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    62nd Biophysical Society Annaul meeting
    Feb 17, 2018

    The Biophysical Society Annual Meeting As science becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting continues its long-held reputation for bringing together leading scientists from the all over the world who work at the interface of the life, physical, and computational sciences.   The dynamic five-day Meeting provides attendees with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest emerging techniques and applications.   Despite its nearly 6,500 attendees, the Meeting is noted for maintaining its “small meeting” feel beginning with the Saturday subgroup symposia, which allow attendees to meet within their scientific communities. It is also known for its vitality, demonstrated by the over 900 highly interactive daily poster presentations, the more than 500 speakers selected from submitted abstracts, the many career development programs for those working in academia, industry, and agencies throughout the world, and its advocacy and education programs Online registration - Early Registration Deadline is January 15, 2018 http://www.biophysics.org/2018meeting/Registration/tabid/7111/Default.aspx

    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Dates:Feb 17, 2018 to Feb 21, 2018
    Times:8:00 AM to 8:00 AM
    Event Website: http://www.biophysics.org/2018meeting/Home/tabid/7117/Default.aspx
    Contact Email: meetings@biophysics.org

    Dr. Zac Kohane, Electronic Health Care Records
    Mar 14, 2018

    Location: National Institutes of Health, Democracy 2, Rm 6092
    Dates:Mar 14, 2018 to Mar 14, 2018
    Times:11:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Contact Name: Salvatore Sechi, NIDDK
    Contact Email: Salvatore.Sechi@nih.gov

    10th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB)
    Mar 19, 2018

    The 10th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BICOB-2018) will be held between 19 - 21 March 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (2018 marks the 10th year anniversary of BICOB). In the last two decades, we have witnessed significant progress and breakthroughs in most areas of bioinformatics and computational biology. The advent of some emerging computational fields (e.g., big data, deep learning, data science, parallel and multicore computing) have driven the advances in bioinformatics and enabled most areas in bioinformatics to continue to be vibrant research area with broadening applications and new emerging challenges. In BICOB, we provide an utmost venue for researchers and practitioners in bioinformatics to present and publish their research results and techniques. BICOB-2018 seeks original and high quality papers in the fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, medical informatics and the related areas. The conference includes a Best Paper Award to be given during the conference banquet. We also encourage work in progress and research results in the emerging and evolutionary computational areas. Work in the computational methods related to, or with application in, bioinformatics is also encouraged including: computational intelligence and its application in bioinformatics, bio-data mining and text mining, evolutionary algorithms, nature-inspired computation, machine learning and bio-NLP, biomedical ontology, biomathematics, modeling and simulation, pattern recognition, data visualization, biostatistics. The topics of interest include (and are not limited to): Genome analysis: Genome assembly, Next-Gen genomics and metagenomics, genome and chromosome annotation, gene finding, alternative splicing, EST analysis and comparative genomics. Sequence analysis: Multiple sequence alignment, sequence search and clustering, next generation sequencing NGS, function prediction, motif discovery, functional site recognition in protein, RNA and DNA sequences. Phylogenetics: Phylogeny estimation, models of evolution, comparative biological methods, population genetics. Structural Bioinformatics: Structure matching, prediction, analysis and comparison; methods and tools for docking; protein design. Analysis of high-throughput biological data: Microarrays (nucleic acid, protein, array CGH, genome tiling, and other arrays), EST, SAGE, MPSS, proteomics, mass spectrometry. Also, query languages, interoperability, bio-ontology and bio-data mining. Genetics and population analysis: Linkage analysis, association analysis, population simulation, haplotyping, marker discovery, genotype calling. Systems biology: Systems approaches to molecular biology, multiscale modeling, pathways, gene networks, transcriptomics - microarray data analysis, proteomics, epigenomics. Healthcare Informatics: healthcare data acquisition, analysis and mining. Clinical decision support systems, and healthcare information systems. Computational Proteomics: Filtering and indexing sequence databases, Peptide quantification and identification, Genome annotations via mass spectrometry, Identification of post-translational modifications, Structural genomics via mass spectrometry, Protein-protein interactions, Computational approaches to analysis of large scale Mass spectrometry data, Exploration and visualization of proteomic data, Data models and integration for proteomics and genomics, Querying and retrieval of proteomics and genomics data etc.

