EXTERNAL EVENTS

For training and dissemination purposes, the SPIDIA4P project members take part in numerous events, courses, congresses and conferences. Meet them at the upcoming events or get more information about the past events with participation of a SPIDIA4P project member by clicking on the items listed below.

You can take a look at the presentations in the Publications section.

2019

EVENTS

 

31st European Congress of Pathology
September 7-11, 2019
Nice, France
Presentation by Dr. Giorgio Stanta, UNITS

 

41st OECI Oncology Days
June 19-21, 2019
Bari, Italy
Presentation by Dr. Giorgio Stanta, UNITS, on June 19, 2019/ Pathology Day

 

5th EFLM Conference on Preanalytical Phase
- Preanalytical changes - time for solutions -

March 22-23, 2019
Zagreb, Croatia
Presentation by Dr. Fay Betsou, IBBL

 

IFOM Congress
"Cancer-Related Biobanks: a Value for Translational Research and Precision Oncology” 

March 21, 2019
Milan, Italy
Presentations by Dr. Peter Riegman
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, NL

 

SPIDIA4P Event and Stakeholder Workshop at the European Parliament
with plenary session, discussions and presentattions by SPIDIA4P members
March 5, 2019
Brussels, Belgium
hosted by MEP Gesine Meissner (ALDE, Germany) and MEP Lieve Wierinck (ALDE, Belgium)
Press Release/ Review

 

ISBER - 2nd Biospecimen Research Symposium
"Focus on Quality and Standards"

February 5 - 6, 2019
Berlin, Germany
Presentations and panel discussion by several project members - Fay Betsou, IBBL; Uwe Oelmueller, QIA;
Anna Sapino, UNITO et al

 


 

COURSES

 

March 6-8, 2019
Workshop "CHALLENGES IN DATA-DRIVEN GENOMIC COMPUTING"
organized by the Advanced ERC Project 693174 “GeCo” ” – data-driven Genomic Computing
Como, Italy
Workshop presentation by SPIDIA4P project member Dr. Paolo Verderio, IRCCS, Italy

 

January 18, 2019
Workshop of the Working Group on Pathology and Biobanking - programme
Alleanza contro il cancro (ACC)
Candiolo, Italy, University of Turin (UNITO)

 

January 14 - 15, 2019
Workshop "EU Research Infrastructures: Tackling Societal Challenges"
Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
Talks by Georges Dagher (INSERM), Kurt Zatloukal (MUG), Uwe Oelmueller(QIAGEN)

 

 

2018

November 28-30, 2018
Course "How to build a biobank"
Medical University of Graz / Biobank Graz



September 4–7, 2018   
Europe Biobank Week 
Antwerp, Belgium  
C. Stumptner / K. Zatloukal / U. Oelmueller / P. Riegman / F. Betsou
Review by BBMRI.at


June 19-22, 2018     
OECI Oncology Days 2018 - Pathology Day Conference/ ESP Congress
Poznan, Poland     
G. Stanta / S. Bonin / U. Oelmueller     


May 20–24, 2018     
ISBER 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibits
Dallas, Texas, USA     
F. Betsou / U. Oelmueller


May 16, 2018
Course "CEN and ISO Standards for Pre-analytical Processes in Industrial Development and Medical Diagnostics"
Medical University Graz, Austria
C. Stumptner / K. Zatloukal / U. Oelmueller



February 27–28, 2018     
ISBER Symposium: Quality Matters Biospecimen Research
Luxembourg     
U. Oelmueller     

2017

Nov 30-Dec3, 2017     
Annual Biobank China 2017 & International Symposium on Precision Medicine     
Changsha, China     
G. Dagher: Quality of biological samples: A major issue


Oct 31, 2017     
OMICS 2017     
Varadero, Cuba     
M. Kubista: “Two-tailed PCR for ultrasensitive detection of microRNAs and some general quality concepts in molecular analyses”


Oct 27–28, 2017     
Biobanche nell’era della medicina personalizzata: obiettivi e sfide-Innovazione del sistema salute in Umbria     
Perugia, Italia     
S. Bonin: Condizioni preanalitiche dei tessuti (Preanalytical conditions of tissues)


