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15th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

POSTERS

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

POSTER NUMBER ASSIGNMENTS
Posters will be assigned even and odd numbers for presentation times.  Please put your poster on the poster board corresponding to the number assigned:

•    Poster Presentations - Abstracts  (Click here)
•    Poster Presentations - List  (Click here)

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 8
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 8
12:00 pm – 06:00 pm POSTER VIEWING
(no authors present)
Location: Convention Center
Ballroom B
Friday:
December 8
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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CONFERENCE HOTEL

ROCKY 2017 TO BE HELD IN SNOWMASS


Links within this page:
The Westin Snowmass Resort
Wildwood Inn Snowmass
Reservation and Hotel Policies
Maps

The 2017 Rocky Conference has contracted with The Westin Snowmass Resort and Wildwood Inn Snowmass for special group room rates. The Westin Snowmass Resort is a luxury hotel and the Wildwood Inn Snowmass is more moderate accommodations.



THE WESTIN HOTEL SNOWMASS
100 Ebert Lane, PO Box 5009
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615
USA


Phone: (970) 923-8200

www.westinsnowmass.com/

Rates:
• Single/Double Rate - $99
• Triple - $124
• Quad - $149

Reservations for The Westin Inn Snowmass - Click here

The Westin Hotel Snowmass offers signature Snowmass lodging amenities, excellent facilities and a variety of shopping, dining and nightlife options just steps away in the Snowmass Mall. This luxury resort is steps away from the Snowmass village and ski-in/ski-out to the top of the mountain. Transportation within Snowmass Village is easy and free, with frequent service at the Village Bus Stop. Buses to Aspen (7 miles from Snowmass) leave from the end of the Snowmass Village mall.

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WILDWOOD INN SNOWMASS
40 Ebert Lane
Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615
USA


www.wildwoodsnowmass.com/

Rates:
• Single/Double Rate $79
• Triple $104
• Quad $129                       

Reservations for Wildwood Inn Snowmass - Click here

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RESERVATIONS: DISCOUNT RATES AVAILABLE UNTIL NOV. 11, 2017

Taxes: The hotel rates will be subject to all state, county and city taxes in effect at the time of the Rocky 2017 meeting. State tax is currently 12.8% and is subject to change.

Room rate includes Round trip Aspen airport transfers, Wi-fi access, complimentary fitness studio access. Resort fees have been waived for the Rocky attendees.

Individual Guestroom Deposit and Cancellation Policies:  A credit card is required to hold each guest’s reservation. A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining 75% payment is due 30 days prior to arrival. Such credit card shall serve to confirm the reservation for the dates indicated, and may be used as the Guest’s method of payment. There is no cancellation penalty if cancellation is received by Hotel at least 30 days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.  Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival will be subject to full forfeiture of room and tax charge.

No Shows: No shows will be charged for the entire reserved stay.

Check in time: 4:00 pm Check out time: 11:00 am

Parking: Valet Parking $40.00 for a pass valid for up to 7 days.

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


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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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AGENDA AT A GLANCE


Go directly to: Friday - December 8 | Saturday - December 9
WEDNESDAY – December 6, 2017
START TIME END TIME SESSION TYPE
04:00 pm 06:00 pm REGISTRATION
 
THURSDAY – December 7, 2017
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
Maricel Kann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Maryland, USA

A Protein-Domain Approach for the Analysis of Disease Mutations
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
Patrick Zhao, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Lab
Noble Research Institute, LLC
Oklahoma, USA

Genotype-phenotype Association Discovery through Accurately Dissecting Phenotype-associated Genetic Causal Effects
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
Krista Meyer, Ph.D.
Director of Proteomic Analysis, R&D
Biodesix: Making Medicine Personal®
Colorado, USA

Development of Clinically Relevant Tests from Human Serum Samples: A Look at the Circulating Proteome
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 8, 2017
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 4
Bjoern Peters, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
California, USA

Open Biomedical Ontology Services
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
Renée Deehan Kenney, Ph.D.
Head of Biology and Bioinformatics
PatientsLikeMe
Massachusetts, USA

Digital Me: Developing a Learning Health System through the Integration of Longitudinal Patient-generated Health Data with Multi-omic Molecular Measurements
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
Tom Hraha, Ph,D.
Research Scientist, Bioinformatics
SomaLogic, Inc.
Boulder, Colorado, USA

SOMAscan™ Proteomic Insights Contrasted with Genetic Insights in Down Syndrome Patients: The Need for a Molecular Phenotype Approach
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 9, 2017
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
Olivier Lichtarge, Ph.D.
Stephen Wilson
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas, USA

MeTeOR: a Literature Network for Hypothesis Generation and Precision Medicine
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 12:00 pm Keynote 8
Kirk E. Jordan, Ph.D.
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Data Centric Solutions
IBM T.J. Watson Research & Chief Science Officer
IBM Research UK


Data Centric Systems: Algorithm Exploitation & Evolving Cognitive Examples
12:00 pm 12:15 pm Closing Raffle and Awards

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SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES


A key part of the success of this event is the financial support and active involvement of our industry sponsors. This is a great opportunity to meet the key individuals in the field of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from around the world, and gain international exposure to your products or services through the ISCB marketing efforts.