    Location: Las Vegas, NV
    Dates:Mar 19, 2018 to Mar 21, 2018
    Times:8:00 AM to 8:00 AM
    Event Website: http://sceweb.uhcl.edu/bicob18/index.html

    HPC Security Workshop
    Mar 27, 2018

    On July 2015, the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) was established to maximize the benefits of High-Performance Computing (HPC) for economic competitiveness and scientific discovery. For HPC systems to deliver their anticipated benefits, their security requirements must be adequately addressed. To that effect, NIST hosted a workshop in September 2016 that brought together stakeholders from industry, academia, and government to gather their perspectives on the state of technology and future directions. As part of that continuing mission, NIST will host a workshop on March 27-28, 2018 to: review progress in this technology area; assess the threat environment based upon findings and field experience; and build a foundation for development of consensus security principles and controls that are appropriate for the HPC ecosystem.

    Location: NIST, Gaithersburg MD
    Dates:Mar 27, 2018 to Mar 28, 2018
    Times:7:00 AM to 7:00 AM
    Event Website: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2018/03/high-performance-computing-security-workshop
    Presented By: NIST

    International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI)
    Apr 4, 2018

    NavigationISBI 2018 ISBI 2018Just another biomedicalimaging.org Sites site Home Main MenuHome Program Keynote Speakers Challenges Tutorials Organizing Committee ISBI Steering Committee Authors 1-page Abstracts Journal Papers Published in 2017 Full-Paper Instructions Call for Papers Call for Challenges Call for Tutorials Call for Special Sessions Code of Ethics Attendees Venue Sponsorship Sponsors Sponsorship Form Exhibitor Regulation Local Information Hotel Past ISBIs Return to Content ISBI’18The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is a scientific conference dedicated to mathematical, algorithmic, and computational aspects of biological and biomedical imaging, across all scales of observation. It fosters knowledge transfer among different imaging communities and contributes to an integrative approach to biomedical imaging. ISBI is a joint initiative from the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). The 2018 meeting will include tutorials, and a scientific program composed of plenary talks, invited special sessions, challenges, as well as oral and poster presentations of peer-reviewed papers. High-quality papers are requested containing original contributions to the topics of interest including image formation and reconstruction, computational and statistical image processing and analysis, dynamic imaging, visualization, image quality assessment, and physical, biological, and statistical modeling. Accepted 4-page regular papers will be published in the symposium proceedings published by IEEE and included in IEEE Xplore. To encourage attendance by a broader audience of imaging scientists and offer additional presentation opportunities, ISBI 2018 will continue to have a second track featuring posters selected from 1-page abstract submissions without subsequent archival publication

    Location: Washington, DC
    Dates:Apr 4, 2018 to Apr 7, 2018
    Times:8:00 AM to 8:00 AM
    Event Website: http://biomedicalimaging.org/2018/
    Presented By: IEEE

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Annual Meeting
    May 22, 2018

    Highlighting the open source informatics tools developed through the NCI ITCR program.

    Dates:May 22, 2018 to May 24, 2018
    Times:All Day event
    Event Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/informatics-technology-for-cancer-research-itcr-annual-meeting-2018-registration-42875098574?cid=eb_govdel#
    Contact Name: Mervi Heiskanen
    Contact Email: heiskame@mail.nih.gov

    mHealth Technology Showcase (NIH)
    Jun 3, 2018

    Mobile health (mHealth) provides unprecedented opportunities to measure dynamic changes in health state and the key physical, biological, behavioral, social, and environmental factors that contribute to health and disease risk. In the last decade a significant number of mHealth technologies have been developed and applied to advance health research. They include wearable and mobile sensors for data collection; discovery and validation of novel mHealth biomarkers; software platforms for large-scale participant enrollment and data collection; big data software for data analysis, visualization, and discovery, and mobile apps for self-monitoring and intervention. An mHealth Technology Showcase will bring together technology developers and health researchers on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal for the meeting is to discuss how these communities can work together to improve the specificity, reliability, and validity of health indicators identified from data collected from wearable and mobile sensors, in the context of rapidly evolving and increasingly complex and diverse technologies. It will be held 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 4 in the Natcher Auditorium. Registration and attendance for the showcase is free. Applications are being accepted for those who want to present their research or demonstrate their technology. Applications will be selected based on the strength of the data presented that supports the specificity, reliability and validity of the technologies used for the health application identified. The application deadline for speakers, poster presenters and technology demonstrators is April 2 , 2018, and applicants will be notified by April 27.

