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SLAS2018 Short Course Program

The SLAS2018 Short Course Program provides in-depth instruction on topics, issues and techniques related to the laboratory science and technology community. A tentative list of short courses scheduled for presentation at SLAS2018 is included below.

A finalized schedule – including course titles, descriptions and instructor details – will be published in August, 2017 and registration will open in September, 2017.

Short courses will be presented on Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, USA.


One Day Courses
3D Cell-Based Assays for Drug De-Risking
3D Printing for Scientific Applications (Hands On) (NEW!)
Affinity-Based, Biophysical Methods for Screening and Mechanistic Studies
Data Management in the Age of Big Data, Mobile, and the Cloud
Establishing Cell-Based Assays for Screening
High Content Screening: An Introduction to Instrumentation, Assay Development, Screening, Image and Data Analysis
Introduction to Laboratory Automation
Lab-on-a-Chip: From Technology to Bioanalysis on Chip
Liquid Handling Essentials (Interactive Course)
Microcontrollers, the IoT and our Laboratories (Hands On) (NEW!)
Next Generation Sequencing Technology Fundamentals and Applications
Pharmacology in Drug Discovery and Development: New Lives for Receptors as Drug Targets Through Allostery and Biased Signaling
Phenotypic Screening: Why, When and How (NEW!)
Sample Management: Best Practice, Trends and Challenges
Half Day Courses
Advanced Flow Cytometry
An Introduction to Mass Spectrometry and its Applications within Drug Discovery
Gene Editing for Drug Discovery
Introduction to Flow Cytometry
Set-up and Validation of 3D Primary, Stem Cell and Immortalized Cultures for Downstream Microplate Reader and Imaging Applications (NEW!)
Two Day Course
Getting Started with Excel & VBA in the Laboratory (Laptop Required)


SLAS2018 Short Course Planning Committee

William Neil, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Dana Campbell, Artel
Mark Russo, Bristol-Myers Squibb
John Thomas Bradshaw, Artel



Meghan Schofield, Speaker & Short Course Coordinator