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Other Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

September 15, 2017

Diabetes and Genetics: A Researcher’s Quest, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington , CT

Kicking off the series is Michael Stitzel, Ph.D., diabetes researcher at The Jackson Laboratory, who is studying the genetic variants in type 2 diabetes. The discussion, Diabetes and Genetics: A Researcher’s Quest, is set for September 15 at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington. Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is located at
10 Discovery Drive
Farmington , CT 06032 

Advance tickets are $8 per adult or $5 for students and The Children's Museum members.
Tickets at the door will be $10 each.
The url to register:

***Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Subsequent discussions will take place on December 15March 16 and June 15 and will be located at The Children's Museum, at 950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT. For more information about the Community Health Discussion Series or future events,

Tickets are non-refundable. If you purchase a student ticket, please be prepared to show your School ID at the door.

November 3-6, 2016

NABT 2016 Professional Development Conference, Denver Sheraton-Downtown, Denver, CO

Join other leaders in biology and life science education for four days of renowned speakers, hands-on workshops, informative sessions and special events that you can't get anywhere else! Check out for more information.

June 13-16, 2017

39th Annual ABLE Workshop/Conference at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

The 39th annual ABLE conference will be held June 13-16, 2017 at the University of Wisconsin ( in Madison, the state capitol, which is situated on an isthmus between two beautiful lakes, Mendota and Monona. ABLE participants will spend their conference time in the labs and classrooms of the Zoology and Botany departments. The focus of ABLE is to improve the undergraduate biology laboratory experience by promoting the development and dissemination of interesting, innovative, and reliable laboratory exercises.

Each conference brings together a group of selected presenters with about 200 participants from university and college biology departments throughout Canada and the U.S. In three very full days, the participants are actively involved in four 3-hour “hands on” workshops and several shorter “mini” workshops. The workshop presenters provide all of the essential information and experiences that the potential user of the laboratory would require in order to “take it home” and use the exercise in their own teaching program. The workshops are published in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, the conference’s peer-reviewed proceedings published by ABLE available online.

Photos from Previous Events, Conferences and Workshops

June 12, 2015

Tour of Urban Oaks Organic Farm

March 15, 2014

Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) Eastern Regional Conference

October 18, 2013

Western New England Biology Educator’s Workshop






October 25, 2013

2013 OBTA Lecture Reception

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