2021 IBC and IACUC Conferences
IBC and IACUC Conferences Register Now
NWABR will host its annual IBC and IACUC conferences virtually in 2021. The conferences will take place on consecutive days (February 24, 2021 for IBC and February 25 and 26, 2021 for IACUC). Attendees will be able to register separately for each day and will receive discounts for attending both days.
The programs and speakers for the two conferences are summarized below. These summaries will be updated as speakers are confirmed.
The Planning Committees have decided that the overarching themes for the two conferences will be "Research During a Pandemic"
IBC Conference (February 24, 2021)
|Kathryn Harris, PhD||Opening Keynote:
NIH Guideline updates
|Paul Meechan, PhD, MPH, CBSP||The New BMBL|
|Karen Held||The Safety of Biosafety Cabinets|
|Katia Harb||The University of Washington's response to Covid and the workplace|
|Lesley Decker||Lab Safety|
|Deb Fuller||Closing Keynote: Research that will lead us out of the Pandemic|
IACUC Conference (February 25 and 26, 2021)
In the pre-Covid-19 world NWABR used to host its one day IACUC conference and then follow this up with a 1/2 day on-site tour of a range of interesting animal care facilities/programs. This on-site tour was called Bridging the Gap. Unfortunately, on-site tours will not be possible for the 2021 conference. As such we are planning our normal one-day conference - followed by a free add on day that will focus on the basics of the work of IACUC. Just to keep the tradition alive we will still refer to this second day as Bridging the Gap.
IACUC Conference (February 25, 2020)
|Helen E. Diggs, Carolyn McKinnie and Brent Morse||Regulatory, Compliance Panel & Accreditation Panel|
|Ramsey Cox and Paula Clifford||Building Trust during a Pandemic|
|Daniel Streblow and Jamie Lovaglio||Research Supporting Pandemic Breakthroughs|
|A TBC Speaker||Creating more inclusive spaces for future
animal behaviour scholars
|Helen E. Diggs and Representatives from a local research institute||How our Institutions Have Responded to the Pandemic|
|Julie Squires and Rhonda MacAllister||It's going on and on and on: Supporting our staff during the Pandemic|
Donna M. Jarrell
|How can LEAN help our animal care programs during the Pandemic|
Bridging the Gap (February 26, 2020)
|Cynthia Pekow||A Pithy History of IACUCs|
|Speaker TBC||Facility and Program Review|
|Greg Timmel||Protocol Review|
|Michael Oppenheimer||Interactive On-line Trainings|
The Conference Programs will be broadcast using the GoToWebinar and/or the GoToMeeting services. This program allows the sharing of presenter slides and videos and audience interaction. All presentations will be recorded and will be available by February 27, 2021. There is also a possibility of conference breakout sessions that will be streamed with the GoToMeeting service. GoToMeeting allows direct interaction between all meeting attendees.
Attendance at each conference will be $85 and if attendees want to attend both days then the combined fee is $150.
Staff members of NWABR Member organizations can register at a discounted rate by using the code NWABRMEMBER. A full list of NWABR Member organizations can be found on the member page of the NWABR website. The discounted rate for NWABR members will be $45.05 for each conference and $79.50 for the combined fee.
Once the program is finalized NWABR will be seeking the following CE Credits:
- CPIA Recertification Credit.
- ABSA's RBP/CBSP Credentialing Maintenance CEUs.
- The American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE Veterinary Hours and Veterinary Technician Hours.
Sponsors and Vendors are welcome for this conference. Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact Mr. Ken Gordon for more information.
If you wish more information about these important regional conferences, NWABR and/or NWABR membership then please contact, Ken Gordon on (206) 595-2450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.