Allergens: Science, Health Effects and Innovations
October 3-5, 2016, Indoor Biotechnologies, Charlottesville, VA
This course will feature one day of informal seminar style lectures, one day of laboratory-based practical training on allergen detection systems and a half day for business development.
This year we highlight the importance of public health problems associated with environmental allergens; strategies for allergen exposure and intervention; as well as purified allergens and a special focus on food allergy.
Monday October 3 (Day 1)
Lectures, round tables and seminar style discussions on:
- Health Effects of Indoor Allergens
- Environmental Assessments and Interventions to Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Innovations using Purified Allergens for Research and Diagnostics
- Clinical Significance and Impact of Food Allergy
Tuesday October 4 (Day 2)
A Day in the Lab!
Integrated laboratory practical sessions provide detailed instruction, protocols and “hands on” analytical techniques for allergen detection. These include ELISA 2.0 and MARIA™ technology for measuring 8-10 allergens simultaneously. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn in a relaxed, informal environment.
Wednesday October 5 (Day 3)
A half-day interactive session to discuss commercial opportunities and potential collaborative ventures.
Who Should Attend?
Allergist, respiratory and health care professionals seeking to learn more about indoor allergens and allergic disease; indoor air quality and environmental specialists; companies manufacturing allergen control devices, household cleaning products or environmental products; companies involved with allergy diagnostics and therapeutics, food industry and food risk assessment companies.
Early Reservation Rate: $1,395 (prior to Sept. 9th)
Standard Reservation Rate: $1,595 (after Sept. 9th)
Special discounts are available for MARIA® Service Partners and distributors. Join us in Charlottesville, October 3-5, 2016. The conference is limited to 40 participants.
The all-inclusive fee includes syllabus materials, laboratory supplies and reagents. Fees also include lunch on Day 1 and Day 2, and our special social event on Day 2 of the course.
Professional Points/Certification Information Coming Soon.
For further information and a registration form, contact Kristina Reid Black or call (434)-984 2304.
315 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 220-0075
A group rate of $179.00 has been secured (plus 11.3% tax per room), per night for Studio Suites. Each suite has a King bed, full kitchen, sleep sofa and ergonomic work desk and space. Breakfast is included in the rate.
Located in the center of the downtown district between the Historic pedestrian mall and the west main street corridor with additional fabulous dining, shopping and entertainment. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Indoor Biotechnologies.
- Check in time begins at 3:00PM/Check out time 12:00PM
- Complimentary HSIA/ Wi-Fi provided by the hotel.
- Salt Water Pool and Fitness Center for relaxation.
- Courtyard with a Fire-pit and Grill for socializing and enjoyment.
Business Pod and Social stations available in hotel lobby/Business Center also located nearby Conference Spaces.
The Bar is also located on site at the hotel and offers light fare with a blend of many local favorite brews, wines and many other options. Guest may enjoy also relaxing in the hearth room adjoining the main lobby and overlooking West Main Street.
Parking is located on site at the hotel and Hotel Shuttle Service is also available. There is limited dedicated parking at the InBio™ office/lab. Walking, carpooling or taking the hotel shuttle to Indoor Biotechnologies is recommended. There is also all day street parking in the area, but there is no guarantee that spaces will be available.