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Education & Training Committee

The Education and Training Advisory Committee works to identify and implement mechanisms to ensure that ISBER members have access to information and tools to effectively operate repositories for the preservation of specimens for future research and analysis.

Committee Achievements:

Successfully scheduled, marketed, and delivered nine workshops within the ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting schedule
Compiled a list of 37 educational videos available on the ISBER website to serve as resources for ISBER members who wish to quickly review biobanking related procedures and topics

Committee Goals:

Create and coordinate an educational webinar series on Best Practices and other topics
Implement and educational needs survey to identify education gaps in the biobanking industry and inform the development of educational projects for biobanking

 View a list of Upcoming Webinars here.

Committee Membership
Committee Chair

Committee Vice-Chair
Sheila O'Donoghue Sara Nussbeck
BC Cancer Agency Tumor Tissue Repository University Medical Center Gottingen
Victoria, Canada Gottingen, Germany

 

Committee Members

Cheryl Michels
Freezerworks, A Division of Dataworks Development, Inc.,
Washington, United States

Carmen Swanepoel, PhD
NHLS/Stellenbosch University Biobank (NSB) - Capetown Biorepository
Capetown, South Africa

Diane McGarvey
Cooperative Human Tissue Network
Philadelphia, United States

Kristina Hill, MPH, MT(ASCP)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, United States

Candace Carter
NSW Health Pathology
Chatswood, Australia 

Heidi Wagner 
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, United States

Tamsin Tarling
BC Children's Hospital Biobank
Vancouver, Canada

Leah Marchesani
Precision for Medicine, Inc.
Frederick, United States

Marta Castelhano
Cornell University
Ithaca, United States

 Committee Advisors

Nicole Sieffert
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, United States

   

 

More information on the Education and Training Advisory Committee:

The Education and Training Advisory Committee works to identify and implement mechanisms to ensure that ISBER members have access to state-of-the art information and tools to effectively operate repositories for the preservation of specimens for future research and analysis following Best Practices. The Committee makes information on training courses and other educational opportunities available to allow for the dissemination of methods and practices for performing efficient, effective biorepository activities.

This Committee strives to identify ways to ensure that ISBER members have access to state-of-the art information in order to effectively operate repositories and ensure quality preservation of specimens to use for future research and analysis. Wherever possible, the Committee makes available to members information on training courses and other educational opportunities to allow for the dissemination of methods and practices for performing efficient, effective repository activities.

 

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MD Anderson Cancer Center
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