12th annual Northeast Regional Life Sciences Core Directors (NERLSCD)

Revitalizing your Core with new Technology and Service Opportunities


The twelfth annual Northeast Regional Life Sciences Core Directors (NERLSCD) 2017 Meeting will be held October 25-27, 2017,  at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, NJ,  hosted by Rutgers University.
The NERLSCD meeting (often called the NERDS meeting) is an outstanding regional forum for core facility administrators, directors, managers and staff to network with colleagues, to learn about biotechnology advances and their applications, and to discuss the challenges of implementing shared research resources.
Keynote talks from Dr. Pratip Chattopadhyay, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Amit Verma, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Early registration discount deadline: September 22, 2017

Meeting registration deadline: October 23, 2017
(Note: Registration after October 6, 2017 will result in your names not appearing in the attendee list on the program)
Hotel reservation deadline to receive conference rate: October 4, 2017
Travel Award deadline: September 22, 2017
Abstract submission deadline: October 6, 2017(abstracts submitted after this day will not be included in the printed program)
Poster file submission deadline: October 10, 2017

Access the conference website HERE!


Most events will be at: 

Heldrich Hotel 
10 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 729-4670

A conference rate of $179 per night is available from Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 to Saturday, October 28th, 2017. Reservations must be made by October 4, 2017. You must reference the NERLSCD 2017 meeting when you call or register online at the link below to receive the conference rate.


 Room upgrades such as suites and club-level rooms are available but must be booked separately through the Heldrich.  Please contact Heldrich Hotel Reservations at 1-866-609-4700 and reference NERLSCD 2017 Conference to arrange for these upgraded rooms in conjunction with the meeting.  If you have any other questions regarding hotel registration please contact Susan Bartko Bartko@dls.rutgers.edu

** All room reservations must be made by October 4, 2017**


The Heldrich Hotel is a short walk from the New Brunswick Amtrak/NJT stop with connections to Newark Airport.