NIH-HCA 2020 Joint Meeting

ABOUT THE MEETING

Recent advances in single cell and spatial genomics have opened the way to systematic mapping at high resolution of tissues in health and disease. Recently launched programs and consortia share common challenges and opportunities, including the identification of appropriate clinical and assay metadata, the integration of disparate, yet complementary, molecular and image-based data, and the challenge of defining common coordinate frameworks on which to base atlases and relate data.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) will jointly host an open working meeting to encourage the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and cutting edge technologies and analytics across atlas-building programs. The meeting will be held on March 30 - April 1, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD. We highly recommend in-person attendance, though parts of the meeting will also be videocast. The goal of the meeting is to build a stronger international ecosystem for single cell analysis work by bringing together key researchers in experimental techniques, data management, and analysis to build synergy through agreeing on sharing, standards, pilot projects and cross consortia resources.

This is an open and free meeting to attend, hosted by the NIH and the HCA. Among the participating groups we anticipate members of the Human Cell Atlas, including the CZI HCA Seed Networks, the Gut Cell Atlas, the EC H2020 for the Human Cell Atlas, and the Wellcome Trust and MRC HCA consortia, and the Swedish and French Consortia for the Developmental Cell Atlas, Human BioMolecular Atlas Program, the NIH BRAIN Initiative, the Cancer Moonshot Human Tumor Atlas Network, LungMAP, the Kidney Precision Medicine Program, the Immunological Genome (ImmGen) consortium, GUDMAP, GTEx, LifeTime, the Human Protein Atlas, Allen Institute for Brain Science, Medicine by Design, NIH Intramural Program, diverse Data Coordination Centers, journal editors and many others.

Space is limited and we strongly encourage registration by December 31, 2019. To maximize the time for informed discussion and decision-making at the meeting, there will be a preceding series of open virtual events in January – March that present the goals, objectives, progress and challenges of each group and effort.


AGENDA

Sunday, March 29 (optional)
Pre-meeting Activities - TBD

Monday, March 30
Day 1:
8:00 am - Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am - Welcome and Call to Action
8:45 am - Framing the Meeting
9:30 am - Breakout Session 1 - "Part 1: Defining and addressing the issues"
10:30 am - Break
11:00 am - Breakout Session 1 - "Part 2: Beyond the problems - a plan forward"
12:00 pm - Breakout Session 1 - Report Back
1:00 pm - Lunch
2:00 pm - Lightning Talks
2:30 pm - Breakout Session 2 - "Part 1: Defining and addressing the issues"
3:30 pm - Break
4:00 pm - Breakout Session 2 - "Part 2: Beyond the problems - a plan forward"
5:00 pm - Breakout Session 2 - Report Back
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Reception and Poster Session

Tuesday, March 31
Day 2:
8:00 am - Breakfast
8:30 am - Framing the Meeting: Day 2
8:45 am - 3 science talks
9:30 am - Breakout Session 3 - "Part 1: Defining and addressing the issues"
10:30 am - Break
11:00 am - Breakout Session 3 - "Part 2: Beyond the problems - a plan forward"
12:00 pm - Breakout Session 3 - Report Back
1:00 pm - Lunch
2:00 pm - 2 science talks
2:30 pm - Breakout Session 4 - "Part 1: Defining and addressing the issues"
3:30 pm - Break
4:00 pm - Breakout Session 4 - "Part 2: Beyond the problems - a plan forward"
5:00 pm - Breakout Session 4 - Report Back
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Reception and Networking


Wednesday, April 1
Day 3: Collaboration and Next Steps
8:00 am - Breakfast
8:30 am - Framing the Meeting: Day 3
8:45 am - Breakout Session 5 - "Part 1: Defining Opportunities"
9:45 am - Break
10:15 am - Breakout Session 5 - "Part 2: Prototype Plans"
11:15 am - Breakout Session 5 - Report Back
12:00 pm - Keynote Presentation 12:30 pm - Meeting Summary and Next Steps

 

DATES

March 30 - April 1, 2020


LOCATION

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-1234



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