Annual Meeting


We are excited to host our first annual meeting for the NWFCS! The event will be held on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, WA.

7:30a – 8:30a: Vendor and poster setup Exhibition Hall Rm:B1-072/074/076

8:00a – 9:00a: Registration open Pelton Atrium

8:30a – 9:00a: Muffins and mingling

9:00a – 10:30a: Morning Session Pelton Auditorium

                9:00a – 9:45a: Laura Johnson Cytek Biosciences “Building Panels for Flow Cytometry: From Beginning to Success”

                9:45a – 10:30a: Garrett Collett BMS “Applications for Spectral Flow Cytometry in CAR-T Characterization”

10:30a – 11:00a: Break, visit vendor booths, view posters.

11:00a – 11:50a: Keynote Speaker Dr. Ryan Brinkman “Citizen & scientist science for automated gating and population labelling”

12p – 1p: Ravi Hingorani PhD. “Tools and considerations for the design of multicolor spectral flow cytometry panels.” Sponsored BD Biosciences 12:10 – 12:50pm

1p – 2:30p: Afternoon Session Pelton Auditorium

                1p – 1:45p: Alice Wiedeman PhD., Benaroya Research Institute “Getting the Most Out of Your Cytometry Data: Practical Insights into Using Analytical Tools”

                1:45p – 2:30p: Round Table Discussion “Careers in Cytometry

2:30p – 3:30p: Break, visit vendor booths, poster presentations.

3:30p – 4:15p: Katharine Schwedhelm, MS., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, VIDD “Flow Cytometer Characterization, Standardization, and Assay Validation in the Vaccine Trials Network”

4:15p – 5:00p: Anna Belkina, PhD MD., Boston University School of Medicine “Crimes Against Cytometry: the Adventures of Bad Data ”

5:00p – 7:00p: Happy Hour (appetizers and drinks) Sze Conference room

                5:30p: Exhibition Hall Closes vendor and poster cleanup

A Day of Cutting-Edge Cytometry with Visionary Speakers!

We have an amazing lineup of speakers for the event! We hope that at the end of the day we will all leave with more knowledge and some inspiration from each of our speakers.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is located in the South Lake Union region of Downtown Seattle Washington. The meeting will be held in the Thomas and Weintraub Building. Visitors will need to check in at the front desk security.

Driving directions: 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

I-5 North use Left lane to take exit 167 for Seattle Ctr toward Mercer St.

I-5 South use right lane to take exit 167 for Seattle Ctr toward Mercer St.

Turn right onto Fairview Ave N.

Turn right onto Ward St.

There is limited free visitor parking in the Ward St lot with additional paid street parking near by.

For shuttle information from the University of Washington, Benaroya and Harborview, click here.