Sunday Short Courses
Additional fees apply. Visit https://www.slas2020.org/program/short-course-program/ for registration fees.
This half-day course is designed to highlight and demonstrate important concepts that affect liquid handling performance with a strong focus bridging the gap between fundamentals of manual pipetting and automated liquid handlers. The course offers a balanced mix of engaging discussions and opportunities to apply the practical learned concepts to live systems. The course will have two offerings this year, a morning section and an afternoon section.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed with the new or beginning user of liquid handling devices in mind. However, anyone interested in basic principles of liquid handling and troubleshooting pipetting performance issues are encouraged to join.
• Scientists, engineers and analysts who work with automated liquid handlers
• Laboratory managers and supervisors
• Quality-Focused andregulatory compliance professionals
• Understand key liquid handling behavior characteristics and how they translate to assay-specific tasks.
• Learn how to identify common factors that affect method transfer.
• Recognize quality aspects of liquid handling and the importance of accuracy and precision on liquid volume delivery.
• Learn how liquid handling parameters affect pipetting performance.
• Gain confidence in robotic performance and in assay results.
• Become more proficient in liquid handler use and problem solving
• Liquid Handling Overview: Review liquid handling fundamental concepts and factors that affect liquid delivery.
• Examining Liquid Classes: Understand the dynamics of liquid class differences and how those properties can affect pipetting performance.
• Aspirating, Dispensing, and Mixing Strategies: Explore the critical components of liquid transfer steps and examine how various parameters influence performance.
• Low-Volume Liquid Handling: The importance accuracy and precision.