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MSMR presents professional development workshops for the research community on such topics as:

  • IACUC rights, roles and responsibilities
  • Bereavement and sensitivity for laboratory animal professionals
  • Crisis planning and communications
  • Personal and institutional security
  • On-line training for IACUC community members
  • Harmonization of IACUCs, IRBs and IBCs

We also offer in-house training to our member organizations in public outreach, communication, team-building, employee awareness and other topics. MSMR workshops are a combination of expert lecture and symposium and hands-on case-method and role-play learning. Leading experts in the field from government agencies, accrediting organizations, private firms and member companies lead our workshops.

Employees of MSMR member organizations receive discounted or free tuition at our workshops. For many of our workshops and conferences, members of States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) also receive tuition discounts.

Want to be recognized as a future Workshop sponsor? Write to Alan Dittrich.

 

 

Your 2016 MSMR Workshop and Event Planning Guide

 

2016

 

Program

 

 

Location

 

1/5/16

 

25th Annual Student Competition opened January 5, 2016 - Details here.

 

On-line

1/8/16

 

Introduction to IACUCs. The January class is now filled. The next iteration of the course will begin in late April. Registration for that session will open in March.

 

On-line

1/27/16

 

IACUCs and IBCs - MSMR members only

 

Cambridge (at Biogen)
2/26/16
Compassion Fatigue - information and registration here

 

Cambridge (at Novartis)

 

 

2/29/16

 

 

Legislative Lunch-and-Learn - MSMR members only, by invitation

 

Cambridge (at Pfizer)
3/3/16

 

Security Conference. If you registered for the December iteration, you are already registered for this one. Registration is here. Agenda is here.

 

Cambridge (at Takeda)

3/14/16

 

IACUCs and IBCs - MSMR members only

 

Providence (at Brown)

4/7/16

 

8th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium Draft agenda is here.

 

Poster Competition at the Enrichment Symposium. Call for entries and information here.

 

 

Newton (at the Marriott)

 

4/13/16 - 4/15/16

 

The Three I's Conference: Creating Connections, Sharing Solutions, Building Strategies. Details are here. Session-by-session descriptions are here.

 

Raleigh, NC (at the Carolina Inn)
4/22/16

 

Introduction to IACUCs

 

On-line

 

5/3/16 - 5/4/16

 

 

HYS IBC Symposium: CRISPR/Cas9 Research Risks Intersection of Science, Safety and Policy

 

Boston (at the Martin Center)

5/??/16

 

MSMR Vendor Fair

 

Cambridge (at Novartis)

6/24/16

 

MSMR Annual Meeting of Members

 

Boston (at the Colonnade)

7/8/16

 

Introduction to IACUCs

 

On-line

9/9/16

 

Introduction to IACUCs

 

On-line

10/21/16

 

Biomedical Research Day Honors and Luncheon

 

Boston (at the Union Club)

 


 

On-Line Training for IACUC Community Members ... and others

Introduction to Animal Care and Use Committees. This 6-week course covers all the basics for a new community member. It is also good adjunct training for new IACUC adminstrators or members who have not yet had the chance to take IACUC 101 or a similar course.

How does our on-line training program work?

The program consists of six lessons, one each week for six weeks. You can complete the lesson and its associated exercise at any time during the week. The instructor will have on-line office hours/chat sessions once each week: you'll receive the schedule upon registration. Successful completion of each weekly module is required before you can progress to the next module. When you successfully finish all six lessons, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

The current session is fully subscribed. If you'd like to receive early notification of the open registration period for the session beginning April 22, 2016, please send a note to us.

 

 

 


EXPLORING NEW TRENDS, ISSUES & DEVELOPMENTS IN SECURITY, BIOSECURITY AND TERRORISM

March 3, 2016

Takeda
40 Landsdowne Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

 

 

 

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

 

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM          

REGISTRATION / CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

 

WELCOME!



ALAN DITTRICH, PhD, President, MSMR

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
KEYNOTE

AN OVERVIEW OF WMD VULNERABILITIES AND THREATS-PARTNERING WITH PUBLIC HEALTH

This session will focus on the FBI, WMD response to infectious disease/select agent crisis on a national and international level.

John Woodill
SSA, ORU
WMDD, FBI

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

 

10:35 AM – 11:20 PM

INFILTRATION: RISK FROM WITHIN

Since 1981 there have been 68 known laboratory infiltrations.  Could your laboratory be next?  A considerable amount of money is spent on physical security at research laboratories to mitigate the threat of an attack from animal rights extremists.   What if, however, the extremist was someone on the inside?  Infiltration is a tactic utilized by social justice activists in an attempt to clandestinely gain employment with hostile or subversive intent at a facility or organization.  The purpose of an infiltration is to surreptitiously obtain information for use against the targeted company.  The risk of infiltration is a threat to all companies involved in animal research and its impact should not be underestimated. 

 

Animal rights activists understand the importance of undercover investigations and many consider the technique to be the backbone of their movement.  Animal rights groups, therefore, actively recruit individuals for undercover investigations within research laboratories.  This presentation will examine the techniques used by activists to gain employment and how they use covert video equipment to gather information.  Methods of prevention will be discussed including pre-employment screening, red flags during the interview process and recognizing suspicious behavior by existing staff.