Oct 23–25, 2017     
Standardisation in Life Sciences 
Split, Croatia     
G. Dagher: Quality really matters
G. Stanta:  New developments in clinical research: standardisation as a basis for reproducubility of results


Oct 16–20, 2017     
Summer School in Translational Cancer Research     
Algarve, Portugal     
C. Ciniselli et al     
The European SPIDIA and SPIDIA4P Projects


Oct 19–20, 2017     
Inauguration Event of the Austrian Platform of Personalised Medicine     
Vienna, Austria     
C. Stumptner: BBMRI.at – the Austrian National Node of BBMRI-ERIC
K. Zatloukal: The Role of Biobanks in Personalised Medicine


Oct 16-18, 2017     
49th National Congress of SIBioC–Laboratory Medicine (Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology)     
Florence, Italy     
P. Pinzani     
SPIDIA4P: SPIDIA for Personalized Medicine - Standardisation of generic Pre-analytical procedures for In vitro DIAgnostics for Personalised Medicine


Sept 21, 2017     
Advanced Medicinal Therapy Products seminars, NLS days     
Malmö, Sweden     
M. Kubista
“Quality Aspects And Tools In Molecular Diagnostics – Implications Of The New CEN And ISO Guidelines”


Sep 13-15, 2017     
Global Biobank Week     
Stockholm, Sweden     
G. Dagher: International Standards for Biobanks
K. Zatloukal: Innovative Technology and its Contribution to Biobanking
L. Krieger: SPIDIA4P - New International and European Standards for Biobanking in the making - Join us now!
P. Riegman: Opt out for residual materials preferred over signed informed consent (WMA declaration of Taipei )
P. Riegman: Technical Specifications for Collecting Diagnostic Samples: The Tool to Increase the Reproducibility of Results
S. Neururer / C. Stumptner / K. Zatloukal: Implementation of Self-Assessment Surveys Based on the CEN/TS for Pre-Examination Processes


June 21-23, 2017     
OECI General Assembly and Scientific Conferences 2017     
Brno, Czech Republic     
S. Bonin     
SPIDIA4P: Pre-Analytical Conditions of Tissues


June 20, 2017     
CORBEL meeting: How European Biological and Medical Sciences Research Infrastructures boost Innovation by Open Access    
Brussels, Belgium     
U. Oelmueller: High Quality Clinical Samples: The Key for Reliable Diagnostics and Research


April 24-26, 2017     
Inaugural Advances in Companion Diagnostics Congress     
London, UK     
M. Kubista: “Quality Aspects And Tools In Molecular Diagnostics – Implications Of The New CEN And ISO Guidelines”


April 3-7, 2017     
qPCR dPCR NGS 2017 Symposium   
Freising, Germany     
J. Björkman: How to monitor analytical and technical factors influencing qPCR


Feb 08-10, 2017     
Pre-analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking Course     
Graz, Austria     
K. Zatloukal: Pre-analytical Sample Processing in Biobanking Course - Introduction & The Case for Pre-analytics
C. Stumptner: Conformity with CEN/TS and ISO Standards


2014

June 22-26, 2014     
The IFCC Wordlab Instanbul     
Istanbul, Turkey     
Stefania Gelmini     
SPIDIA-RNA: Second External Quality Assessment for the pre-analytical phase of blood samples used for RNA based analyses


June 14, 2014     
98. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Pathologie     
Berlin, Germany     
Sibylle Gündisch / Christian Viertler     
Evaluation of colon cancer morphology: A comparison between conventional formalin and novel PAXgene Tissue fixation by an international ring trial / Evaluation of Breast Cancer Morphology in PAXgene Fixed Tissue Compared to Formalin Fixed Samples by an International Ring Trial


May 14-15, 2014     
ELA (European Lab Automation) Advances in qPCR and dPCR     
Barcelona, Spain     
Francesca Malentacchi     
Evidence-based Guidelines for the pre-analytical phase of RNA testing in Blood Samples


