US Workshop: Akoya Biosciences


18th Nov 2020
12:00 - 16:00 (EST, UCT - 05:00)



Revealing Spatial Biology Across the Digital Slide

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the importance of multiplex biomarker analysis including how advances in multiplexed immunofluorescent imaging and analysis at any-scale, any-plex can reveal biological and spatial information.

Workshop Takeaways
  1. How Spatial Biology reveals cellular interactions across whole tissue sections,
  2. How automation can speed up discovery: Automating multiplexed immunofluorescence workflows from staining through analysis
  3. A deep understanding of how multispectral unmixing isolates desired signal from background autofluorescence
  4. How phenotypic spatial metrics can enable better prediction of immunological therapeutic
Workshop Agenda

12:00 – 12:10 Introduction to Akoya Biosciences 
Gary Davis, Sales Manager, Americas, Akoya Biosciences

12:15– 12:25 A 10,000-foot view: Characterizing Cellular Spatial Interactions Across Whole Tissue Sections 
Gavin Gordon,PhD, VP, Clinical Market Development, Akoya Biosciences

12:25 – 12:45 Certainty in Imaging: Autofluorescence isolation for improved data confidence 
Agnes Haggerty,PhD, Technical Applications Scientist, Akoya Biosciences

12:45 – 1:10 Proxima: Collaboration at the Speed of You 
Linden Wyatt, PhD, Technical Applications Scientist, Akoya Biosciences

1:10 – 1:50 Applying Quantitative Multi-Plexed Immuno-Fluorescence to Multi-Modal Prediction of Survival for Patients with Early Stage Melanoma 
Yvonne Saenger, MD, Director, Melanoma Immunotherapy,Faculty Co-Director, Immune Monitoring Core, Florence Irving Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus

1:50 – 2:30 Highly-Streamlined Workflow for Deploying Multiplex IF at Scale for Clinical Trials: A Biopharma Use Case 
Anna Huntley,MS, HTL(ASCP)qIHC, Pathology Senior Scientist, AstraZeneca

2:30 – 3:10 Analysis of the tumor microenvironment and the potential for immunotherapy in the treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma using multispectral imaging
Kim Jordan, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Assistant Director, Human Immune Monitoring Shared Resource, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center

3:10 – 3:50 Dissecting the Gastrointestinal Cancer Microenvironment using Digital Pathology 
Jonathan Nowak, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Pathologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Affiliated Pathologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

3:50 – 4:00 Close Out & QA with Akoya TAS/PM 
Gary Davis, Sales Manager, Americas, Akoya Biosciences