Join us for the OpenSpecimen Annual Meet (USA Edition) of learning, sharing and networking with OpenSpecimen community and developers at Krishagni.

The sessions are designed for new and experienced users. The agenda includes training sessions, workshops, and talks from other centers using OpenSpecimen.

Registration and Agenda


Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, 1717 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

(Booking URL will be emailed upon registration.)

Registration Form


Day 1: Agenda - Nov 11

Registration and breakfast9:00 -9.30 am
Introductory talk
* New features developed in last year
* Introduction of adopters and how they are using OpenSpecimen
9:30 - 10:30 amSrikanth Adiga
Break10.30 - 10.45 am
Training: New features developed in 201910:45 - 12:00 pmPoornima Govindrao
Lunch12:00 - 1:00 pm
Workshop: Longitudinal clinical studies
* Preparing kits
* Multi-site study management
* New Clinician role
* Collecting specimens at clinics
* Shipping specimens to collection centers and processing
1:00 - 2:00 pmPoornima Govindrao
Adopters round table2:00 - 3:15 pmAdopters will talk about usage of OpenSpecimen
Break3:15 - 3:30 pm
* Managing supplies
* New Project Tracker plugin
* Dropdown manager
3:30 - 4:30 pmSrikanth Adiga
Networking event and dinner5:00 - 8:00 pm

Day 2: Agenda - Nov 12

Integrations workshop:
* REDCap, EPIC and others
* How to configure?
* How to use APIs to build custom integrations?
9:00 - 10:00 am
Srikanth Adiga
Training: Hands-on session for JSON configuration. Bring your local workflow requirements and learn how to configure it in OpenSpecimen.10:30 - 12:00 pmPoornima Govindrao
Lunch12:00 - 1:00 pm
Training: Reporting

Building advanced queries, pivot tables dashboards and new features.
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Poornima Govindrao
OpenSpecimen Quiz
Exciting prizes to win!
2.00 - 2.30 pmAll
Roadmap, feedback and anything else.2:30 - 3:00 pmSrikanth Adiga

Day 3/4: Super-user Training - Nov 13 and 14

The superuser training is a hands-on program for a small batch of students covering all modules of OpenSpecimen with personal attention. It is best suited for new users and old-timers who would like to get trained on the new features.

With many new features getting added in every release, this gives an opportunity to master the new features and also go over any site specific implementation difficulties.

The modules covered will be:

  1. User roles and management
  2. Configuring collection protocol (participant vs specimen centric protocols)
  3. Configuring storage containers
  4. Collecting participants and specimens data
  5. Reporting, Dashboards and Catalogs
  6. Specimen distribution
  7. Plugins of interest (e.g., TMA, Gel, Project tracker, etc)
  8. Anything else of interest