Bitplane | 2018 Americas UGM

2018 Americas User Group Meeting

Date: March 20th - 22nd, 2018
Location: Stanford University

*FREE priority access to Imaris users under maintenance – we anticipate a long wait list so please register ASAP

We are pleased to be holding our next Americas User Group Meeting (UGM) at Stanford University located in the heart of Silicon Valley, 30 minutes south of the San Francisco International Airport. Stanford University is an alma mater to 17 astronauts, 20 Turing Award laureates, and have 67 Nobel laureates as affiliates. We thank Dr. John Mulholland, Director of the Cell Sciences Imaging for generously hosting this year’s UGM. This is our most advanced training by our exceptional application scientists to address technical questions of all levels. This year’s UGM is focused on in-depth training on the following topics

  • Our latest Stitcher, and Multi-Image Viewer introduced with Imaris 9.1
  • Our patented Torch tool in FilamentTracer for tracing dense fibrous objects such as neuronal dendrites
  • Our Lineage module for cell division analysis with the reference frame to correct for the object movement
  • Most optimal way to use the Arena view for Batch processing
  • Displaying and interpretation of data in Vantage plots
  • Cell modules for inter/intra cellular analysis
  • How to interface between MATLAB and Imaris using XT to expand capabilities of Imaris
  • Automated 3D counting/volume/surface area estimation (including our Billion Triangle Surface model) and 4D Tracking of particles
  • Tips and tricks for working with large files

In addition, attendees will learn about cutting edge applications of Imaris by other leading scientists, and have one-on-one sessions with our application scientists to analyze their own data. Scientists of all disciplines who use 3D/4D microscopic images in their research are welcome.

Attendees will get a chance to develop analysis protocols, share their use of Imaris with other advanced users of the Imaris community and establish new collaborations. The UGM will have a combination of lectures and hands-on sessions. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops that meet the minimum specs for running Imaris and we will provide free temporary licenses. We have a small number of dedicated laptops that we can loan for free during the event on a first-come first-served basis.

We fully anticipate that registration for this meeting will fill up very quickly, resulting in a long wait list. Advanced application is required prior to the deadline of March 1st, 2018 and early application is highly recommended. Application does not guarantee registration and priority is given to Imaris license holders who have currently valid maintenance. We will let you know if your application was accepted within 2 business days.

To apply, please fill out the form below (please note that due to the high demand, application does not guarantee a spot – please wait for the confirmation of registration from Bitplane before making travel arrangements). Although you can select the day you choose to attend, we recommend that you attend all three days unless you are a highly advanced user as this course will cover many tips and tricks that many previous attendees have found valuable.

As we are expecting a wait list, please be sure to apply only if you plan to attend. Once your application is accepted, you will have access to all the lectures, hands on sessions, snacks during breaks, printed course materials and access to computers with fully-loaded Imaris.

Participants must arrange their own accommodation. Please contact us-ugm@bitplane.com if you have any questions regarding registration.

Agenda

Tuesday March 20th 2018: 3D Image Analysis Fundamentals

Start End Duration Topics
08:30am 09:00am 30 minutes Registration and Computer Setup
09:00am 09:10am 10 minutes Welcome and Introduction
09:10am 09:55am 45 minutes 3D Visualization Techniques (Volume Rendering, Slicer View, Clipping Plane)
09:55am 10:30am 35 minutes 3D Visualization Exercises
10:30am 10:45am 15 minutes Coffee Break
10:45am 11:05am 20 minutes Multi-Image Viewer
11:05am 11:25am 20 minutes Multi-Image Viewer Exercises
11:25am 11:45am 20 minutes Animation & Export
11:45am 12:05pm 20 minutes Animation & Export Exercises
12:05pm 1:00pm 55 minutes Lunch Break
1:00pm 1:45pm 45 minutes Object Quantification Using Spots & Data Interpretation Using Vantage
1:45pm 2:30pm 45 minutes Spots & Vantage Exercises
2:30pm 3:15pm 45 minutes Volumetric Estimation Using Surfaces
3:15pm 3:30pm 15 minutes Coffee Break
3:30pm 4:15pm 45 minutes Surfaces and Vantage Exercises
4:15pm 4:35pm 30 minutes How to Manage Data and Batch Process (Arena/Data Import/Batch)
4:35pm 5:05pm 30 minutes How to Bring All the Techniques Together: Application Examples
5:05pm 6:00pm 55 minutes (OPTIONAL) One on One Help Session with Attendees' Data
6:00pm 7:00pm 1 hour Social Hour. Meet Other Imaris Users! (Food and Drinks)

Wednesday March 21st 2018: Cell Biology Tools and 4D Image Analysis

Start End Duration Topics
09:00am 09:30am 30 minutes Tools for Analyzing Time-Lapse Data (Reference Frame & Drift Correction)
09:30am 10:45am 1 hour 15 minutes Tracking Objects/Dividing Cells using Track, Lineage & Vantage
10:45pm 11:00am 15 minutes Coffee Break
11:00am 12:00pm 1 hour Track, Lineage & Vantage Exercises
12:00pm 1:00pm 1 hour Lunch Break
1:00pm 2:00pm 1 hour Cell Lecture (How to Analyze Intracellular Structures)
2:00pm 3:00pm 1 hour Cell Exercises
3:00pm 3:15pm 15 minutes Coffee Break
3:15pm 4:00pm 45 minutes Cutting Edge Imaging at Stanford Cell Imaging Sciences
4:00pm 4:45pm 45 minutes XT Introduction and Application
4:45pm 5:15pm 30 minutes How to Bring All the Techniques Together: Application Examples
5:15pm 6:00pm 45 minutes (OPTIONAL) One on One Help Session with Attendees' Data

Thursday March 22nd 2018: Filament Tracing, Colocalization and Working with Large Data

Start End Duration Topics
09:00am 10:30am 1 hour 30 minutes Automatic and Semi-Automatic Filament Tracing + XT
10:30am 10:45am 15 minutes Coffee Break
10:45am 11:45am 1 hour FilamentTracer + XT Exercises
11:45am 12:05pm 20 minutes Stitcher & Exercise
12:05pm 1:00pm 55 minutes Lunch Break
1:00pm 2:00pm 1 hour Intensity (Voxel)/Object Based Colocalization Lecture
2:00pm 3:00pm 1 hour Intensity (Voxel)/Object Based Colocalization Exercises
3:00pm 3:15pm 15 minutes Coffee Break
3:15pm 3:45pm 30 minutes How to Bring All the Techniques Together: Application Examples
3:45pm 4:00pm 15 minutes Bitplane Continuing Education/Open/Support Resources
4:00pm 5:00pm 1 hour (OPTIONAL) XT Modification Example: How to Interface with MATLAB
5:00pm 5:30pm 30 minutes (OPTIONAL) Tour of Stanford Microscopy Core

Application

Attendance will be limited and all available seats are expected to get filled quickly. Advanced application is required prior to the deadline of March 1st, 2018 and early application is highly recommended. Application does not guarantee acceptance/registration and priority is given to Imaris license holders who have currently valid maintenance on a first-come, first served basis. We will let you know if your application was accepted within 2 business days.

We are pleased to offer this advanced training at no cost as a way to thank our Imaris users. Thank you for making us a part of your scientific journey!

To apply, please fill out the form below (please note that due to the high demand, application does not guarantee a spot – please wait for the confirmation of registration from Bitplane before making any travel arrangements). As we are expecting a long wait list, please be sure to apply only if you plan to attend.






































Hotels

Participants for the UGM must arrange for their own accommodations.

You can search for hotels on hotels.com or hotwire.com by using the address for Stanford University (450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305).

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