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BINA 2022 Community Congress

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Program | Important Details | Optional Exchange of Experience | Travel | Code of Conduct

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Program

The meeting will kick off on Monday October 24 for in person participants with a Welcome reception followed by dinner.  After the Welcome events on Monday on-site participants will experience two full days of programming (Oct 25-26) including dinner and networking opportunities. Throughout Tuesday and Wednesday the program includes hybrid sessions led by the BINA Working Groups, allowing virtual participants to join the meeting remotely. Select portions of the program will be recorded and shared on the BINA YouTube channel after the event.

The BINA 2022 Community Congress will focus on building the BINA community and strengthening our ties with other regional networks. We will have introductions and interactive presentations from each of the working groups. They will share about their current working group initiatives and their ideas for future work, with opportunities for feedback and discussion with the community audience. We’ll also have introductions and conversation with other emerging bioimaging networks. We recommend this meeting for imaging scientists from academia and industry, particularly core facility professionals, who are passionate about supporting and building the imaging community. You do not need to be a BINA member to attend the meeting. Though we’d love to have you join BINA; membership is free!

Please view the detailed program below. (Note the overall calendar and the small time displayed below is the title is in your local time and the time listed along with the title is Eastern time, MBL’s time zone.)

Event color key: blue= hybrid, green = in-person, purple = meals | Abbreviations: WG, QCDM, T&E, EoE

Important Details:

Format: Hybrid (In-person and Virtual)
Dates: Monday October 24 – Thursday October 27, 2022 (with optional Thursday and Friday Oct 27 & 28, Exchange of Experience Option – see below for details)
Location for in person: Swope Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA
Location for virtual: Zoom Events
General Registration Opens: August 1, 2022
In-Person Registration Closes: September 30, 2022 (or once occupancy capacity is reached).
Virtual Registration Closes: September 30, 2022 (or once virtual capacity of 1,000 is reached)
Registration Fees: No fee to participate virtually and in person fees are detailed below;

Virtual: Zoom only participation – no fee (1,000 person limit)
In person: Below fees apply (~100 Single Occupancy Room limit*)

  • Registration, Housing & **Meals, Single Occupancy Room, 3 nights…………….$782
  • Registration, Housing & **Meals, Double Occupancy Room, 3 nights…………..$566
  • Meeting Registration and **Meals (No Housing)……………………………………………..$350
  • Meeting Registration Only (No Housing, No Meals)…………………………………………$110

On-site Check-In: 2:00pm and Check-out: 10:00am

*In-person attendance limit will vary depending on room occupancy (single vs double) and whether participants elect not to stay in MBL accommodations. If you are not successful in securing MBL accommodation or would prefer to stay off-site, please refer to the MBL website for a list of options.

**Meals included – dinner on the arrival day (Oct 24), Breakfast, lunch dinner each full day, and breakfast and lunch on the departure day (Oct 27).

Parking at Woods Hole: A limited number (30) of complimentary parking permits are available for this event and will be made available at Check-in on a first come first serve basis. There is daytime metered parking in Woods Hole. The Peter Pan and Plymouth & Brockton bus companies provide service to Woods Hole from Boston and Providence – see Travel below.

Map of the local area

Optional Exchange of Experience

BINA is coordinating Exchange of Experience opportunities that will be hosted either at MBL or facilities in the Boston area on Thursday October 27 and the morning of Friday October 28 after the BINA 2022 Community Congress program. If you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities, please indicate your interest in the MBL registration form. We will reach out to you separately regarding coordination of these opportunities after BINA is notified by MBL of your registration. Please note that places are limited and participation cannot be guaranteed.

To help guide your decision making the topics and general timing of these are detailed below.

Thursday morning October 27 at MBL  (2 hrs 15 min) 8:30 – 10:45 am
MBL facilities tour hosted by Abhishek Kumar

  • Marine Resource Center (45 min)
  • MBL Library to see rare book collections and Shinya Inoue Microscope  (45 min)
  • MBL Imaging Center  (45 min)

Thursday afternoon October 27 in Boston 1:30 – 5:30 pm – FULL, NO SPACES AVAILABLE 
Option 1 (~4 hrs) Core Management and User Training Session – hosted by Jennifer Waters, Christina Baer and James Chambers at the Nikon Imaging Center, Harvard Medical School. A tour of the Core facility will be provided along with a short presentation from Jennifer Waters on how the facility is run. This will be followed by question and answer sessions between the participants and hosts – Jennifer Waters, Christina Baer and James Chambers to address questions from participants for all levels of experience/expertise. Time permitting there should be the opportunity for one-on-one or small group discussions and consultations.

OR Option 2 (4 hrs) 1:30 – 5:30 pm – FULL, NO SPACES AVAILABLE 
Managing the image-data life cycle for the real world: connecting the dots from sample preparation, to image acquisition, analysis and publications
Workshop – hosted by Caterina Strambio De Castillia and Beth Cimini at the Broad Institute. Hands-on, practical examples will be provided for all levels of experience/expertise regarding the importance of Image Metadata, FAIR Research Data Management, Integrated Imaging Pipelines, and Data Storage to ensure bioimaging experiments are reproducible.
Note: There will also be an opportunity to participate in this one on Friday morning.

Friday morning October 28 in Boston (4 hrs) 8:30 am  – 12:30 pm – FULL, NO SPACES AVAILABLE  
Managing the image-data life cycle for the real world: connecting the dots from sample preparation, to image acquisition, analysis and publications
Workshop – hosted by Caterina Strambio De Castillia and Beth Cimini at the Broad Institute. Hands-on, practical examples will be provided for all levels of experience/expertise regarding the importance of Image Metadata, FAIR Research Data Management, Integrated Imaging Pipelines, and Data Storage to ensure bioimaging experiments are reproducible.

Travel

If you need a letter of invitation to apply for a  US entry visa in order to attend this meeting in person, please contact us contact@bioimagingna.org as soon as possible so that we may provide this.

Nearby Major Airports
Logan International Airport in Boston is the largest airport near Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
The airport in Rhode Island (TFG International) is also an option.

Ground Transportation from Boston to MBL
Travel is available to Woods Hole from Logan international airport, as well as local cities through the Peter Pan Bus company and Plymouth & Brockton bus company. The Woods Hole bus terminal is a 0.4 mi/8 minute walk to the MBL.

Code of Conduct

We have adopted the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Community Participation Guidelines; by participating in this event you agree to abide by these. If you need to contact the organizers to discuss a violation of these guidelines, please reach out to contact@bioimagingna.org.

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