AER20

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Each fall, PRIM&R hosts the annual Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference for those working in human subjects protections, research ethics, and oversight. This event brings together 2,500 professionals from public and private institutions, the federal government, industry, and academia, to learn about ethical issues and the federal regulations governing human subjects research and discuss best practices for the review and monitoring of research. Attendees can connect with experts and colleagues in the field to address late-breaking topics and challenges—like implementation strategies for the revised Common Rule and more—through a series of keynotes, panels, 100+ breakout sessions, and networking events.

 

AER20 Schedule:

November 7: AER20 Preconference Programs

November 8-10: AER20

 

Information on the AER20 conference agenda, preconference programs, fees, and registration will be online by June 2020.

Location

Conference Venue

The 2020 AER Conference (AER20) will take place from November 8 to 10 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. The AER20 Preconference Programs will take place on November 7 in the same location.

The WSCC is a large meeting venue that is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. Information on wheelchair/motorized wheelchair options is forthcoming (attendees make their own reservations). If you require deaf and hard of hearing services while you are on-site, note this during registration and contact us as soon as possible to make the necessary accommodations in advance.

Hotel Accommodations

PRIM&R has arranged for a discounted hotel rate for attendees at a variety of properties within walking distance of the convention center (one to 6 minute walk). We strongly encourage attendees to make hotel reservations within our blocks using the booking information below. Please refrain from making reservations outside these blocks. In addition, PRIM&R is not using a housing provider. If you are contacted by an organization who claims they can assist you with hotel reservations, do not give them your information. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find information on the hotel’s billing and cancellation policies.

Hyatt Regency Seattle
Hyatt Regency Seattle

808 Howell Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 973-1234
Location: Two blocks from the WSCC (6 minute walk)

Reservation Information
(available until October 5, 2020, or until sold out):
Single/Double Occupancy:
* Book online
* Call: (206) 973-1234– ask for the “PRIM&R 2020 AER Conference” rate
$219, plus tax*
Government Per Diem:
* Book online
* Call: (206) 973-1234 – ask for the “PRIM&R 2020 AER Conference” rate
Prevailing rate at time of check-in (current rate is what will show online)
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Grand Hyatt Seattle

721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 774-1234
Location: Half block from the WSCC (1 minute walk)

Reservation Information
(available until October 14, 2020, or until sold out):
Single/Double Occupancy:
* Book online
* Call: (206) 774-1234 – ask for the “PRIM&R 2020 AER Conference” rate
*Per diem rooms are not available at this property; see Hyatt Regency and Crowne Plaza.
$219, plus tax*
Hyatt at Olive 8
Hyatt at Olive 8

1635 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 695-1234
Location: Two blocks from the WSCC (4 minute walk)

Reservation Information
(available until October 14, 2020, or until sold out):
Single/Double Occupancy:
* Book online
* Call: (206) 695-1234 – ask for the “PRIM&R 2020 AER Conference” rate
*Per diem rooms are not available at this property; see Hyatt Regency and Crowne Plaza.
$219, plus tax*
Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown
Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown

1113 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 464-1980
Location: Three blocks from the WSCC; also accessible via Freeway Park (6 minute walk)

Reservation Information
(available until October 5, 2020, or until sold out):
Single/Double Occupancy:
* Book online
* Call: 888-233-9527 – ask for the “PRIM&R 2020 AER Conference” rate
$194, plus tax*
Government Per Diem:
* Book online
* Call: 888-233-9527 – ask for the “PRIM&R 2020 AER Conference” rate
Prevailing rate at time of check-in (current rate is what will show online)

*Taxes are currently listed at 15.6%; rooms will also be charged a $2 per room night city occupancy fee.

Hotel billing and cancellation policies: All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card, and require a deposit for the first night room (refundable if cancelled within time set in hotel’s cancellation policy). Attendees must cancel room reservations forty-eight (48) hours or more prior to arrival. If an Attendee has paid a deposit and cancels before this deadline, the deposit will be refunded in full. If an Attendee cancels their reservation less than forty-eight (48) hours in advance, they will be charged a cancellation fee equal to one night room and tax to the credit card on file or, if they have pre-paid a deposit, will forfeit a cancellation fee equal to one night room and tax. Deposits are fully refundable, and/or cancellation fees will be waived, if an Attendee has to cancel his/her reservation or check out of Hotel earlier than their scheduled departure due to a verifiable personal emergency, or any occurrence referenced under Cancellation or Force Majeure Sections of this Agreement.

Things to Do

Seattle is an exciting urban location located in on the Puget Sound, and surrounded by breathtaking water, mountains, and forests. Home to charming and diverse neighborhoods, incredible dining, no shortage of coffee shops, shopping, and museums, AER20 attendees are sure to have lots of options for unique and fun activities while in the city.

Within a short distance of the convention center and hotels, attendees can access a variety of dining options, indie boutiques and designer fashion, Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and more! Learn more about visiting Seattle!

Dining Options

Registration for AER20 and the preconference programs* will include lunch only. Attendees will eat breakfast on their own, and there are many options in the hotels and within walking distance of the hotels and convention center.

Dining in the Convention Center

Dining in the Convention Center:

  • Clay’s Market (groceries, coffee, snacks, beverages, etc.; all day)
  • Daawat Indian Grill & Bar (lunch and dinner)
  • Espresso Caffé Dior (coffee, breakfast, lunch)
Dining at the Hotels
  • Hyatt Regency Seattle: Andare Bar (lunch and dinner); Daniel’s Broiler (lunch and dinner); Market (24 hours; grab and go); Rickhouse Whiskey Bar and Daniel's Broiler Lounge (bar only)
  • Grand Hyatt Seattle: Ruth's Chris Steak House (breakfast, lunch, dinner); Starbucks (all day; grab and go); NYC Deli (breakfast, lunch)
  • Hyatt at Olive 8: Urbane (breakfast, lunch, dinner); Urbane Market (all day; grab and go); Urbane Bar
  • Crowne Plaza: Regatta Bar and Grille (breakfast, lunch, dinner); Regatta Bar
Dining in Seattle

Food lovers rejoice! Seattle has an impressive food scene--from James Beard Award–winning restaurants to budget-friendly eats—and all within a short walk of the convention center and hotels. More information on area restaurants can be found here.

Transportation

For information on transportation options in Seattle and to/from the airport or train station, click here.

Call for Poster Abstracts

If your institution has an innovative program related to the successful work of HRPPs/IRBs, or if you are conducting empirical research on or conceptual analyses of topics or questions relevant to human subjects research, consider participating in the AER20 Poster Presentation Program.

Abstracts can be submitted in three categories: Programmatic, Scientific, and Conceptual Analysis

To submit an abstract:

The deadline for submitting a poster abstract has been extended and is now May 22, 2020. Decisions will be sent via email by July 10, 2020.

Authors who have implemented programs or started research, but who will not yet have results by May 22, 2020 can submit a late-breaking poster abstract between June 5 and July 1, 2020. Decisions for late-breaking abstracts will be sent by August 10, 2020.

Call for Session Proposals

The AER20 Call for Conference Session Proposals Program closed on January 31, 2020. Thank you to those who contributed! Your input will ensure the Conference Planning Committees consider a broad and rich spectrum of topics and speakers.

Submitting authors will be informed of their proposal status by May 29, 2020. Information on submission guidelines can be found here.

Scholarships

Information about the AER20 Scholarship Programs will be available by June 2020.

Exhibitors and Supporters

Download the AER20 Prospectus.

Planning Committees

Thank you to the AER20 Planning Committees. View the list of committee members here.