GBW is Global Biobank Week
GBW Discounts for ESBB Members
- Discount of Registration Fee – up to 160€
- Discount on Exhibitor Booths – 500€
- Discount on Major Sponsorships – 500€
Biobanks in Africa Join For Free ...
Biobanks in Africa are now offered free membership of ESBB (worth 285 Euro) on completion of a 35 question survey. This is in line with ESBB’s mission to advance the field of biobanking across AFRICA. Please register for more info at https://goo.gl/GtA1nm
Website Visits Reach Record High ...
ESBB website reaches a record high of 16,312 visits in January – that’s an average of 500+ visits per day!
'Masters in Biobanking' Students
ESBB welcomes a total of 48 Masters in Biobanking students as full members of the society! These students are based at the Universities of Lyon, Nice and Graz.
Biocartis: Molecular Diagnostics
ESBB welcomes Biocartis as a new member. Biocartis is an innovative commercial stage molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry.
A lot has been happening with ESBB since we initiated our 4-year partnership with BBMRI-ERIC in 2016. We are now reaching a new and exciting stage in the life of our society. Under the leadership of ESBB President, Professor Elke Smits, there have been many recent developments including:
- Inclusion of Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics and Biotechnology companies within the Corporate membership category.
- New membership categories with greatly reduced fees for Patient Organisations and also for Museums, Botanic Gardens and Zoos.
- Assisted membership scheme for African biobanks.
- Complimentary membership for Biobanking Masters degree students across Europe.
- New working groups including the Science and Innovation Working Group.
- Exciting developments in working groups like ESBBtranslate and Education and Training.
- Major development of the ESBB website www.esbb.org
Coming soon we have a series of webinars that will be free of charge for ESBB members and we have plans for an ESBB meeting in the summer, which will soon be announced.
Meanwhile, we have been working hard with our partners BBMRI-ERIC and ISBER to plan the Global Biobank Week conference in Stockholm this September. This is a conference you really cannot afford to miss! ESBB members are eligible for major discounts on registration, exhibition and sponsorship.
EBW 2016 in Vienna
The Europe Biobank Week (EBW) conference in Vienna (13-16 September, 2016) was the first of 4 joint conferences, co-organised by ESBB and BBMRI-ERIC. The conference was a great success!
682 participants registered including 521 delegates and 161 exhibitors. 98% registered participants actually attended the conference.
Preliminary feedback on speaker presentations has been very positive with many people noting the high quality of the talks.
More conference feedback to follow soon.
ESBB will be represented at the following upcoming conferences:
2nd Annual Biobanking Summit, Berlin, Germany, 02 – 03 March, 2017
Qatar Biobank Conference, Qatar, 14 – 15 March, 2017
European society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). Marseille, France, 26-29 March, 2017
Breast Cancer Conference St. Gallen (BCC) in Vienna and IBCSG Annual Meeting, Vienna, March 2016
European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC), Geneva, Switzerland, 5th-8th May, 2017
ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, 9-12 May, 2017
ASCO 2017 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL in early June 2017
Global Biobank Week, Stockholm, Sweden, 3th – 15th September, 2017.
ETOP Annual Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, 10th November, 2017.
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), San Antonio, TX, 6th – 10th December, 2017
“MSc in Biobanking” at Graz
REGISTER NOW! … Registration is now open for the distance learning postgraduate course“MSc in Biobanking” in English which starts in October 2017. Detailed information on the university course can be found at: www.medunigraz.at/mscbiobanking
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Calling Pharma & Biotech!
Pharma and Biotech companies can now join ESBB as a Corporate Members to participate in our biobanking community. This allows multiple members of your company to have the benefits of ESBB membership, including eligibility to join the dynamic ESBBtranslate working group which brings together ESBB members and pharma/ biotech industry.