March 31 – April 4, 2014     
EScoP, Basic Molecular Biology for Pathologists     
Graz, Austria     
Christian Viertler     
Pre-Analytics & Biobanking


March 28-29, 2014     
WORKSHOP Tissue-based Biomarkers for Advancement of Personalized Cancer Treatment     
Graz, Austria     
P.H.J. Riegman     Tissue Quality Control


2013

November 7-9, 2013     
ASCO/EORTEC/NCI Meeting on "Markers in Cancer"     
Brussels, Belgium     
U.Oelmueller, M.Pazzagli, K. Zatloukal     
Joint NCI BRN/SPIDIA Workshop on Biospecimen Pre-Analytical Stability and Diagnostics


September 30, 2013     
Horizont 2020 NRW     
Düsseldorf, Germany     
SPIDIA Coordinator     
Presentation of the SPIDIA Project


September 27- October 01, 2013     
The European Cancer Congress 2013     
Amsterdam, NL     
A. Nocon     
Automated large-volume extraction of circulating, cell-free DNA to improve the sensitivity of tumor biomarker detection


September 25-28, 2013     
7th congress of the Italian Society of Medical Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology (SISMEC)     
Rome, Italy     
P. Verderio     
Implementing Ring Trials for assessment of the pre-analytical Phase of Blood Samples used for RNA based Analyses: The European Spidia Project / SPIDIA-DNA: An European external quality assessment programme for the Pre-Analytical Phase of Blood Samples used for DNA Based Analyses


September 24-26, 2013     
MIPTEC     
Basel, Switzerland     
D. Groelz     
Evaluation of a Formalin-free Tissue Fixation Method for Multimodal Biomarker Analysis within the EU Consortium SPIDIA


June 20-21, 2013     
International Meeting on Cell-free DNA     
Copenhagen, Danmark     
M. Horlitz: Automated Large-Volume Extraction of Circulating, Cell-free DNA Using the QIAsymphony SP Instrument


May 23-26, 2013     
Deutschen Gesellschaft für Pathologie     
Heidelberg, Germany     
K. Grundner-Culemann: Delayed tissue preservation does not induce a systematic phosphoprotein response


May 18, 2013     
Euromedlab Pre-Congress Satellite "The Quality of molecular Methods in the age of personalized Medicine"     
Florence, Italy     
U. Oelmüller: Standardization of the Preanalytical Phase for Molecular Methods


April 10-11, 2013     
Sample Prep and Target Enrichment in Molecular Diagnostics Conference     
Boston, MA, USA     
L. Rainen: Comparison of Methods for Preserving Morphological, Molecular, and Protein Biomarkers in Tissue


April 11-12, 2013     
3rd International Workshop on Protein Analysis of Tissues     
Munich, Germany     
D.Groelz: Formalin-Free Tissue Fixation: Preservation of Biomarkers and Morphology for Biomarker Discovery and Biobanking



March 18-22, 2013     
qPCR and NGS 2013 Event - Next Generation Thinking in Molecular Diagnostics     
Munich, Germany     
V. Korenková: Evaluation of the new plasma stabilisation technology for circulating cell-free DNA


2012

Oct 25-27, 2012     
AMP     
Long Beach, CA, USA     
D. Grölz: Formalin-free Tissue Fixation for Multimodal Biomarker Analysis


Oct 11-13, 2012     
ASCO-NCI-EORTC Meeting “Markers in Cancer”     
Hollywood, FL, USA     
A. Nocon: Automated large-volume extraction of circulating, cell-free DNA to improve the sensitivity of tumor biomarker detection



Oct 04-06, 2012     
ESMRMB 2012    
Lisbon, Portugal     
C. Luchinat: MR metabonomics and personalized medicine


Sep 27, 2012     
Live Webinar Event    
Web     
L. Rainen / D. Grölz: Simultaneous, Formalin-Free Preservation of Tissue Biomarkers and Morphology for Biomarker Discovery and Biobanking


Sept 24-26, 2012     
Austrian Proteomic Research Symposium     
Graz, Austria     
C. Viertler: A new technology for simultaneous preservation of biomolecules and morphology in tissues facilitates biomarker development


