Mark Your Calendar for xMAP® Connect Boston:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017!

xMAP® Connect is a Luminex sponsored user group meeting where you will hear from multiplex experts about the development of cutting-edge methods and innovative projects from the research and clinical spaces, as well as connect with fellow researchers, Luminex Partners, and Luminex specialists. In addition to the scientific sessions and posters, the day features generous breaks and a reception to network with fellow attendees.

When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Event Start: 9:30 a.m.
Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142
Map & Transportation: Click here for more information.


xMAP Connect U.S. 2017 Agenda for September 19, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Light Breakfast & Registration
9:30 a.m. 9:35 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Andy Ewing, VP Customer Experience, Luminex Corporation
9:35 a.m. 10:10 a.m. Detection of Pre-Clinical Disease Risk Using Multiplex Serum Biomarkers
Brian McFarlin, PhD, Associate Professor, University of North Texas
10:10 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Recommendations and Use for Multiplex Biomarker Assays to Support Drug Development
Paul W. Rhyne, PhD, Vice President, Bioanalytical Services, Biologics Development Services
10:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Break
Exhibits & Posters Open
11:15 a.m. 11:50 a.m. Use of xMAP® Technology to Measure Complex Immune Response to Infection in Mice
Jim Lederer, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
11:50 a.m. 12:25 p.m. Multiplexed Gene Expression Profiling with L1000
John Davis, Profiling Production Lead, Broad Institute
12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. 2:05 p.m. Customized Multigene Expression Assay for Formalin-Fixed Breast Cancer Tissues Using MAGPIX®
W. Fraser Symmans, MD, Professor and Director of Research Operations, Department of Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2:05 p.m. 2:40 p.m. Soluble Biomarker Detection in Cancer Patients Treated with Immunotherapies using xMAP® Technology
Mariano Severgnini, Senior Scientist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
2:40 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Break
Exhibits & Posters Open
3:15 p.m. 3:50 p.m. Preventive Medicine in the XXI Century: The Ganplex™ and Kimera™ Concepts by Hakken Enterprise
Gabriel Gutiérrez, MD, PhD, Scientific Coordinator, Hakken Enterprise
3:50 p.m. 4:25 p.m. Immunogenicity Profiling of Nanocarriers
Mahmoud Elsabahy, PhD, Assistant Director, Laboratory for Synthetic-Biologic Interactions, Texas A&M University
4:25 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Sherry Dunbar, PhD, MBA, Senior Director, Global Scientific Affairs, Luminex Corporation
5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception


We’re hosting a networking social event following xMAP Connect. Connect with your colleagues over cocktails and appetizers at the Boston Marriott Cambridge at 5:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!


Hotel booking at the discounted rate is now closed for xMAP Connect 2017.

To reserve rooms at the Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel outside of the xMAP Connect event, which is based on availability, call Marriott Central Reservations directly at 1-888-236-2427.

Scientific Posters

Attendees of xMAP Connect have the opportunity to present a multiplexing poster. Please note the deadline for abstract submission has passed.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Prepare a presentation title. The title you submit should be suitable for published material.
  • Abstract text is limited to 3,000 characters total (including title, author, etc.) not including spaces.
  • Include in the abstract:
    1. background and aim
    2. methods
    3. results
    4. conclusions
  • Please ensure the submission has been approved by all authors.
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to be present at xMAP Connect on September 19, 2017, should your abstract be selected.

Thank you for joining us at xMAP Connect 2017

If you were not able to attend this year's event, we hope you'll be able to join us next year.

Are you interested in presenting at next year’s event or being featured in one of our publications?
Let us know!