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Spotlight on Security and Crisis Communication Conference September 28
Call for Topics and Speakers for Crossing the I's and IACUC Conferences
IRB Conference a Success  
Participate in a Survey Based Research Study, Help a Graduate Student 
Conferences and Events
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

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.

The newest of NWABR's conference lineup will address:
  • Ending medical reversals
  • Root cause analysis
  • Engaging and keeping millennials in the workforce
  • Preparing for a Good Clinical Practice audit
  • The Research Clinic: a training tool for new and experienced professionals
  • Legal & Regulatory updates, e.g., single IRB and new rule, ICH E6 (R2)
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.
*Please contact Ken Gordon for discount codes

We thank Virginia Mason for making conference space available to us!

Conferences Seek Topic Ideas for 2017-2018

We are looking for topic suggestions for the 2017-2018 Conference season.  We value you, our members, and want each conference to be valuable to you and your stakeholders.

Crossing the I's November 7 (Portland, OR) and 14 (Spokane, WA) 2017
Our Crossing the I's Conference 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. Communicate your topic and speaker preferences with Ken Gordon, our Executive Director.

IACUC, February 28, 2018, Seattle
This leading regional conference is designed for IACUC Committee members, veterinarians, animal techs and researchers.  The members of the Planning Committee passionately care about the ethical use of animals in research and will be designing this conference to meet the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.  Please communicate your topic and speaker preferences with Ken Gordon, our Executive Director.

IRB Conference a Success

NWABR hosted 166 people in Seattle on July 13, 2017 at its annual IRB conference "Staying Ahead: Disruption & Ethics Review". A further 55 people joined the conference from around the world attending the event through the live broadcast webinar.  Feedback from the event has been universally positive with one unsolicited attendee telling us:
I want to thank you both for inviting me to the conference yesterday.  I was unfortunately unable to get down for Seatac yesterday (and heard traffic was horrendous in both directions) but watched the entire event via the webinar.  The discussions were fascinating.  I particularly enjoyed Stephen's (Rosenfeld) panel discussion, the discussion by the journalist from Minneapolis (Gary Schwitzer), and the immune-oncology talk (Eslie Dennis).  The others were all excellent as well, and I feel like I learned quite a lot.  The technology team did a fantastic job with filming the webinar, including intermittent glimpses of so many of you.  Please pass on my appreciation . . . for arranging such a great conference.

Stay tuned for updates on next year's IRB Conference in July 2018
Help a Graduate Student, Participate in her Research

Sarah Nelson, a PhD student at the University of Washington, is seeking volunteers to help pre-test a survey instrument about direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing for her dissertation research. Volunteers will take the survey and give verbal feedback during and after. The process will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour and could occur remotely or in person, depending on volunteer preferences and location. She is looking for volunteers who have done a DTC genetic test (e.g., 23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA) and who are not genetics professionals/experts. If interested, please email Sarah Nelson for more information.
Jennifer Wroblewski | NWABR | (206) 957-3337 | engagement @nwabr.org | nwabr.org