Seattle IACUC Conference

16th Annual 2015 IACUC REGIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE 
MONDAY FEBRUARY 23 IN SEATTLE - BELL HARBOr  

Post Conference Activity*Bridging the Gap  
Following the Conference on the morning of February 24th NWABR in partnership with the University of Washington Office of Animal Welfare will offer a half-day limited-space (16 attendees) behind-the-scenes look at the various components of their animal care and use program, as well as a guided tour/mock IACUC inspection of their state-of-the-art zebrafish facilities.  Invitations will be for attendees and members only, and on a first-come basis. Our goal is to strengthen IACUC administrative relationships throughout Puget Sound. Let us know if you have interest ASAP at conferences@nwabr.org.  Update 02/18/15.  There is a waitlist for this tour.

TO REGISTER FOR THE 2015 IACUC REGIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE  CLICK HERE 

What lies BEYOND THE MOUSE CAGE: HUMAN Health IN MOTION

We are all connected, to each other, biologically, to the earth, chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically. - Neil DeGrass Tyson

Animal research has contributed to many of the medical successes in human health.  It's increasingly evident that the health of the animal, our own health and the health of the planet are interconnected. NWABR and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Conference Planning Committee invites you to join your Northwest peers for a day of informative presentations, interactive small group discussions, productive networking, and the best practices in ethical conduct. 

Who should attend?
•    New and experienced IACUC members and administrative personnel
•    Lab animal veterinarians and staff
•    Researchers and those interested in...

- Problem-solving, scenario-based sessions covering common IACUC topics
- Tailored sessions for new IACUC members and networking opportunities with peers and colleagues
- Q&A time with Regulatory Officials

MANY THANKS to the kind sponsors, members and our research community for your continued support for this valued program.

                                 Printable full conference agenda for 2015  CLICK HERE.  ** <available Feb 1>

2015 CONFERENCE AGENDA   

6:45AM  Registration Begins - Breakfast is served  

7AM  COFFEE TALK - FRESHEN UP
Join us for BASICs, emerging trends and changes in the last year

9AM  
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW, Chief Scientific Advisor for the National Association for BioMedical Research
"Avoiding the Paper Tiger – Facilitating Research" 
Avoid the regulatory creep! As red tape mounts, take action. With a warm style, Dr. Bennett offers progressive, real-time strategies for reducing regulatory burden, and improving communication to keep research moving forward.

Kathryn Bayne, MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB, Global Director, AAALAC International
"IACUC Oversight Around the World: Similarities, Differences and Lessons Learned"
The regulatory future is written around the globe with ongoing best practices, and changing laws and research regulations. Get a bird's eye view of trends and arm yourself in 2015 to plan for your organization's imminent evolution. 

OLAW UPDATE
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1:00PM**
Beyond the Mouse Cage Researcher Panel

Ethical Concerns:  How Should IACUCs Spend Their Time? 
The animal kingdom is represented throughout research, and therefore there is a call for a wider discussion about animal diversity in human medicine. Join individual vignettes showcasing protection and use of animals and success stories of research. With the collective desire to insure animals are well cared for, what should IACUCs be spending their time on? Presentations will be followed by a short discussion. 

Samuel K. Wasser, PhD, Director, Center for Conservation Biology, UW
"Whale Pooper Snoopers"
 A Non-Invasive Approach - Hints to Guide Wildlife Policy &Well-Being

Helen Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM, Oregon State University 
"Alpaca-lypse" AV Responsibilities at a Land Grant Institution

Martin Childers, DO, PHD, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, UW 
"Man's Best Friend
" A Researcher's View of Ethical Treatment. Is Adoption an Option?

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2:30PM**
Have you ever needed to clarify roles and responsibilities to IACUC members?  Welcome to the majority! Small group breakouts foster interdisciplinary exchange and solutions.

Jane Sullivan, PHD, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, UW shares "Navigating the Deep End - Top 10Tips on Approaching Your Responsibilities as a New IACUC Member" with James Riddle, MCSE, CIP, CPIA, Assistant Director, IRO Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center facilitating "Mock Practice Scenarios"
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3:45PM**
Get Personal with Officials
Updates and 
Q&A from our regulatory partners addressing your questions and featuring:

Kathryn Bayne, MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB (AAALAC)
Brent Morse, DVM (OLAW) 
Elizabeth Meek, DVM (USDA) .

4:30PM DISMISS

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SEEKING 2015 SPONSORS LOGOS TO FILL THIS  SPACE  ***Need a sponsorship package? advertisement? or support for positioning with your organization?  Please contact Janine Kennedy at conferences@nwabr.org or 206-957-3337.  We will create a great fit for you too.

