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ESBB 2013 Annual Conference
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10/8/2013 to 10/11/2013
When: 10/8/2013
Where: Palazzo della Gran Guardia
Verona
Italy

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This is the third ESBB annual conference and follows on from conferences in Marseille (2011) and Granada (2012).  These were both highly successful conferences, but this year we expect to do even better.  Not only have we gained experience, but also the society has matured and now contains a number of active committees and working groups that are developing outstanding content for the conference programme.

 The theme of the ESBB conference this year is "Biobanking for the Future” and will offer a wide variety of interesting content from across thebiobanking spectrum. Sessions include: Global Biobanking, Ancient DNA, Biobanking for Personalised Medicine, Biobanking for Conservation, Sustainability of Biobanks and the Financial Crisis, and Innovative Biobanking.

Exciting new features this year include the interactive sessions in which audience participation will be facilitated by an electronic voting system. Topics for these interactive sessions include: "The Life in Data” and "Everything Your Wanted to Know About Collaborating With Industry … But Were Afraid To Ask” and "Harmony for Conservation”. This year also sees the first training course entitled "The Pathology of Biobanking” which will be presented by ESBB and the local organizers.

We are also delighted to announce that this year’s conference will feature the "Research Biobank of the Year” competition for the first time. Biobanks will be nominated through written application before the conference to the judging panel. Information on the nominated biobank should address Quality, Transparency, Usage, Connectivity, Innovation, and Sustainability. The panel will select the top four biobanks which will be presented at the conference where participants select the research biobank of the year.

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