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 VanBUG 2014 Holiday Party

Hey Bioinformatics enthusiast !! Come join us and mingle this December for the VanBUG 2014 Holiday Party and enjoy FREE Foods and Drinks along with some Lightning Talks.

Date: 12 December 2014, Friday
Location: BCCRC lecture theater and lunch area
Time: 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Deadline for RSVP: 10th December 2014

Lightning talks:
We invite members of the Vancouver bioinformatics community to give 3 minute lightning talks of a non-commercial nature about their research or development work.
There will be cash prizes for the best talks as voted by the audience ($60 / $30 / $20 for first / second / third places).

To register for the lightning talks, please use the link below. All that is needed is a title and a abstract (30 words max). Spaces are limited!

  Deadline for lightning talks registration: 10th December 2014

Holiday Social: Immediately following the talks at 6:30pm, the VanBUG will host a holiday party with free food (not just pizza) and drinks (all drinks will be free). RSVP required so we can estimate the amount of food. Please RSVP by Dec 10th. It’s a great opportunity to hangout with your bioinformatics buddies and meet new people.

Schedule for the Night:
  5:00: Lightning talk speakers to provide slides for loading on the presentation computer
  5:30: Lightning talk session
  6:30: Food and drinks
  7:30: Announcement of prize winners
  9:00: Event ends

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 Movie Screening – “The Perfect 46”

VanBUG is pairing up with Reel Causes Society to screen the Canadian premiere of The Perfect 46! We are very excited to be able to co-host the Canadian premiere of the film to support the Huntington’s Disease Society.

PLUS we’ll be having a thought-provoking panel with Filmmaker Brett Ryan Bonowicz and UBC/BC Centre for Disease Control geneticists. Don’t miss it!

Following panel will be our moderators:

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm (free pre-event reception at Revel Room starts at 5:30pm – 238 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2K8)
Venue: 149 W. Hastings St. (SFU Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts)
Ticket: ($10 with discount code: vb46)

Complimentary appetizers and finger food will be served and a cash bar is available (please bring cash to expedite the payment process). Due to limited space, RSVP to the reception is required