2022 IBC, Security, and IACUC Conferences

IBC, Security, and IACUC Conferences  Register Now

NWABR will host its annual IBC, Security, and IACUC conferences in a hybrid format in 2022. 

The hybrid format gives attendees the option of attending the conferences In-Person or Virtually.

In-Person attendees will be required to show proof that they have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus, their temperature will be checked each day, and they will be required to wear a mask while inside.  In-Person attendance will be limited to 50 attendees.

NWABR reserves the right to revert the conference to fully Virtual if pandemic statistics or State/County/City officials demand such a response.  If we need to revert to a Virtual only event then attendees will be offered a full or partial refund.

The conferences will take place on consecutive days (February 22, 2022 for IBC, February 23, 2022 for Security, and February 24, 2022 for IACUC). There is also an option of a fourth day (February 25, 2022) which will either be an In-Person or Virtual tour of a local IACUC program.  This half day will be free for all conference registrants.

Attendees will be able to register separately for each day or register to attend multiple conferences.  

The programs and speakers for the three conferences are summarized below.  These summaries will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

Conference Theme

The Planning Committees have decided that the overarching themes for the three conferences will be "Building Bridges"

IBC Conference (February 22, 2022)

Confirmed Speakers/Topics:



Security CONFERENCE (FEBRUARY 23, 2022)

Confirmed Speakers/Topics:





Registration and Networking



Conference Open

Ken Gordon (NWABR)

Karen Taylor (PNNL)

Dione Mazzolini (FBI)


Opening Keynote

Security as it applies to Biomedical Research/Biotech

Edward You

Supervisory Special Agent






The international focus and implications on US based biomedical

Counter Intelligence Analyst and/or Agent from Seattle FBI






National Security Implications of Biomedical Security Breaches


 Cyber Security 

Speaker(s) TBC






Animal Activist Harassment

Speaker(s) TBC


Lunch Break



Post Lunch Keynote

Vulnerabilities of Cloud Infrastructure

Sasha Angus

Scylla Intelligence Corporation

Founding Partner





Biomaterials, WMD, Customs and Border Protection

Speaker(s) TBC





Using Insurance to Mitigate Cyber Security Risks

Speaker TBC





Closing Keynote

Cyber Threats


Charles Fracchia


Founder and CEO


Conference Close, introduction to the proposed security network, followed by Happy Hour


 IACUC Conference (February 24,2022)

Please note: 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.  At this early stage in the conference planning process we are committing to EITHER run the facility tour as an In-Person or Virtual event.  Either option will be a free conference add-on for registered attendees.  This 1/2-day addition will be held on February 25, 2022.

Confirmed Speakers/Topics:

IACUC Conference (February 24, 2022)




For those attendees attending the Conferences Virtually, we will broadcast the programs using the GoToWebinar service.  This program allows the sharing of presenter slides and videos and limited audience interaction.  All presentations will be recorded and will be available by February 26, 2022.  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.


Virtual attendance at each conference will be $85 and if attendees want to attend two or three days then the combined fee will be $150.

The fees for each In-Person conference will be $170 for each day, and $340 to attend two or three days. In-Person attendees will receive both refreshments and meals. 

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 is approximately a 50% saving on the prices noted above.  

There is an additional discount if NWABR Member organizations wishes to register ten or more attendees.  Please contact NWABR staff for this discount code.


Register Here.  

CE Credits

Once the programs are finalized NWABR will be applying for the following CE credits

  • CPIA Recertification Credit.  
  • ABSA RBP/CBSP Maintenance Points.
  • The American Association of Veterinary State Boards RACE non-medical continuing veterinary education credit for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. 


NWABR wishes to acknowledge the following sponsors of these conferences.  Sponsorship support is key to the successful provision of these events:


Advarra advances the way clinical research is conducted: bringing life sciences companies, CROs, research sites, investigators, and academia together at the intersection of safety, technology, and collaboration. With trusted IRB and IBC review solutions, innovative technologies, experienced consultants, and deep-seated connections across the industry, Advarra provides integrated solutions that safeguard trial participants, empower clinical sites, ensure compliance, and optimize research performance. Advarra is advancing clinical trials to make them safer, smarter, and faster. For more information, visit advarra.com









WCG Biosafety Services, is the unrivaled leader in IBC management and review. Since its inception in 2001, WCG Biosafety Services has convened more than 4,000 IBC meetings, reviewed more than 400 human gene transfer clinical trials, and e externallyadministered NIH-registered IBCs on behalf of more than 800 institutions globally.


Additional Sponsors and Vendors are welcome for this conference.  Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact Mr. Ken Gordon for more information.

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 executivedirector@nwabr.org.  


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