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  • Pre-Conference Program: IRB 101sm

    IRB 101smteaches the fundamentals of human subjects protection through a full-day series of lectures and interactive case discussions. The program begins with a presentation of the historical background, core ethical principles, and regulatory foundation essential for those new to the field and those otherwise seeking to deepen their understanding of IRB work. The course then builds upon this new information through case review and analysis aimed at applying core knowledge in biomedical and clinical research and in social, behavioral, and educational research with both adults and children.

    This program is eligible for 6.5 continuing education (CE) credit hours.

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    7:30-8:30 AMRegistration (breakfast on your own)
    8:30-10:15 AMWelcome and Introduction
    The History and Development of the Federally Mandated IRB System in the United States, and the Ethical Principles Underlying the Conduct of Research with Human Subjects
    An Overview of the Federal Regulations Governing the Operations of IRBs
    10:15-10:30 AMBreak
    10:30-12:30 PMAn Overview of the Federal Regulations Governing the Operations of IRBs (continued)
    12:30-1:30 PMLunch (provided)
    1:30-2:45 PMCase Studies and Discussion
    2:45- 3:00 PMBreak
    3:00-4:30 PMCase Studies and Discussion (continued)
    Questions and Answers
    4:30 PMAdjournment

    Please note this agenda is subject to change.