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Webinar: (2016-05) Making Good Meetings Happen for IACUCs and IRBs

Whether you’re involved in the ethical oversight of research involving animals or human subjects, committee meetings are part of the job. Institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC) and institutional review board (IRB) staff and chairs are tasked with ensuring that meetings run well and are conducted in accordance with federal regulations. Once you’ve learned the regulatory and operational requirements, how do you best facilitate a lively, efficient meeting? From managing conflict and keeping time, to encouraging member participation, administrators and chairs confront many interpersonal and organizational challenges during IACUC and IRB meetings. (Presented on May 24, 2016)

During this webinar, an experienced IACUC compliance specialist and an IRB chair shared best practices for meeting management. Through discussion of common IACUC and IRB meeting scenarios, speakers addressed the following topics:
  • Stimulating discussion when members are quiet, and staying on track when they’re not
  • Mediating conflict during protocol review
  • Preparing so that federal and institutional regulations are clear and understandable
  • Avoiding meeting fatigue
  • Clarifying the roles of the administrator, chair, the unaffiliated/nonscientist, and other members in meetings

What will I learn?

After attending this webinar, attendees were able to:
  • Employ strategies for running operationally efficient meetings
  • Understand interpersonal dynamics of meetings and how to manage differing personalities and opinions

Who should attend?

This intermediate-level webinar benefited animal care and use and human subjects protections staff and chairs who are tasked with organizing, running, and facilitating IACUC and IRB meetings, as well as individuals who regularly participate in meetings of any type. As a special offering for 2016 Membership Appreciation Month, this webinar will be offered at no cost to PRIM&R members.

Continuing Education
Webinar participants holding the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.0 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification. Learn More »

Access Interval
Access to purchased content will be available for 90 days after the date of purchase. After 90 days, access to the content will be removed, but users will retain access to any certificates of attendance earned. Content purchased prior to January 1, 2021 will remain available indefinitely. After access has expired, users can purchase an additional 90 days of access.

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Please note that this content is also part of multiple bundles. Click here to see the IACUC Administration Bundle.  Click here to see the IRB Administration Bundle.