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Nov 2015


John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center 900 Boylston Street Boston , Massachusetts 02115
Tel: (617) 954-2000
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PRIM&R's 2015 AER Conference (Advancing Ethical Research) - Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research

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Event Overview:

For over 40 years, PRIM&R has hosted educational events where professionals gather to deconstruct, discuss, and debate issues affecting the world of research ethics and oversight and to network with colleagues in the field.

The 2015 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference will bring together more than 2,200 professionals from public and private institutions, the federal government, industry, and academia.

Always an irreplaceable learning and networking opportunity, this dynamic conference includes educational offerings for professionals involved in every facet of the research enterprise. Through engaging and informative keynote addresses, a series of thought-provoking panels on timely ethical issues, and highly practical breakout sessions , attendees will gain important insights on the fields of research ethics and human subject protections, increase their knowledge and understanding of ethical requirements, learn best practices and strategies for their implementation, and sharpen their skills for dealing with myriad of late-breaking and longstanding challenges. This meeting will also feature a poster gallery composed of novel approaches to the management, function, and operations of HRPPs/IRBs and empirical studies or conceptual analysis of challenging issues related to the conduct or oversight of research involving human subjects.

Topics will include:

    Community engagement and involvement
    Comparative effectiveness research
    Education and training
    Federal regulations
    Global research
    HRPP/IRB operations
    Informed consent
    Legal issues
    Mobile applications and internet-based research
    Populations requiring additional protections
    Privacy and confidentiality
    Quality assurance and improvement and post-approval monitoring
    Regulatory balance
    Social and behavioral research

Exhibitor Information:

In 2015, we’re expecting more than 2,300 participants from 50 states and more than 30 countries who represent a variety of perspectives, including IRB chairs, members, administrators, and staff, human research protections program professionals, federal agency representatives, industry representatives, researchers and research staff, institutional officials, ethicists, and community leaders.

PRIM&R strives to deliver an educational experience that will help our attendees better understand and respond to the complexities of rapidly changing research and regulations. Our Supporters and Exhibitors play an important role in meeting this goal, so we hope you will consider joining us at the 2015 AER Conference.

About PRIM&R:

PRIM&R’s highest priority is providing professionals responsible for ensuring research protections, and those involved in the design and implementation of research protocols, with education, practical tools, and cutting-edge strategies. Hosting highly acclaimed conferences and short courses on the ethics, regulation, and administration of research are some of the ways PRIM&R has achieved this goal.

PRIM&R’s educational and professional development programs provide balanced, thorough, and accurate information on the full range of issues surrounding research involving human subjects and animals. Professionals who take advantage of these offerings also benefit from valuable, enduring connections with colleagues who share similar pursuits and challenges.


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