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BioTech 87 | Programming for Biomedical Researchers | 4-Day Hands On Workshop

August 7, 2018 to August 10, 2018

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: training@faes.org or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 

NIH Only: Payment approval and authorization is done through your AO or lab manager. Receiving lab approval does not constitute enrollment. Fellows or those being sponsored by their lab can enroll using this form while waiting for authorization of payment.

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Contract: SF-182

Workshops generally run from 9:00am - 5:00pm.​

Background
Computer programs are meant to perform repeated, monotonous, fast, reproducible tasks, handling any amount of data. Researchers often come across situations where existingprograms don't suit their needs. In the era of BigData, without the ability to quickly put together aprogram that would solve their problem, researchers face a road block that is not efficientlysolvable by a human.This training will walk through participants in writing programs that wouldhelp them solve their own problems.

Objectives
Participants will get a brief introduction to the programming concepts, followed by hands-onwalkthrough for writing scripts using the Unix Shell Programming Language, R, Perl and Python. We will start from reading the data, processing it and all the way until saving the processed data.

Highlights
Participants will work in a Unix environment.
Participants will get a copy of all the scripts used in the class.
Participants will also receive a cookbook style manual for all the hands-on exercises.
After training support is also provided through exclusive members only forum.

Who should attend
Researchers, Clinicians, Students and academics who are aspiring to learn to write their own scripts/programs to solve their own problems.
Scientists in program administrations interested in learning the standard tools and techniques for biomedical programming.

Prerequisites
Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills.

Comprehensive Binder
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required. 

Credit
Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.8 CEUs.

Refund Policy 
100% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop.    
50% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop. 
 0% refund, 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 3 days or less prior to the start of the workshop.  

Notification
All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at ccoote@mail.nih.gov.
Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day. 
In regards to a full or partial refund or a full workshop credit, you must indicate which option you are selecting at the time of your written cancellation. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

Suggested Accommodation
A special rate is available to all BioTech Workshop attendees. This includes complimentary continental breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi and discounted $15 parking per night. Hotel is within walking distance of the training facility   Reservations can be made online, see below. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Bethesda - Washington DC

 

 

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