09:00 – 12:30   WorkshopProfessionalising Biobanking as a Career

09:00 – 12:30    Workshop From engagement to commitment: science communication strategies and tactics to create a social media biobanking community

09:00 – 12:30    Workshop  Biobank automated storage systems: experiences from experts

13:00 – 14:00    Working group – ESBB WG Africa

13:00 – 14:00    Working group – ESBB WG Social Media

14:00 – 15:00    Working group – ESBB WG Education and training

14:00 – 15:00    Working group – ESBB WG Patient Outreach

15:30 – 16:30    Working group – ESBB WG Enviro-bio

15:30 – 16:30    Working group – ESBB WG Science & Innovation

16:30 – 17:30    Working group – ESBB WG ESBB-peranto

16:30  – 17:30   Working group – ESBB WG Translate



  1. Keynote plenary
  2. Introduction BBMRI 
    Introduction ESBB 
    ESBB Working Grps HIBs+PreM 
  3. Environment, biodiversity & human health

Guided Poster sessions

4A: Impact of Policies and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Biosharing

4B: Animal and Agricultural Biobanking and Preservation

4C: Quality Assessment and Management of Samples and Data

Welcome reception


5A: Achieving Long-Term Sustainability in Biobanking

5B: IT Tools: Solutions and Visions for Biosharing

5C: Harmonisation & Standardisation: quo vadis?

6A: Biosharing for Scientific Progress: Ethics and Stakeholder Engagement

6B: Data sharing in biobanking – Discoveries, Novelties, Realities

6C: Biospecimen and Pre-Analytics Research for Reproducibility–from Sampling to Scientific Discovery

Guided Poster sessions

7A: Hospital-Based Biobanks, Clinical Trials & Precision Medicine

7B: Artificial Intelligence & Big Data in Biobanking

7C: Education Tools and Programs for Biobankers


8A: Ethics Café

8B: Animal Cells and Gametes: Next Generation Biodiversity Resources for Research and Conservation

9A: Academic – industrial partnerships to accelerate scientific discovery

9B: Patient Involvement & Empowerment

9C: Pitch Your Scientific Idea -Innovative Techniques and Methods in Biobanking -(no product pres)

Closing ceremony