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Cambridge Biosafety Forum

IBC Community Representative Training
May 10 & May 16
5 p.m.-8. p.m.
Macht Building Auditorium
Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
(The Macht Building is a brick building on the left side of the hospital)


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Register for the Cambridge Biosafety Forum

This two-day training has been developed to recruit and educate new and current community representatives to serve as key members of Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) in Cambridge.
Cambridge residents who are interested in serving are welcome to attend at no charge. All registrants must attend both nights of the course.

Firms and academic institutions engaged in certain biological research and manufacturing in Cambridge are required by law to have an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) that provides local review and oversight of research involving recombinant DNA and certain types of non-recombinant infectious disease research. These safety committees must include two community representatives, one of whom must be a Cambridge resident.
Who Should Attend?
Prospective and current IBC community representatives.
Local public health officials with biosafety or rDNA oversight responsibilities.
IBC members from companies/institutions permitted in Cambridge.
Training Topics
The training will cover basic molecular biology, emerging gene-editing technologies, and the role of the community representative on the IBC. Attendees will also participate in a mock IBC meeting and a panel discussion with biotechnology experts.

To register and learn more, please go to: bit.ly/biosafety-forum.