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Education & Training Committee

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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 organized, marketed, and managed 10 workshops within the ISBER 2018 Annual Meeting conference program
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
Implement an educational needs survey to identify education gaps in the biobanking industry and inform the development of educational projects for biobanking

Committee Goals:

Create and coordinate an educational webinar series on Best Practices and other topics
Develop education focused on the enviro-bio community
Become a clearinghouse for “how-to’s”, tools and SOP’s related to biobanking and repositories 
Create ways for the public to become more aware of biobanking through educational campaigns and initiatives

 View a list of Upcoming Webinars here.

 Committee Membership


Committee Chair

Committee Vice-Chair
Kristina Hill, MPH, MT(ASCP) Sara Nussbeck
Eastern Virginia Medical School University Medical Center Gottingen
Norfolk, United States Gottingen, Germany

 

 Committee Members

Diane McGarvey
Cooperative Human Tissue Network
Philadelphia, United States

Marta Castelhano
Cornell University
Ithaca, United States

Tamsin Tarling
BC Children's Hospital Biobank
Vancouver, Canada

Heidi Wagner 
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, United States

Shana Lamers
Hamilton Health Sciences CRLB
Hamilton, Canada

Leah Marchesani
Precision for Medicine, Inc.
Frederick, 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 strives to identify and implement mechanisms to ensure ISBER members have access to state-of-the art information and tools to effectively operate repositories and ensure quality preservation of specimens for future research and analysis following ISBER Best Practices.

The Committee also provides information on training courses and other educational opportunities (webinars, videos) to allow for the dissemination of methods and practices for performing efficient, effective repository activities.

MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
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