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14th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS (Oral and Poster)


Submissions are now closed


The Rocky 2016 Conference will provide opportunities for short "flash" presentations (10 minute talks) and poster presentations on current projects from as many attendees as possible. Original presentations (including significant works-in-progress) are solicited in all areas that involve the application of advanced computational methods to significant problems in biology or medicine.

Click on the link above to access the Submission Form you may select to give a "poster presentation", an "oral presentation", or "both an oral and poster presentation." We will attempt to accommodate all requests and will confirm your request on October 20, 2016.

Please note: All presenters must register as a conference attendee by November 12, 2016 in order to give a presentation at Rocky 2016.


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14th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

(All sessions will be held at the Snowmass Convention Center CC)


Go directly to: [Friday - December 9] [Saturday - December 10]
WEDNESDAY – December 7, 2016
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
04:00 pm 06:00 pm REGISTRATION in the lobby of the Westin
 
THURSDAY – December 8, 2016
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
08:00 am 06:00 pm Registration
08:00 am 09:00 am Breakfast
09:00 am 09:45 am Keynote 1
Joshua M. Stuart, PhD
Professor
UC Santa Cruz
> Click here for details <
09:45 am 10:25 am OP 01 - OP 04
10:25 am 10:45 am Break
10:45 am 11:15 am Keynote 2
Renee Deehan Kenney, PhD
Head of Biology and Bioinformatics
PatientsLikeMe
> Click here for details <
11:15 am 11:55 am OP 05 - OP 08
12:00 pm 04:00 pm -->Ski Break
04:00 pm 04:30 pm Keynote 3
Marco Masseroli, PhD
Associate Professor
Politecnico di Milano

> Click here for details <
04:30 pm 05:10 pm OP 09 - OP 12
05:10 pm 05:30 pm Break
05:30 pm 06:00 pm OP 13 - OP 15
06:30 pm 09:30 pm Dinner - Il Poggio
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FRIDAY – – December 9, 2016
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
08:00 am 06:00 pm Registration
08:30 am 09:00 am Breakfast
09:00 am 09:45 am Keynote 4
Laura K. Wiley, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

> Click here for details <
09:45 am 10:25 am OP 16 - OP 19
10:25 am 10:45 am Break
10:45 am 11:15 am Keynote 5
Alan Williams, PhD
Chief Informatics Officer
SomaLogic
> Click here for details <
11:15 am 11:55 am OP 20 - OP 23
12:00 pm 04:00 pm -->Ski Break
04:00 pm 04:30 pm Keynote 6
Temple F. Smith, PhD
Professor Emeritus
Boston University
> Click here for details <
04:30 pm 05:10 pm OP 24 - OP 27
05:10 pm 05:30 pm Break
05:30 pm 06:00 pm OP 28 - OP 30
06:30 pm 08:30 pm Poster Session
- Poster abstracts
- Poster list
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SATURDAY – – December 10, 2016
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
08:00 am 11:00 am Registration
08:00 am 09:00 am Breakfast
09:00 am 09:30 am Keynote 7
Krista Meyer, PhD
Director of Proteomic Analysis
Biodesix: Making Medicine Personal®
> Click here for details <
09:30 am 10:20 am OP 31 - OP 35
10:20 am 10:40 am Break
10:40 am 11:30 am OP 36 - OP 40
11:30 am 11:50 am Keynote 8
Kirk E. Jordan, PhD
Chief Science Officer
IBM Research UK
> Click here for details <
11:50 am 12:00 pm Closing Raffle and Awards

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POSTER SESSION

--- PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SET UP DAY & TIME BELOW ---

TIPS FOR CREATING A SCIENTIFIC POSTER (.pdf)



POSTER SESSION HOURS
Posters will only be available for viewing Friday. The Poster Session with authors present will be on Friday evening (see schedule below).

Poster Presenters must be available for presentation during the scheduled poster session.

