tranSMART Foundation Announces Full Agenda for 2016 Annual Conference

Press Release | tranSMART Foundation | September 26, 2016

Six Keynote and 42 Session Speakers to Discuss Varying Aspects of Translational Medicine From Data Harmonization and Open Data and Intellectual Property to Scalable Genomics

WAKEFIELD, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2016) -  The tranSMART Foundation, a non-profit organization providing a global, open-source, open-data knowledge management platform for scientists to share pre-competitive translational research data, today announced the full agenda for its 2016 tranSMART Annual Meeting at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in La Jolla, Calif., October 25-27, 2016.

Attendees will see examples of several of the leading data sciences labs in medical research applications; hear about uses of the tranSMART platform in a variety of disease research areas; learn more about the latest developments and future roadmap of the tranSMART platform for translational research; and participate in sessions on a variety of topics. In addition to the six keynote speakers, there will 42 presentations within nine different session areas, including: Scientific Applications of tranSMART; Open Data; Platform Release 16.2; Integrating Clinical Data; tranSMART Data Standards Roundtable; Centers of Excellence: Panel of New Projects; Future Technologies: Scalable Genomics, etc.; OpenBEL; and Roadmap (17.1, 17.2. 18.1).

"The organizing committee has done an excellent job of pulling together a program of top industry experts that will serve to both educate our community and drive conversation that will lead to innovation," said Keith Elliston, Ph.D., CEO of The tranSMART Foundation. "Bringing our tranSMART community together once a year is a valuable experience in getting scientists and technologists in the same room to collaborate on the future of translational medicine."

GeneDx, Rancho Biosciences and Epam are 2016 Platinum Corporate Sponsors helping to support Foundation events, including the Annual Meeting. The Hyve and Thomson Reuters are Gold Sponsors and Qiagen is a Lunch Sponsor for the Annual Meeting.

There is still time to submit posters, as well as to become a sponsor of the 2016 Annual Meeting. For poster proposals, click here. For sponsorship opportunities, click here. There is no charge to attend for members of the tranSMART Foundation. Non-member fees are: $499 (industry organizations) and $150 (academic, government and not-for-profit organizations). To register, click here.

About The tranSMART Foundation

The tranSMART Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides an open-source, cloud-based, data-sharing and analysis platform that enables scientists at universities, disease foundations, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies around the world to share pre-competitive data in a way that saves money and time in translating research findings into new therapies and diagnostic tools. Founded to steward the tranSMART platform, the Foundation is headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts with Centers of Excellence in Ann Arbor, Mich.; London, England; Boston, Mass.; Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. The tranSMART Foundation can also be found on the web at


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