On-Demand Webinar

Biosafety, Ethical, and Logistical Challenges to Pursuing a Coronavirus Vaccine at Warp Speed

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has impacted all aspects of society. Various government and private groups around the world are endeavoring to develop safe and effective vaccines at an unprecedented pace and scale to quell the pandemic as quickly as possible. In addition, the first COVID-19 vaccines approved leveraged novel messenger RNA (mRNA) technologies. With Advarra’s IRB and IBC experience in supporting 100% of Operation Warp Speed vaccine clinical trials, we have insight on the challenges faced while working in support of the goal to deliver safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to the American public as quickly as possible.

In our upcoming webinar, Advarra experts Daniel Eisenman, Director of Biosafety Services, and Luke Gelinas, IRB Chair, share the biosafety, ethical, and logistical challenges faced throughout the research process of developing COVID-19 vaccines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the vaccine development challenges posed by the pandemic
  • Learn how to perform risk assessments for genetically engineered COVID-19 vaccines
  • Discuss the ethical considerations
  • Evaluate status and challenges ahead, including second generation COVID-19 vaccine trials

Presented By

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Daniel Eisenman


Director of Biosafety Services

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Luke Gelinas


IRB Chair

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Who should watch?

This content applies to research professionals representing sponsors, CROs, institutions, and sites who are involved in research pertaining to infectious disease vaccines, oncology, immune therapy and gene therapy.

CE Credits

Attendance at this session has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of research specific continuing education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI®, or ACRP-CP® certification designations.

This session meets the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) recertification guidelines for a maximum of 1 credit.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16549, for 1 contact hour. This documentation must be retained by the licensee for a period of 4 years after the course concludes.

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DATE: February 11, 2021
Time: 1 pm ET | 10 am PT
Duration: 1 hour

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