I’m not about to say there’s anything different about LIMS/Laboratory Informatics in Belgium. Well, except that I’m hearing that Brussels is some kind of hotbed for it. I’m curious to find out whether the rumor is true and, if so, what “hot” things are going on, here.
In my LinkedIn profile, I’d posted that I’m here in Belgium and would like to get together and hang out with people to talk about LIMS and Laboratory Informatics. I was hoping to get a big, noisy group together so we could solve the world’s lab informatics problems. I got a bite, it might turn out to be too far to visit each other over a meal, but I’m flexible and trying to figure out the distances. At the least, we’ll phone or e-mail, I’m sure. As those of you who know me personally are all too aware of, I just love this topic – totally obsessed with it – will talk about it with anyone, anywhere, anytime. So, I’m always excited by an opportunity to get together with people and talk about it.
Furthermore, even though I return to the US at the end of this week, I’ll be returning every once in awhile. So, for those people that are interested in sharing as much information as our brains can handle when I’m here, let’s see if we can get a little group together. Maybe it could become a regular thing, if there’s an interest.
I’ll be in Brussels, Belgium for the SmartLabs Exchange on March 17th – 18th, 2010, of course: http://www.smartlab.co.uk/ I say, of course, because I’m speaking and part of this year’s Advisory Board.