JoVE will be attending the 113th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting General Meeting in Denver, Colorado this month! Come visit us booth #439 in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, May 19th, Monday, May 20th, or Tuesday, May 21st. If you’ve ever thought about publishing a video of your research methods, or have questions about how to subscribe to this unique resource, this is a great chance to speak to a member of the JoVE team in person. We will also be displaying some of our published videos, offering free trial subscriptions to JoVE, and giving away an iPad mini. We look forward to seeing you next week in Denver!
Also, make sure you follow us on twitter at @JoVEJournal and watch the official hash-tag #asm2013. Our twitter followers will have multiple opportunities throughout the conference to get special “swag bags” of JoVE gear!
Come join us as we cross the river to attend Experimental Biology (EB) 2013. This multidisciplinary gathering will host scientists in the fields of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology. It is, not surprisingly, one of the largest scientific meetings in the world.
Starting Tuesday, March 19th, JoVE will be at booth #426 in the exhibitor hall of the American Physical Society’s conference in Baltimore! At the booth you can sign up for a free one-month trial subscription to JoVE, and enter to win an iPad mini! Stop by to see what makes a JoVE publication just so unique. Come meet and chat with part of the JoVE team; we’d love to tell you all about JoVE and what we have to offer.
Friday, JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) will start the first of a three-day exhibitor showcase at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Conference in Boston. Come visit us at booth #717 to see some eye-catching videos, get a one month free trial to JoVE, and enter to win a free iPad mini! Our team will be at the booth throughout the day, happy to speak about JoVE and explain what we’re all about.
If you are a scientist interested in publishing, JoVE editors will also be walking around the conference, attending symposiums and visiting posters. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to publish a video of your method (and not have to make the video!), this is a great chance to speak to an editor in person and gain more information about what it’s like to work with JoVE.
If you’d like to get in touch with the JoVE editors at the AAAS conference, e-mail them at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
Today, JoVE, Journal of Visualized Experiments starts the first of a four-day showcase at Society for Neuroscience. Come visit us at booth 143 to get a one month-free trial to JoVE and enter to win a free iPad. Our top-notch team will be available to answer any questions you have about video publication and demonstrate the product.
Follow us on twitter @JoVEJournal for a second chance to win an iPad!
Our editors will also be walking around the conference all day, visiting posters. This is a great opportunity for a one on one conversation about the journal.
Interested in video publication but not convinced? Watch this video to see how publishing in JoVE has changed our authors expectations of a scientific journal.
There is more than golf happening this weekend in San Francisco so even if you prefer fungi to fairways or bacteria to birdies you are in the right city. On June 16, the American Society for Microbiology begins its 112th General Meeting (asm2012) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Thankfully, I have the opportunity to attend, since this is an especially exciting time for the field of microbiology. NIH Human Microbiome Project (HMP) researchers recently published sixteen papers in four journals detailing the work of this ground breaking initiative. These publications report findings from genomic examinations of microbes isolated from 15-18 body sites of over 240 healthy adults. Based on current estimates, the number of microbes that inhabit a human body outnumber actual human cells 10 to 1 (luckily they are small, making up only 1-3% of body mass, and, for the most part, friendly); therefore, knowing their exact location, composition and functions are essential to understanding their contributions to human health and disease. One of the principle findings of the Project was how diverse microbe populations were between healthy individuals. In spite of these findings, further research is required to understand why this diversity exists. A second HMP paper describes the approach and infrastructure associated with these types of studies—~200 scientists at 80 institutions collecting 5,000 samples from over 240 individuals and then sequencing AND analyzing over 3.5 terabases of DNA (Phew!). The human microbiome is so hot right now, ASM Live, the General Meeting’s internet talk show will be taping microbiome-related panel discussions. Interesting sessions on Sunday, June 17 include “Microbial Colonization and the Host: Do the Colonists Reshape the Landscape?” (10 AM) and “Microbiome Dynamics and Disease” (Noon) followed by Monday’s “Antibiotic Exposure, The Microbiome and Obesity” (10 AM). If you’re attending the meeting, these sessions are held in room 121 or available for streaming at http://microbeworld.org/asmlive if you are not.
