2011 AER Conference

Jointly sponsored by:

  • Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)
  • Boston University School of Medicine

In collaboration with:

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Video and audio recordings of select sessions at the 2011 AER Conference are available for conference attendees, or for PRIM&R members in the Knowledge Center.

December 1, 2011

Pre-Conference Educational Programs

The 2011 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) pre-conference programs were an extension of the meeting’s educational experience. Each course emphasized a unique topic and was aimed at providing the knowledge needed to ensure that your institution or company meets the highest ethical standards and adheres to all relevant regulations governing the conduct of research. The following full-day programs were offered:

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101
  • IRB 201: An In-Depth Analysis of the Criteria for Review
  • IRB 202: Review and Application of the Regulatory Criteria for Approval
  • Advanced Research Ethics
  • Hot Topics for Institutional Officials (IOs)
  • The Self-Reflective Researcher: Building Capacity to Recruit and Retain Minority Populations in Research 
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Basics: An Introduction to the NIH Guidelines and the Oversight of Recombinant DNA Research
  • Consent: Processes, Criteria, and Considerations for Obtaining Informed Consent
  • Confronting Reality in Resource-Scarce Countries: Key Issues in International Research
  • Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave: Regulatory, Ethical, and Technical Challenges in Internet Research 
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement (QA/QI): Application and Fundamentals
  • The Buck Starts & Stops Here: Investigator Responsibilities for the Ethical Conduct of Research

December 2 – Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 Advancing Ethical Research Conference - Download the conference schedule