We are now reaching a new and exciting stage in the life of our society. Under the leadership of ESBB President, Professor Elke Smits, there have been many recent developments including:
- Inclusion of Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics and Biotechnology companies within the Corporate membership category.
- New membership categories with greatly reduced fees for Patient Organisations and also for Museums, Botanic Gardens and Zoos.
- Assisted membership scheme for African biobanks.
- Complimentary membership for Biobanking Masters degree students across Europe.
- New working groups including the Science and Innovation Working Group.
- Exciting developments in working groups like ESBBtranslate and Education and Training.
- Major development of the ESBB website, www.esbb.org
Coming soon we have a series of webinars that will be free of charge for ESBB members and we have plans for an ESBB meeting in the summer, which will soon be announced.
Meanwhile, we have been working hard with our partners BBMRI-ERIC and ISBER to plan the Global Biobank Week conference in Stockholm this September. This is a conference you really cannot afford to miss! ESBB members are eligible for major discounts on registration, exhibition and sponsorship.
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Calling Pharma & Biotech!
Pharma and Biotech companies can now join ESBB as a Corporate Members to participate in our biobanking community. This allows multiple members of your company to have the benefits of ESBB membership, including eligibility to join the dynamic ESBBtranslate working group which brings together ESBB members and pharma/ biotech industry.
African organisations involved in biobanking can join ESBB for free
Special offer for 2017
Non-profit African organisations involved in biobanking are now offered free membership of ESBB (worth 285 Euro) on completion of a 35 question survey at:
This is in line with ESBB’s mission to advance the field of biobanking across Africa.
GBW Discounts for ESBB Members
- Discount of Registration Fee – up to 160€
- Discount on Exhibitor Booths – 500€
- Discount on Major Sponsorships – 500€
GBW is Global Biobank Week
ESBB will be represented at the following upcoming conferences:
European society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT). Marseille, France, 26-29 March, 2017
St. Gallen Breast Cancer Conference, Vienna, Austria, 15th – 18th March, 2017
European Lung Cancer Conference (ELCC), Geneva, Switzerland, 5th-8th May, 2017
ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, 9-12 May, 2017
7th Annual Conference: Biobanking 2017 in London, UK, 14th – 15th June, 2017
ASCO 2017 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL in early June 2017
3rd African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity in Accra, Ghana, 16 – 18 August, 2017
Global Biobank Week, Stockholm, Sweden, 3th – 15th September, 2017.
ETOP Annual Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, 10th November, 2017.
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), San Antonio, TX, 6th – 10th December, 2017
'Masters in Biobanking' Students
ESBB welcomes a total of 48 Masters in Biobanking students as full members of the society! These students are based at the Universities of Lyon, Nice and Graz.
Website Visits Reach Record High
ESBB website reaches a record high of 16,312 visits in January – that’s an average of 500+ visits per day!
Biocartis: Molecular Diagnostics
ESBB welcomes Biocartis as a new member. Biocartis is an innovative commercial stage molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry.
“MSc in Biobanking” at Graz
REGISTER NOW! … Registration is now open for the distance learning postgraduate course“MSc in Biobanking” in English which starts in October 2017. Detailed information on the university course can be found at: www.medunigraz.at/mscbiobanking
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