North American

Customer Training and Education Conference 2018

October 21-26, 2018 Loew’s Coronado Bay San Diego, CA USA

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CTEC 2018 Agenda

Sun 10/21

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Registration
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Registration
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Welcome Reception


Meet LabVantage staff and other attendees. Delicious assortment of desserts, hor d’oeuvres and drinks will be served

Mon 10/22

7:45 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks
Commodore CDE
Jeff Vannest
Product Management
LabVantage

TBD

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM | CEO's Update
Commodore CDE
John Heiser, President
CEO’s Update
LabVantage

TBD

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Overview of LabVantage 8.4
Commodore CDE
Mark Hill & Ralph Goldberg
R&D
LabVantage

Being released in January 2019, LabVantage 8.4 will introduce improved work assignment & planning, management of issues, automated issue submission to LabVantage, in-application access to log files, options for handling informational OOS, and customer-specific specifications, improved data import/export, and much more.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Product Roadmap - What's beyond LabVantage 8.4?
Commodore CDE
Jeff Vannest
Product Management
LabVantage

LabVantage Product Management monitors the laboratory informatics space, listens to customers, employees, and even regulatory agencies and social media, in order to anticipate the future demands of laboratories globally. This presentation will provide an overview of areas we’re looking to improve in our existing software as well as new products that we’re considering.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | LabVantage 8.4 Deep Dive
Commodore CDE
Mark Hill & Ralph Goldberg
R&D
LabVantage

Intrigued by the overview of LabVantage 8.4? There’s much more to discover in this deep dive of the latest software version.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Shared Resource and Biobank Operations Management at Duke with LabVantage 8
Commodore CDE
Angel Morgan,
TBD
Duke School of Medicine

Researchers in 90 different Shared Resource Cores and Biobanks across Duke University School of Medicine use LabVantage 8.2.4 to support the full life cycle of their research from request and reservation management in the Shared Resources module to full study, participant, sample and storage management in the biobanking module. Additionally, researchers get the most of their LabVantage data using an in-house developed Web Intelligence (WebI) reporting solution connected to a mirror of their LabVantage database to create their own custom reports. Finally, Duke is in the process of implementing a Web API for the Shared Resources module, to allow research Cores to create Service Requests and Invoices for Core services tracked in other applications.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | WAP
Commodore CDE
Gary Stimson
R&D
LabVantage

Laboratories have asked for improved ability to plan for testing, provide the right resources at the right time, and intelligently balance workload demands. We listened! The latest functional addition to the LabVantage platform is the Work Assignment & Planning module, which we will demo as a preview for what’s being delivered in LabVantage 8.4.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Data Management in the Cannabis Testing Industry
Commodore CDE
Douglas Duncan,
TBD
ChemHistory

The cannabis testing industry is growing at a surprising rate with an exorbitant amount of data collection. This data management problem is compounded by the need to interface with regulatory, wholesaler, and client databases. The power of a purpose-built LIMS in this emerging market will be presented.

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Break
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM | Discussion Group - Work Assignment & Planning
Britania/Cambria
LabVantage & Customers

Connect with LabVantage and employees to discuss the new Work Assignment and Planning (WAP) module. What do you like? What’s missing?

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM | Discussion Group - Biobanking
Commodore CDE
LabVantage & Customers

Join the discussion about Biobanking!

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM | Discussion Group - Exploring SDMS Requirements
Avalon
LabVantage & Customers

A Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) can help your organization control instrument output, documents & files, store collected data in normalized formats, and even introduce powerful analytics across instruments types, models, sources, departments, and geographies. Join us to help LabVantage understand the needs that an SDMS might fulfill for your organization.

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM | Discussion Group - Dashboards, Charting & Data Analytics
Commodore B
LabVantage & Customers

Friday morning we’ll present what LabVantage has been doing with both analytics and dashboards. But we want to hear from you! What needs to you have? What questions might be buried deeply in your data that we can help to retrieve?

6:30 PM – 11:00 PM | Dinner on your own - Shuttle to Gas Lamp Quarter

Monday night is dinner on your own. However, there are some fantastic restaurants in the Gas Lamp Quarter! Be certain to check Yelp and Google to find the best locations and jump on this shuttle to explore that the Gas Lamp Quarter has to offer.

Tue 10/23

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Statistical Process Control (SPC) updates and support for ASTM calculations required by EPA Tier 3 reporting
Commodore CDE
Lari Tuononen
TBD
LabVantage

Statistical Process Control (SPC) – also known as Statistical Quality Control (SQC) – is used in laboratories to make sure that the laboratory equipment is giving better quality results. The SPC Component for LabVantage has support for most commonly used Control Charts: I-Chart, MR-Chart and R% Chart. The component supports also DQC (Data Quality Control) to provide statistical result checking against previous results.

