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  • Networking and Special Events

    Before the conference
    During the conference
    Sunday, November 13
    Monday, November 14
    Tuesday, November 15

    Before the conference

    Connect online!
    If you are registered for AER16, we want you to get connected! Tweet us @primrconnect, and use the hashtag #AER16 whenever you're tweeting about the conference! 

    Volunteer opportunities
    Volunteering provides an excellent way to network, connect, and meet new people. Learn more about our current volunteer opportunitiesFor more information, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact the membership team at membership@primr.org or call 617.303.1868.

     

    During the Conference

    Networking ribbons
    Upon receiving your name badge, be sure to pick up networking ribbons in the Registration Area. Each ribbon adheres to your badge and displays an informal designation to signify your professional affiliations as they relate to research ethics. This is a great way to find others with similar affiliations and interests.

    The Exhibit Hall
    Throughout the conference, join us in The Exhibit Hall, which is home to breaks, lunch, receptions, the Supporters and Exhibitors, the Poster Presentations, the PRIM&R Booth and Demo Area, the Bookstore, the Internet Café, and the Charging Lounge. The Exhibit Hall will be open starting at 7:00 AM on November 14-16. Be sure to join us at the following events (schedule subject to change):

    November 14:

     

    November 15:

     

    November 16:

     
    11:00-11:30 AM
    Beverage Break
    9:15-9:45 AM
    Beverage Break
    9:15-9:45 AM
    Beverage Break
    12:45-1:45 PM
    Lunch
    12:45-1:45 PM
    Lunch
    12:45-1:45 PM
    Lunch
    1:45-2:15 PM
    OHRP/FDA Office Hours
    1:25-1:45 PM
    Overview of PRIM&R's
    Member Benefits
     
    1:45-2:15 PM
    Meet the AER16 Supporters and 
    Exhibitors, and Poster Authors
    3:15-3:30 PM
    Beverage break
     
    3:45-4:00 PM
    Beverage break
    4:45-6:00 PM
    Meet the AER16 Poster Authors
     
    5:15-6:30 PM
    AER16 Welcome Reception
    Supported by Schulman IRB 
    4:45-6:00 PM
    OHRP/FDA/VA Office Hours
     
     4:45-6:00 PM
    Networking Reception with the 
    Supporters and Exhibitors
     

    Sunday, November 13

    4:30-6:00 PM
    Pre-conference Program Networking Reception
    All those registered to attend a pre-conference program on November 13 are welcome to attend a networking reception immediately following the conclusion of their program. Light refreshments will be served.

     

    Monday, November 14

    7:00-8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast to Welcome First-Time Attendees - *SOLD OUT*

    Attending the AER Conference for the first time can be exciting and overwhelming, which is why PRIM&R invites all first-time attendees to participate in this special breakfast. This event is a great opportunity for first-time attendees to ask questions of the PRIM&R staff and seasoned attendees about the conference and PRIM&R in general, and to learn about strategies and resources that can help them make the most of their conference experience. We would love to see you there! Please sign up when registering online or email us. Please note this event is now sold out.

    7:00-8:00 AM
    Peer-to-Peer Networking Continental Breakfast *SOLD OUT*

    Join fellow attendees before the conference starts to connect and network! All attendees are welcome. Tables will be divided into the following topics: Career/Leadership/Management, IRB Administrators/Coordinators, Compliance/Federal/Legal/Regulatory, QA/QI/Post Approval Monitoring, IRB Chairs, Global Research, SBER, and Single IRBs. Discussion questions for each group will be available to kick-start conversation. Pre-registration is required for this event. Please note this event is now sold out.

    12:45-1:45 PM
    Networking Lunch

    Time to connect… over lunch! Meet peers for conversation and networking. All are welcome!

    12:45-2:00 PM
    Research Ethics Book Group Lunch and Book Signing: 
    A Life Everlasting, The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science 
    Participate in a vibrant discussion of A Life Everlasting, The Extraordinary Story of One Boy’s Gift to Medical Science by author Sarah Gray, the Director of Communications for the American Association of Tissue Banks who donated her unborn son’s organs to medical research after he was diagnosed with anencephaly. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and participate in discussion with Ms. Gray about her book and her work with the researchers and scientists who received her son’s donations, and she will be available to sign books during this time. Ms. Gray’s book is currently available for purchase in hard copy and as an e-book. Copies will also be available for purchase onsite at the conference Bookstore. Please sign up when registering online or email us to save your seatNote: Attendees of this event should get their lunch in the Exhibit Hall before going to the session room. 

    1:30-1:50 PM
    Demonstration of PRIM&R’s Ethical Research Oversight Course (E-ROC)
    Join us in the PRIM&R Pavilion for a demonstration of our interactive online course, E-ROC. During this brief overview, you will be introduced to this tool and how it can strengthen your understanding of the core regulations and underlying ethical principles of human subjects protections. If you are unable to join us for this presentation, but would like to learn more about E-ROC while onsite at the conference, please stop by the PRIM&R Pavilion or email Nora Murphy, online learning coordinator, to set-up a one-on-one demonstration of this resource.

    1:45-2:15 PM
    OHRP Office Hours
    Do you have a specific question for OHRP representatives? Do you have a follow-up question after attending a session with an OHRP representation or on an OHRP-related topic? If so, stop by OHRP Office Hours, and representatives from the OHRP will be available to help answer your questions.

    1:45-2:15 PM
    FDA Office Hours
    Do you have a specific question for FDA representatives? Do you have a follow-up question after attending a session with a FDA representation or on a FDA-related topic? If so, stop by the FDA Office Hours, and representatives from the FDA will be available to help answer your questions.

