The latest news on ABRF Events & Activities
January 31, 2023
  • President’s Message:   Looking Back and Looking Forward to ABRF’s Success
  • 2023 Annual Meeting – Final Day for Best Registration Value
  • Last minute ABRF Membership Renewal Reminder
  • February 22 Town Hall:  Instilling a Culture of Collaboration and Mindfulness around Core Instrumentation
  • Regional Chapter Meetings for 2023
  • New Issue of Journal of Biomolecular Techniques
Message from the President 
Hello ABRFer’s,
It is hard to believe yet another year has passed and as I look back, I continue to be inspired by the tremendous efforts and accomplishments of our members. This past year was very productive for the ABRF that featured an annual meeting in Palm Springs that allowed our members to reconnect face-to-face and virtually. In addition, our research groups and committees were very active, and I look forward to hearing about their studies at the ABRF 2023 Annual Meeting in Boston, May 7-10. All the chapters had very successful meetings and it was exciting to see the enthusiasm from the attendees at these events. The year-round educational events were well-attended and the opportunity to have these special events outside the meeting was greatly appreciated. Honestly, I am only scratching the surface of the many accomplishments of our members over the past year. I want to thank all our members for what you have done and continue to do in support of the ABRF. 
I look forward to seeing all of you in Boston!
Kevin Knudtson
ABRF President
ABRF 2023 Annual Meeting – Act Now to be a part of the best event for Core Facility Personnel in 2023
Today is the last day to receive the best registration value for the ABRF 2023 Annual Meeting. Don’t miss out on THE meeting for Core professionals.

There’s still time to contribute to the meeting by submitting a Poster Abstract to share your latest research or the work of your Core facility with the ABRF community. Whether you’re able to attend in-person or remotely, you’ll be able to share your Poster information with those attending throughout the 2023 annual meeting.  Submit your abstract by February 15.

Finally, the Program Committee is accepting abstracts to be considered for a series of “late-breaking, new technology” sessions to add to the meeting program. These sessions are intended to feature emerging technology developments, new methods, or the latest changes for instrumentation and systems used in Core facilities. Share your proposed topic through the online abstract portal by February 22.
 ABRF Membership – Today Is The Last Day To Renew For 2023
Don’t risk missing out on being a part of ABRF this year. Today is the last day to renew your ABRF membership for 2023 and continue to have access to ABRF content and resources, including the Core Community, ABRF Research Group participation, and the best rates on ABRF events.  
February 22 Town Hall:  Instilling a Culture of Collaboration and Mindfulness around Core Instrumentation
Register today to participate in this timely session to learn more about how to grow the mindfulness of the Core user base from both a Lab and Core perspective. Hear from ABRF colleagues on their approaches to this important topic.
Connect Locally to Expand Your Network – Save the Dates for ABRF Regional Chapter Meetings In Your Area
The Organizing Committees for ABRF’s regional Chapters are finalizing plans for another set of valuable, accessible events closer to you. From Vermont to California, the 2023 Chapter event schedule will offer great ways for you to connect with your local colleagues. Visit the Chapter events page for the latest information and updates on registration and sponsorship.
Latest Issue of JBT Spotlights The Need For New Approaches To Core Facilities
From career pathways to policy proposals, the current issue of JBT includes valuable perspectives on how to reframe the discussion of the value of shared research resources and the contributions of Core personnel.  
If you have information for future ABRF Updates to share with your ABRF colleagues, please send your contributions to ABRF Updates to be included in an upcoming issue.