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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding registration.