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Day 1: December 15, Wednesday
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Eric Green
Tom Insel
Jeff Struewing
    cancer Human Biobank (caHUB)
    SAIC-Frederick – Roles and Responsibilities

    Carolyn Compton
    Mark Cosentino
    10:00 a.m. GTEx LDACC (Laboratory, Data Analysis, and Coordinating Center)
    Kristin Ardlie
    Wendy Winckler
    10:15 a.m. Brain Bank
    Deborah Mash
    10:30 a.m. Break
    10:45 a.m. Biospecimen Source Sites (BSS)
    John Lonsdale
    Barbara Foster
    Harold Magazine
    11:30 a.m. GTEx Database
    Justin Paschal
    11:45 a.m. Lunch
    “Lessons Learned at the Allen Institute for Brain Science”, Elaine Shen
    12:45 p.m. Panel Discussions
    1. Donor issues (Co-leaders: Jeff Struewing, Phil Branton)
    2. Tissue processing and kits (Co-leaders: Mark Cosentino, Jim Robb)
    3. Information Technology (Co-leaders: David Tabor, Sree Nampally)
    3:45 p.m. Break
    4:00 p.m. Working Subgroup Time

    IT - Sample tracking, including at Brain Bank & LDACC; BSI-II demo
    Human Subjects Issues
    SOP Review
    5:00 p.m. Adjourn
    Day 2: December 16, Thursday
    8:00 a.m. Coffee and ad hoc working subgroup time

    Detailed review of Pathology SOPs
    Detailed review of donor selection criteria and algorithms
    Detailed review of GTEx case report form
    9:30 a.m. ELSI Sub-study
    Laura Siminoff
    10:00 a.m. Follow-up to Panel Discussion Topics
    Co-leaders: Jeff Struewing, Carolyn Compton
    10:30 a.m. Wet Run-Training Plans – Timelines going forward
    11:15 a.m. Wrap-up, Action Items, and Select Date/Time for Next Meeting


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