    1:55-2:15 PM
    Overview of PRIM&R’s Member Benefits
    Join us in the PRIM&R Pavilion for a discussion of the many benefits that come with your PRIM&R membership.  During this brief overview, you’ll learn about the ways membership pays for itself during the course of the year. If you are unable to join us, but would like to learn more about your member benefits (or becoming a member) while onsite at the conference, please stop by the PRIM&R Pavilion or email Elise Davis, membership coordinator, to set-up a one-on-one discussion.

    5:15-5:35 PM
    Demonstration of PRIM&R’s Ethical Research Oversight Course (E-ROC) 

    Join us in the PRIM&R Pavilion for a demonstration of our interactive online course, E-ROC. During this brief overview, you will be introduced to this tool and how it can strengthen your understanding of the core regulations and underlying ethical principles of human subjects protections. If you are unable to join us for this presentation, but would like to learn more about E-ROC while onsite at the conference, please stop by the PRIM&R Pavilion or email Nora Murphy, online learning coordinator, to set-up a one-on-one demonstration of this resource.

    5:15-6:30 PM
    AER16 Conference Welcome Reception
    Join us in The Exhibit Hall to celebrate the opening of the AER16. During this time, you’ll be able to meet our conference Supporters and Exhibitors, view the Poster Presentations. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served, compliments of Schulman IRB, this year’s Diamond Supporter.

    5:15-6:30 PM
    Roundtable Discussions
    Gather with your colleagues to solve problems and share best practices. Tables will be divided by topics and led by a fellow conference attendee. Groups will include: Career/Leadership/Management, IRB Administrators/Coordinators, Compliance/Federal/Legal/Regulatory, QA/QI/Post Approval Monitoring, IRB Chairs, Global Research, SBER, and Single IRBs. During this activity, participants can present an issue or question they have to the group and group members will respond to the problem or issue presented. Pre-registration is recommended, but attendees may also come onsite to fill any open seats that are still available. Please sign up when registering online or email us.

    5:40:-6:00 PM
    Demonstration of PRIM&R’s Knowledge Center 

    Join us in the PRIM&R Pavilion for a demonstration of our online resource for members, the Knowledge Center, and its new annotated regulations feature. During this brief overview, you will see how you can use resources found in the Knowledge Center as continuing education tools at your institution. If you are unable to join us for this presentation, but would like to learn more about the Knowledge Center while onsite at the conference, please stop by the PRIM&R Pavilion or email Maeve Luthin, assistant director for professional development, to set-up a one-on-one demonstration of this resource.

    7:00-9:00 PM
    Young Professionals Networking Reception
    Connect with other young professionals interested in research ethics and relax after a busy day in Anaheim. Stop by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. (Anaheim GardenWalk, 321 W Katella Ave #101, Anaheim, CA 92802) between 7:00 and 9:00 PM on November 14 for our Young Professionals Networking Reception. Don’t forget to bring the drink ticket you received with your registration materials! While all attendees are welcome, complimentary drink tickets will be provided for young professional registrants only.

     

    Tuesday, November 15

    7:00-8:00 AM
    Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) Continental Breakfast *SOLD OUT*
    Interested in earning your CIP credential? Want to connect with other CIPs? Attend this event to learn more about the credential, meet representatives of the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals, network with fellow CIPs, and ask questions of those already certified. Please sign up when registering online or email us. Please note this event is now sold out.

    12:45-1:45 PM
    Lunch  

    4:45-5:05 PM
    Demonstration of PRIM&R’s Ethical Research Oversight Course (E-ROC) 
    Join us in the PRIM&R Pavilion for a demonstration of our interactive online course, E-ROC. During this brief overview, you will be introduced to this tool and how it can strengthen your understanding of the core regulations and underlying ethical principles of human subjects protections. If you are unable to join us for this presentation, but would like to learn more about E-ROC while onsite at the conference, please stop by the PRIM&R Pavilion or email Nora Murphy, online learning coordinator, to set-up a one-on-one demonstration of this resource.
    4:45-6:00 PM
    Meet the AER16 Poster Authors

    Visit with the authors of the posters featured in the AER16 Poster Presentation Program and learn about their innovative and important work on new program initiatives, empirical research, and conceptual analysis. The presentation of the posters promotes interdisciplinary sharing and collaboration, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, information, and practical strategies for managing the many challenges faced by research professionals. Light refreshments will be served. 

    4:45-6:00 PM

    Networking Reception with Supporters and Exhibitors  
    Join us in The Exhibit Hall to meet and greet the Supporters and Exhibitors. Light refreshments will be served.

    4:45-6:00 PM
    OHRP Office Hours

    Do you have a specific question for OHRP representatives? Do you have a follow-up question after attending a session with an OHRP representation or on an OHRP-related topic? If so, stop by OHRP Office Hours, and representatives from the OHRP will be available to help answer your questions. 

    4:45-6:00 PM
    FDA Office Hours
    Do you have a specific question for FDA representatives? Do you have a follow-up question after attending a session with a FDA representation or on a FDA-related topic? If so, we encourage you to stop by the FDA Office Hours, and representatives from the FDA will be available to help answer your questions.

    4:45-6:00 PM

    VA Office Hours

    Do you have a specific question for VA representatives? Interested in learning more about the VA’s human subjects protections policy or their compliance oversight activities? If so, stop by VA Office Hours, and representatives from the VA will be available to help answer your questions.

    5:35-5:55 PM 
    Overview of PRIM&R’s Member Benefits  
    Join us in the PRIM&R Pavilion for a discussion of the many benefits that come with your PRIM&R membership.  During this brief overview, you’ll learn about the ways membership pays for itself during the course of the year. If you are unable to join us, but would like to learn more about your member benefits (or becoming a member) while onsite at the conference, please stop by the PRIM&R Pavilion or email Elise Davis, membership coordinator, to set-up a one-on-one discussion.