CYTO U Upcoming Webinars
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Equipment Maintenance

Part of the Finance 101 Webinar Series

Tuesday, February 20th at 12pm Eastern Time (US/Canada)

Presented by:

Julie Auger
Executive Director, Research Core Facilities Program
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA USA


Joanne Lannigan
Director, Flow Cytometry Shared Resource
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

About the Presenters

Julie A. Auger has been a member of the cytometry community since 1985 and is widely recognized for her expertise in the operation and administration of multi-technology, multidisciplinary academic resource centers.  She serves as the Executive Director of the Research Core Facilities Program at the University of California Davis where she is responsible for development of a central support structure to optimize organization and administration for over 100 shared research facilities. Prior to her current position at UC Davis, Julie developed similar programs at UC San Francisco and The University of Chicago. She developed her core facility management expertise at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Chicago where she developed internationally reputed flow cytometry core facilities.

Joanne Lannigan has been actively involved in Flow Cytometry for over 30 years, where she has worked in clinical, industry and academic flow cytometry laboratories.  She is currently the Director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia.  She has been an active member of ISAC since 1996 and served as an ISAC Council Member from 2012-2016, Chair of the Shared Resource Laboratory Task Force from 2014-2016, a member of the Shared Resource Laboratory Services Oversight Committee from 2014-2016 and Vice Chair of the Certification Advisory Committee from 2014-2016. She currently is the Chair of the SRL Content Task Force of the Education Committee as well as a member of the Cytometry Board of Certification Committee through ASCP.  Ms. Lannigan’s current interests involve advancing technologies in cytometry, small particle analysis by flow cytometry, instrument evaluation and quality assurance, flow cytometry education and core management.

Webinar Summary

This is the third and final webinar in the Finance 101 series. Second only to personnel costs, equipment maintenance is one of the largest expenditures in a core’s budget. However, in order for a core to operate efficiently and offer excellent customer service, all equipment needs to operate reliably and consistently, minimizing incidents of downtime. Improper equipment maintenance can be costly, resulting in significant loss in revenue and customer confidence. But how does one provide this without breaking the budget? When do you spring for the high dollar service contract vs. time & material service visits? What is self-insurance and when is it appropriate? Are third party service companies a viable option? One-size fits all does not apply to all core facility operations and many factors come into play when making decisions as to which maintenance options are best for your specific environment. This webinar will present some strategies for determining which maintenance options are the most appropriate and cost effective for your specific situation.

Who Should Attend

Shared Reource Lab (SRL) directors, managers, and staff

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact of equipment downtime
  • Determine actual equipment maintenance history and costs
  • Evaluate different equipment maintenance options
  • Identify the variables that impact the choice of equipment maintenance plans
  • Construct an effective plan to manage equipment maintenance costs


Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast + Streaming
Original Seminar Date: February 20, 2018
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

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    Collapse Imaging Flow Cytometry

    "Imaging Flow Cytometry"

    Friday, March 9th at 12pm Eastern Time (US/Canada)

    Presented by:

    Joanne Lannigan


    More information on this free webinar will be posted soon!

    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast + Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 09, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

  • Topics & Pricing InformationTopics & Pricing Information Imaging Flow Cytometry
    Collapse 21-Color Flow Cytometry for Immunophenotyping Human Blood

    21-Color Flow Cytometry for Immunophenotyping Human Blood

    Tuesday, March 27 at 12pm EST

    Presented by:

    Karl Staser, MD, PhD
    Instructor, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Karl Staser graduated with an AB in American History and Literature from Harvard College in 2002. He then enrolled in the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute “year-out” research fellowship for medical students and subsequently entered the Indiana University Medical Scientist Training Program under the supervision of Dr. Wade Clapp. Dr. Staser then joined the Physician Scientist Training Program at Washington University and completed his internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2017. He is now researching novel therapies for graft-versus-host disease and cutaneous T cell lymphoma in Dr. John F. DiPersio’s lab at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Webinar Summary

    Our 21-color flow cytometry panel enables simultaneous quantification of monocytes, basophils, granulocytes, dendritic cells, natural killer cells, B cells, and all well-defined T and T helper cell subsets in the human peripheral blood. This panel captures the major phenotypes described in the NIH Human Immunology Project with additional markers for deep T cell analysis. We specifically designed this panel for peripheral blood analysis from patients involved in our clinical trials of novel agents for the treatment of graft versus host disease (GVHD) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT). We have optimized this panel for the analysis of 1x10^6 fresh or previously frozen peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs).

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the process of designing and validating a 21-color flow cytometry panel
    • Demonstrate the application of this particular 21-color flow cytometry panel
    • Discuss troubleshooting and experimental refinement of 21-color flow cytometry

    Who Should Attend

    Physicians, scientists, and other researchers interested in high-color flow cytometry for the rapid and reproducible immunophenotyping of human blood.



    Formats Available: Streaming, Live Webcast + Streaming
    Original Seminar Date: March 27, 2018

    Approved Credit:
  • ASCP: 1 hour CMLE

  • Topics & Pricing InformationTopics & Pricing Information 21-Color Flow Cytometry for Immunophenotyping Human Blood
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