SLAS2017: For Government Professionals

SLAS2017 will convene in Washington, DC, from February 4-8. In connection with the DC location, the SLAS2017 Program Planning Committee has compiled an exceptional scientific program that’s especially relevant for scientists from government labs and related sectors and professionals.

Scientific Program

The SLAS2017 scientific program is composed of podium presentations (140), poster presentations, short courses and vendor-delivered workshops presented over the event's five days. Educational tracks at SLAS2017 include: Advances in Bioanalytics, Biomarkers and Diagnostics; Assay Development & Screening; Automation & High-Throughput Technologies; Cellular Technologies; Data Analytics and Informatics; Drug Target Strategies; and Micro- and Nanotechnologies. Podium sessions and posters are delivered by scientists from industry, academic and government backgrounds, and selected by the Scientific Program Committee made up of practicing scientists and researchers.

Of particular interest to government researchers are the following podium sessions:

See complete session details and plan your personalized itinerary with the SLAS2017 Event Scheduler.


Another hallmark of SLAS events is a diverse and highly regarded exhibition. The exhibition features more than 300 leading multinational product, service and technology providers who cater expressly to the life sciences market. The SLAS2017 Exhibition is a great venue to see the latest laboratory automation technology in action, to meet with product experts to discuss your specific organization's needs, and to round out your SLAS2017 educational experience. See the exhibition map and list of participating companies.


SLAS is renowned for the friendly and plentiful professional networking that takes place among attendees and between attendees, presenters and exhibitors. Whether in the hallways between sessions, on the exhibition floor, in an early morning 5k run, at meals and at daily receptions, SLAS2017 delivers unique access to subject matter experts, accomplished researchers and potential partners with whom you can build your professional network and stay connected with well beyond the conference. And all attendees are welcome to the SLAS2017 Evening Celebration at the Newseum on Tuesday, Feb. 7, which will be open exclusively for SLAS2017 participants.

Save with Group Discounts

Government employees are eligible for a discounted registration rate to attend SLAS2017. Maximize your participation — and those of your colleagues — even further by taking advantage of SLAS2017 group discounts. Each group of five individual registrants from the same organization is eligible for a group discount of 20% off each individual registration. Note: All registrants must be from the same organization and registrations must be received in the same transaction. The discount commences on the fifth registration, and each group of five registrants thereafter (10, 15, 20, etc.). Not available to attend the full event? Complimentary Exhibit Only access is available. See complete details on the SLAS2017 registration page.