BCATS 2002 Symposium
BCATS 2002 Symposium
BCATS 2002 Symposium
October 26, 2002

General Information
Key Dates
Abstract Submission
Sponsorship Opportunities
Press Relations
Contact Information

Keynote Speakers
Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Director, Children's Hospital Informatics Program, Boston
Mark Boguski, MD, PhD
Visiting Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Previous Symposiums
BCATS 2001
BCATS 2001 Abstracts
BCATS 2000
BCATS 2000 Abstracts

The BCATS 2002 Symposium provides an open, interdisciplinary forum for Stanford students and post-docs to disseminate and share their latest work in fields relating to biomedical computation. This symposium was organized around an identification of a need to integrate dispersed and separate efforts in biomedical computation across Stanford University. The BITS faculty organization (Biomedical Information Technology at Stanford) is sponsoring this student-organized event. BCATS 2002 is co-sponsored by the Bio-X Program, as part of the Bio-X Saturday Morning Forum Series. It is also being supported by NIH's Biomedical Information Science and Technology Initiative (BISTI).
BCATS 2002 will be held at the TCSEQ building on Stanford campus, located in quadrant G-6 of this map. Parking on campus is unrestricted in "A" and "C" lots on Saturday, located in quadrant E-6 of the map.


October 4, 2002:
In preparation for the BCATS symposium on October 26, the biomedical computation faculty will give a series of Friday pizza dinner talks, in order to introduce the main topics and computational challenges at BCATS for those not working in the field. This arose from discussions with students in the spring and summer about ways to make BCATS more accessible and to provide background information on various topics.
The first two talks will be:
Oct 4 : Introduction to Structural and Functional Genomics Russ Altman
MSOB X-275, Directions Time: 6:30 PM (Pizza served) 6:45 - 7:30PM (Talk)
Oct 11: Introduction to Biomechanical Simulation Charles Taylor
We are finalizing the talks for Oct 18, and Oct 25. Pizza and seats are on first-come, first-served basis.

September 12, 2002:
The first place best speaker award this year is Sun Blade 2000 Workstation generously provided by Sun Microsystems. Check out the cool Sun Blade workstation with Ultra SPARC III processor!

September 9, 2002:
Registration for the Symposium and submissions are now open !!! All Stanford and Non-Stanford attendees are welcome to register here. Submit your abstract and win generous prizes for the best talk and best posters. 10-12 scientific talks and around 60 posters will be selected for presentation at BCATS. Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

July 27, 2002:
BCATS 2002 will be held at the TCSEQ building on Stanford campus, located in quadrant G-6 of this map. Join us for a great experience at this beautiful state-of-the-art building !

June 27, 2002:
It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Mark Boguski , visiting investigator at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will be a keynote speaker at BCATS 2002.

June 14, 2002:
We are very happy to announce that Dr. Isaac Kohane from Harvard University will give a keynote talk at BCATS 2002.

April 6, 2002:
Mark your calendars! BCATS 2002 will be held on Saturday October 26th, 2002. Get ready for another great symposium!

This symposium is in its third year running. BCATS will place special emphasis on interdisciplinary research relating to biomedical computation. This topic is very broad and spans many departments at Stanford. Here is a brief list of the topic areas appropriate for presentation at BCATS:

  • Informatics, Data Modeling and Statistics
  • Biomechanical Simulation and Modeling
  • Structural Biology and Genetics
  • Biomedical Image Acquisition and Processing
  • Computer Assisted Interventions and Robotics
  • Network and Computing Technology in Education

Please visit the BITS webpage for more information on Stanford faculty in each of the above areas.

BCATS 2002 Sponsors:

Alloy Ventures Apple Roche
Sun Microsystems Affymetrix WSGR
Honda NASA Genentech
Entelos BioSF