    Location: Bethesda, MD
    Dates:Jun 3, 2018 to Jun 4, 2018
    Times:All Day event
    Event Website: https://mhealth.md2k.org/2018-tech-showcase-home
    Presented By: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

    26th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB 2018)
    Jul 6, 2018

    ISMB brings together scientists from computer science, molecular biology, mathematics, statistics and related fields. Its principal focus is on the development and application of advanced computational methods for biological problems. ISMB 2018 provides an intense multidisciplinary forum for disseminating the latest developments in bioinformatics/computational biology, fostering fresh dialogues and perspectives to learn about and shape the future of the field. With intensified community involvement form the ISCB Communities of Special Interest (COSIs), ISMB is the leading conference in the field, with the strongest scientific and technical program that showcases the best international developments in bioinformatics and computational biology.

    Location: Chicago, IL
    Dates:Jul 6, 2018 to Jul 10, 2018
    Times:7:00 AM to 7:00 AM
    Event Website: https://www.iscb.org/ismb2018
    Presented By: ISMB
    Contact Name: Steven Leard
    Contact Email: steven@iscb.org

    Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge (MCBK)
    Jul 10, 2018

    Location: National Institutes of Health, Lister Hill Center, NLM
    Dates:Jul 10, 2018 to Jul 11, 2018
    Times:7:00 AM to 7:00 AM

    Uncovering Fundamental Mechanisms in Biology and Beyond, One Molecule at a Time
    Jul 14, 2018

    The 2018 Gordon Conference on Single-Molecule Approaches to Biology will provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers who develop single-molecule methodologies and apply them to solve important problems in biology and beyond. Single-molecule approaches capture transient intermediates and heterogeneous behavior at the molecular level and in real time; these methods therefore have the power to elucidate nanoscale mechanisms in complex environments. Single-molecule imaging, spectroscopy, and manipulation have uncovered how molecular systems effect function in living cells. This conference will bring together biologists, physicists, chemists, and engineers, and will feature sessions on single-molecule topics as diverse as super-resolution imaging, nanophotonics, enzymology, energy transfer, chemistry, and mechanics.

    Location: West Dover, VT
    Dates:Jul 14, 2018 to Jul 20, 2018
    Times:All Day event
    Event Website: https://www.grc.org/single-molecule-approaches-to-biology-conference/2018/
    Contact Name: Julie Biteen, Chair
    Contact Email: https://www.grc.org/contact-organizers/?Id=14332&isCa=False

    SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences (LS18)
    Aug 6, 2018

    Life Sciences The SIAM Activity Group on the Life Sciences was established to foster the application of mathematics to the life sciences and research in mathematics that leads to new methods and techniques useful in the life sciences. The life sciences have become quantitative as new technologies facilitate collection and analysis of vast amounts of data ranging from complete genomic sequences of organisms to satellite imagery of forest landscapes on continental scales. Computers enable the study of complex models of biological processes. The activity group brings together researchers who seek to develop and apply mathematical and computational methods in all areas of the life sciences. It provides a forum that cuts across disciplines to catalyze mathematical research relevant to the life sciences and rapid diffusion of advances in mathematical and computational methods. The activity group organizes the biennial SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences  as well as minisymposia at SIAM meetings and conferences. Every two years, the activity group also awards the SIAG/LS Early Career Prize to an outstanding early career researcher in the field of mathematics applied to the life sciences.Members of the SIAG/LS receive a complimentary subscription to the all-electronic, multimedia SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. The activity group maintains a member directory and an electronic mailing list.

    Location: Minneapolis, MN
    Dates:Aug 6, 2018 to Aug 9, 2018
    Times:7:00 AM to 7:00 AM
    Event Website: http://www.siam.org/meetings/ls18/
    Contact Name: Chair: Mary Ann Horn
    Contact Email: mary.ann.horn@Vanderbilt.edu

    The 9th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB)
    Aug 29, 2018

    The 9th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM BCB) is the flagship conference of the ACM SIGBio. ACM-BCB 2018 is the conference's ninth year, building upon the success of the first eight meetings in Boston, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Orlando, Washington DC, Newport Beach, Atlanta, and Seattle. ACM-BCB 2018 will be held in Washington, D.C., August 29th -September 1st, 2018.   The conference is a premier dissemination forum for interdisciplinary research linking computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, and health informatics. The past few decades have seen tremendous growth in the scale and complexity of biological and medical data including recent mainstream recognition of big data challenges. This conference serves to showcase leading-edge research on new technologies and techniques around gathering, processing, analyzing, and modeling of data and information for a variety of scientific, clinical, and healthcare applications, from bench to bedside.

