CTEC 2017 Training Courses

Training will take place Wednesday, September 13 (after lunch) until noon on Friday, September 15. Breakfast, breaks and lunch will be provided each day. Below is the training schedule and course descriptions.

Wednesday, September 13

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) Introduction
Vaquero E1 & E2

We all come from using paper; from kindergarten to university, consuming information on a physical page becomes ingrained. The LabVantage ELN allows users to view, edit and manage laboratory data in a manner that emulates paper documentation. This training class will teach you the fundamentals of our ELN including Workbooks, Worksheets and the Worksheet Manager. This hands-on approach will give you the introductory knowledge to dig deeper into this rich feature set on your own system.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Moving Data and Configurations Between Systems


Vaquero F1 & F2

When you are using multiple environments (development, test, production, etc.) in your laboratory, you often need to move data and configuration across these environments. In this class, we will look at different ways of exporting and importing data. We will begin with the basic exporting and importing of SDIs and web pages from standard List Pages. We will also talk about how ANT can be used to export multiple SDIs, configurations and SDCs. Finally we will cover how the data file import tool can be used to configure the import of various file formats.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Data Retrieval
Vaquero G1 & G2

There are many ways to extract data from your LabVantage database. Some of the most direct tools available to you are: AdHoc Queries, Configuration Reports, List Pages, the Global Search, and traditional third-party reports registered in LabVantage. Learn how to configure and execute these queries to mine your data effectively.

2:45PM - 3:15PM | Break @ Vaquero Foyer E

Thursday, September 14

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Breakfast @ Vaquero D
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Designing Simple Workflows
Vaquero E1 & E2

This one-day class introduces the design elements of LabVantage Workflows. Workflows simplify the user experience and reduce the learning curve thus improving adherence to standard procedures. This class teaches you to design workflows to suit the unique needs for each of your laboratory processes. At the end of this course, you will be able to build, execute and complete tasks. You will know the best practices for constructing your workflows using preconfigured tasks.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | BioBanking Improvements



Vaquero F1 & F2

We have included many biobanking improvements in the last several versions of LabVantage. These enhancements fall into two categories, improving the usability and adding additional functionality. In this class we will cover the new biobanking services, new accessioning capabilities, consent tracking, request management and storage explorer. This is a “must-attend” class for anyone using the biobanking module.

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Creating Web Pages


Vaquero G1 & G2

This full-day class will give you the skills to extend your implementation using the Web Page Designer suite. This LabVantage toolkit is how you create new pages or modify existing layouts, pages, elements, page types and gizmos for use within the LabVantage application. You will learn how to control the behavior of your List, Maintenance, and Lookup pages through modifications to page properties. You will leave with the ability to tailor and streamline the user experience with the new Gizmos available in LV8.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | Break @ Vaquero Foyer E
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch @ Arizona 1-4
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM | Break @ Vaquero Foyer D

Friday, September 15

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Breakfast @ Alto Restaurant & Terrace
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Laboratory Execution System (LES) Introduction
Sonoran A & B

The performance of a test in your laboratory might include the need to execute certain steps in a defined sequence with additional documentation on how to perform that test shown on your screen. The LabVantage implementation of LES generates a Worksheet that is based on a Test Method and a Global Worksheet Template. Once implemented, Worksheets can help enforce laboratory procedure, improve the quality of captured data, and lead users through the execution of complex testing methods. Learn how to configure this optional module to conform to your laboratory processes.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Sample Monitoring


Sonwai 1, 2, 3

This new module enables you to schedule the collection of samples and keep track of test results so you can monitor the performance of your process. This could be for the purpose of environmental monitoring, statistical process control, or random spot checking for quality. This class will cover the definition and management of locations, sample points, and schedule plans. Learn how to use images to visually identify the testing areas. Using hands-on, scripted exercises you will gain experience in tracking down excursions that may be found in your environment.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Securing your Data in LabVantage


Sonwai 4 & 5

This class covers the various security options provided by LabVantage and how the system can be configured for optimal data security. We will talk about sharing and making data accessible across departments, access control, chain of custody, audit trail and electronic signatures.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | Break @ Individual Foyer
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch @ Terrace Court