John Sancenito
President
Information Network Associates (INA)

 

 

 

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM
CORPORATE SECURITY

EMERGING THREATS AND TRENDS IN SECURITY IN THE BIOPHARMA INDUSTRY

John McFadden
Director, Global Security Business Continuity and Crisis Management
BIOGEN


12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

LUNCH

 

1:05 PM – 1:50 PM

CURRENT THREATS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

SA Benjamin Hicks
WMD Coordinator
FBI, Boston

 

 

 


1:55 PM – 2:40 PM

“FBI COUNTERINTELLIGENCE AWARENESS BRIEFING ON INSIDER AND FOREIGN THREATS.” 

  • Overview of Insider Threat/Economic Espionage Issues
  • Foreign Threats to US Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Industry Sectors
    • Information includes Collaborations on Joint Ventures and Research
    • Examples of Recent FBI Cases
  • Best Practices in Protecting Intellectual Property and Research in the United States
  • Foreign Travel Security Awareness and Protective Measures

IA Alice K Davidson
FBI, Boston


2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

 

3:15 PM – 4:30 PM


4:30 PM

 

CRISIS/RISK MANAGEMENT/EXERCISES

 

CLOSING REMARKS

ALL SPEAKERS
John McFadden, Moderator

 

           

CONFERENCE FACULTY BIOs

 

JOHN WOODILL
Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) John Woodill is the Acting Unit Chief of FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations and Response.  During his 18 years with the FBI, he has served at the New York Field Office during 9/11 operations, conducting counterterrorism investigations and providing medical support to FBI personnel at Ground Zero.  SSA Woodill also served on the FBI’s first Weapons of Mass Destruction field squad, located at the New York Joint Terrorist Task Force (JTTF).  In addition, he was an operator with the FBI Hazardous Materials Response Team.  Later, he was a member of the FBI enhanced SWAT Team at the New York Field Office and served as its Operational Medical Coordinator for tactical and international missions. SSA Woodill has been a participant in the FBI’s Advanced Capability Paramedic program since 2005 and is a Nationally Registered Paramedic.  Assigned to FBI Headquarters since 2013, SSA Woodill coordinates the FBI’s Weapons Of Mass Destruction Coordinator field program, leads WMD threat evaluations and is an FBI instructor in their international Adjunct Faculty Program, instructing at the International Law Enforcement Academies in Hungary and El Salvador.

 

JOHN J. SANCENITO, PRESIDENT, INFORMATION NETWORK ASSOCIATES, INC
John J. Sancenito is the President and co-owner of Information Network Associates, Inc. (INA); an international investigative and corporate consulting firm headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  INA specializes in providing risk management services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, educational and medical research industries.  INA offers a variety of services including intelligence based risk analysis, security consulting, due diligence, digital forensic analysis, and forensic accounting.   

Mr. Sancenito is considered one of the foremost experts on animal rights and environmental extremism. Mr. Sancenito’s professional experience includes more than 12 years as a sworn Law Enforcement Officer and 14 years as a private investigator.  He is a former County Detective with the Cumberland County Pennsylvania District Attorney's Office, Criminal Investigation Division.  He is also an internationally recognized speaker and author on topics including domestic terrorism groups, tactics and countermeasures; risk management and insider threats.   

 

JOHN MCFADDEN, Director, Global Security, Business Continuity and Crisis Management, BIOGEN
John McFadden is the Director of Crisis Management and Business Continuity for Biogen.  John has over 20 years’ experience in risk management, security and the law.  John received a BS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University in Boston and a law degree from the University of San Diego School Of Law.  John has spent over a decade leading security teams and building incident management programs in the biotech industry.  John and his teams have provided services as varied as planning for security operations  for company hosted events for the Democratic National Convention; headed up the H1N1 response; coordinated the corporate crisis management team that responded to high profile events such as an explosion of a manufacturing plant, the shutdown of a key manufacturing plant due to a virus that affected manufacturing operations; the response to particulate matter found in certain products; and the response to an FDA consent decree.  At Biogen, John and his team are building out the company’s business continuity and crisis management program and working with cross functional teams to implement an Enterprise Risk Management Program.

 

IA ALICE K DAVIDSON, FBI, BOSTON
Alice Davidson began her FBI career in 2004 as an Intelligence Analyst assigned to FBI Boston Division.  During her ten year career with the FBI, Ms. Davidson has been assigned to the FBI’s national security and criminal programs.  Her primary expertise is focused on foreign counterintelligence and counterproliferation issues.

Ms. Davidson has continually expanded her knowledge and expertise in numerous FBI national security and criminal investigations.  She has provided numerous briefings and her expertise to U.S. government entities, private industry, and academic institutions.

Ms. Davidson received a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in Economics from Trinity College.  She obtained her M.S. in Strategic Intelligence at the National Intelligence University, U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C.

 

SA BENJAMIN HICKS
Special Agent Benjamin Hicks recently transferred home to the Boston office after spending the majority of his career in the Norfolk, VA field office. SA Hicks is a Special Agent Bomb Technician, a Weapons of Mass Destruction coordinator and he served for five years on the FBI's Hazardous Evidence Response Team. Special Agent Hicks is currently assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force threat response squad. Prior to joining the FBI, Special Agent Hicks taught high school science in MA.

 

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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