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Call for 18th Annual BioExpo Mentors
Conferences and Events
2017 Crossing the I's Conferences in Portland, OR (November 7) and Spokane, WA (November 14)
Do not miss this incredible synthesis of hot topics affecting all the "I's." Our Crossing the I's Conference Series combines the core material covered in traditional IACUC, IRB and IBC conferences and delivers this material in an accessible way, with plenty of time for networking, small group discussions and information sharing.

Institutional Biosafety Committee Conference-Risk Assessment
Save the date! January 23, 2018 

Our Annual Institutional Biosafety Committee Conference will take place January 23, 2018 from 9:00am-4:45pm at The Laurel Place in north Seattle.

Join your colleagues, excellent speakers and keynote speaker, Dr. Lois Zitzow, for a day of best practices and networking around IBC issues, especially risk assessment.  Dr. Zitzow, MS, DVM, DACLAM is the Director, University Research Animal Resources at the University of Georgia.

Annual IACUC Regional Education Conference  
February 27, 2018 

This leading regional conference is designed by volunteers in the field who passionately care about the ethical use of animals in research.  Content will meet the needs of both new and experienced practitioners. We are proud to offer this long-standing conference on February 27, 2018 at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA just north of Seattle.
Monday February 26, 2018  
  • 9AM IACUC Administrators and Chairs Meeting, Invitation Only
  • 12:30PM Bridging the Gap UW Facility Tour, limited to 20 people
  • 4PM Networking Reception, all welcome
Tuesday February 27, 2018
  • 8AM-5PM Conference, limited to 200 people 
  • 5PM-6/6:30PM Traffic-Reducer Networking Reception 
Cost: Registration fees range from $295-$475 depending on NWABR membership status and the number in your party. 
CE Credits:  NWABR is anticipating that attendees will be awarded at least 7.0 hours of CE credits towards CIP recertification for participating in this conference.

Stem Cell Clinics
Community Conversation Seattle
November 28, 2017
  Join Dr. Erica Jonlin, UW Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine, to tackle the emergence of stem cell clinics.  Are their treatment claims trustworthy? Safe? Should consumers have the right to try them, or should they be more heavily regulated?

If you'd like to SPONSOR the series in one or more of our sites, contact Jen Wroblewski and reap the benefits of added visibility in this network.

Learn more and register
NWABR Calls to Action
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Mentors needed for 2018 BioExpo

The planning for the 2018 BioExpo is now underway!
The Expo is a program for High School students to "show what they know and are able to do" in biotechnology, biomedicine and bioethics. Teachers and students are now enrolling in the Expo. See the NWABR website for more details.  
One of the unique features of Expo is that we pair an Expo student with a mentor from the scientific community.   We are currently enrolling mentors. If you are interested please sign up using this link.
If you have any questions about the Expo please contact Janis Wignall, BioExpo Manager.
Jennifer Wroblewski | NWABR | (206) 957-3337 | engagement @nwabr.org | nwabr.org