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The following session topics have been identified:

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Research technologies are transforming our biological knowledge-base in ways that have never been possible. As the stewards of quality biospecimens and associated big data, biobanks are providing pathways to diagnostics and discovery that permeate across the globe with the goal of improvement in prevention, wellness, and healthcare applications. The opening plenary of ISBER 2020 aims to provide high-impact scientific narratives in which biobanks have paved the road towards a better tomorrow. Accomplishments in biomarker discovery, community engagement, and advancements in artificial intelligence will be some of the storylines highlighted by speakers who have utilized biobanks for their research.

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Biobanks have become key assets to research and clinical care. Biobanks require financial and operational support from organizations, key stakeholders and the community to be sustained. This plenary symposium will highlight scientific success stories that have resulted from the use of fit for purpose biospecimens and data from biobanks to power their findings and translation into practice. Scientific success feeds back to increase the stature and reputation of biobanks as an important infrastructure in discovery research. Lessons learned from this plenary will be specific examples of how scientific success can be leveraged to increase the value/reputation and financial, operational and social sustainability of biobanks.

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This session will highlight the importance of including under-served and vulnerable communities in biobanking and a roadmap to address the missing communities and populations. It will include research about failures and successes toward inclusion of under-served communities, as well as proven methods for recruitment and retention of under-served communities.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Navigating Your Biorepository Operations Through Global Roadways” open=”no”]

Biobanks have been portrayed as having the promise to unlock biological processes and promote a better tomorrow. Following the advent of the human genome project, biobanks have become the bedrock to accelerating scientific discoveries. Stemming from the success stories is a blueprint that places the biobank community at the forefront of research infrastructure for many generations to come.

Successful repository operations with a solid base in the implementation of best practices are universal and can be scaled for implementation in any size operation. This session will highlight proven, successful repository operations across the globe. Presentations will demonstrate how repositories stayed relevant and developed coordinated activities to tackle challenges and the changing demands of the scientific communities they serve. Discussions will include utilization of the methods and technology that support acquisition, data annotation, processing, quality control, cryopreservation, and cold-chain logistics.

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Biospecimens are collected because they contain the information we require to understand biology, disease and the world we live in. Biobanks have become the ‘librarians’ essential to unlocking the stories associated with each biospecimen. Envision the next generation of biobank having specimens enriched by clinical, molecular and Omics data: will biobanks need to be run as data-driven enterprises? Should they be active in the generation of vast amounts of computer readable information and its interrogation? How are biobanks preparing for a future where biospecimens are integral to an informatics driven discovery process, engaging with the informatics industries as active partners?

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More information coming soon.