Please take a moment to review the opportunities below. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 352-665-1763 for sponsorship opportunities

Platinum: $10,000

  • Sponsor of Conference Banquet
  • Prominent logo placement on website
  • Keynote speaker time slot (30 minutes)
  • Display space 8' wide x 6' deep
  • Three conference registrations
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company brochure in delegate bags
  • Recognition from the podium


Gold: $5,000

  • Sponsor of Conference Poster Session
  • Keynote speaker time slot (15 minutes)
  • Two conference registrations
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company one-page flyer in delegate bags


Silver: $3,000

  • One complimentary registration
  • Company logo on printed materials
  • Company logo on signage
  • Company logo on session screen
  • Company one-page flyer in delegate bags


Other Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Display Table: $500
    • Display space 8' wide x 6' deep
    • Company name on printed materials
  • Delegate Bags: $1000
    • Company name on bags
    • Company name on printed materials
    • Company promotional brochure in delegate bags

Guidelines for Exhibitor and Technology Track Presentations (pdf)

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To discuss opportunities please contact:


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


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CODE OF CONDUCT


ISCB Conferences

The International Society for Computational Biology, Inc. (ISCB) assumes that most people are intelligent and well-intended, and we're not inclined to tell people what to do. However, we want every ISCB conference to be a safe and productive environment for everyone. Attendees should respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property.

ISCB doesn’t condone harassment or offensive behavior, at our conference venues or anywhere. It's counter to our organization values. More importantly, it's counter to our values as human beings.

Abusive, racist, sexist, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any other participant or directed at any organizer, student volunteer, ISCB staff, convention center staff, or security will not be tolerated.

We invite you to help us make each ISCB conference a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, national origin, ethnicity, or religion. This allows everyone the opportunity to focus on the conference itself, and the great networking and community richness that happens when we get together in person. Please report any incidents in which an attendee of the meeting is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to ISCB staff or security immediately.

We expect all participants to follow the Code of Conduct during the conference. This includes conference-related social events at off-site locations, and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Conference participants violating this Code of Conduct may be expelled from the conference without a refund.

Please bring any concerns to the immediate attention of the event staff, or contact our Executive Director, Diane Kovats, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We thank our participants for your help in keeping the event welcoming, respectful, and friendly to all participants.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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Conference Evaluations - Rocky 2015
Rocky 2017 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

SPONSORS

GOLD:

IBM's Technical Computing organization

SomaLogic..........................................

SILVER:

Biodesix®

WELCOME TO ROCKY 2017!
December 7 - 9, 2017

Welcome to the fifteenth 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 fifteen 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 2017 Conference Chair


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Tom Hraha, PhD Tom Hraha, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Bioinformatics
SomaLogic, Inc.
Boulder, Colorado
USA

Kirk E. Jordan, PhD Kirk E. Jordan, Ph.D.
IBM Distinguished Engineer
Data Centric Solutions
IBM T.J. Watson Research
and Chief Science Officer
IBM Research UK

 Maricel Kann, Ph.D. Maricel Kann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Maryland, USA

Renee Deehan Kenney, PhD Renée Deehan Kenney, Ph.D.
Head of Biology and Bioinformatics
PatientsLikeMe
Massachusetts, USA

JOINT PRESENTATION
Olivier
Lichtarge, Ph.D.
Baylor
College of Medicine
Texas, USA
Stephen
Wilson

Baylor College of Medicine
Texas, USA

Krista Meyer, PhD Krista Meyer, Ph.D.
Director of Proteomic Analysis, R&D
Biodesix: Making Medicine Personal®
Colorado, USA

Bjoern Peters, Ph.D. Bjoern Peters, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
California, USA

Peter Zhao, Ph.D. Patrick Zhao, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Computational Biology
and Bioinformatics Lab
Noble Research Institute, LLC
Oklahoma, USA
   
- Click here for the Keynote Speakers page -
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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 $99.00 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 2017 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 11, 2017.


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