February 2014 Regional Meeting

On February 3-5, 2014, PRIM&R offered two highly-acclaimed educational programs: Institutional Review Board (IRB) 250 and IRB Administrator 101. These programs were co-hosted by the Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the Oregon Research Institute.

IRB 250: Selected Topics
February 3, 2014: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM

IRB 250 is a full-day program that will provide professionals with topic-specific knowledge of the regulations, and best practices for overcoming the most challenging issues in human subject protections.  In addition to an overview of the criteria for review, participants will delve deep into the topics of conflicts of interest as it pertains to social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER), internet research, international research, and case studies in SBER.


  • Dean Gallant
  • Susan Kornetsky, MPH

IRB 250 participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential are eligible to apply credits from IRB 250 toward CIP recertification.

View the agenda for this program.

IRB Administrator 101
February 4, 2014: 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
February 5, 2014: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

IRB Administrator 101 is a 1.5-day program, specifically geared toward new administrators, those in need of a “refresher” course, and anyone interested in learning more about institutional review board operations. The curriculum for IRB Administrator 101 includes the identification of the key components of human research protection programs (HRPPs), an examination of the primary responsibilities of administrators, and a review of strategies and policies for developing and/or strengthening an institution’s HRPP.


  • Susan Kornetsky, MPH
  • Ada Sue Selwitz, MA

View the agenda for this program.

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of attendance for Institutional Review Board (IRB) 250 and IRB Administrator 101 were available upon completion of the program evaluation. A link to the program evaluation was emailed to you after the program adjourned.

Such certificates are useful for obtaining continuing education (CE) credits (not continuing medical education credit) from professional associations.  Note that guidelines around CE credits may differ, and you should consult the appropriate professional association representative for further guidance.