With more strict requirements coming from ASTM D6299 standard, the SPC functionality has been developed further to provide better support for the Control Card Setup process, support for EWMA (Exponentially Weighted Moving Average) and support for calculating new statistical figures from data. These enhancements will help all laboratories using SPC to improve their quality and especially provide support for reaching ASTM D6299 compliance for EPA Tier 3 reporting.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Valero’s Journey with LabVantage for Lab Systems Standardization
Commodore CDE
Pramod Ramesh,
TBD
Valero Energy Corporation

Valero is in the process of implementing standardized LIMS systems across 14 refineries and 11 renewables through a distributed environment. Significant effort has gone into the standardization of business processes and master data setup to integrate with a central product specification system/standards and also meet the EPA’s new Tier 3 standards for Quality Control. Hear about the plans to migrate these improved functions and processes from legacy LIMS systems to the new Valero Standard LabVantage LIMS platform and how this standardization might help maintain consistency among business processes across all refineries.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Legacy Data Migration Lessons: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Commodore CDE
Ned Haubein,
TBD
Penn Medicine

As the LabVantage installation at Penn Medicine has grown and surpassed critical mass for broad acceptance, many established biobanks have transitioned into the system. In each of these cases, legacy data for hundreds of thousands of samples and participants needed to be migrated from current systems. Over the course of these many migrations, Penn Medicine has learned a number of lessons that encompass project planning and staging, data clean-up, data import tools, and other helpful practices. This presentation will share lessons learned from these variety of projects.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Break
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Consumables in LabVantage 8.4
Commodore CDE
Ralph Goldberg
R&D
LabVantage
Rofikul Islam
R&D
LabVantage

The Consumables module (formerly named Reagents and Standards) has received several upgrades in LabVantage 8.4. Discover the new features that will help you manage, control, and use all kinds of consumables in your lab.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Data Privacy in LabVantage 8.4
Commodore CDE
Samir Sahu
R&D
LabVantage
Jeff Vannest
Product Management
LabVantage

Whether it be meeting the new GDPR, HIPAA, or other regulations on data privacy, LabVantage 8.4 offers several new features that will help you control who sees what, mask data when necessary, and even anonymize personal data from the system when requested by an individual.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Selecting a New LIMS and a Strategy for Implementation
Commodore CDE
Rachel Krieb
TBD
Bayer

Presenting the journey of selecting a new LIMS platform, including outlining the criteria of business and technology requirements, vendor assessment and strategy for implementation.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Avoiding Customizations and Staying True to Implementation Strategy
Commodore CDE
Sean Rogerson
TBD
Bayer

Our implementation of LabVantage is dedicated to the refusal of custom development. We want to use the unaltered out of box product so version installation is seamless and labs can easily manage their processes solely through master data. This has introduced some unique opportunities and challenges from the viewpoint of the product manager and customers.

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Implementing a Pedigree Viewer in LabVantage using Madeline and Kinship2
Britania/Cambria
Jody Sylvia
TBD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

This presentation will discuss a Pedigree Viewer for LabVantage 8 integration, which helps with subject recruitment, complex pedigree tracking, and downstream OMIC data. Tools included in the viewer are Madeline 2.0 and Kinship2.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Thinking Differently - Delivering Innovative Solutions with High Impact
Commodore CDE
Mark Wallace
TBD
Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority

A Fortune 500 corporation was faced with significantly reducing manufacturing costs for formerly high-end technology products that were fast becoming commodities, while preserving the high quality of the products. In the search for the answer, a methodology was conceived that not only facilitated the reduction in manufacturing labor costs by approximately two-thirds, but drove the development of an enabling technology architecture/environment deemed twenty-five years ahead of its time and implemented in manufacturing facilities worldwide.

This methodology is equally effective in stimulating the creation of innovative and impactful solutions in laboratories and other process driven and data driven environments. Be ready to share your ideas regarding how these concepts might be applied powerfully and creatively in your organization.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Workflows for Clinical Molecular Testing
Britania/Cambria
Nicholas Felts,
TBD
Moffitt Cancer Center

The implementation and use of workflows in a clinical molecular diagnostic laboratory covering the build, optimization and use of the Workflow functionality.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Exploring the requirements for a Scientific Data Management System (SDMS)
Commodore CDE
Michael Spalding
TBD
SGS

Modern digital laboratory systems bring great efficiencies and unprecedented scientific and technical capabilities. However, the massive volume of data generated by these systems presents unique challenges. A typical lab has dozens of distinct instrument types from multiple vendors running applications that generate data in non-standard, proprietary formats, either in flat-file or database container files. Storing, securing, backing up, archiving and tracking data and associated metadata and audit trails from a multitude of silo systems with full traceability to original samples is extremely difficult. Add to that the burden of compliance with legal, regulatory and market requirements and it is no surprise that labs and corporate IT departments are struggling to keep up.

