2020 IBC and IACUC Conferences

IBC and IACUC Conferences  Register Now

NWABR will host its annual IBC and IACUC conferences at the Laurel Place meeting venue, in north Seattle/Shoreline. The  conferences will take place on consecutive days (February 26, 2020 for IBC and February 27, 2020 for IACUC).  Attendees will be able to register separately for each day and will receive discounts for attending both days.  

In conjunction with the University of Washington, NWABR will again host the Bridging the Gap tour of local animal care facilities and programs.  The Bridging the Gap tour will be held on February 28, 2020 and prospective attendees should connect with Mr. Ken Gordon for details about this program.

The three programs are summarized below:

IBC Conference (February 26, 2020)

Theme: Practicing Safe Science: IBC Excellence in the Northwest

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Kathryn Harris, National Institutes of Health

  • David Gillum. Arizona State University and ABSA International
  • Ann Bostrom, University of Washington

IACUC Conference (February 27, 2020)

Theme: Embracing the Future: IACUC Excellence in the Northwest

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Kathleen R. Pritchett Corning, Harvard

  • Melanie Graham, University of Minnesota
  • A panel of speakers from AAALAC, USDA and OLAW

Bridging the Gap (FEBRUARY 28, 2020)

Theme: Building a Community of Practice

Program: Bridging the Gap is a program supported by the University of Washington and other local research institutions that have animal care programs.  Up to 25 guests can be accommodated for this free add on to the IACUC and IBC conferences.  Guests will be given tours of vivaria and also be introduced to training programs for IACUC Committees and animal care staff.  The timing of this event has not been confirmed but will likely run from 9.00am to 2.00pm, and if needed NWABR will provide a shuttle from the conference venue.

More Details on Speakers

The following link will take you to a pdf with the full line up of confirmed speakers for the conferences: IBC and IACUC Conferences 2020


Laurel Place is located at 911 N 145th St #6522, Seattle, WA 98133.  There is ample free parking available at this venue.  NWABR will be making arrangements for affordable accommodation and also for shuttle transportation from local airports.


Attendance at each conference will be $305 and if attendees want to attend both days then the combined fee is $510.

NWABR members, NWABR members that travel more than 45 miles, and NWABR members who register ten or more attendees will receive significant discounts.  Discount codes will be supplied directly to members on request. 


Food and refreshments will be provided as follows.  Options will be available for most dietary preferences and such preferences should be indicated on registration:

  • Light breakfast
  • AM/PM breaks
  • A served lunch
  • A hosted Happy Hour


Register Here.  Please contact NWABR staff for discount codes for NWABR Members, Travel Discounts and Bulk Discounts if ten or more staff rom one NWABR member are planning on attending.

CE Credits

NWABR will apply for the following CE credits for the conferences:

  • Certified Professionals in IACUC Administration (CPIAs) for attendees who are eligible to recertify by continuing education.
  •  ABSA's RBP/CBSP Credentialing Maintenance program.
  • The American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE Credits. 

More Information

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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