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Important Announcement

Based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the  American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the MAQC Society is announcing the postponement of the MAQC Society 2020 Meeting (originally April 8-April 10) at SAS Institute in Cary, NC.  The new date is April 27-30, 2021 at the SAS Institute (same location).

4th Annual MAQC Society Meeting
April 8-10, 2020

Executive Briefing Center, SAS Institute,
Cary, North Carolina  USA

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The MAQC Society will be holding its 4th annual meeting.  Registration for the meeting is OPEN!!

Venue: SAS Campus in Cary, NC Carolina, USA, adjacent to Research Triangle Park

Theme: Reproducibility – A 2020 Vision

Hotel: The primary hotel will be the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC (201 Harrison Oaks Blvd, Cary, NC USA 27513)


  • Keynote Speakers

    • Dr. William Slikker, Director of FDA-NCTR​

    • Dr. Andrew Marshall, Editor-in-Chief, Nature Biotechnology

    • Dr. Rebecca Doerge, Dean of the Mellon College of Science at Carnegie Mellon University

    • Dr. Joel Parker, Director, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Bioinformatics Core

  • Invited Speakers

    • Dr. Kelly Rose, Program Officer, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

    • Dr. Elena Helman, Director of Bioinformatics, Guardant Health​

    • Dr. Shirley Wang, Asst. Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and REPEAT Director

  • Special sessions on the FDA-led Sequencing Quality Control (SEQC) Phase 2 project

    • Reproducibility in cancer genomics​

    • Best practices for analyzing next-generation sequencing data

    • Cross-lab and cross-platform performance characteristics for WGS, oncopanel sequencing, and liquid biopsy

  • We offer

This will be a joint meeting with MCBIOS (April 6-8, 2020) http://www.mcbios2020.mcbios.com. There is a deep discounted rate to attend both meetings (e.g.,for professionals, $400 USD for MAQC2020 only, $600 USD for both meetings).  In addition, lunch is provided for each day of both meetings (included in registration).

General information about the MAQC Society can be found here and at www.maqcsociety.org .  

Wendell Jones, President of the MAQC Society

Weida Tong, Board Chairperson of the MAQC Society

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