The sixth international conference for the Critical Assessment of Microarray Data Analysis (CAMDA 2006). To be held:
June 8-9, 2006 ~ North Carolina, U.S.A.
Preconference seminar June 7
2424 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
CAMDA 2006 offers researchers from computer science, statistics, molecular biology, and other areas an opportunity to benefit from the critical evaluation of various techniques in microarray data analyses.
This is an exciting year for CAMDA. There is a single common challenge dataset from the CDC Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Group that contains gene expression, proteomic, SNP, and clinical data. We hope this will foster integrative and biological goal-oriented analysis. Futhermore, the CDC has agreed to experimentally validate biomarkers identified in submitted abstracts! We have allowed enough time so that the CDC will be able to perform the experiments and present the results at the conference. This exciting opportunity will bring everyone's research efforts full circle by giving us a qualitative measure of the analyses employed.
The preconference seminar will be hosted by Dr. Richard Simon, and the topic is an overview of the design and analysis of DNA microarray studies for diagnostic and prognostic classification.
All individuals and groups from both academic and commercial entities are invited to join the award competition.
For those who are registered to attend the pre-conference:
The seminar will be held on the 7th floor of Hock Plaza in room 7063 Hock Plaza, 2424 Erwin Road. The pre-conference will begin at 10:00AM and will end at around 4:15PM. A box lunch and drink will be provided for you for lunch.
When you arrive on Wed morning at Hock Plaza you will need to sign your name at the security desk at the main lobby because this is a secured building. Once that is done you will take the elevators to the 7th floor. When you come off the elevator please go through the open lobby door and the conference room will be directly in front of you.
For those who are registered to attend the conference:
The conference on Thursday and Friday will be held on the ground floor of Hock Plaza in the auditorium. The conference will begin at 9:30AM and will end at 4:00PM. Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:30am to sign in and have breakfast.
When you arrive at Hock Plaza you will need to sign your name at the security desk at the main lobby because this is a secured building. Once that is done you will take the elevators to the ground floor where you will sign in for the conference. When you come off the elevator please follow the hallway around to the registration desk.