    Location: Washington, DC
    Dates:Aug 29, 2018 to Sep 1, 2018
    Times:12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
    Event Website: http://acm-bcb.org/
    Contact Name: ACM Headquarters
    Contact Email: acmhelp@acm.org

    Oct 3, 2018

    The GA4GH 6th Plenary Meeting will be held at the Congress Center Basel in Basel, Switzerland and will present the first set of deliverables developed under GA4GH Connect — our 5-year strategic plan to enable real-world genomic data sharing by 2022.   We are grateful for the support of our local meeting sponsors, the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and ELIXIR, who will co-host the meeting.

    Location: Switzerland
    Dates:Oct 3, 2018 to Oct 5, 2018
    Times:12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
    Event Website: https://broadinstitute.swoogo.com/ga4gh6thplenary

    Biomedical Engineering Society 2018 Annual Meeting
    Oct 17, 2018

    Biomedical engineers bridge the medical and engineering disciplines providing an overall enhancement of health care. Biomedical engineers design and build innovative devices (artificial limbs and organs, new-generation imaging machines, advanced prosthetics and more) and improve processes for genomic testing, or making and administering drugs.

    Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    Dates:Oct 17, 2018 to Oct 20, 2018
    Times:12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
    Event Website: https://www.bmes.org/annualmeeting
    Contact Name: Debby Tucker
    Contact Email: Meetings@bmes.org

    Nov 12, 2018

    The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

    Location: Dallas, TX
    Dates:Nov 12, 2018 to Nov 16, 2018
    Times:3:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Event Website: https://sc18.supercomputing.org/

    BISTI Seminar: Artificial Intelligence to Modernize Cancer Surveillance by Georgia Tourassi (ORNL)
    Dec 6, 2018

    This seminar is in memory of our former colleague Dr. Paul Fearn (NCI) Unstructured clinical text documents such as pathology reports are a primary source of information for cancer registries which process high volumes of reports annually. Information extraction and coding is a manual, labor-intensive process. In this talk I will discuss the deep learning technologies developed as part of the DOE-NCI partnership, presenting both theoretical and practical perspectives that are relevant to natural language processing of clinical pathology reports for computational cancer phenotyping. Using different deep learning architectures, I will present benchmark studies for various information extraction tasks and discuss their importance in supporting a comprehensive and scalable national cancer surveillance program.   JOIN WEBEX MEETINGhttps://nih.webex.com/nih/j.php?MTID=mebad9a55e4869b5e931d55302ae6e40bMeeting number (access code): 294 739 281 Meeting password: AAGPKE5E JOIN BY PHONE1-650-479-3208 Call-in toll number (US/Canada) Tap here to call (mobile phones only, hosts not supported): tel:+1-650-479-3208,,*01*294739281%23%23*01* Global call-in numbers:https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=MC&ED=60305998&tollFree=0  

    Location: Webex
    Dates:Dec 6, 2018 to Dec 6, 2018
    Times:9:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Presented By: BISTI NIGMS

    IEEE International Conference on Big Data
    Dec 10, 2018

    Location: Seattle WA
    Dates:Dec 10, 2018 to Dec 13, 2018
    Times:3:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Event Website: http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2018/index.html

    Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB)
    Jan 3, 2019

    The Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing (PSB) 2018 is an international, multidisciplinary conference for the presentation and discussion of current research in the theory and application of computational methods in problems of biological significance. Papers and presentations are rigorously peer reviewed and are published in an archival proceedings volume. 2018 marks the 23rd anniversary of PSB. PSB 2018 will be held January 3-7, 2018 at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii. Workshops will be offered prior to the start of the conference. PSB 2018 will bring together top researchers from the US, the Asian Pacific nations, and around the world to exchange research results and address open issues in all aspects of computational biology. PSB is a forum for the presentation of work in databases, algorithms, interfaces, visualization, modeling, and other computational methods, as applied to biological problems, with emphasis on applications in data-rich areas of molecular biology. The PSB has been designed to be responsive to the need for critical mass in sub-disciplines within biocomputing. For that reason, it is the only meeting whose sessions are defined dynamically each year in response to specific proposals. PSB sessions are organized by leaders in the emerging areas and targeted to provide a forum for publication and discussion of research in biocomputing's "hot topics." In this way, PSB provides an early forum for serious examination of emerging methods and approaches in this rapidly changing field.   Online registration - http://psb.stanford.edu/registration/

