Mini-Workshops in Tissue Biorepositories: Workshop 4 - Safety (Part 2)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)
The MINI-WORKSHOPS IN TISSUE BIOREPOSITORIES, co-sponsored by the UAB CCTS and the UAB Department of Pathology’s Special Pathology Seminar, focus primarily on the use of human tissues in research. The purpose of the workshops is to aid investigators who might use any type of tissues and/or bodily fluids in their research, as well as those who may want to understand related issueswhich may influence research results (e.g., bias). The basics of biorepository operations will be explored so that the development of small tissue collections by investigators may be optimized and their success ensured. Lunch is available.
REGULATORY AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN BIOREPOSITORY OPERATIONS
(Part 2, Safety)
Review of Major Issues in Biorepository Operations
August 28th speaker: William E. Grizzle, M.D., Ph.D.
Location: Shelby Biomedical Rsch Bldg, Room 105
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
There are multiple safety issues that affect biorepository operations. Biorepositories are one of the more dangerous areas of research. Collecting and processing human tissues exposes employees of biorepositories and investigators and their personnel to human pathogens including HIV, hepatitis and other dangerous viral agents as well as mycobacteria and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Universal precautions with tissues are always necessary as a first step in safety involving biohazards. Similarly, there is frequently exposure and to both toxic and allergenic agents including formaldehyde and xylene. Material safety data sheets for such agents will be briefly discussed. Similarly, the laboratory of biorepositories typically exposes employees to safety issues as to electrical, fire and physical dangers. A discussion of setting up an overall-safety program will be presented, including training in safety.
After safety issues are discussed, Dr. Grizzle will review some of the most important issues as to use of human/animal tissues in research and the limitations of such use.
The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates this education activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
When & Where
UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)
The CCTS accelerates research for improved human health. Led by Robert P. Kimberly, MD, Associate Dean for Biomedical Research, CCTS funding is provided by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences grant UL1 TR000165.