One potential solution to the problem is a Scientific Data Management System (SDMS). Unfortunately, no SDMS available today meets all of these requirements, particularly for the heavily regulated Life Sciences industry. The Global Head of IT for the Life Sciences division of a major CRO presents his wish list for the ideal SDMS. .

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Using LES Worksheets for patient reports
Britania/Cambria
Nicholas Felts,
TBD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Implementation and use of LES Worksheets to create and export patient reports.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | LIMS 8.3: An Implementation Journey
Vaquero A-D
Sonia Bartolo
TBD
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. and LabVantage have engaged in a partnership to implement LabVantage LIMS 8.3. This presentation will review notable challenges and collaborations as well as a roadmap for future outcomes of the partnership.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Using LabVantage to Support a High Volume of Externally Sponsored Studies
Britania/Cambria
Kaitlyn Phelan
TBD
Penn Medicine

LabVantage is utilized at Penn Medicine in a variety of ways to accommodate individual client needs for the tracking of data and information. One of our current projects is focused on supporting a group that contributes to a large number of externally sponsored studies, and required improvements for both inventory and the tracking capabilities for kits, bulk supplies, samples, and requests across multiple laboratories. These improvements presented challenges with respect to security, study setup, inventory, external barcoding and labeling in particular. This talk will share how challenges were addressed to implement a comprehensive workflow using both out-of-the-box LabVantage capabilities and a few minor customizations.

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM | Break & Laboratory Fair

There’s something about the word “fair” that brings out the childhood in all of us, a place of wonderment, excitement, and new things. This year’s Laboratory Fair hopes to do the same. Join us for some fun food and roam our 10 interactive booths, each focusing on a wonderful and exciting laboratory solution.

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM | Prepare for Social Event

6:15 PM – 10:00 PM | Buses depart - Social Event

 

Enjoy dinner, drinks, networking and fun! Please dress in cool, casual attire with a Western flair.

Wed 10/24

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM | Registration
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | LabVantage Dashboards and Analytics using mcube
Commodore CDE
Panchali Roychoudhury
TBD
TCG Digital
Rob Paul
TBD
LabVantage

LabVantage has been working hard to improve your lab’s ability to analyze data, both in repeatable, standard ways such as dashboards, and also through advanced analytics, which allows you to search data for new patterns and knowledge using TCG mcube.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | So you want to talk to your LIMS?
Commodore CDE
Gary Stimson
R&D
LabVantage

Siri came first. Now we have Alexa, Google Home, Cortana and more. This consumerization of vocally-driven assistants has brought the same expectation into the enterprise. And LabVantage finds many supporting use cases within the laboratory: sometimes touching a device or computer may compromise the test or the person collecting samples is holding onto a ladder. Or maybe being able to talk to the LIMS simply allows the user to multitask more effectively. Whatever the case, LabVantage is exploring ways to use voice commands to navigate the LIMS, enter data, transcribe notes and more. Checkout a live demonstration of our progress!

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Managed Services: Reliable, knowledgeable support when and how you need it
Commodore CDE
Monish Grover
Managed Services
LabVantage

Engaging with a vendor through managed services is a good way to ensure that your informatics platform continues to run uninterrupted, and leverages expert knowledge and experience that only a vendor can provide. Discover the ways that LabVantage Managed Services can help keep your systems stable, monitored, and even upgraded and enhanced.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Break
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Set LIMS Phases to Fun!
Commodore CDE
Theresa Wright
TBD
Specialty Pharmaceuticals

Implementing large project can be stressful! Presented by a veteran in the LIMS industry, this session will review the critical processes and methods to plan a large project, when to deploy in phases, how to properly collect and communicate requirements, preparing to migrating data, how to understand and document laboratory workflows, plan validation, and more.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Q&A with LabVantage Leadership Team & Closing
Commodore CDE
LabVantage Leadership Team
TBD
LabVantage

Have a question or comment for the LabVantage Leadership Team? This is your chance!

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch at Leisure

Still have questions? Give us a ring at (908) 707-4100 or shoot us an e-mail at ctec@labvantage.com

LabVantage Live Demonstration

Take LabVantage 8 for a spin

Not available during lunch hours on all days

Monday

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Tuesday

9:00AM – 4:30PM

Wednesday

9:00AM – 11:30AM
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