POSTER NUMBER ASSIGNMENTS
Posters have been assigned a number. There will also be lists at the conference. Please put your poster on the poster board corresponding to the number assigned:

POSTER SIZE
The poster board dimensions are 4 feet high x 4 feet wide. Tacks will be provided for securing your poster to the board.


Schedule:

DAY/DATE TIME ACTIVITY/LOCATION
Friday:
December 9
09:00 am – 12:00 pm SET UP POSTERS
(Maximum size 4 feet high
x 4 feet wide)
Location: Convention Center
Ballroom B
Friday:
December 9
12:00 pm – 06:00 pm POSTER VIEWING
(no authors present)
Location: Convention Center
Ballroom B
Friday:
December 9
06:30 pm - 08:30 pm POSTER SESSION
Location: Convention Center
Ballroom B
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm - Authors with Even Number Posters Present
..........................................
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm - Authors with Odd
Number Posters Present

Authors please remove posters from boards at end of this session


FURTHER QUESTIONS

Rocky Conference Coordinator
Stephanie Hagstrom
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
+1 352-665-1763


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14th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

ACADEMIC RETREAT - An Affordable Opportunity


Plan an off-site retreat, bring your colleagues to Rocky and SAVE!

This is the perfect opportunity to roll your conference attendance funds into a very affordable academic group retreat experience in the spectacular setting of the Colorado Rocky Mountains - during ski season!

Rocky registration rates are among the most reasonable in computational biology, the conference hotel accommodations are $XXX per night, single occupancy. This makes for a very affordable retreat for groups.

Schools who have participated in the past combined the experience of attending Rocky for education and group activities on the slopes, at the hotel, and in Snowmass and Aspen Villages. Education and bonding were abundantly fun and memorable, and all left with a renewed sense of inspiration and collaboration. Rocky 2016 offers academic retreats* the following group package benefits (3 available):

  • One free student registration
  • One free suite upgrade ($200 minimum savings)
  • Two free ski lift tickets per group or $100 food & beverage credit at the conference hotel
  • Special scheduling of flash presentations for all members of the group to ensure a full morning or afternoon can be spent outside the conference for a group activity if desired (activity not included)

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information or a customized package for your academic group today!

*Academic retreats are defined as a minimum of 10 or more paid Rocky conference attendees from the same school, staying in the conference hotel a minimum of two nights (single or double occupancy), and utilizing at least 5 sleeping rooms per night. All academic retreat offers noted above must be secured by November XXXXXX.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Give us your feedback. 
Click here.
Conference Evaluations - Rocky 2015
Rocky slides
Click here to see what presentations are now available.

Rocky 2016 will be held at
The Westin Snowmass Resort:

The Westin Snowmass Resort
100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Phone: +1 (970) 923-8200

www.westinsnowmass.com/
snowmass

WELCOME TO ROCKY 2016!
December 8 - 10, 2016

Welcome to the fourteenth annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, a meeting of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). The organizers hope that you enjoy the program, and find the conference a productive opportunity to meet researchers, students and industrial users of bioinformatics technology.

The Rocky series began fourteen years ago as a regional conference, and has grown into an international program with a spotlight on regional development in the computational biosciences. The presenters of the Rocky conference are scientists representing a broad spectrum of universities, industrial enterprises, government laboratories, and medical libraries from around the world. The meeting is a chance to get to know your colleagues near and far, seek collaborative opportunities, and find synergies that can drive our field forward.

We hope you enjoy the science, the company, and the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. Welcome!

Larry Hunter
Rocky 2016 Conference Chair


SPONSORS

PLATINUM:
IBM's Technical Computing organization

GOLD:

The Gold Lab at the University of Colorado





SomaLogic


SILVER:


Biodesix®


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REGISTER


Go directly to: Early Registration Rates | Regular Registration RatesOther Items | Cancellation Policy
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Online Registration is Open!
Click here to get started.


