Yes, NWABR’s goal is to promote the public’s trust in biomedical research and its ethical conduct. But what does that really mean? How can we achieve this goal? By building a strong community.
I am passionate about community. I believe that while many of us network and relate to one another through a smartphone, we also crave interactions in face to face settings. NWABR offers many opportunities for face to face community building: professional conferences, our upcoming Speak Up for Research Gala (Are you in? nwabr.org/annualgala) Student BioExpo, Camp BioMed (sign up your student today), Speakers Bureau engagements and our Community Conversations in Portland, OR and Spokane and Seattle, WA.
In Portland, the Community Conversation Series is receiving rave reviews about our facilitators and topics, but also about the sense of community we are creating. “Great event. Will be seeing how I can use this to get others invested in the community.” Another attendee remarked, “I believe that only by sharing our ideas and thoughts can we grow as individuals and communities.”
Join our growing community by coming to a Community Conversation for the first time or reconnect with us.
Seattle: Tuesday June 9th, “Doctor’s Office Research. What’s it to you?” Facilitated by Dr. Ben Wilfond, Seattle Childrens. Issues of informed consent and perception of risk in research participation.
Portland: Tuesday Aug 25th (to be confirmed), “Humans and food animals are One Health: Antibiotic resistance development through food animals.” Facilitator TBD
Spokane: Fall 2015 “Humans and food animals are One Health: Antibiotic resistance development through food animals.” Facilitator TBD
Seattle: Fall 2015 “Humans and food animals are One Health: Antibiotic resistance development through food animals.” Facilitator TBD