Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Roundtable Discussion

A distance learning opportunity
March 15, 2017
12:00 – 2:00pm (CDT)

Online Biosafety Training

IT requirements for WebEx

Thru Feb 8
ABSA Members $110 USD
Nonmembers $175 USD

After Feb 8
ABSA Members $130 USD
Nonmembers $195 USD

Course fees include: course handouts, access to GoToWebinar services and Articulate, and 2-hours of interactive discussion from well-respected subject matter experts.

Group Discount:
10% off each registration for 3-4 participants from the same organization
20% off each registration for 5-9 participants from the same organization
30% off each registration for 10 or more participants from the same organization
Contact the ABSA office for details.

Registration is not considered complete and confirmed until payment is received. Your paid registration will be confirmed within 7 working days. Confirmed, paid participants will be sent detailed information regarding the course approximately one week prior to the course. Substitutions allowed with notice by 2/15/2017. There is a 15% processing fee for cancellations. Cancellations by 2/15/2017 will be refunded at 50% of the course fee. No refunds after 3/22/2017.

The links to the various invitations for the course will be unique to the user and cannot be shared. The links are for single, individual use only. If more than one occurrence of an individual’s name is on the attendee list for the webinar through GoToWebinar, all instances of that person’s name will be removed from the webinar with no refund. The webinar and its associated links are for single, individual use only.

Do you have research being conducted at your institution that potentially could be considered Dual Use Research of Concern, or anticipate needing to develop a DURC program? This two-hour webinar is focused on the United States Government DURC Policies and how to comply with these regulations at your institution. This course will start with an overview of the federal DURC policies given by Kathryn Harris at the National Institutes of Health and continue with an open forum discussion with a panel of biosafety professionals from different institutions that have established DURC programs.

One size does not fit all when it comes to solutions to comply with research policy. The goal of this webinar is to provide best practices, provide insight on how several different institutions are meeting the DURC policy requirements, and help participants troubleshoot issues surrounding DURC that they may have at their institutions. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions regarding DURC prior to the start of the webinar as well as during the live webinar.

This webinar will be 2-hour webinar sessions on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:00pm CDT. For the webinar, you should plan on logging in at 11:45am (CDT) on March 15th. You are required to attend the webinar session, complete the pre and post assessments, and evaluation in order to earn P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours*. The link in the invitation will be unique to the user and cannot be shared.

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Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Find resources and guidance on the United States Government DURC Polices.
  2. Develop a network comprising of biosafety professionals from institutions with DURC programs.
  3. Problem solve solutions surrounding DURC at their institution.


The panel discussion will be presented by the ABSA Distance Learning Committee. Biosafety panelists include: Robert Ellis, PhD, CBSP, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Rebecca Moritz, MS, CBSP, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; Jennifer Perkins, MA, CPIA, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Kathryn Harris, PHD, RBP, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

* This course has been approved for 0.25 CM points toward RBP/CBSP recertification. * The ABSA International is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 3.00 P.A.C.E.® contact hours.


Please direct questions about this course to:
Contact KariAnn DeServi
Education Coordinator, ABSA
866.425.1385 / [email protected]

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