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caBIG® 2010 call for abstracts extended; registration now open

caBIG(R) Annual Meeting: Building a Collaborative Biomedical Network

Attendees at the 2010 caBIG® Annual Meeting to be held September 13-15 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., will be immersed in the latest developments and applications of caBIG® technology and will be presented with new opportunities for participation. 

The meeting will feature:

  • Guidance to help achieve interoperability—including adaptation of existing systems, adoption of industry-recognized standards and common data elements, or development and deployment of services and tools that are interoperable with caBIG®
  • Case studies and lessons learned from peers who have deployed and developed caBIG® tools and infrastructure
  • Access to resources that will help you achieve your goals for data integration, exchange, and collaboration, including hands-on and instructor-led educational sessions on caBIG® tools and infrastructure
  • Descriptions of caBIG®-enabled research projects
  • Opportunities for future collaborations and partnerships

For more information and to register, visit .

Poster abstract and exhibitor application deadlines extended

The deadline for poster abstracts and exhibitor applications has been extended for the 2010 caBIG® Annual Meeting . Poster abstracts and exhibitor applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 7 July 2010 . Submissions may be completed electronically, and details and criteria for participation are below.

Accepted applications will be included in the 2010 caBIG® World's Fair Expo, an annual event that features posters, exhibitors, demonstrations of caBIG® tools, and more. The World's Fair will be open Monday through Wednesday and into the evenings, where attendees will mingle, network, and learn. Last year's event drew crowds of more than 1,000 attendees throughout the meeting.

Participation in the World's Fair is encouraged from all attendees who are using, enhancing, or developing caBIG® technology. Additional information on submitting a poster abstract or application to exhibit is below.

Questions may be directed to

Information for Abstract Poster Submissions
Poster abstracts should be limited to 300 words. More than one abstract may be submitted; however, the primary author or designated representative is expected to register for and attend the conference during scheduled World's Fair hours. A subset of abstracts may be selected for short lightening round talks. The Program reserves the right to print abstracts in the Annual Meeting Program Book, as well as post it on the meeting website.

Abstract submissions are encouraged from anyone who is using, enhancing, or developing caBIG® tools or technology and should demonstrate any of the following criteria:

  • Approaches to data sharing and/or collaboration through caBIG® infrastructure and lessons learned
  • Basic or clinical research challenges addressed, or problems solved, through the use of caBIG® infrastructure and/or tools
  • Adoption and use of caBIG® tools by an individual or organization with an emphasis on experiences and lessons learned about a specified process
  • Adaptation of existing tools (in-house or commercial) to be caBIG®-interoperable, with an emphasis on lessons learned about the process
  • Implementation of caGrid at an organization, with an emphasis on practical application and lessons learned about the implementation process
  • Development and/or implementation of Enterprise Services and/or aspects of the Services Aware Interoperability Framework (SAIF) related to caBIG®
  • Application of the Enterprise Compliance and Conformance Framework (ECCF) to achieve caBIG® interoperability and/or conformance
  • Approaches to achieving caBIG® semantic and syntactic interoperability, including but not limited to, working with widely recognized standards (e.g., BRIDG, CDISC, DICOM, HL7)
  • caBIG® use cases
  • Development of caBIG® tools, infrastructure, standards, policies, data sources, or training activities

A full list of criteria and instructions for submission are available online . Notification regarding the status of abstracts will be sent by email approximately three weeks after the submission deadline, unless otherwise noted. Please adjust your spam filter to accept email from

Information for Exhibitors
Representatives from commercial, government, and not-for-profit organizations that are working with caBIG® are invited to submit an application to exhibit at the World's Fair Expo. Space is limited, and will be awarded on a first-apply basis. There is no rental cost or charge to exhibit, but expenses such as electrical, internet, and shipping will be the exhibitor's responsibility. Exhibitors must also register to attend the conference.

Applications are limited to organizations that

  • have a collaborative relationship with the caBIG® initiative and are applying, enhancing, or developing caBIG® technology for the purposes of enabling personalized medicine, collaborative research, or interoperability
  • provide a direct service to the caBIG® community
  • have products that are or are in the process of becoming interoperable with caBIG®

See to learn about caBIG® interoperability

Applicants will be notified of their status in July via email. Please adjust your email or spam filter accordingly to accept email from

Please contact with questions.


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