The 2014 tranSMART Foundation Annual Meeting was held on October 14-16th, 2014, on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor MI.
Full recordings and presentations from the Meeting are posted. See this site for more information.2014 tranSMART Foundation Annual Meeting on Lanyrd with slides and presentations!
Keynote AddressesProfessor Matthias Kretzler, Univeristy of Michigan Medical School, "Collaborative Translational Biomedical Research – Importance, Challenges and Opportunities from a renal disease perspective." VIDEO. Paul Avillach, Harvard University, "Toward Precision Medicine: Building a patient centric information commons on common and rare diseases with tranSMART. Application to Autism and Phelan McDermid Syndrome" VIDEO. Cal Collins, CEO of OpenClinica, "Enabling open source development and innovation: How the OpenClinica community does it" VIDEO.
Talks by community members on their use of the tranSMART Platform and highlights of the recently released Platform version 1.2. These are all available on our YouTube 2014 Annual Meeting Playlist.
The full schedule will be
Panel #1 -- Best Practices for tranSMART Deployment (moderated by Jan-Willem Boiten)
- Panel Members from CTMM TraIT, eTRIKS, ConvergeHEALTH by Delotte and Pharma
Panel #2 -- tranSMART Roadmap (moderated by Keith Elliston)
- Panel Members from tranSMART Foundation, The Hyve, MJFF and Pharma
3C CommitteesThe Foundation 3C Committees (Code, Content and Community) each held meetings as well as sessions of their Working Groups. Foundation CEO Keith Elliston gave an overview of the 3C Committees and their operation during the Annual Meeting. You can see his presentation VIDEO. The individual 3C Committee summary presentations are also available: VIDEO. Finally, there was a panel discussion on the interactions between the Committees which is also available: VIDEO. Please contact one of the Chairs for more information on how to get involved.
Poster SessionThere was a Poster session. The Posters can be seen HERE.
A Double HackathonThe Foundation will held two Hackathon sessions in person at the Annual Meeting. After conferring with the Code Committee and vetting to the larger development forum, the tranSMART Foundation proposed the following Hackathon problems that were tackled during the upcoming annual meeting.
- Implement specific Advanced Workflows using Galaxy via the new v1.2 Restful API.The robust Restful API that has been developed for v1.2 is a game changer for tranSMART analytics. The Hackathon participants will be given an introduction to this API (everyone is welcome to learn about this important new feature), select an Advanced Workflow(s) to model with Galaxy and implement the complete Galaxy workflow comparing the results to the original. There is substantial expertise in the use of the R-API, particularly at The Hyve. This hackathon should be well-suited to the time limit and we trust will be of high interest to many in the tranSMART development community.
- Activate Sample Explorer in Version v1.2. The Sample Explorer is a “sleeper” tranSMART tool that has been enhanced and utilized to great advantage by the Avillach Lab at Harvard. There are other parties (e.g. eTRIKS) that are becoming interested in using this capability for cataloguing biospecimen. An alternative topic for those with a need for/interest in the Sample Explorer, it is expected that substantial progress can be made in the hackathon setting with a complete the integration possible.
- A training class on the tranSMART Platform v1.2 was held from 3PM to 6PM, conducted by Rancho BioSciences.
2014 tranSMART Foundation Annual Meeting Planning Committee
|University of Michigan (Host Site)||Brian Athey|
|Sanofi (past Host Site)||David Peyruc|
|3C Code (Pfizer)||Jay Bergeron|
|3C Content (Sanofi)||Sherry Cao|
|3C Community (Thomson Reuters)||Sirimon O’Chaeron|
|tranSMART Foundation||Keith Elliston
The VenueThe University of Michigan is one of the most distinguished universities in the world and a leader in higher education. It is one of a small number of public institutions consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, and it regularly is in the top three of the country’s public institutions, with over 51,000 students and 5,600 faculty at three campuses. The University of Michigan boasts of one of the largest health care complexes in the world, the best university library system in the country, and the some of the best computer access for students and faculty of any campus in the world. Over 5,500 undergraduate courses are taught each term in over 100 programs. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students have a choice of 17 separate schools and colleges, 588 majors, over 600 student organizations, 350 concerts and recitals every year, as well as hundreds of speakers, symposia, films, and readings.
2014 tranSMART Foundation Annual Meeting SponsorsThe Foundation is pleased to recognize the sponsorship for the Annual Meeting. Our Sponsors make it possible to offer our Annual Meeting with no registration fee for the attendees. We thank them for their support.
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