Discussing Biomedical Research with the Public:
Today’s Generational Changes that Create the Imperative for Transparency

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

Most biomedical research institutions keep a very low public profile. Ken Gordon, Executive Director of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, will show how the traditional approach to discussing biomedical research is counterproductive. The millennial generation is demanding enhanced transparency, openness and public accountability. Failure to respond to these demands for transparency leaves the biomedical research community open to the charge that it is being deceptive and can break down the trust that is needed for the continuation of scientific development.

In this interactive webinar, Gordon will outline the antecedents to the perceived breakdown in trust, and he will suggest strategies that biomedical research organizations should follow to re-engage with all communities.

Price: Free

Who Should Participate: The laboratory animal research community

Registration Deadline: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. EST

How to Register: Click here.

Questions about Registration?
Contact Virginia Crisp, NCABR Special Projects Assistant

NCABR Events

IACUC 2017 Conference

IACUC 2017 is a two-day conference intended for both new IACUC members and seasoned members of animal care and use programs.

It will be held May 4-5, at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, in Research Triangle Park.

Opening January 2017

NWABR Events

July 13, 2017 IRB Conference
The 2017 NWABR IRB Conference gives you a roadmap to stay ahead of disruption in ethics review. Join thought leaders from across the country and regulators from the FDA and OHRP for a day of education and networking in Seattle. Attendees will experience an accelerated program for IRB members and staff, researchers, and study sponsors. Topics will address regulations, policies, mHealth technologies, research during crisis situations, and more.
Keynote: Elizabeth Buchanan
Elizabeth Buchanan, Ph.D. is Endowed Chair in Ethics and Director of the Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Elizabeth’s research focuses on the intersection of research regulations and Internet research.Stay tuned to learn more about Elizabeth Buchanan

MISMR Events

Second Annual Science of Enrichment Symposium  April 12th

Co-hosted by the ULAM Animal Enrichment Committee and the Michigan Society for Medical Research (MISMR), the Science of Enrichment Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 12th, from 8:00am – 5:00pm at the Kensington Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Now in its second year, the Symposium is a day-long event designed to engage laboratory animal staff and research investigators in the science of environmental enrichment for animals used in biomedical research.

The Symposium will focus on evidence-based recommendations for enrichment best practices and features speakers from academia, government, and industry with expertise in rat, non-human primate, pig, and dog enrichment.

A full list of speakers may be found at the following website:

There is a $25 registration fee for this event, which includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch. Space is limited, so if you would like to attend, we recommend registering soon. To register, please see the following website:

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tara Martin at

2017 Annual Meeting June 28th

Kellogg Center at Michigan State University
219 South Harrison Road
East Lansing MI 48824

Mini IACUC3 Keynote Speakers from Van Andel and University of Michigan

“Preclinical Models for Osteoporosis”

Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996 where he trained with Tyler Jacks. For three years, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Harold Varmus, former Director of NIH. Dr. Williams joined VARI as a Scientific Investigator in July 1999. He is now a professor and the Director of the Center for Cancer and Cell Biology.

Annual Luncheon immediately following will include Keynote Speaker and Annual Essay Awards.

Register HERE

NJABR Events

June 27-28, 2017
2017 Advocacy Summit
The Palace at Somerset Park – Somerset, New Jersey

For two days in late June, NJABR is seeking to bring together representatives from all of the state and national advocacy and professional organizations that are involved in the lab animal research community, as well as representatives from research institutions, public and private, to find common ground and come together on key issues. The goal of the event will be to improve on the work being completed on behalf of our collective members and the research community as a whole, as well as to explore new advocacy messages and methods.

Additional details are coming soon

September 22, 2017
The Palace at Somerset Park – Somerset, New Jersey

NJABR’s annual IACUC Conference is the region’s premier training event for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee members and managers, laboratory animal veterinarians, animal welfare compliance specialists, laboratory animal care staff and other research team members.

Attendees will be provided with opportunities to discuss how to best improve animal welfare, review research and ensure that it is approved and conducted in accordance with all laws, regulations and guidelines, including requirements from funding agencies, accrediting bodies and institutional policies.

Additional details are coming soon

November 9, 2017
3Rs Sharing Conference VI
Boston Marriott – Newton – Newton, Massachusetts

We are pleased to again partner with our colleagues from the Massachusetts Society for Medical Research, as well as the newly formed North American 3Rs Collaborative, to develop our 6th Annual 3Rs Sharing Conference.

The conference will include presentations on key research developments, practical skills development and planning sessions to help advance 3Rs initiatives. we will also offer forward-looking techniques and technical information to conference attendees through focused breakout sessions. We encourage you to participate and engage with experts who are developing innovative strategies to move science forward.

Spring and Fall 2017
3Rs Webinar Series

With the growing emphasis on alternative approaches and the implementation of the 3Rs in biomedical research, NJABR is proud to once again offer its internationally-recognized the 3Rs Webinar Series. The webinars provide neutral forums where the scientific community can share best practices and evidence-based approaches that speed the science and improve animal welfare.

A portion of this year’s webinar series will complement the 3Rs Sharing Conference VI.

Additional details are coming soon