Annual meeting 2019 – Rochester, NY

The next annual meeting of the Biological Stain Commission will be on Friday and Saturday 14th and 15th June 2019, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 30 Celebration Drive, Rochester, New York, 14620, USA. This is beside the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).  The hotel and URMC are 5.5km (3.5 miles) from either Greater Rochester International Airport or the Amtrak Rail Station — 10 minutes in a taxi.   CLICK HERE   for a map and directions to get to the hotel by road.

To reserve a room at the hotel, CLICK HERE.  Mention the Biological Stain Commission meeting to get the $139 rate.  

The Friday scientific sessions on MEDICAL STAINING AND IMAGING will be held in the Flaum Atrium at URMC, and will include invited speakers, a poster session with prize money, and vendor displays, and also a social event in the evening – bring your spouse or a guest.


The Role of Staining in Precision Medicine
FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2019
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
Time Speaker(s) Affiliation Title of Presentation
7:30–8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration
8:00–8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
8:15–9:00 a.m. Dick Dapson, PhD and           Chad Fagan BSC President and Assay Laboratory Manager Introduction, History of Stains and Certifications from the BSC Assay Laboratory
9:00–9:30 a.m. Michael Giacomelli, PhD Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester Medical Center; Rochester, NY Virtual Histopathology of Living Tissue using two Photon Microscopy and Rapid Staining.
9:30–10:00 a.m. Ed Brown, PhD Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester Medical Center; Rochester, NY Second Harmonic Generation of Cancer Prognosis
10:00–10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15–10:45 a.m. Anton Bennett, PhD Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, Ct Metabolic Control by Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases
10:45–11:15 a.m. Brad Turner, MD Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; University of Rochester Medical Center; Rochester, NY ER+ patients with an average modified Magee score   ≤ 18 have a low likelihood of breast cancer recurrence
11:15–11:45 a.m. Maged Henary Department of Chemistry, Georiga State University, Atlanta, GA Microwave Synthesis of Near-Infrared Pentamethine Cyanine Dyes for Use In Bio-Imaging
11:45–1:15 a.m. LUNCH and POSTER SESSION
1:15–1:45 a.m. David Hicks, MD Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; University of Rochester Medical Center; Rochester, NY A novel detection methodology for HER2 protein quantitation in formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded clinical samples using fluorescent nanoparticles: An analytical and clinical validation study.
2:15–2:30 a.m. Rosemary Bassey, PhD Department of Professional and Medical Education, Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, Nashville, TN Histomorphologic Characterization of Human Tissues STained with Selected Plant-Based Dyes
2:15–2:30 a.m. BREAK
2:30–3:00 a.m. William Grizzle, MD Department of Pathology; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL Targeting and Internalization of Nanoparticles in Malignant Cells
3:00–3:30 a.m. Lacey McNally, PhD Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Actively targeted nanoparticles identify cancer
3:30–4:00 a.m. AGM Biological Stain Commission Annual General Meeting
4:15–6:30 p.m. Reception
5:00 p.m. Poster Awards Winners announced!!!
7:00–10:00 p.m. Dinner


BSC Annual Meetings

The annual meeting includes a symposium with invited speakers, a business meeting with reports from the Commission’s officers and committees, presentations by members, and informal discussions and question and answer sessions on scientific and technical topics. Participants include users, manufacturers and vendors of stains, experts in dye analysis and testing, and other interested parties, such…Continue Reading

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