2019 Bitplane Americas User Group Meeting
Date: March 18th - 20th, 2019
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
*FREE priority access to Imaris license holders with active 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 the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, Maryland. The National Institutes of Health is the largest biomedical research institution in the world and is a home to countless pivotal scientific and medical discoveries. We thank Dr. Owen Schwartz, Head of the Biological Imaging Facility NIAID, 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:
- How to get the most out of the latest features in Arena and Batch in version 9.3 for a seamless image analysis workflow
- Fast Spots technology and Tracking tools for analyzing larger and longer images (static and time-lapse analysis of millions of cells, nuclei and vesicles)
- Using Stitcher for aligning and stitching terabyte-sized images
- 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
- Displaying and interpreting 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)
- 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, 2019 and early application is highly recommended. Application does not guarantee registration and priority is given to Imaris license holders who currently have active 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 seat – 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, printed course materials and access to computers with fully-loaded Imaris.
Participants must arrange for their own accommodations. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding registration.
* We have now reached our maximum capacity for this year’s User Group Meeting and you will be placed on a waitlist. We will be in touch with you as soon as we have space available *