CTEC North America 2024 Training Courses

Training classes will start on Wednesday, April 17th after lunch and end at noon on Friday, April 19th. To register for training, please select this option when you register for the conference. Breakfast, breaks, and lunch will be provided each day. Below are the training schedule and class descriptions. If you register for training, please also plan to bring a laptop computer with you. Our training classes do not require you to install any special software. The only requirements are Wi-Fi connectivity and a browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge Chromium, or Safari for Apple devices. You are welcome to attend these classes without bringing your own computer. However, to get the most out of these classes, we highly recommend this as most of these sessions include time for hands-on exercises.

Wednesday, April 17 – Two Afternoon Options

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Lunch at leisure

A boxed lunch will be provided for participants that are heading to the airport, and those with a brief turn-around time into the training sessions.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | LabVantage Power Tips & Tricks – Also offered Friday morning

Want to be a LabVantage power user? Join us for hands-on training on a few of the lesser-known features in LabVantage that can help make your work quicker and more efficient.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Under the Hood of OOB Diagnostics Workflows

In this training, you will learn how the out of the box OMICS workflows are configured and how to set up the necessary master data. The intent of the component is to support genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, phenomics and transcriptomics and the library tasks we have can support these workflows. At present we only have Genomics and Proteomics workflows out of the box in the component. You will also learn how the workflows behavior change by just adjusting the existing master data or for new master data. You will learn about the workflow task library and how you can build simple workflows using them. Users will also learn about Manual Array Data Entry and other alternatives like DFD or SDMS for Data Entry (this training will not cover DFD or SDMS training). At the end of the session, you will leave with a good understanding of OMICS workflows, Array, Array Data Entry and Consumable Modules.

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM | Break

Snacks and refreshments will be provided during this intermission

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday night is dinner on your own. However, there are some fantastic restaurants in the area! Be sure to visit us at the registration desk or check out the CTEC mobile app for suggestions.

Thursday, April 18 – Two Morning and Afternoon Options

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Breakfast on your own

For those who are registered for training, a credit will be added to your account that can be spent in the hotel.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Introduction to the Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, and Large Language Modeling capabilities of LabVantage Analytics

LabVantage Analytics (LVA) module offers state-of-the-art features for Business Intelligence (BI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This course provides participants with hands-on experience in creating dynamic BI dashboards, charts, graphs, and reports, as well as designing AI data science workflows using LIMS data. By mastering these skills, participants will be equipped to build the “lab of tomorrow” that leverages the power of BI and AI. In addition, the course provides an overview of the latest features in LVA and showcases various LVA solutions that have been successfully deployed across multiple customers. Join us in this comprehensive training and take the first step towards unlocking the full potential of LVA.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | ELN & LES with LabVantage 8.9 Improvements

Check out the many exciting features coming in LabVantage 8.9 for ELN & LES. Training will focus on how to maximize the appearance and legibility of your worksheet, both on the screen and in published format. We will also touch on other new features coming with 8.9.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | Break

Snacks and refreshments will be provided during this intermission

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch

A full lunch is provided for those who have registered for training.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Introduction to Semantic Search with LabVantage Biomax AILANI for Life Sciences

During the AILANI for Life Sciences training session, you will be introduced to the transformative capabilities of semantic search in life sciences. The training will guide attendees through the platform’s interface, showcase the power of natural language processing, and demonstrate how AILANI’s unique features, including its knowledge graph and AI-based question-answering capabilities, can unveil hidden relationships and streamline research processes. By the end, you will begin to appreciate AILANI’s potential to enhance research outcomes and promote innovative discoveries in life sciences.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Moving Master Data using Configuration Management and Transfer (CMT)

Moving data and configuration between systems can be a challenge. Configuration Management and Transfer (CMT) simplifies this by providing robust support for the identification of change controls, check-in/check-out of objects under modification, intelligent packaging, importing, and the ability to specifically identify changes made between two points in time or and while importing a CMT package from another system.

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM | Break

Snacks and refreshments will be provided during this intermission

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Dinner on Your Own

Thursday night is dinner on your own. However, there are some fantastic restaurants in the area! Be sure to visit us at the registration desk or check out the CTEC mobile app for suggestions.

Friday, April 19 – Two Half-Day Options

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM | Breakfast on your own

For those who are registered for training, a credit will be added to your account that can be spent in the hotel.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | LabVantage Power Tips & Tricks – Also offered Wednesday afternoon

Want to be a LabVantage power user? Join us for hands-on training on a few of the lesser-known features in LabVantage that can help make your work quicker and more efficient.

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM | New Stability Features Coming in LabVantage 8.9

LabVantage 8.9 will bring exciting changes to the Stability module. Join us to learn more about the updated Study Plan Time-Point matrix grid, how to propagate changes to active/suspended studies, and additional approvals within the Stability workflow.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | Break

Snacks and refreshments will be provided during this intermission

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch at your Leisure