The International Biobanking Conference was organized by ESBB, in partnership with Qatar Biobank (QBB), and supported by BBMRI-ERIC, and ISBER. The three-day event highlighted the role of biobanking and medical research in advancing healthcare and improving clinical outcomes and was the largest biobanking conference to this date, bringing together over 1000, attendees and global experts. Biobankers and other scientists from 15 countries convened during this focused 3-day meeting.
Conference theme: “‘Quality Matters in Qatar: A Global Discussion”
Sessions included: International Collaboration; Population-Based Biobanks; Incidental Findings and Return of Genetic Data; Pre Analytics; Biobanks in Healthcare; Best Practices and Standards; Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
Richard O’Kennedy, Zhengming Chen, Jim Vaught, Jens Habermann