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Staying Ahead: Disruption & Ethics Review, Annual IRB Conference July 13th

The agenda is nearly complete for our July 13, 2017 Annual IRB Conference, co-presented  with Quorum Review IRB and WIRB. 


Register now, either for the full live conference or attending via webinar.  
Live conference, NWABR member 
Live conference, group of 10+, 
NWABR member 
Live conference, non-member 
Webinar, group of 10+ 
Full Rate  $350  $295  $475   $150 $250 

See entire agenda, learn more and register 
Security and Crisis Communication Conference
Save the date! 

Our 4th Annual Security and Crisis Communications Conference will take place Thursday September 28, 2017 at Century Square in downtown Seattle.

New! Clinical Research Professional Conference
October 2, 2017 

Thank you to the 166 people who responded to our recent survey about offering a Clinical Research Professional Conference in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association for Clinical Research Professionals (PNWACRP). We are proud to offer this new conference on Monday October 2, 2017 at Volney Auditorium at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

The newest of NWABR's conference lineup will address:
  • Communication for successful trials (site qualifications, start-up, ongoing activity and closeout)
  • Legal & Regulatory updates, e.g., single IRB and new rule, ICH E6 (R2)
  • Sponsor or FDA audits
  • Building and retaining quality programs, e.g., handoff's, amendments
  • E-consent and reconsent

Community Conversation Reflection

Thanks to facilitator Brian Minalga, Office of HIV/AIDS Network Coordination at Fred Hutch

It has been more than 35 years since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was identified. Hard won, grassroots community activism led to formal research efforts to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS. Anti-retroviral therapies have saved millions of lives and the drug Truvada, a Pre-Exposure Prophylaxix (PrEP) medication, has begun to curb the spread of the virus as well. Approximately 100,000 Americans have used Truvada to prevent HIV since its approval in 2012. In late 2016, King County was the first... Read more
NWABR Announcements
NWABR Celebrates the 2017 Student Bio Expo Winners
3rd place awardees from Tesla HS 2017

The 17th Annual NWABR Student Bio Expo was held on Friday May 19, 2017 at Shoreline Community College. NWABR's Student Bio Expo is a yearlong program that provides a platform for students to learn about and showcase their knowledge of biotechnology, biomedicine and bioethics.There were 324 students participating from 22 Puget Sound schools with 110 science mentors and 65 Judges. It was another great year for the Student Bio Expo!
3rd Place Awardees in the SMART (3D printing) category from Tesla HS: Rahul, Anjali and Ashiana

Congrats to ALL our winners including People's Choice Award Iman Tanumihadja, Shorecrest High School, on Lung Cancer (Multimedia); and Foster High School who won the Judges Cup of Excellence.

A round of applause for our Keynote Speaker Austin Wright-Pettibone, a senior at UW, who inspired the Expo participants about leadership, perseverance and science policy.  Deep appreciation to our Expo Sponsors: Biddle Consulting, Shoreline Community College and Zymogenetics/BMS.

2017 Middle School Essay, Poster and Video Contest Winners!

Congratulations to student awardees for our Middle School Contest!  These kids created incredible reflections on the value of biomedical research in their (and our) everyday lives. They are celebrated today, June 6th, with cash prizes, a tour of labs at Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and a careers panel talk.

Students entering 6th-8th grade were invited to examine a medical therapy or treatment that a loved one, pet, or they themselves have received. Students competed on themes of Animal Research Saves Lives, Animal Research Helping Animals, or Advancements in Medical Biotechnology and created an essay, poster, or video highlighting their findings.

Thanks to Contest Sponsors and Supporters Knossos Foundation, Zymogenetics/Bristol Myers Squib, Lee Schoentrup (IDRI) and all judges and teachers who encouraged these students.
Jennifer Wroblewski | NWABR | (206) 957-3337 | engagement @nwabr.org | nwabr.org