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Come Transform Research: The 2013 SLAS Annual Report



12/27/2013 8:36:01 AM

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CHICAGO – The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has just published “Come Transform Research: The 2013 SLAS Annual Report.” The complete report, which is now available at the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine at www.eln.slas.org, conveys that SLAS membership now represents 18,500 individual life science R&D professionals in 101 countries.

Financially, the Society remains sound, even with having made significant investments in technology, and its presence in Asia and in Europe during the past year. These investments solidified the Society’s platform for growth and the ongoing fulfillment of its mission, which is to serve as a global organization that exists to provide forums for education and information exchange to encourage the study of, and improve the science and practice of, laboratory automation and screening.”

“2013 was another year of momentum and milestones for SLAS,” writes CEO Gregory F. Dummer, CAE, in the 2013 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Annual Report. “Our successes were many. Our disappointments were few. As our global horizons expanded, we flexed to fit the priorities of our members. So it is with high energy and great expectations that we beckon laboratory science and technology professionals everywhere to: Come Transform Research!”

SLAS highlights from 2013 include:

- A thoughtfully reconsidered SLAS Strategic Plan

- A regionalized volunteer leadership structure

- A new office and professional team in Europe

- Increased collaborations with related scientific societies

- New programs and expanded support for the next generation of scientists

- A refreshed and reorganized website

- A new strategy for the bi-coastal U.S. rotation of the SLAS Annual Conference and Exhibition

- A membership survey to validate priority needs and interests of SLAS members

- Continued success for the Journal of Biomolecular Screening, Journal of Laboratory Automation, SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine and other SLAS programs, products and events

For more information, visit www.slas.org or contact SLAS Global Headquarters at +1.877.990.SLAS (5727) or e-mail slas@slas.org.

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is an international community of more than 15,000 individual scientists, engineers, researchers, technologists and others from academic, government and commercial laboratories. The SLAS mission is to be the preeminent global organization providing forums for education and information exchange and to encourage the study of, and improve the practice of laboratory science and technology. For more information, visit www.SLAS.org.

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