Press Release: NWABR IRB Conference Offers Stellar Speakers to Address Ethics in the Digital Age

(SEATTLE, WA): The Northwest Association of Biomedical Research (NWABR) is hosting its annual IRB conference on July 21, 2016, at the Seattle Airport Marriott, located close to Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) Airport and accessible to downtown Seattle through Link Light Rail.

The theme of the event is Ethics and Regulation in the Digital Age. “As digital and emerging technologies revolutionize the conduct of clinical trials, thought leaders and regulators from across the country are coming together for meaningful presentations that will challenge conventional thinking regarding the ethical and regulatory issues generated by the use of technology in research,” says Ken Gordon, executive director of NWABR.

This one-day conference is a convenient forum to earn continuing education units (CEUs), gain access to top-tier speakers, and network with industry thought leaders. NWABR is co-presenting this conference with Quorum Review IRB and Boston University School of Medicine. In addition, Boston University School of Medicine is coordinating the accreditation for the availability of continuing education credits.

Keynote speaker Max Little is an Associate Professor at MIT and Aston University, a TED Fellow, and the Director of the Parkinson’s Voice Initiative. Plus, the IRB Conference offers top-tier speakers, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), professors and academics from prominent universities and institutions, and more. Learn more about the NWABR 2016 speakers and sessions.

For those unable to attend the event in person, a live video webcast option offers the ability to earn CEUs and take part in these thoughtful and engaging discussions that are impacting clinical trials.

To register or find out more about the NWABR IRB Conference, visit:


Through education and dialogue, the Northwest Association of Biomedical Research (NWABR) is dedicated to promoting the public’s trust in biomedical research and its ethical conduct. Through diverse membership and extensive education programs, NWABR fosters a shared commitment to the ethical conduct of research and ensure the vitality of the life sciences community. To learn more, visit or write to

Quorum Contact:
Scott Smith
Director of Marketing
Quorum Review IRB
(206) 448-4082

NWABR Contact:
Ken Gordon
Executive Director
(206) 957-3337

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