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MSMR presents professional development workshops for the research community on such topics as:

  • IACUC rights, roles and responsibilities
  • Bereavement and sensitivity for laboratory animal professionals
  • Crisis planning and communications
  • Personal and institutional security
  • On-line training for IACUC community members
  • Harmonization of IACUCs, IRBs and IBCs

We also offer in-house training to our member organizations in public outreach, communication, team-building, employee awareness and other topics. MSMR workshops are a combination of expert lecture and symposium and hands-on case-method and role-play learning. Leading experts in the field from government agencies, accrediting organizations, private firms and member companies lead our workshops.

Employees of MSMR member organizations receive discounted or free tuition at our workshops. For many of our workshops and conferences, members of States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) also receive tuition discounts.

Want to be recognized as a future Workshop sponsor? Write to Alan Dittrich.

 

 

Your 2016 MSMR Workshop and Event Planning Guide

 

2016

 

Program

 

 

Location

 

1/5/16

 

25th Annual Student Competition opened January 5, 2016 - Details here.

 

On-line

1/8/16

 

Introduction to IACUCs. The January class is now filled. The next iteration of the course will begin in late April. Registration for that session will open in March.

 

On-line

1/27/16

 

IACUCs and IBCs - MSMR members only

 

Cambridge (at Biogen)
2/26/16
Compassion Fatigue - information and registration here

 

Cambridge (at Novartis)

 

 

2/29/16

 

 

Legislative Lunch-and-Learn - MSMR members only, by invitation

 

Cambridge (at Pfizer)
3/3/16

 

Security Conference. If you registered for the December iteration, you are already registered for this one. Registration is here.

 

Cambridge (at Takeda)

3/14/16

 

IACUCs and IBCs - MSMR members only

 

Providence (at Brown)

4/7/16

 

8th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium Draft agenda is here.

 

Poster Competition at the Enrichment Symposium. Call for entries and information here.

 

 

Newton (at the Marriott)

 

4/13/16 - 4/15/16

 

The Three I's Conference: Creating Connections, Sharing Solutions, Building Strategies. Details are here.

 

Raleigh, NC (at the Carolina Inn)
4/22/16

 

Introduction to IACUCs

 

On-line

 

5/3/16 - 5/4/16

 

 

HYS IBC Symposium: CRISPR/Cas9 Research Risks Intersection of Science, Safety and Policy

 

Boston (at the Martin Center)

5/??/16

 

MSMR Vendor Fair

 

Cambridge (at Novartis)

6/24/16

 

MSMR Annual Meeting of Members

 

Boston (at the Colonnade)

7/8/16

 

Introduction to IACUCs

 

On-line

9/9/16

 

Introduction to IACUCs

 

On-line

10/21/16

 

Biomedical Research Day Honors and Luncheon

 

Boston (at the Union Club)

 


 

On-Line Training for IACUC Community Members ... and others

Introduction to Animal Care and Use Committees. This 6-week course covers all the basics for a new community member. It is also good adjunct training for new IACUC adminstrators or members who have not yet had the chance to take IACUC 101 or a similar course.

How does our on-line training program work?

The program consists of six lessons, one each week for six weeks. You can complete the lesson and its associated exercise at any time during the week. The instructor will have on-line office hours/chat sessions once each week: you'll receive the schedule upon registration. Successful completion of each weekly module is required before you can progress to the next module. When you successfully finish all six lessons, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

The current session is fully subscribed. If you'd like to receive early notification of the open registration period for the session beginning April 22, 2016, please send a note to us.

 

 

 


EXPLORING NEW TRENDS, ISSUES & DEVELOPMENTS IN SECURITY, BIOSECURITY AND TERRORISM

March 3, 2016

Takeda
40 Landsdowne Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

 

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

 

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM          

REGISTRATION / CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

 

WELCOME!



ALAN DITTRICH, PhD, President, MSMR

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
KEYNOTE

TBA

This session will focus on the FBI, WMD response to infectious disease/select agent crisis on a national and international level.

John Woodill
SSA, ORU
WMDD, FBI

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

 

10:35 AM – 11:20 PM

INFILTRATION: RISK FROM WITHIN

Since 1981 there have been 68 known laboratory infiltrations.  Could your laboratory be next?  A considerable amount of money is spent on physical security at research laboratories to mitigate the threat of an attack from animal rights extremists.   What if, however, the extremist was someone on the inside?  Infiltration is a tactic utilized by social justice activists in an attempt to clandestinely gain employment with hostile or subversive intent at a facility or organization.  The purpose of an infiltration is to surreptitiously obtain information for use against the targeted company.  The risk of infiltration is a threat to all companies involved in animal research and its impact should not be underestimated. 

 

Animal rights activists understand the importance of undercover investigations and many consider the technique to be the backbone of their movement.  Animal rights groups, therefore, actively recruit individuals for undercover investigations within research laboratories.  This presentation will examine the techniques used by activists to gain employment and how they use covert video equipment to gather information.  Methods of prevention will be discussed including pre-employment screening, red flags during the interview process and recognizing suspicious behavior by existing staff.

John Sancenito
President
Information Network Associates (INA)

 

 

 

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM
CORPORATE SECURITY

EMERGING TRENDS IN SECURITY FOR THE BIOPHARMA INDUSTRY

John McFadden
BIOGEN, Inc.


12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH

 

1:05 PM – 1:50 PM

CURRENT THREATS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

  • TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS

Charles Cabral Jr
Special Agent
WMD Coordinator, FBI Boston

 

 

 


1:55 PM – 2:40 PM

“FBI COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AWARENESS BRIEFING ON INSIDER AND FOREIGN THREATS.” 

  • Overview of Insider Threat/Economic Espionage Issues
  • Foreign Threats to US Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Industry Sectors
    • Information includes Collaborations on Joint Ventures and Research
    • Examples of Recent FBI Cases
  • Best Practices in Protecting Intellectual Property and Research in the United States
  • Foreign Travel Security Awareness and Protective Measures

IA Alice K Davidson
FBI, Boston


2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


4:30 PM

 

CRISIS/RISK MANAGEMENT/EXERCISES

 

CLOSING REMARKS

ALL SPEAKERS
John McFadden, Moderator

 


   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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