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Free biobanking conference!
“Improving biobank standards- local and global perspectives”
Tuesday 12th June, 10am to 5pm
Kerry Packer Auditorium, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Campus, Camperdown, Sydney (View Map)
Opening address: Dr Kerry Chant (NSW Chief Health Officer)
Professor Peter Watson (Vancouver, Canada)
Professor Sunil Lakhani (University of Queensland)
Professor Jennifer Byrne (Kids Research Institute)
Professor Christine Clarke (Westmead Institute for Medical Research)
Professor Ian Kerridge (University of Sydney)
Dr Tony Penna (NSW Office for Health and Medical Research)
A/Prof Kevin Spring (Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research)
Full programme with additional speakers will be available shortly
Registration via Eventbrite
Please register, as places are limited, and catering will be supplied.
Supported by Cancer Institute NSW
For all enquiries please call Ms Bharvi Maneck on (02) 9845 1213 or respond via email.
We look forward to sharing the conference with you.
We will shortly commence face to face education sessions across 7 sites in NSW:
The University of Sydney
Please look out for an email, advising you of the dates that we will be visiting your site!
Please contact Amanda Rush or Candace Carter for further information.
NSW Health Pathology launched their Biobank Certification Program on 8th June 2016. This program is based on the successful Canadian CTRNet program, and provides comprehensive education modules for biobank staff, as well as document templates and policies/procedures for all aspects of biobanking.
It is relevant to all biobank types, and can be scaled to suit both smaller biobank who provide biospecimens to local researchers, and large biobanks with international sample provision.
Please visit the biobank certification website for further information on this important program.
Information sessions are being held on the 8th June 2016 to inform the biobanking community about the soon to be launched NSW Biobank Certification Scheme.
Representatives from the Canadian Certification program, on which the NSW Scheme is based, will be on hand to describe the scheme and answer questions from their experiences in Canada.
NSW Health Pathology will describe how the system will work in NSW and biobanks will be able to register to the program.
Two duplicate sessions are being held:
a) 9:30am to 12:00pm
b) 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Morning/afternoon tea will be provided; registration is essential.
To register, or for further information, please contact
Candace Carter, Project Officer, Biobanking Services, NSW Health Pathology.
The annual meeting for the Australasian Biospecimen Network Association (ABNA) shall be held on 26th and 27th October 2015 at the Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Sustainable Biobanking in the Face of Change’, which will bring together experts in sustainability, change management and the implementation of practice into policy (and vice versa) as well as leaders from within the biobanking community to pose the challenging questions that must be addressed if biobanks are to find the most strategic pathways that see them sustainably and meaningfully exist within the Australasian biomedical research landscape long into the future.
Further information can be found by visiting the ABNA website.