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  • CME Accreditation Statement

    Boston University Logo This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and PRIM&R.  Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This program includes 18.5 credits which meet the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

    Course director: Susan S. Fish, PharmD, MPH Professor, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

    Target audience: The target audience of this activity includes Human Research Protection Program/ Institutional Review Board (HRPP/IRB) chairs, members, and administrators; researchers and research staff; institutional officials; regulatory officials; compliance officers; those charged with overseeing responsible conduct of research programs; hospital/university attorneys; patient advocates; representatives of voluntary health organizations; industry and biotechnology representatives; and those involved with science policy.

    Educational objectives: Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: (1) Explain the principles listed in the various research ethics reports (Belmont Report, Nuremberg Report, Declaration of Helsinki) and apply them in their day to day work; (2) Identify the core federal regulations governing human subjects research and recognize which aspects of their work put those regulations into practice; (3) Develop strategies for managing successful HRPPs/IRBs; (4) Assess how their HRPP/IRB policies and procedures compare with the best practices in the field; (5) Communicate effectively with those involved in various aspects of the research enterprise to ensure adherence to federal regulations and that human subjects are properly protected before, during, and after a research study; and (6) Define a vulnerable population and demonstrate how ethical principles and federal regulations apply to these groups during research.

    Needs addressed statement: In order to successfully implement HRPPs, professionals involved with IRBs need access to current and accurate information on the laws, regulations, policies, and guidance documents governing human subject research ethics and compliance. How this information and policies are implemented varies. Past participants have rated highly the opportunity to discuss these principles with experts in the field and their peers. This conference enables participants to exchange best practices and other creative strategies that institutions around the country are employing to maximize protection of research participants, while at the same time streamlining administrative procedures influence the implementation of policies.

    Faculty disclosure statement: Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of CME activities to disclose all relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve any apparent conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

    Disclaimer: THESE MATERIALS AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ARE INTENDED SOLELY FOR PURPOSES OF SUPPLEMENTING CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.  ANYONE USING THE MATERIALS ASSUMES FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND ALL RISK FOR THEIR APPROPRIATE USE.  TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE MATERIALS.  IN NO EVENT WILL TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS.  IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION IN THE MATERIALS BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE.