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Upcoming ABRF Education Programs


MWACD Program - User Training During COVID-19: Strategies and Discussion for Core Facility Staff

SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM ET



David Morgan, Indiana University (Microscopy)
Andor Kiss, Miami University (Open Core Coordination Safety / Scheduling)
Jean Holbert, Case Western Reserve University (Animal Use Training)
Dave Adams, University of Michigan (Flow Cytometry)

Matt DeVries, Case Western Reserve University

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ABRF Workshop - Dialogue between Core Scientists and Core Administrators

September 30, 2020

1:00 pm ET

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The challenges of effective communication between scientific core staff and administrative staff are often seen as a reflection of contrasting backgrounds and conflicting priorities. Granted, the day-to-day operation and management of each respective department can appear a bit mystifying (and formidable) to those on the outside; however, successful workplace communication seldom relies on shared expertise. Often the focus on how we communicate ideas becomes just as crucial as the ideas and obstacles themselves, playing a significant role in how they’re perceived and acted upon at the interdepartmental level.

 This effort requires a clear commitment from all members of the organization towards improving correspondence through best practices. By bringing core directors and administrators together to discuss these issues on a broader level, we aim to reveal common challenges and determine some of these best practices for effectively communicating across departments and units.

Join ABRF for this timely discussion featuring:

Christopher Dillon, Communications Director, University of Florida ICBR (Moderator)
Richard Cole, New York State Department of Health
Kevin Knudtson, University of Iowa
Sheenah Mische, NYU Langone Medical Center
Eduardo Rosa-Molinar, University of Kansas
Andrew Vinard, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mary Winn, Van Andel Institute

NERLSCD 2020 Virtual Meeting - October 13-16

Join your colleagues for this special virtual program, each day from 9:00 - 11:00 am ET

Registration is complimentary.   Visit for the latest updates.

ABRF Online Workshops (formerly Satellite Workshops)

The ABRF Education Committee is organizing a series of online workshops on timely topics and key skills for core facilities personnel.  These workshops are scheduled to begin in October 2020 and continue throughout 2021, in lieu of in-person programming originally planned for the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Additional details for the Online workshops will be available shortly.

MWACD2020 - Systemic Racism in STEM and Considerations for Shared Resource Facilities

September 1, 2020 

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MAD SSCi Event- Resources for increasing Core Acknowlegements, standardizing protocols & more: ABRF Core Marketplace, RRID & UsedIT

September 15, 2020
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