BCATS 2003 Symposium
October 25, 2003
Sponsored in part by:
SGI Incyte Sun NIH BISTI Bio-X

General Information
Key Dates
Scientific Program
Abstract Book
Abstract Submission
Sponsorship Opportunities
BCATS Sponsors
Press Relations
Contact Information

Keynote Speakers
Professor Sean R. Eddy
Alvin Goldfarb Distinguished Professor of Computational Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
Professor Peter J. Hunter
Professor, Engineering Science Department, University of Auckland.

Previous Symposiums
BCATS 2002
BCATS 2002 Abstracts
BCATS 2001
BCATS 2001 Abstracts
BCATS 2000
BCATS 2000 Abstracts

The BCATS 2003 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 2003 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 2003 will be held at the TCSEQ building on Stanford campus located here. Parking on campus is unrestricted in "A" and "C" lots on Saturday. Nearby parking is indicated here. Consult this map in quadrant G-6 for a broader view of the campus.


November 12, 2003:
Congratulations to the winners at BCATS and thanks to all the participants. Eran Segal won first place for his talk, "The Cancer Module Map: Combinatorial Organization of Cancer Revealed By The Unification of Genomic Data", Eran was the lucky recipient of our fabulous Sun Blade 2000. Silvia Blemker got second place for her talk, "3D Modeling of Complex Muscle Geometry". The best poster awards went to Erik Bekkers and Torsten Rohlfing.

October 19, 2003:
Because BCATS is less than a week away, please do not send registration payments by mail. Instead, bring a check or money order made payable to Stanford University to the conference. If you have any questions, please send email to jessicas@stanford.edu.

October 14, 2003:
Reminder: October 15 is the last day for early registration.

October 14, 2003:
The scientific program is now available. Odd numbered posters will be presented in the morning and even numbered posters will be presented in the afternoon. Poster numbers are subject to change over the next few days. If there is a mistake in your talk or poster listing, please send email to jessicas@stanford.edu

October 10, 2003:
We are recruiting volunteers to help on the day of BCATS and during the week before the conference. If you'd like to help out for all or part of this period of time, please send email to bcats2003@email.com. Volunteers will receive recognition for their efforts in the abstract book.

October 7, 2003:
Abstract submission is now closed. If you could not submit your abstract due to circumstances beyond your control, please send email to jessicas@stanford.edu.

October 3, 2003:
The Sun Blade 2000 was delivered yesterday. Take a look at the specs here.

September 23, 2003:
We are pleased to announce that first prize for best talk will be a Sun workstation.

September 22, 2003:
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended until October 6th.

September 1, 2003:
Registration and abstract submission are now open.

August 25, 2003:
You may submit abstracts for BCATS starting September 1st.

July 17, 2003:
Peter Hunter has accepted! He will be our second keynote speaker.

June 25, 2003:
We are delighted to announce Sean Eddy as our first confirmed keynote speaker.

May 20, 2003:
Mark your calendars! BCATS 2003 will be held on Saturday October 25th, 2003. Get ready for another great symposium!

This symposium is in its fourth 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 2003 Sponsors:

Incyte SGI Sun
Hopkins and Carley Genentech Roche

Alloy Ventures Celera Diagnostics

IEEE Computer Society Computational Systems Bioinformatics Conference (CSBCON2003)
BioScience Forum Apple
  Bay Area Bioinformatics  

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