This blog chronicles my travels as CEO of SLAS, a global professional society dedicated to advancing life sciences discovery and technology. In addition to getting to know me better on a personal level, my goal for this blog is to shine a spotlight on SLAS members and their unique stories and experiences. Opinions expressed within this blog are mine (Vicki Loise) and do not represent those of the Society. And yes, our lawyer told me to include that.
It’s been a while since I posted a blog. If you were not able to attend SLAS2019 then you not only missed a great conference but you missed a lot of SLAS updates too. Here is a quick recap:
Apologies for not having posted anything in such a long time. It had been my intention to write a Welcome Back to Work blog at the beginning of September. But, with the move into our new office space on September 10, things around SLAS have been hectic.
A little over a week ago, SLAS held its first Europe Conference in Brussels. Modeled after the International Conference held in the U.S. every year, this event brought together the best of the science in presentations, demonstrations and product offerings.
My blog this time around is a different spin on being “On the Road.” The entire SLAS Professional Team is no longer On the Road to get to work as we have gone completely virtual for the next few months.
If you have been thinking about becoming more involved in SLAS, now is the time to make it happen! We are looking for dedicated SLAS members who are willing to give of their time and talents, in ways big and small.
You can usually count on February to bring a few things—snowstorms in the north, winter sports and the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition. Thankfully, you don’t have to wait four years for an SLAS Conference, like you do for the winter Olympics. Sometimes, you get two in one year (keep reading to find out when).
This week, I stayed home and the SLAS Board of Directors came to St. Charles for its annual fall in-person Board of Directors meeting at the SLAS HQ office. We maximize travel schedules of our remote SLAS professional team members and also hold our quarterly professional team planning meeting immediately before the Board meeting.
Sometimes you get lucky with when travel is scheduled. This trip was one of those times.
This week I spent a few days traveling through California. In three days, I was able to interact with all three types of SLAS members — academic, tech provider and technology user.
Greetings. I am writing to you from the Dublin airport as I make my way home from the ELRIG Drug Discovery 2017 meeting in Liverpool. SLAS has had a presence at these meetings since well before the SBS-ALA merger in 2010. It’s wonderful to see firsthand how this longstanding partnership helps both organizations.
Greetings from the beginning of a series of trips to Europe on behalf of SLAS. This trip was to Madrid for the SLAS High-Content Screening Conference that took place September 19-20 and was followed by our partner SDDN’s Annual Meeting.
This is the first of what I hope will be a (somewhat) regular blog chronicling my travels as SLAS CEO. It looks like I'll log more than 100,000 miles in 2017 - my first year as your CEO. Never fear! I have traveled like this in the past and I think I've figured out how to make the best of it. Also, my suitcase packing skills are outstanding.