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Recruiting for BioExpo Mentors
Member Renewal Time
NWABR Conferences
Did you know that NWABR Conferences in 2016 have already provided approximately  4,500 credit hours of continuing education in a variety of professional recertification programs? 

NWABR is committed to providing conferences and other educational opportunities for its members and for the broader biomedical research community. These conferences are designed by planning committees comprised of member volunteers.  Based on their unique knowledge of relevant, emergent issues they set the themes, major topics and help to identify speakers and panelists.  Read on to learn more and register for the full complement of conferences slated for 2016-2017.  See you soon!

New 3I's Conferences in Portland, OR and Spokane, WA
NWABR is looking forward to better supporting our members by offering our 3 I's Conference in Portland, OR on November 29, 2016 and Spokane, WA on December 7, 2016.  This Conference combines the core material covered in traditional IACUC, IRB and IBC workshops in an accessible way with plenty of time for networking, small group discussions and information sharing.

Who should attend? Members and support staff of IACUC, IRB and IBC committees as well as researchers who interface with these groups would benefit from this training.
Download Spokane Conference Flyer
Download Portland Conference Flyer 
Institutional Biosafety Committee Conference

NWABR's second standalone IBC Conference takes place January 25, 2017 at Century Square's Alki Room in Seattle.  
The role and complexity of the work of Institutional Biosafety Committees has markedly increased over the last few years. This conference will support researchers, staff and committee members facing these challenges. 
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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference
Each spring, NWABR hosts a Regional IACUC Conference to serve the needs of its local constituents. The 2017 NWABR Regional IACUC Conference in Lynnwood, WA, includes experiences, real-world cases, panels and more ways to learn and engage between February 21 and 22, 2017
Learn more and register   
Member Calls to Action
Need for Bioexpo Mentors!                                          
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Bioexpo is in it's 17th year of encouraging high school students to deeply explore biomedicine and ethics.  It is your privilege to come alongside one or two students as a mentor.  You will be their sounding board, infuse your passion for research/process/regulation/ethics, provide firsthand knowledge and encourage them.

Student mentoring can take place through a variety of ways: email, phone, Skype or in person meetings. Interested? Contact Expo Manager Janis Wignall at bioexpo@nwabr.org.
It's Member Renewal Season

A public community that trusts the process of biomedical research and its ethical conduct is one in which relevant, urgent and lifesaving research can occur. While NWABR does not conduct research, we lay the groundwork so our members can perform their work in a supportive community that values research.

If you like the work of NWABR, talk it up with your colleagues and administration!

NWABR is an organization that brings together individuals from a variety of scientific fields who share similar interests, values and attitudes." ~ Board Member  

"Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."~ Member 

NWABR membership not only builds excellent collaboration and sharing of best practices, but also protects support and trust in biomedical research, ensuring that this work can continue robustly into the future.

If your organization is not a member and you want to become one, or you want to become an individual member, contact Ken Gordon, Executive Director at executivedirector@nwabr.org or 206-957-3337.
Jen Wroblewski | NWABR | (206) 957-3337 |  engagement@nwabr.org | nwabr.org