2019 Joint IACUC and IBC Conference

IACUC and IBC - Better Together

Register here after december 11

In 2016 NWABR hosted its annual IACUC conference in conjunction with the annual PRIM&R IACUC Conference.  This partnered approach made it viable for PRIM&R to get to the Seattle region and for NWABR to draw on national level speakers who were already attending the PRIM&R event.

In 2019 PRIM&R will be back in the region with their 2019 IACUC Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Bellevuew on April 2 and 3, 2019 (and PRIM&R will also have some preconference activities occurring on April 1, 2019). 

NWABR will host its annual IACUC and IBC conferences at the same venue on April 4, 2019 to take advantage of the speakers and interest.  The IACUC and IBC conference venues for the NWABR conferences will be side by side and attendees will be able to freely move between the two venues.  Some of the plenary sessions will be crossover events specifically designed for both IACUC and IBC audiences in line with the theme of this joint event - Better Together.

The last leg of this marathon research week will be Bridging the Gap, an educational session hosted by the University of Washington.  A small group of conference attendees will be shuttled from Bellevue to the University of Washington and other possible venues for an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the daily work of animal care and laboratory biosafety.  If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact NWABR (details are below).

The draft program for NWABR's IACUC and IBC programs is set out below.  Please note: aspects of this combined program are still being confirmed and this is shown by the letters (TBC) or other similar notes:

 2019 Draft IACUC/IBC Conference             
 IACUC Time  IACUC Session  IACUC Speaker    IBC Time  IBC Session  IBC Speaker
 8.00am  Welcome Ken Gordon    8.00am  Welcome and Conference Open Steve Libby
 8.05am  I, A Cook: the IACUC Recipe Cindy Pekow    8.05am  IBC Three short talks Jason Smith: A primer of viral vectors
 8.35am  Protocol Review Greg Timmel       Tracey Harvey: Laboratory surveys, inspections, and certifications.
 9.05am  Facility Review Laury Istvan       Lesley Decker: Biological safety topic to be confirmed.
 9.40am  Formal Conference Open Sally Thompson-Iritani and Shannon Reynolds        
 9.45am  The Vital Importance of Field Research Sam Wasser    9.45am  Detection of compounds in mice following administration  Nancy Wayne
 10.45am  Break      10.45am  Break  
 11.00am  Regulatory, Compliance Panel & Accreditation Panel Brent Morse and Carolyn McKinnie and Gary Borkowski    11.00am  Updates to the BMBL Paul Meechan (TBC)
 Noon  Lunch/Networking Lunch To discuss issues arising from PRIM&R IACUC19    Noon  Lunch/Networking Lunch  
 1.00pm  From Bench To Bedside Chuck Murry    1.00pm  Updates to the NIH Guidelines, Gene therapy and regulations Kathryn Harris (TBC)
 2.00pm  Break      2.00pm  Break  
 2.15pm  Postive Reinforcement Training Kelly Morrisroe    2.15pm  Title to be confirmed. Matt Philpot
 3.15pm  How to Run a Good Meeting Ken Gordon    3.15pm  This session still to be confirmed.  
 3.45pm  The IACUC's role in experimental design Steve Niemi        
 4.15pm  Compassion Fatigue Updates Preston Van Hooser (TBC)    4.15pm  Laboratory acquired infections and exposure routes: the known the probable, the possible. Benjamin Fontes
 4.45pm  Research with Pet Store Mice Andrew Burich (TBC)        
 5.15pm  Close and Happy Hour      5.15pm  Close and Happy Hour  

Registration for the NWABR and PRIM&R events will open on December 11, 2018 and will be managed through PRIM&R's registration site.  Registration through PRIM&R will allow attendees to access discounts for being a staff member of an NWABR member organization, discounts for signing up for both the PRIM&R and NWABR conferences, and further discounts for larger group registrations (ten or more people). Learn more about conference fees.

Attendees needing hotel accommodations for these events can book through PRIM&R’s room block at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. A discounted rate of $209/night plus tax is available to conference attendees until March 9, 2019 (some per diem rooms are available).

If you wish more information about these important regional conferences, NWABR and/or NWABR membership then please contact, Ken Gordon on (206) 957-3337 or via email executivedirector@nwabr.org.  There will also be significant vendor opportunities at these events and prospective vendors can also contact Mr. Gordon. 



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