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Security and Crisis Communication Conference
-Just around the corner!-

Space is limited to 65 registrants 

Our 4th Annual Security and Crisis Communications Conference will take place Thursday September 28, 2017 from 8:30am-4:30pm at Century Square in downtown Seattle.

One key theme of this conference will be Active Shooter preparation.  Conference planners are working with staff from the University of Washington Police Department and Seattle Pacific University Security to draw upon their significant experience and their resources to enable attendees to attendees to plan for these unthinkable events.
The full program for the conference is:

Time                Topic/Speakers
8.30am            Registration opens (Refreshments available)
9.00am            Conference opens
9.05am            Lessons from the Seattle Pacific University Shooting
Cheryl Michaels Associate Director Safety and Security, Seattle Pacific University

11.00am          Preparing your Staff, Clients, Students and Visitors for the Nightmare                                Scenario
John Vinson Chief of Police, University of Washington
1.30pm            Activist and Security Updates
Cody Kantner Information Network Associates, Inc. (INA, Inc.)

2.30pm            Public Outreach for Improved Security
Ken Gordon Executive Director, NWABR, Jen Wroblewski Public Engagement Manager, NWABR and Chris Braunger Communications Manager, Washington National Primate Research Center
3.45pm            The Dangers of Living Out Your Life Online
Aimee Rachunok Linda Montgomery Investigations, Inc. (LMI, Inc.)

4.30pm            Close

Clinical Research Professional Conference
October 2, 2017 

NWABR is launching a new professional conference in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (PNWACRP) and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS). We are proud to offer this new conference on Monday October 2, 2017 at Volney Auditorium at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood.

Who should attend? This conference is designed for clinical research professionals whose work ensures the ongoing integrity of research within their institutions.

Cost:  The cost for this one day conference is $95* for NWABR, ACRP and ITHS members/staff and $125 for non-members.  This fee covers lunch, refreshments, a conference pack, slides and other background materials and CE credits. 
The full program for the conference is: 

Time                Topic/Speakers
8.00am            Registration opens (Refreshments available)
8.30am            Conference opens
8.35am            Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives
Vinay Prasad Assistant Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
10.15am          IND Basics
Jill Herendeen Senior Director Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacyclics, an Abbvie Company  
11.05am          Fix your study problems for good:  Root cause analysis/CAPA in clinical research.
Mandy Morneault Manager of Regulatory Knowledge and Training, ITHS
  1.00pm            After lunch wakeup - Gyrokinesis - prepare your mind and body to integrate with the world.
Tammy Gibson Issaquah Fitness
1.20pm            Engaging and Keeping Millennials in the Workforce
Ingrid Bell Human Resources Manager, IDRI
2.15pm            The Regulations Are Changing
Mitchell Parrish Vice President of Legal Affiars, Kinetiq and Dominic Chiarelli Manager Legal Affairs, Kinetiq 
  3.15pm            Preparing for an GCP Audit
Nancy Porrino Cycling Through Clinical Research, LLC
4.00pm            The Research Clinic: A Training Tool for New and Experienced Professionals (each registrant will receive a copy of the Research Clinic DVD)
Ken Gordon Executive Director, NWABR  
4.30pm            Close

We thank Virginia Mason for making this conference space available to us!
The Opioid Emergency: How did this happen and where do we go from here?
         October 3, 2017

Spokane Community Conversation
Facilitated by Dr. Matt Layton, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, WSU                Photo credit: socialistappeal.org

The opioid emergency has been front and center in both Spokane and the nation.  Join local expert and physician Dr. Matt Layton from WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine for an evening of understanding the opioid emergency and discussing innovative solutions to help our community. Held at O'Doherty's Irish Grille, come and enjoy food and drinks during this informal Conversation.

Jennifer Wroblewski | NWABR | (206) 957-3337 | engagement @nwabr.org | nwabr.org