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GOBLET AGM 2014 & STAO Conference

by | Oct 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Date: November 14, 2014 – November 16, 2014

Venue: 661 University Avenue, , Canada, M5G 0A3

The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training (GOBLET) held its Annual General Meeting at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) in Toronto, Canada 14-16 November 2014.

Hosted by Bioinformatics.ca and the OICR, with funding from CIHR, this meeting provided a forum to promote links and cooperation amongst trainers and trainees, and to reach out especially to High School teachers.

For more information about the Annual General Meeting, please visit: https://events.oicr.on.ca/goblet-2014-annual-general-meeting

Thursday November 13, 2014
Arrival & checkin at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
19:00 Networking Dinner

Friday November 14, 2014
08:00 Breakfast, OICR
09:00 Welcome & logistics – Michelle Brazas
09:15 Review of GOBLET activities since elections
Executive ReportTerri Attwood
Financial ReportFran Lewitter
Discussion – All
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Review of GOBLET activities since elections
Operational Chair Reports
Learning, Education & Training CommitteeNicky Mulder & Celia van Gelder
Outreach & PR CommitteeErik Bongcam-Rudloff
Fundraising CommitteePatricia Palagi
Technical Committee Manuel Corpas
12:30 Lunch break
13:15 Hack-a-thon: Technical Training for Everyone – Manuel Corpas & Rafael Jimenez
14:15 Transit to STAO Conference
15:00 Registration & set-up of laptops, STAO Conference
15:45 Outreach Event: Bringing Bioinformatics Activities to the High School Audience, STAO Conference
Overview of resources available to high school teachers – Fran Lewitter & Celia van Gelder
Bringing Bioinformatics to the Biology ClassroomMarie-Claude Blatter
16:45 Open forum with high school teachers
17:00 Transportation to OICR
18:30 Networking Dinner

Saturday November 15, 2014
8:00 Breakfast, OICR
9:00 Session #1: State of Field in Global Bioinformatics Education
Training needs surveys: results & conclusionsTerri Attwood
Mapping out global bioinformatics needs & resources in light of GOBLET survey – All
Brainstorming session on how to address global gaps in needs & resources – All
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Plan & action items to implementation
Sketch of state of the field paper: needs, resources & what GOBLET can do about it – All
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Session #2: Standards in Bioinformatics Training Material
Standards CommitteePascale Gaudet
Action plan for implementing proposal/modified proposal
Group discussion on proposal presentation – All
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Brainstorming session on proposals for standards
Plan & action items to implementation – All
18:30pm Networking Dinner & CN Tower

Sunday November 16, 2014
8:00 Breakfast, OICR
9:00 Session #3: GOBLET Hack-a-thons
Technical Hack – Advanced Users
Working group on advanced use training – Rafael Jimenez
PR & Fundraising Hacks
Working group to get necessary PR materials drafted
Working group to find international financial sources & contacts
Working group to draft reuseable text for grants – Patricia Palagi
10:30 Coffee break
12:00 Wrap-up & Concluding Remarks – Francis Ouellette, Terri Attwood
12:30 Lunch & Departure
Optional: Niagara Falls road trip

Here is the full meeting report from the GOBLET AGM 2014.




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M5G 0A3