TO SIGN UP FOR THE 2015 IACUC REGIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE MONDAY FEBRUARY 23 IN SEATTLE  CLICK HERE 

**NOTE.  IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A DETAILED CONFIRMATION PAGE YOUR REGISTRATION HAS NOT BEEN RECEIVED.  PLEASE EMAIL TO CONFERENCES@NWABR.ORG FOR CONFIRMATION OR QUESTIONS

     $295     NWABR Individual Member   
     $245     NWABR Member Group Rate (mimimum 10) 
     $415     ALL OTHERS Individual non Member (group rates over 10 ppl for non Members) 

PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTRATION_________________________________________________

NAMETAGS: Please enter your name, degree(s), title and institution exactly as you would like them to appear on your nametag. Registration is limited to 135 people. There will be no on-site registration or transfers *Refunds are unavailable after Feb 1.

TICKETS: Please bring a printed event ticket with you for check in at the registration desk February 23, 2015 at Bell Harbor Conference Center Harbor Room. Call if you didn't receive one. 

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Rooms ($129 King/$139 Double Queen) are reserved at a group rate until February 9, 2015 at the Silver Cloud Hotel - Stadium (1046 1st Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98134; reservations - 206 204 2072 or 800-497-1261) and include a free shuttle service to the conference center.  To take advantage of this service please sign up for the shuttle at the hotel registration desk when you arrive. http://www.silvercloud.com/seattlestadium (Group: NWABR, Discount Code: NWABR , use Pass SEA2015)

The Marriott Waterfront is across the street from Bell Harbor International Conference Center. For a reservation call (800) 992 2694. There are no reserved rates for IACUC.

PARKING:  Parking is located at the Elliot Avenue Entrance across the street from the Conference Center. It is beneath the Seattle Art Institute and is connected via 4th floor skybridge to the meeting area.  http://bellharbor.com/directions.php

Please connect with Bell Harbor if you have special loading/unloading needs the day of the conference.

MEMBERSHIP RATES:  NWABR membership is open to individuals or organizations who support biomedical research. Conference discounts and rates for SUBR members are available. For information about becoming an NWABR member, please contact Troy Chapman at 206-957-3337 OR membership@nwabr.org or Ken Gordon at executivedirector@nwabr.org. Office FAX: 206-282-2214

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IF YOU'RE A SPEAKER:  There will be an informal gathering with light snacks on the Sunday, February 22nd at 6:00 PM with ALL speakers, select NWABR Board Members and IACUC Committee Members to share ideas and discuss the IACUC conference agenda. Anyone needing a ride let us know.  There are locals with cars who can manage your transport. You'll receive your speaker Conference packets at this time.   Email questions to Janine Kennedy at conferences@nwabr.org (mobile 206.409.1202, Office FAX: 206-282-2214)

When:  6:00pm Sunday February 22

Where:  Jimmy's On First (by the Stadium)

1046 First Avenue S Seattle, WA 98134

http://www.jimmysonfirst.com

Who:  NWABR IACUC Community Speakers and guests

ALL SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS MUST REGISTER to receive a packet and nametag.www.nwabr.org/iacuc

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IF YOU'RE A SPONSOR:  Thanks to our sponsors for this terrific event!* Display materials shipped to Bell Harbor Conference Center should arrive no later than Thursday, February 19, 2015 prior to 4pm PST.  They will hold your items for you prior to setup. (see shipping info below)

(1) ALL SPONSORS MUST REGISTER REPRESENTATIVES using the main link above.  You may also pay during registration for your sponsorship if you choose - we know it's easier for some folks this way.  If your company requires an invoice before payment can be issued, email or phone us.  We will be glad to help with that!

(2) SPONSORS please submit Program INFORMATION to Conference Lead. We are providing your information in the master program to all attendees. Please scan and email to Janine at conferences@nwabr.org by February 1, 2015 (or Office FAX: 206-282-2214) with the below details: 

(1) Company name (as preferred to display)
(2) Company contact (especially if different from attendee)
(3)Company address (base city, state, zip, email)
(4) Web page
(5)Day-of Representative's name, and title
(6)Day-of Representative's main phone, email

(3) Vendor displays the day of the conference are near the entry/foyer and around the perimeter of the Harbor Room, site of all conference sessions.  DAY OF Setup for ALL Sponsors is at 6:30am February 23rd, with breakdown by 4:30pm. Some conference attendees will be arriving for registration by 6:45am, with the majority arriving between 7-9am. You will find your company label marking your 6-foot skirted designated table when you arrive. 

SPONSOR SHIPPING: Shipping Packages must be labeled (ex. 1 of 2, 2 of 2) and include this information: 

Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle WA, 98121
Phone: (206) 441 - 6666.
Attention: Jennifer Johnson
Event:  NWABR IACUC Conference, 
Event Date: February 23, 2015
Hold for:  Your Name, Company Name

*please keep our Bell Harbor planning manager Jennifer notified of package numbers to expect.  Special arrangements can be made for palletized and other over-sized shipments 206.441.6666. There is also a consierge fax at Bell Harbor for day-of use.  (number changes, call ahead)

 --We look forward to seeing you in February. Watch us at www.nwabr.org/iacuc. 

Promoting the understanding of biomedical research and its ethical conduct

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This year 140 attendees from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California will join speakers and sponsors for a day of informative presentations, interactive small group discussions and productive networking.

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