PLAN AN ACADEMIC RETREAT! Earn a Suite Upgrade AND Free Food or Ski Lift Tickets PLUS one additional student registration at no charge with paid attendance of 10 or more from one school! Click HERE for details.

EARLY REGISTRATION: Prices valid through November 11, 2016
Attendee Type ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $450 $575
Academic/Government/
/Non-profit:
$375 $500
Postdoc
(with letter from Advisor):
$275 $350
Students (with ID): $250 $325
  • To-Go lunches available for purchase with registration
JOIN OR RENEW NOW AND SAVE!  www.iscb.org/iscb-membership
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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REGULAR REGISTRATION: Prices valid starting November 12, 2016

On-site registration will be available beginning Wednesday, December 7, at 4:00 pm.
Attendee Type ISCB Member Non-member
Industry: $525 $650
Academic/Government/
/Non-profit:
$450    $575
Postdoc
(with letter from Advisor):
$350    $425
Students (with ID): $325

$400
  • To-Go lunches available for purchase with registration
  • Please present Advisor letter and student ID upon check-in.

JOIN OR RENEW NOW AND SAVE!  www.iscb.org/iscb-membership
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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OTHER ITEMS:
TO-GO LUNCHES - $25.00 each

Box “To Go” lunches are available are available for pick up at noon on Thursday and Friday.  

Thursday – Chicken or Vegetarian Sandwich, Chips, Fruit and drink
Friday – Turkey or Vegetarian Wrap, Chips, Fruit and drink

DISCOUNT SKI LIFT TICKETS - $70 per day

Discounted group lift tickets are available for all Rocky attendees. Please note these must be purchased in advance on the registration form.

Rocky 2016 Group Rate
  ADULT (18-64) CHILD (7-12)
TEEN (13-17
SENIOR (65+)
1 Day $70 $60
2 Day $138 $68
3 Day $207 $102
Lift tickets are good from December 4 – December 11.














Tickets can be purchased on-site directly from a Snowmass or Aspen ski ticket desk on-site for $104.00 per full day or $75.00 for ½ day tickets (1/2 day starts at noon).

SKI RENTALS

Discounted Ski rental packages are available at the hotel for the Rocky 2016 conference attendees. 

Cancellation Policy:  Request for registration cancellation must be made in writing and emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All refunds, less a $50.00 processing fee, will be processed following the conference.  

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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LOCATION & TRAVEL


Links within this page:


TIPS FOR TRAVELING AT HIGH ALTITUDE
Aspen/Snowmass are 9,100 feet above sea level and Altitude sickness is something that visitors to Colorado commonly experience. Read tips for helping ease altitude sickness.
www.altituderesearch.org/traveling-to-altitude


MAPS

Interactive Snowmass Maps:
www.gosnowmass.com/about-us/maps-travel/town-maps/


DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Directions from Colorado Springs:
> Click here for Google Maps
  1. Head northwest on Pikes Peak Ave toward S Nevada Ave (59 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N Nevada Ave (0.2 mi)
  3. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E Bijou St (0.3 mi)
  4. Use the right lane to continue on W Bijou St (0.1 mi)
  5. Turn right to merge onto I-25 N
  6. Merge onto I-25 N (66.7 mi)
  7. Take exit 209A-209B toward 209A/209B/6th Ave E (0.2 mi)
  8. Keep right at the fork to continue on Exit 209B, follow signs for 6th Ave W and merge onto US-6 W/6th Ave (9.1 mi)
  9. Take the exit onto I-70 W toward Grand Jct (145 mi)
  10. Take exit 116 for CO-82 E toward Glenwood Springs/Aspen
  11. Use any lane to turn right onto CO-82 E
  12. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto 6th St (420 ft)
  13. Use any lane to turn right onto Grand Ave (1.4 mi)
  14. Continue onto CO-82/S Glen Ave
  15. Continue to follow CO-82 (3.6 mi)
  16. Continue straight onto CO-82 E (6.6 mi)
  17. Continue straight to stay on CO-82 E (23.4 mi)
    Note: Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days
  18. Turn right onto Brush Creek Rd (2.7 mi)
  19. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Brush Creek Rd (2.8 mi)
  20. Turn right onto Carriage Way (285 ft)
  21. Turn left onto Elbert Ln
    The Westin Snowmass Resort is located on
    100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

