14th SLO-CRO Waters Users Meeting 2017, 3rd Pharmaceutical Executive Forum, 1st Informatics Forum


ahead is our 14th Waters Users' Meeting, which will be held from 15 to 17 November 2017 in Hotel Park, Bled, Slovenia.

Traditionally, during the WUM we will represent a set of interesting and instructive lectures and workshops. This year too, the meeting is composed of three-day lectures, which are divided by days according to the field of work.

Wednesday 15.11.2017 - we will introduce latest trends and news related to liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. We will emphasize new developments in analytical techniques, like in 2D and MS tandem quadrupole technologies. We will speak about Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) and QbD approach in analytical method development with emphasis on Data Integrity and related software solutions from Waters Corporation.

Thursday - Biopharma Day 16.11.2017 - we will introduce Waters complete solutions for characterisation of biosimilars. In addition new configuration of Acquity H-Class UPLC coupled with Wyatt MALS detection will be introduced for SEC analytics. After lectures we will continue with Hands-on laboratory workshop, where you will be able to see the configuration "live".

Friday 17.11.2017 - we will focus on food and environmental analysis solutions, with emphasis on sample preparation techniques that will ease your daily sample preparation with complex matrix samples. Hands-on SPE workshop will follow, where participants will experience true sample prep world.

One-day participation on all lectures is free of charge. We will organize daily transfer from Ljubljana and Zagreb.

*During he event, we will organise laboratory workshops and Empower Hands-on workshop:

  • Wednesday, 15.11.2017 - Empower Hands-on workshop: S/N Empower Capabilities
  • Thursday, 16.11.2017 - Empower Hands-on workshop: Data Processing
  • Thursday, 16.11.2017 - Biopharma Hands-on laboratory workshop: H-Class BIO+MALS uDawn
  • Thursday, 16.11.2017 - NuGenesis Clinics Hands-on Session
  • Thursday, 16.11.2017 - Arc method transfer Tips&Tricks Hands-on laboratory workshop
  • Friday, 17.11.2017 - Empower Hands-on workshop: Custom fields
  • Friday, 17.11.2017 - MassLynx Clinics Hands-on Session

 *Some workshops are payable. Check Registration Form for details. Number of participants for Empower workshops is limited to 10, all others are limited to maximum of 15 participants. 

In addition we will organize also: 

Thursday, 16.11.2017 - 3rd Pharmaceutical Executive Forum, dedicated for department and laboratory heads and coordinators, who are responsible to secure regulated laboratory environment and have to follow latest regulations. Special topic will be focused on Data Integrity solutions from Waters Corporation and complete informatics platform vision for next five years, which will enable users to be fully compliant in demanding validated environment.

Friday 17.11.2017 - This year's New event is 1st Informatics Forum which is focused on topics relevant to IT specialists and developers, who`s responsibilities include providing adequate IT infrastructure in regulated and validated environment. After lectures are finished, roundtable discussion will be organized to discuss also customer`s expectactions for CDS in near future.

We expect your Registration no later than November, 8th, 2017.

Please send completed Registration Form from the link below, by e-mail:

Do not hesitate to contact us for additional questions.


We are looking forward to see you at Bled!

Team Labtim & Instrumentalia


WUM - Agenda
Wednesday, 15.11.2017 
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:40 Welcome: Herbert Ottner, Waters Corporation  
10:40-10:50 Introduction - Labtim & Instrumentalia: Boštjan Bavdek, Nina Rejc, Labtim and Instrumentalia
10:50-11:10 ALCOA: Is data integrity a challenge? Boštjan Bavdek, Labtim
11:10-11:30 LC News - Method transfer between LC platforms: Rainer Rozenich, Waters Corporation
11:30-11:50 QDa as MS tool for QC routine analysis: Matthias Riettdorf, Waters Corporation  
11:50-12:00 Customer Success Story - QDa in Daily Routine
12:00-12:30 Overview of Waters' consumables web online tools: Mario Boras, Waters Corporation  
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:20 Sotax Solutions for Your Laboratory: Ramsey Khinda, Sotax
14:20-14:40 Method development QbD approach: Rainer Rozenich, Waters Corporation
14:40-15:20 Latest trends in impurity profiling using 2D-MS: Isabelle Francois, Waters Corporation
15:20-15:45 NuGenesis Lab Management System as Data Repository Tool: Peter Gruener, Waters Corporation
15:45-16:00 Coffee break - discussion
16:30-19:00 Social event
19:30- Dinner - Bled Castle

