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AR-BIC First annual conference - March 11-12, 2015

Statehouse Convention Center, Caraway Room
101 S. Spring Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 USA

Conference Logistics:
Julie LaRue, Senior Project Manager
Arkansas Research Alliance
1125 Oak Street
Conway, AR 72032
501-450-7818 (office); 501-269-8935 (cell)

Scientific Liaison:
Weida Tong, Ph.D. Email -
Director of Center for Bioinformatics
FDA/National Center for Toxicological Research
3900 NCTR Road
Jefferson, AR 72079-9502


Registration: No registration cost, but you must register. Please download the registration form: Microsoft Word  or PDF and E-mail it to Julie Larue.

Lodging: Room costs will be paid 100% for the evening of March 11. Reservations will be made by Julie LaRue; intent to reserve a room MUST be communicated to by February 17.

MCBIOS Meeting: The AR-BIC conference was scheduled to dovetail with the Midsouth Computational Biology & Bioinformation Society (MCBIOS) 12th Annual Meeting March 13th & 14th. The MCBIOS meeting immediately follows the AR-BIC Conference. Late registrations will be accepted the morning of March 13th at the MCBIOS meeting registration desk.

AR-BIC Poster Session: Those wishing to display posters for the AR-BIC poster session March 11 – 12 can also display at the MCBIOS session; arrangements will be made to identify them and transport them to the appropriate venue. Poster information and intent to display at MCBIOS XII should go to Julie Larue and Shraddha Thakkar. Poster will be available prior to the reception, as well as the day of the conference.


Schedule summary - Click here for detailed schedule

Wednesday, March 11: Arkansas Research Alliance Reception and Poster Session 5:00 to 9:00 PM
Statehouse Convention Center, Caraway Room

  • 5:00 – 9:00 PM Registration desk open
  • 5:00 – 6:30 PM Poster Session
  • 6:30 – 9:00 PM Welcome Reception (Hors d’oeuvres provided; cash bar)

Thursday, March 12: AR-BIC Conference 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Statehouse Convention Center, Caraway Room

  • 7:00 AM - Coffee service and light breakfast available
  • 8:00 AM - Conference begins
  • 10:00 AM - Break with snacks and beverages provided
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch provided
  • 2:30 PM - Break with snacks and beverages provided
  • 5:30 - Adjourn

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AR-BIC Steering Committee:

  • Arkansas State University (ASU): Andy Sustich and Xuizhen Huang
  • Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA): Jerry Adams, Art Norris and Julie LaRue
  • National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR): Weida Tong, Shraddha Thakkar and Roger Perkins
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (UAF): Rick McMullen and Cynthia Sagers
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR): Abhijit Bhattacharyya and Jeff Connelly
  • University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS): Charlotte Hobbs
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB): Karl Walker and Jessie Walker
Meeting Organizers:

Disclaimer: Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by the food and Drug Administration through grant 1R13FD005304-01, views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does any mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organization imply endorsement by the United States Government.