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Programme

Programme

You can find the draft 2024 programme below. This will be continually updated, and further detailed, as session participants are confirmed. We will shortly be releasing the call for abstracts so if there is a theme that interests you, keep an eye on this page for news.

Outline

Tuesday 14 May

  • 08:00 – Registration opens
  • 13:00 – Pre-conference workshops and ESBB/BBMRI meetings
  • 16:00 – Free time to discover Vienna and network

Wednesday 15 May

  • 08:00 – Registration opens
  • 09:00 – Opening ceremony with ESBB/BBMRI-ERIC leadership, VIP speaker and BBMRI.at
  • 10:30 – Refreshments, exhibition and posters
  • 11:00 – Keynote I: Biobanking for Precision and Genomics Medicine. UK Biobank: scale, depth, duration … but, most importantly, accessibility – Sir Rory Collins, Principal Investigator and Chief Executive, UK Biobank.
  • 12:30 – Lunch, exhibition and corporate workshop
  • 14:00 – Parallel sessions I:
    • Precision medicine: Role of biobanks in the future of healthcare research
    • Quality Management and pre-analytics: Pre-analytic impact on sample quality – means & measures
    • Stakeholders in the spotlight: Training and education for quality improvement and knowledge generation
    • Human biomonitoring
  • 15:30 – Refreshments, exhibition and posters
  • 16:00 – Poster session I
  • 17:00 – Parallel sessions II:
    • Precision medicine: Success stories – Biobanks fostering medical progress
    • Quality Management and pre-analytics: The road towards ISO 20387 accreditation
    • Stakeholders in the spotlight: Information security and data privacy
    • Corporate workshop
  • 18:30 – Welcome reception

Thursday 16 May

  • 08:00 – Registration opens
  • 09:00 – Parallel sessions III:
    • One health: Public Health Emergencies – Growing importance in the One Health concept
    • Quality: New sample types and methods: Modelling and regenerative medicine – artificial cellular models
    • Stakeholders in the spotlight: Ethical, social and legal topics in biobanking – friend or foe
    • Rare diseases
  • 10:30 – Refreshments, exhibition and posters
  • 11:00 – Keynote II: Environment and biodiversity (One Health)
  • 12:30 – Lunch, exhibition and corporate workshop
  • 14:00 – Parallel sessions IV:
    • One health: Bioinformatics and -omics and big data
    • Quality: New sample types and methods: Microbiome – the known unknown
    • Stakeholders in the spotlight: “Be aware of biobanking” – outreach and communication in and for biobanks. Session led by state-of-the-art speakers Emma Hvitfeldt and Christian Bruzelius from Biobank Sweden 
    • Ethics – patient advocates (interactive session)
  • 15:30 – Refreshments, exhibition and posters
  • 16:00 – Poster session II
  • 17:00 – Parallel sessions V:
    • One health: Epidemiological biobanking – cohorts as a show window for populations
    • Quality: New sample types and methods: Getting more from less – liquid biopsies, biopsies and fine needle aspirates for molecular techniques*
    • Stakeholders in the spotlight: Partnerships towards real world data – opportunities, needs and hurdles
    • Corporate workshop
  • 18:30 – Networking dinner

Friday 17 May

  • 08:00 – Registration opens
  • 09:00 – Ethics café
  • 10:30 – Brunch, exhibition and corporate workshop
  • 12:00 – Parallel sessions VI:
    • Precision medicine: Artificial intelligence in Precision Medicine
    • Quality management and pre-analytics: Tools to achieve quality – (new) standards for biobanks
    • Stakeholders in the spotlight: Green biobanking and sustainability
    • Plant biobanking
  • 13:30 – Awards and closing ceremony