Sept 17-19, 2012     
Austrian Association of Molecular Life Sciences and Biotechnology     
Graz, Austria     
C. Viertler: A New Tissue Stabilisation Technology for High-Quality Tissue-Based Molecular Studies


Sept 09-13, 2012     
Human Proteome Organization     
Boston, MA, USA     
S. Sighart: Delay to preservation does not induce a systematic phosphoprotein response during tissue processing


Sep 08-12, 2012     
European Congress of Pathology     
Prague, Czech Republic     
D. Grölz: PAXgene® Tissue fixation technology for simultaneous preservation of morphology and biomolecules


June 27, 2012     
Biobank Technology Workshop     
Hilden, Germany     
U. Oelmüller: Opening session
D. Grölz: PAXgene Tissue: New fixation method for multimodale biomarker discovery
K. Zatloukal: Standardization and interoperability in global biobanking
P. Riegman: The importance of sample quality and standardization efforts in biobanking for medical research


June 03-06, 2012     
ISPD Meeting     
Miami, Florida, USA     
M. Horlitz: Automated Large-Volume Extraction of Circulating, Cell-free DNA Using the QIAsymphony SP Instrument


May 31 - June 03, 2012     
Deutsche Pathologentagung 2012     
Berlin, Germany     
S. Gündisch: Delay to preservation does not induce a systematic phosphoprotein response during tissue processing


May 10-11, 2012     
Sektion Molekulare Diagnostik der DGKL     
Tutzing, Germany     
U. Oelmüller: Bedeutung des Spidia Projekts für Biobanken
 


May 09, 2012     
Symposium on Biosample Quality     
London, United Kingdom 
D. Grölz: EU SPIDIA Project – Pre-analytical handling of biosamples; optimising biobank sample quality for protein and nucleic acid studies


Feb 22-23, 2012     
BRN symposium     
Bethesda, Maryland, USA     
U. Oelmüller: EU SPIDIA Project Update – Standardization and Improvement of Generic Preanalytical Tools and Procedures for In-Vitro Diagnostics
C. Viertler: The impact of tissue pre-analytics and a new stabilisation technology on the quality of tissue-based molecular studies
M. Kap: Evidence Based Biobanking; From Patient to Storage
S. Gündisch: Delay to preservation does not induce a systematic phosphoprotein response during tissue processing


2011

Nov 29, 2011     
Munich Biomarker Conference     
Munich, Germany     
S. Gündisch: Impact of pre-analytical factors on protein and phospho-protein profiles in tissue samples


Nov 24, 2011     
QIAGEN Biobanking Expert Meeting     
Hilden, Germany     
U. Oelmüller: SPIDIA Presentation in Opening Session


Nov 16-19, 2011     
ESBB Inaugural Conference     
Marseille, France     
U. Oelmüller: EU Project SPIDIA – Standardization and Improvement of Generic Preanalytical Tools and Procedures


Oct 12-15, 2011     
Symposium of the Society for Histochemistry 2011     
Munich, Germany     
S. Gündisch: Evaluation of PAXgene-fixed, Paraffin-embedded Tissues for Morphological and Molecular Analysis


Oct 10-11, 2011     
Reverse Phase Protein Array Global Workshop     
Houston, Texas, USA     
K.-F. Becker: Impact of Delayed Fixation on Protein Profiles in Clinical Tissue Specimen
K.-F. Becker: A Novel Fixative Allows Morphological and Molecular Analysis from the Same Clinical Tissue Specimen


Sep 19-22, 2011     
MipTec Conference 2011     
Basel, Switzerland     
U. Oelmüller: The SPIDIA Consortium on Preanalytical Sample Treatment (within User Group Meeting "BioBanking")


Aug 27-Sep 01, 2011     
European Congress of Pathology 2011     
Helsinki, Finland     
C. Viertler: A New Technology for Simultaneous Preservation of Biomolecules and Morphology in Tissues
S. Gündisch: Impact of Delayed Fixation on Protein Profiles in Clinical Tissue Samples
M. Kap: Implementation of the PAXgene Tissue System in Routine Pathology


