Crossing the I's Conferences Planned in Spokane and Portland

Crossing the I's Conferences POrtland (November 7, 2017) and Spokane (november 14, 2017)

In response to feedbackfrom research communities in Eastern WA, MT, ID and in OR NWABR is once again hitting the road.  

A Crossing the I's conference combines the core material covered in traditional IACUC, IRB and IBC conferences and delivers this material in an accessible way, with plenty of time for networking, small group discussions and information sharing.

This conference is aimed particularly for members of IACUC, IRB and IBC Committees and for support staff and advisors for these committees.  Researchers who work with these Committees will also benefit from attending as they will gain an improved understanding of how these committess work.

The detailed program for each of these conferences is currently being developed.  The core program of each conference will be similar with some regional variations based on local expertise.  The conference registration fees for these conferences will be $75 for staff of member organizations and $95 for non-member organizations (lunch and other refreshments will be provided)

PORTLAND CONFERENCE

The Portand Conference will be hosted in the Montagna Auditorium at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, 505 NW 185th Ave., Beaverton OR.

To register for the Portland conference please click here. 

agenda for the Portland Conference   

Time

Portland 11/7

Montagna Auditorium

Oregon National Primate Research Center

Beaverton OR

8.30am

Registration Opens

Attendees will be asked to arrive a bit earlier to accommodate security screening and moving from the parking lot to the venue.

Attendees will need to bring picture ID and the registration address will need to match the address on the picture ID.

9.00am

Conference opens – Ken Gordon

9.05am

USDA

Gwynn Hallberg (USDA)

Updates from USDA, and what an USDA Veterinary Medical Office looks for in terms of protocol review, site inspections and dealing with emerging issues

9.45am

The Common Rule

Ken Gordon (NWABR)

David Holmgren (OHSU)

Presentation of case studies on how organizations are responding to changes in the common rule.

10.30

Break

10.45

Our world is changing

Emily Wilkins Clark (UW)

A representative from Huron

A hands on demonstration of how e-solutions are improving the efficiency and effectiveness of IACUCs, IRBs and IBCs.

11.30

Compassion Fatigue Project

Preston Van Hooser (UW)

Compassion fatigue (CF) occurs when some aspect of a person’s day to day work is traumatizing.  CF can happen in all industries – and it has been found to be high in biomedical research when staff and volunteers have to deal with difficult medical circumstances and outcomes.  CF can result in staff and organizational actions that do not reflect the underlying mission of an organization.  This presentation will provide a review of the implementation of a compassion fatigue project, the steps and missteps and some of the surprising findings and benefits.

12.15

Lunch

1.15

IACUC/IRB/IBC 101

Ken Gordon (NWABR)

A session that reminds attendees of the history, similarities and connections involved in Crossing the I’s.

2.00

IBC – Risk Assessment and Reduction

Steve Libby (UW)

How IBCs work to both assess risk and reduce the same.

2.45

Break

3.00

Emerging Trends Panel

Kathryn Schuff (OHSU)

Greg Timmel (OHSU/Primate Center)

Debra Brickey (OHSU)

Jon Hennebold (OHSU)

A panel to discuss any other emerging trends across the domain of IBC, IACUC and IRB.  Potential topics to include: personalized medicine, gene therapy.

4.00

Wrap Up and Optional Tour of Primate Center

Diana Gordon (OHSU/ONPRC)

This 45 minute tour will give participants an opportunity to view one of America’s Primate Research Centers.  Alternative networking events will be held for people not interested in the tour.

You can also dowload a copy of the program for both conferences here. 

 

Spokane Conference

The Spokane Conference is being hosted at the Philanthropy Center 1020 W Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201.


To register for the Spokane conference please click here.  

AGENDA FOR THE Spokane CONFERENCE   

 

Time

Spokane 11/14

Philanthropy Center

Spokane WA

8.30am

Registration Opens

9.00am

Conference opens – Ken Gordon

9.05am

USDA

Tom Secor (USDA)

Updates from USDA, and what an USDA Veterinary Medical Office looks for in terms of protocol review, site inspections and dealing with emerging issues

9.45am

The Common Rule

Ken Gordon (NWABR)

Presentation of case studies on how organizations are responding to changes in the common rule.

10.30

 

10.45

Our world is changing

Jennifer Iwamoto (UW)

A representative from Huron

A hands on demonstration of how e-solutions are improving the efficiency and effectiveness of IACUCs, IRBs and IBCs.

 

11.30

Compassion Fatigue Project

Preston Van Hooser (UW)

Compassion fatigue (CF) occurs when some aspect of a person’s day to day work is traumatizing.  CF can happen in all industries – and it has been found to be high in biomedical research when staff and volunteers have to deal with difficult medical circumstances and outcomes.  CF can result in staff and organizational actions that do not reflect the underlying mission of an organization.  This presentation will provide a review of the implementation of a compassion fatigue project, the steps and missteps and some of the surprising findings and benefits.

12.15

Lunch

1.15

IACUC/IRB/IBC 101

Michael Kluzik (WSU)

Ken Gordon (NWABR)

A session that reminds attendees of the history, similarities and connections involved in Crossing the I’s.

2.00

IBC – Risk Assessment and Reduction

Levi O’Loughlin (WSU)

How IBCs work to both assess risk and reduce the same.

2.45

Break

3.00

Emerging Trends Panel

Levi O’Loughlin

Other speakers to be finalized

A panel to discuss any other emerging trends across the domain of IBC, IACUC and IRB.  Potential topics to include: personalized medicine, gene therapy, CRISPR Cas9

4.00

Wrap Up and Close

You can also dowload a copy of the program for both conferences here. 

Vendors and staff of NWABR member organizations receive significant group conference discounts.  Please contact Ken Gordon (206 957-3337) for discount codes.  You can also email Ken at executivedirector@nwabr.org.

There will be a limited number of free spaces available at the conference for the community members of research committees.  Please contact Ken gORDONfor the Community Member discount code (please note: these free spaces are only available for NWABR members).

For more information about this conference, or if you are interested in being a speaker, vendor or sponsor at the conference please also contact Ken Gordon.  

This conference is made possible by the member organizations of NWABR who provide the seed capital for the planning of these educational opportunities.  Please visit the member page to find out more about each of these amazing organizations.  We want to note our special thanks to the Oregon Health and Sciences University and to the Empire Health Foundation for making conference space available for these important events.

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