The latest news on ABRF Events & Activities
June 15, 2021
Message from the President 
Hi ABRFers,
The ABRF is one of the 29 member societies of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).  
As a FASEB member, we have a seat at the table to influence scientific policy and advocacy in urging Congress to provide sustainable and predictable federal funding for scientific research. The FASEB Shared Resource Task force, co-chaired by Drs. Sheenah Mische and Nick Ambulos, have been working to identify barriers and opportunities for policy change to enhance the shared resources enterprise.
On Thursday June 17th, 1 – 4 pm (ET), a FASEB Shared Resource Roundtable will be convened. The roundtable will be an opportunity to provide feedback about the Task Force’s recommendations outlined in the attached report and listen to other perspectives on the development of policies, strategies, and best practices necessary to sustain our nation’s critical shared resources. The roundtable will be available through LiveStream. I hope you will be able to attend to learn more about the policy recommendations and proposals to enhance the recognition and support for core facilities.
Upcoming Events
ABRF June Member Virtual Town Hall 
Performance Management in Core Facilities
Mary Winn, Van Andel Institute
President, ABRF MWACD Chapter
Co-Chair, ABRF DEI Council 
Register here.
ABRF 2022: Submit Your Content Proposal Today
The 2022 ABRF Annual Meeting Program Committee welcomes proposals for next year’s meeting. Submit your suggestions through this online portal by June 30 to be a part of next year’s meeting.
New JBT Article
View articles from the current issue of the Journal of Biomolecular Techniques, including: Organizing core facilities as force multipliers: strategies for research universities, Michael E. Zwick, April 2021
2021 ABRF Annual Meeting Sample: Core-Casting
2021 ABRF Annual Meeting Sample: Core-Casting
The 2021 ABRF Virtual Annual Meeting included a wide range of timely updates and presentations on current developments in research and technologies used throughout core facilities.  Access the recording of this valuable session or view the slide presentation to learn more.
Chapters' Corner: MAD SSCi & NERLSCD Updates
MAD SSCi. 2021 virtual annual meeting in 12 parts: next sessions: Tuesday, July 13: 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET. Choose from Single Cell Cores: Service Models and Best Practices orVisual Communication Skills for Core Facilities. Register here.
NERLSCD 2021in-person – November 3-5, Portsmouth, NH. Mark your calendars for the return of ABRF events in person. Program and registration details will be available soon. Limited sponsorship opportunities available.
Volunteers Wanted: ABRF Research Groups & Committees
Volunteers are invited to contribute to the success of ABRF through one its ongoing Research Groups or Committees. Whether you’re interested in answering a specific research question or helping to develop new programs, resources, or activities for ABRF members, ABRF welcomes your help. Learn more about you can benefit from participating with your ABRF colleagues.
If you have information for a future ABRF Update to share with your ABRF colleagues, please send your contributions to ABRF Update to be included in an upcoming issue.