de San Francisco, Caceres, Spain. More information is available at http://cnic.es/citometria.
Contacts are Alberto Alvarez, firstname.lastname@example.org and Jose Enrique Oâ€™Connor, email@example.com
The meeting of the Iberian Society of Cytometry will be held from 19-21 May 2005 in Porto, Portugal. More information will soon be available at http://www.skyros-congressos.com.
Congress Secretariat: Av Dr. Antunes Guimaraes, 4100-074 Porto, Portugal. Phone 351-22-6165450, fax: 351-22-6189539, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Euro Conference and 7th Workshop on Clinical Cell Analysis
by Jan Gratama
The 4th Euro Conference and 7th Workshop on Clinical Cell Analysis jointly organized by the European Working Group on Clinical Cell Analysis (EWGCCA) and the Belgian Society for Cytometry (BVC/ABC) will be held 23-25 September 2004, in Mol, Belgium. For additional information contact email@example.com and/or the Web site: http://www.sckcen.be/Flow_and_Beyond
by Julie Auger
The Great Lakes International Imaging and Flow Cytometry Association (GLIIFCA) will be held 22-24 October 2004, at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Check out the Web site at http://www.gliifca.org.
Start preparing your posters and your party costumes GLIIFCA 13 is only a few months away! The theme of the 13th annual meeting is Innovation.? This theme will not only be represented in the symposia but is also reflected in a new location and a change in dates. GLIIFCA 13 will be held in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, (across the river from Detroit) the fourth weekend in October. The change in venue will provide for new explorations? outside of the hotel while providing excellent conference accommodations. Scheduling the fourth weekend of the month rather than the first provides for breathing space after 1 October grant deadlines. We are looking forward to these changes.
The preliminary program (developed by Chair Maurice O'Gorman, Kathy Schell and Bruce Pesch) begins on Friday, 22 October, with an industry science session followed by our traditional Friday evening reception. Saturday symposia topics include Technological Innovation in Cytometry, New Applications in Cytometry and the meeting favorite luncheon roundtables covering a plethora of topics. The Carleton and Sigrid Stewart Dedication Lecture will be delivered by Robert G. Hawley, Ph.D., executive director of Cell Therapy Research and Development at the American Red Crossâ€“Holland Laboratory. His lecture is titled Rainbow Reporters for Multispectral Marking and Genetic Modification of Hematopoietic Stem Cells.? The Sunday morning symposium will focus on development and applications in clinical cytometry.
A GLIIFCA tradition includes a Saturday night dinner and costume party including a prize for the best costume. The theme for this year's banquet has not been finalized. But considering it is only one week before Halloween, think scary, superstitious (13) or innovative!
ISAC Committee and Task Force Members
This list of committee and task force members is almost complete. Additional information about the specific issues each committee is working on will be included in future issues of ISAC E-News.
More information will be appearing on the ISAC web site and a special edition of ISAC E-News will be forthcoming that features our committees assignments and activities.
Strategic Issues Task Force
Paul Smith, Chair
Biosafety Task Force
Ingrid Schmi, Chair, Albert Donnenberg, Barry Bredt, Claude Lambert, Stephen Perfetto, Barry Bredt
Council of ISAC Associted Societies
Jan Gratama, Secretary
Cytometry Development Task Force
Bob Murphy, Chair, Chuck Goolsby, Frank Mandy, Fred Waldman, Jan Gratama, Phil McCoy, Mike Keeney
Data Presentation Task Force
Mario Roederer, Chair, David Parks, Albert Donnenberg , Joanne Lannigan, Zbigniew Darzynkiewicz
Data Standards Task Force
Jim Wood, Chair, Barbara Canonico, Maciej Simm, Mario Roederer, Ryan Brinkman, Steve Graves
Education Task Force
Rafael NuÃ±ez, Chair, Attila Tarnok, Jonni Moore , Jorgen K. Larson, Loris Zamai , Marty Bigos
Emerging Leaders Task Force
Robert Hooke Lecture and Awards
Harry Crissman, Chair, Francesco Mauro, Jim Watson, Joe Gray, Lisa Staiano-Coico
Resource Managers Task Force
Julie Auger, Chair, Derek Davies, Jonni Moore, Marie Follo, Peter Lopez , Wayne Green
Joint Oversight (ISAC and CCS)
Chuck Goolsby, Chair, Bob Murphy (ISAC), Frank Mandy (ISAC), Fred Waldman (ISAC), Jan Gratama (CCS), Phil McCoy (CCS), Mike Keeney (CCS)
Standing Committees (with dates of tenure where available)
Laura Teodori, Co-chair (2008), Zofia Maciorowsky, co-chair (2006), Gerard Lizard (2006), Jim Jett (2006), Margit Balazs (2008), Antoine Snijders (ex officio)
Frank Traganos, Chair, (2006), Jan Jules Philippe - (2008), Lori Krueger (2006), Nick Terry (2008)
Harry Crissman, Chair, Jan Gratama, Scott Cram
John Nolan, Chair, Andrea Cossarizza, Attila Tarnok, Bartek Rajwa, Gabriela Baerlocher, Natasha Barteneva, Gary Durack - Exhibitor Liaison
Robert Murphy, Chair (2006), Steve Lockett (2008), Frank Mandy (2006), Fred Waldman (2006), Rafael NuÃ±ez (2008), Chuck Goolsby (ex officio), Scott Cram (ex-officio), and Web site editor