Thursday, 16.11.2017 
Lectures - Biopharma Day
09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:50 Sample Preparation: Benedikt Haag from Chemspeed
09:50-10:10 LC Based Solutions for Biopharma separations: Rainer Rozenich, Waters Corporation
10:10-10:25 Customer presentation: Irena Trbojević Akmačić from Genos
10:25-10:45 Comprehensive optimisation of SEC/SEC-MALS methods for protein aggregation: Katharina Haak, Wyatt Technology
10:45-11:15 Application of LC-MS for routine pepptide mapping: Rainer Rozenich, Waters Corporation
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Deep characterisation of your biotherapeutics: Laetitia Denbigh, Waters Corporation
12:00-12:30 How can HDX-MS help biosimilar`s developers: Laetitia Denbigh, Waters Corporation
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Roundtable discussion: Laetitia Denbigh, Waters Corporation
  - Biopharma applications in daily routine: Laetitia Denbigh, Waters Corporation
  - 2D in Biopharma: Isabelle Francois, Waters Corporation
  - SEC Columns - Tips & Tricks: Mario Boras, Waters Corporation
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-20:00 Free time
20:30- Dinner - Panorama Restaurant
Thursday, 16.11.2017 
Empower & MALS & UHPLC Arc method transfer Workshops
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:15 Empower Hands-on workshop - Data Processing: Matej Rus, Labtim
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Empower Hands-on workshop - Data Processing: Matej Rus, Labtim
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00  Empower Hands-on workshop - Data Processing: Matej Rus, Labtim
Laboratory 1 - Hall PRESEREN I
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Biopharma Hands-on workshop: H-Class BIO+MALS uDawn: Rainer Rozenich, Waters Corporation and Katharina Haak, Wyatt Technology
Laboratory 2 - Hall PRESEREN II
10:00-11:15 NuGenesis Clinics Hands-on session Part I.: Peter Gruener, Waters Corporation and Simon Slejko, Labtim
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 NuGenesis Clinics Hands-on session Part II.: Peter Gruener, Waters Corporation and Simon Slejko, Labtim
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00  UHPLC Arc method transfer Tips&Tricks: Gordan Dinter, Labtim
17:00-20:00 Free time
20:30- Dinner - Panorama Restaurant
Thursday, 16.11.2017 
Pharmaceutical Executive Forum
4th floor; Hall JENKO
09:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:20 Optimisation of Analytical Methods/Consulting in Validated Environment: Boštjan Bavdek and Gordan Dinter, Labtim
10:20-10:50 How to Report Your Laboratory Metrics with EDS 365? Ioan Tifrea, Waters Corporation
10:50-11:15 Is Analysis of a "New" Combined API Drug Delivery Systems an Obstacle or Challenge? 
Isabelle Francois, Waters Corporation
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Data Integrity Challenges: Heather Longden, Waters Corporation
12:00-12:30 Where Do You Want to Be in The Future? Water`s IT Platform Vision Till 2022: Joe Kildunne, Waters Corporation
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Scary no.483? - Roundateble discussion Topics: Bostjan Bavdek, Simon Slejko, Labtim & Joe Kildunne, Heather Longden, Ioan Tifrea, Peter Gruner, Waters Corporation
  - Reviewing information stored in Empower Audit Trails
  - Things you Forgot or Didn't know about Empower
  - Empower and Nugenesis – The Power of Two
15:30-16:00 Coffee break - discussion
16:00-20:00 Free time
20:30- Dinner - Panorama Restaurant

Friday, 17.11.2017 
10:00-10:30  Registration
10:30-10:50 Benefits of Solid Phase Extraction in Sample Preparation: Gordan Dinter, Labtim
10:50-11:20 Making life easier using SPE sample preparation on complex food matrices: Hazel Dickson, Waters Corporation
11:20-11:30 Determination of Fipronil and its Sulfone Metabolite in Eggs by LC-MS/MS Using a Modified QuEChERS Method: Hazel Dickson, Waters Corporation
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:10 Achieve maximum efficiency and selectivity with the suitable LC column: Mario Boras, Waters Corporation
12:10-12:45 Reproducible, ultimate sensitivity quantitation with tandem MS detector: Matthias Rietdorf, Waters Corporation
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) - Practical workshop: Gordan Dinter, Labtim
Friday, 17.11.2017 
Empower Workshop
10:00-10:30  Registration
10:30-11:30 Empower Hands-on workshop - Custom fields: Matej Rus, Labtim
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:45 Empower Hands-on workshop - Custom fields: Matej Rus, Labtim
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Empower Hands-on workshop - Custom fields: Matej Rus, Labtim
Friday, 17.11.2017 
MassLynx Clinics
Laboratory 1; Hall PRESEREN I
10:00-10:30  Registration
10:30-11:30 MassLynx Clinics Hands-on Session Part I.: Simon Slejko, Dragana Božič, Labtim
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:30 MassLynx Clinics Hands-on Session Part II.: Simon Slejko, Dragana Božič, Labtim
Friday, 17.11.2017 
Informatics Forum
4th floor; Hall JENKO
10:00-10:30  Registration
10:30-12:45 Deploying Waters Informatics Products on Tomorrows IT Infrastructures Topics: Joe Kildunne, Heather Longden, Ioan Tifrea, Peter Gruener, Waters Corporation, Boštjan Bavdek, Simon Slejko, Labtim
- UNIFI: The Future is Now
  - Basic Foundation for Electronic Records, Data Integrity, and Regulatory Expectations
  - Empower FR4 Product Update: What's New
  - Empower and NuGenesis: The Power of Two
  - Stability Protocol Management and Testing with NuGenesis
12:45-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Informatics Forum - Roundtable discussion: Heather Longden, Ioan Tifrea, Waters Corporation
  Voice of the Customer: Future Directions for Empower


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