Register Now: 2012 Regional IRB Education Conference- April 24, 2012

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
Bell Harbor Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA
NWABR members: $350*
Non-members: $450*
*late registration fee of $50 will apply after March23rd

Click here to register!

Shifting our mindset from thinking of research participants as individuals who need protection to partners in research who have perceptions about research benefits, risks and harms that deserve thoughtful consideration, represents an expansion of the role professionals engaged in research oversight. The distinction between compliance and ethics has never been more blurred. Please join us in an exploration of the issues that matter to research volunteers, and learn practical strategies for ensuring that research is conducted ethically at your institution.

Conference sessions include:

“Perspectives on the Return of Research Results to Study Participants” by Pearl O’Rourke, MD, Director, Human Research Affairs, Partners Healthcare System

“What Really Matters: Exploring the Alignment of Understanding Among IRB Members, Scientists and Research Participants” by Ann Freeman Cook, PhD, Director, National Rural Bioethics Project, Research Professor, University of Montana

“Patient 002 (a novel): Reading by the Author and Discussion” by Floyd Skloot, Author

“Government Banking of Tissue Specimens” by Carol Weil, JD, Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

“From Washington to Washington: An Update from OHRP” by Elyse Summers, JD, Director, Division of Education and Development, Office for Human Research Protections

The NWABR staff and conference planning committee are looking forward to meeting you on April 24th.  If you have an questions, please contact Laurie Hassell, Regional Manager, at (206) 465-4691 or


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