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Directions from Denver Airport:
> Click here for Google Maps
  1. Head north on Peña Blvd
  2. Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left toward Parking – Terminal W (signs for Terminal West) (0.2 mi)
  3. Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto Parking – Terminal W (0.2 mi)
  4. Keep left (0.4 mi)
  5. Turn left onto E 84th Ave (0.9 mi)
  6. Continue onto Peña Blvd (0.2 mi)
  7. Keep right to stay on Peña Blvd
  8. Merge onto I-70 W (3.9 mi)
  9. Keep left at the fork to stay on I-70 W (164 mi)
  10. Take exit 116 for CO-82 E toward Glenwood Springs/Aspen
  11. Use any lane to turn right onto CO-82 E
  12. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto 6th St (420 ft)
  13. Use any lane to turn right onto Grand Ave (1.4 mi)
  14. Continue onto CO-82/S Glen Ave
  15. Continue to follow CO-82 (3.6 mi)
  16. Continue straight onto CO-82 E (6.6 mi)
  17. Continue straight to stay on CO-82 E (23.4 mi)
  18. Note: Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days
  19. Turn right onto Brush Creek Rd (2.7 mi)
  20. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Brush Creek Rd (2.8 mi)
  21. Turn right onto Carriage Way (285 ft)
  22. Turn left onto Elbert Ln
    The Westin Snowmass Resortis located on
    100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

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Directions from Eagle County Regional Airport
> Click here for Google Maps
  1. Head south on Eldon Wilson Rd toward Cooley Mesa Rd (13 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Cooley Mesa Rd (2.4 mi)
  3. Turn right onto Valley Rd (0.4 mi)
  4. Turn left onto US-6 W (0.6 mi)
  5. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Trail Gulch Rd (0.2 mi)
  6. Turn left to merge onto I-70 W (23.7 mi)
  7. Take exit 116 for CO-82 E toward Glenwood Springs/Aspen (0.1 mi)
  8. Use any lane to turn right onto CO-82 E (279 ft)
  9. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto 6th St (420 ft)
  10. Use any lane to turn right onto Grand Ave (1.4 mi)
  11. Continue onto CO-82/S Glen Ave
  12. Continue to follow CO-82 (3.6 mi)
  13. Continue straight onto CO-82 E (6.6 mi)
  14. Continue straight to stay on CO-82 E
    Note: Parts of this road may be closed at certain times or days
  15. Turn right onto Brush Creek Rd (2.7 mi)
  16. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Brush Creek Rd (2.8 mi)
  17. Turn right onto Carriage Way (285 ft)
  18. Turn left onto Elbert Ln:
    The Westin Snowmass Resortis located on
    100 Elbert Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615

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GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM DENVER AIRPORT TO ASPEN

CoMtnExpress direct to Westin
1-800-267-0851
Stops in Vail and at individual hotels in Aspen and Snowmass. Various stops.

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AIRLINE INFORMATION
If traveling by air to the conference, you have three options.

  1. Fly to Denver and drive to Aspen/Snowmass (approx. 220 miles). -
    http://flydenver.com for airport/airline information and ground
    transportation options.
  2. Fly directly to Aspen/Snowmass Airport - www.flyaspensnowmass.com
  3. Fly to Eagle/Vail airport and drive to Aspen/Snowmass (approx. 55 miles)
    - http://flyvail.com for airport/airline information, ground transportation
    options and driving directions to Snowmass.

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Other helpful information.

Travel Information: www.flyaspensnowmass.com
Colorado Tourism: www.colorado.com


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