    Location: Kona, Hawaii
    Dates:Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 7, 2019
    Times:8:00 AM to 8:00 AM
    Event Website: http://psb.stanford.edu/
    Presented By: http://psb.stanford.edu/sponsors/
    Contact Name: Tiffany Murray
    Contact Email: psb.hawaii@gmail.com

    Authorizing Access to Science Gateway Resources (Ishwar C.)
    Jan 9, 2019

    Data use agreements, controlled-access data sets, and restricted-access scientific instruments are just a few examples of authorization challenges faced by science gateways. There are many options for authenticating science gateway users, but fewer options for implementing complex authorization policies after users log on. The three panelists for this webinar will present their perspectives and experiences with authorization solutions applicable to science gateways.

    Dates:Jan 9, 2019 to Jan 9, 2019
    Times:1:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Presented By: Jim Basney of NCSA & Trusted CI, Marlon Pierce of Indiana University & SGCI, and Tom Barton of the University of Chicago & Internet2

    Mar 13, 2019

    Join us in the City of Oaks to connect with other leaders and learners from many backgrounds. We deepen our own work as we share our diverse perspectives and practices – no matter what we investigate or what we call our efforts.  Bring your ideas and your questions to CitSci2019, and be a part of our growing Family Tree!

    Location: Raleigh NC
    Dates:Mar 13, 2019 to Mar 17, 2019
    Times:3:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Event Website: http://www.citizenscience.org/association/conferences/citsci2019/

    American Medical Informatics Association Summit
    Mar 25, 2019

    AMIA is pleased to invite submissions for the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit to be held March 25 – March 28, 2019, at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, California. The Summit has evolved into a conference giving a voice to informaticians from four key constituencies who are working to improve healthcare.  Attendees will experience content dedicated to Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Informatics Implementation, and Data Science in one integrated conference experience. For 2019, we will continue to emphasize your innovations in these areas, but also are looking for syntheses across areas and along the translational spectrum. The AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit: Bioinformatics, Clinical Research, Implementation, and Data Science is a dynamic activity continuously reflecting the changing nature of informatics. Building off the success of the AMIA 2018 Informatics Summit with the addition of the Data Science track, the Informatics Summit has embraced the contributions each of these tracks play in the improvement and growth of the field of informatics. Informatics professionals and collaborators within these four sectors make a clear impact to patient care and human health. We look forward to receiving submissions that describe the latest innovations and knowledge that you are creating in Bioinformatics, Clinical Research Informatics, Informatics Implementation, and Data Science.  Sessions will be distinctly tagged with one (or more) of our four major themes of the AMIA 2019 Informatics Summit.

    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Dates:Mar 25, 2019 to Mar 28, 2019
    Times:7:00 AM to 7:00 AM
    Event Website: https://www.amia.org/summit2019/call-for-participation

    Research Data Alliance: 13th Plenary Meeting
    Apr 2, 2019

    Data professionals, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers from all disciplines and geographies will reconvene from April 2-4, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for RDA’s 13th Plenary Meeting (P13).   Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenaries are held twice a year, at various locations across the globe. The last plenary held in the United States (U.S.), Plenary 10, was held in Denver, Colorado as part of International Data Week (IDW) 2016.   With a track record of success represented by strong attendance, concrete outcomes, and overwhelmingly positive meeting satisfaction and value for attendees, RDA Plenaries are consistently successful in facilitating the international RDA data community in connecting data conversations across the globe and among all disciplines.

    Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Dates:Apr 2, 2019 to Apr 4, 2019
    Times:7:00 AM to 7:00 AM
    Event Website: https://www.rd-alliance.org/plenaries/rda-thirteenth-plenary-meeting-philadelphia-us

    Albany 2019 Conversation with Nobel Laurate Joachim Frank
    Jun 11, 2019

    Nobel Laurate Joachim Frank on Cryo EM

    Dates:Jun 11, 2019 to Jun 15, 2019
    Times:7:00 AM to 7:00 AM
    Event Website: http://www.jbsdonline.com/c4330/albany-2019-details-c4331.html


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