June 16-19, 2011     
German Society of Pathology (DGP) Annual Meeting 2011     
Leipzig, Germany     
S. Gündisch:Evaluation of PAXgene-fixed, Paraffin-embedded Tissues for Proteomic Applications


June 13-17, 2011     
qPCR Symposium     
Prague, Czech Republic     
U. Oelmüller: Generic Pre-Analytical Workflows: Challenges and Solutions
U. Oelmüller: EU Project SPIDIA - Standardization and Improvement of Generic Pre-analytical Tools and Procedures for Sample Workflows
M. Pazzagli: The Pre-Analytical Phase for Molecular Methods in Blood Samples
C. Viertler: The Impact of Tissue Pre-Analytics on Molecular Analyses
P. Riegman: How to Work with Biobanked Samples, the Possibilities and Impossibilities
A. Tichopad: Quality Control for qPCR Based on an Amplification Compatibility Test


May 22-25, 2011     
TIDES Conference 2011     
Boston, Massachusetts, USA     
U. Oelmüller: Standardization and Improvement of Generic Pre-analytical Workflows for Human Samples


May 15-19, 2011     
IFCC-WorldLab EuroMedLab Berlin 2011    
Berlin, Germany     
U. Oelmüller: EU Project SPIDIA – Standardisation and Improvement of Generic Pre-analytical Tools and Procedures for In Vitro Diagnostics
K. Zatloukal: Pre-analytical Parameters Impacting on Tissue-based Biomarkers
M. Pazzagli: Evidence-based Quality Guidelines for the Pre-analytical Phase of Blood Samples


May 15-18, 2011     
ISBER 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibits     
Arlington, Virginia, USA     
M. Kap: PAXgene Tissue System in Routine Pathology; Increased Biobanking Opportunities of the Pathology Archive


April 29-30, 2011     
7th Symposium on Molecular Pathology and Histo(cyto)chemistry     
Olomouc, Czech Republic     
P. Riegman: Tissue Banking in Morphological and Molecular Diagnostics


March 28-29, 2011     
2011 BRN Symposium     
Bethesda, Maryland, USA     
U. Oelmüller: EU Project SPIDIA Update – Standardization and Improvement of Generic Pre-analytical Tools and Procedures for In Vitro Diagnostics
D. Grölz: PAXgene Tissue: A New Tissue Fixation Technology for Simultaneous Preservation of Morphology and Nucleic Acids
S. Gündisch: Investigating the Impact of Pre-analytical Variables on Protein Quality of Human Tissue Samples


2010

Nov 17-20, 2010     
AMP 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibits     
San Jose, CA, USA     
T. Voss: Automated, Magnetic Bead miRNA Enrichment from Stabilized Whole Blood: Development of an Optimized Protocol and Comparison to Established Procedures by the SPIDIA Consortium


Sep 23-25, 2010     
2010 BBMRI Meeting     
Amsterdam, Netherlands     
C. Viertler: A New Method for Simultaneous Preservation of Morphology and Biomolecules in Tissues


May 27-30, 2010     
German Society of Pathology (DGP) Annual Meeting 2010    
Leipzig, Germany     
B. Ergin: SPIDIA – An European Initiative to Minimize Pre-analytical Biomarker Variations


May 11-14, 2010     
ISBER 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibits     
Rotterdam, Netherlands 
M. Kap: The Influence of Tissue Sample Size on Loss of RNA Quality


April 13, 2010     
BioBank Meeting 2010     
Florence, Italy     
K. Zatloukal: New Models for Industry-Biobank Collaboration: The BBMRI Experts Centre's Concepts
U. Oelmüller: Preanalytical Workflow Management for Human Samples


March 24-25, 2010     
2010 BRN Symposium    
Bethesda, Maryland, USA     
K. Zatloukal: How to Improve Intraoperability of Biobanks: The Role of Standardization of Preanalytical Variables
U. Oelmüller: Standardization and Improvement of Generic Preanalytical Tools and Procedures for In Vitro Diagnostics - EU Project SPIDIA
M. Pazzagli: Blood Preanalytical Studies/Trials