Tuesday, April 14, 2020
1:00pm – 6:00pm
Chairs: Clare Alloca, Tim Sharp
*Registration for this session is in addition to your conference registration. Registration fee is $95 USD. Register at the same time as you complete your meeting registration.
ISBER Update: Qualification in Biorepository Science
Presented by: Brent Schacter
ISBER and the ASCP have partnered to create a new qualification exam for biobankers. This short presentation will provide the audience with updated information about this qualification program in the field of biorepository science.
Basic Business Planning for Biobanking
Presented by: Marianne Henderson, Daniel Simeon-Dubach, Kirstin Goldring
Successful biobanking operations begin with accurate and responsible planning. This session will provide guidance on how to fulfill your biobanks mission by formulating a business plan that will satisfy stakeholders through the use of SMART performance metrics and audit points. Discussions will include infrastructure assessments, funding and cost management, and SWOT analysis.
Success is the Result of Preparation: Emergency Planning for Biobanks
Presented by: Helen Morrin, Rebecca Pugh
Emergencies can occur everywhere and biobanks are just as likely as every other industry to suffer the consequences of poor planning. This session will help you build a culture of preparedness to ensure that your assets (specimens, data, infrastructure, and staff) can be protected from disasters. Discussion will include risk assessment, crisis management, critical response procedures, planning for natural disasters, as well as data protection and recovery. Interactive activities will offer the opportunity to discuss the unique emergencies that may affect your operations and provide solutions to create your successful emergency plans.