Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting

The fall meeting of the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Consortium will be held on September 30 through October 2 as three days of virtual sessions using Zoom. The meeting brings together investigators, NIH staff, and our EPC (external program consultants) to further the goals of the consortium.

The Metabolomics Consortium Coordinating Center is organizing this meeting. Please send Inquiries to m3c-exec-l@lists.ufl.edu


Registration helps us organize attendee lists and conduct capacity planning for the Zoom meeting and virtual poster session. Please register at EventBrite:

Virtual Posters and Progress Reports

On Thursday, October 1st, there will be poster discussions. In preparation for this session, please review the posters available at: https://people.metabolomics.info/nih-fall-2020


Wednesday September 30, 2020
11:00 – 11:05 amWelcome and Program Overview (Rick Yost, M3C)
11:05 – 12:25 pmSession 1: Panel Discussion: Enabling Technologies to Drive Compound ID (Moderator: Tim Garrett, M3C)
12:25 – 12:40 pmBreak
12:40 – 2:00 pmSession 2: Panel Discussion: Integrating Software Tools for Compound ID (Moderator: Matt Merritt, M3C)
Thursday October 1, 2020
11:00 – 12:00 pmSession 1: Keynote presentation: “Augmenting Mass Spectrometry with High-Resolution Ion Mobility Separations” (Dick Smith, PNNL)
12:00 – 1:00 pmSession 2: Reports on Collaborative Projects (Moderator: TBD)
(Tracking Unknows in NMDR, Common Datasets for Benchmarking, Unknown Lipids + Internal Standards, and QM Modeling and Cloud vs HPC)
1:00 – 1:15 pmBreak
1:15 – 2:15 pmSession 3: Poster discussions (5 breakout rooms)
Friday October 2, 2020
11:00 – 12:00 pmSession 1:
Two tracks – (1) EPC closed session & (2) Workgroup discussions
12:00 – 1:00 pmSession 2:
Two tracks – (1) EPC with NIH leadership & (2) Workgroup discussions continue
1:00 – 1:15 pmBreak
1:15 – 2:15 pmEPC meeting with NIH and PIs

How will the virtual meeting work?

The virtual annual meeting will operate on Zoom and be similar to any in-person meeting. Presentations are assembled in sessions according to a theme. A moderator coordinates each session. Session presentations are presented live during the meeting in webinar style.

As with in-person conferences, there will also be a dedicated period for questions and discussion after the presentations. Participants will be able to use a Q&A box (similar to a chat) to ask questions during, and right after, the presentations. The session’s chairperson will then select a few questions, depending on the time allocated for the discussion, and will read them to the presenter, who will be able to answer verbally during the session. The presenter will also be able to answer, after her/his session, any remaining questions through the Q&A box.

Poster presentations are pre-recorded and available for review prior to the virtual meeting here https://people.metabolomics.info/nih-fall-2020. Those presenting posters should be virtually present for the poster session on October 1st in order to answer questions and participate in the discussion. 

Unless otherwise advised by participants, all the sessions will be fully recorded and made available for watching online, only to those who have registered, during the conference and after. This will allow participants in less favorable time zones or life situations to catch up with content.