Also on the schedule is the annual President’s Forum, a series of talks examining the topic “A Brave New World of Technology: Informing Science and Health.” This always interesting series will feature Dr. Eric Schadt from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Dr. John Mekalanos from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schadt, an expert in genomic analysis, will give a talk entitled “Whole-genome Characterization of Methyladenine Residues in Highly Pathogenic Strains of E. coli and V. cholerae and Their Impact on Function.” “New Technological Approaches To Understanding Bacterial Virulence” will then be presented by Dr. Mekalanos, who has done extensive research on Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera.
I will be attending asm2012 with JoVE Senior Science Editor Nandita Singh and we will have some cutting edge microbiology to report on our return! If you will also be attending and would like to discuss your research, visualization in science or potential publication, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
A healthy adult heart beats 50-100 times per minute in a regular steady rhythm. However, persons with cardiac arrhythmias experience an upset that alters this rhythm. One such type of arrhythmia is atrial flutter. Atrial flutter, which causes cardiac output to decrease, can occur in otherwise healthy hearts, and are most commonly associated with tachycardia – a rapid heart rate.
Historically, electrocardiography (ECG) has been the go-to method used to monitor and assess the occurrence of such flutters. But advances in electrophysiological mapping have brought other forerunners in, such as: electromagnetic mapping, fluoroscopic mapping, and intracardiac catheter mapping. These techniques are used standalone and in concert to create electroanatomical maps of a subject.
At the Heart Rhythm 2012 conference in Boston, May 9-12, a new section is being introduced, “How-To” sessions. “How-To” includes titles such as, “How to Trouble-shoot Pacemakers” and “How to Perform Specific Techniques in AF Ablation.” In a third session, “How to Manage Atypical Atrial Flutter Following AF Ablation,” conference attendees will have the opportunity to see two schools of thought on how to map and ablate left atrial flutters: The Bordeaux Approach vs. The Michigan Approach. It seems that we are not the only ones to recognize how beneficial it is to have a technique demonstrated for you by an expert in the field. In this case, participants at Heart Rhythm 2012 get two.
Continuing our travels across the country, the JoVE booth is shipping out to San Diego for the annual Experimental Biology Conference. On April 22 the JoVE team will be joining the conference and more than 14,000 scientists, exhibitors and other registered guests in attending this year’s conference. We are looking forward to an amazing program, full of the latest discoveries in experimental biology, spanning the fields of anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, nutrition, and pharmacology.
The official Banner for EB 2012, taken from the conference's home page.
As always, we are eager to learn more about this year’s most cutting edge discoveries. In addition to the numerous posters and keynote speakers, the conference program notably features great career services for scientists at every stage of education and employment.
So, if you are at the Experimental Biology Conference, come and visit JoVE at booth #446. Here, you can sign up for a one-month personal subscription to all sections of JoVE and enter for the chance to win an iPad. Also, make sure you follow @Jovejournal on twitter for updates about the conference, and tweet at us with the hash tag #EB2012 to find us at the conference.
Check back here for some of JoVE’s favorite research during the meeting!
This post was co-authored by JoVE Editorial Director, Dr. Beth Hovey.
The JoVE team is back in Cambridge, MA after a successful trip to the annual AACR meeting in Chicago last week. We set up camp in the exhibitor’s hall at booth 4821, and a steady stream of you came by to visit. It was great to meet you all!
We also attended a wide range of posters, symposia and other special sessions, and got to hear about novel research on the cancer field.
Closely associated with the meeting was the Stand Up To Cancer (SUTC) campaign, for which AACR is the sole scientific partner. SUTC funds “Dream Teams”—collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of scientists whose aim is to ultimately translate cutting edge scientific discoveries into advances in cancer prevention and treatment.
At this year’s AACR meeting, Dr. Bert Vogelstein, SUTC’s Genomics Advisory Committee Leader, announced the publication of his work on the use of whole genome screens for the prediction of disease. While he noted that whole genome sequencing is important and informational following diagnosis of disease, he suggested that clinicians do not use this technology as a risk assessment tool.
JoVE author, Dr. Charles Sawyers and his colleague Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan were named as the leaders of the latest SUTC’s list of Dream Teams. The Prostate Cancer Dream team will first focus on finding a cure for advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer.