Fall 2013 Regional Meeting

On September 30-October 3, 2013, PRIM&R offered four educational programs: Collaborating for Compliance, Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101sm, Essentials of IACUC Administration, and IRB Administrator 101. These programs were co-hosted by The City University of New York (CUNY). The program will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Collaborating for Compliance: The Role of the Research Team, the IRB, & the Institution

Monday, September 30, 2013: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Research compliance is an institution-wide undertaking. From investigators and research coordinators to institutional review board members and staff to institutional officials—all members of an institution’s human research protections program (HRPP) are key to ensuring high quality, ethical clinical trials. This full-day program provided participants with the tools they need to be effective members of their HRPP by highlighting best practices and common compliance pitfalls. The course is designed for all members of an institution’s HRPP but places special emphasis on addressing the role and function of researchers and research staff in relation to the institutional review board.
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  • Charlotte H. Coley, MACT, CIP
  • Bruce Gordon, MD

IRB 101sm

Tuesday, October 1, 2013: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
IRB 101sm was a full-day program that provided attendees with the fundamentals they need to do their jobs more ethically, more energetically, more effectively, and more efficiently. It was a great “nuts-and-bolts” introduction for newcomers to the field, and a terrific refresher course for those who are more seasoned. Through a series of lectures, interactive discussions, and case studies, IRB 101sm covered the ethics, history, and federal regulations related to the conduct research involving human subjects.
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  • Bruce Gordon, MD
  • Monika S. Markowitz, PhD, MA, MSN, RN

Essentials of IACUC Administration

Tuesday, October 1, 2013:8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Wednesday, October 2, 2013:8:00 AM-12:30 PM

Essentials of IACUC Administration was a 1.5-day course that provided IACUC administrators and support staff, as well as training and compliance personnel, with an overview of how to effectively manage an animal care and use program. This course reviewed the key components of an integrated program, examined the primary responsibilities of administrators, and discussed strategies for creating and maintaining a culture of compliance that assures the humane care and use of animals while facilitating their use in research and teaching.

Attendees acquired strategies designed to ensure that IACUC administrators and their staff provide, on a regular basis, the institutional support necessary to develop and continually strengthen both the IACUC and the broader animal care and use program of which it is a part. Although not required, it was strongly recommended that you have either attended an IACUC 101 program, or that you possessed a working knowledge of the rules and regulations pertaining to animal subjects research prior to taking this course.
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  • Molly Greene, BA, CPIA
  • Marky Pitts, CPIA
  • Mary Jo Shepherd, DVM, CPIA

IRB Administrator 101

Wednesday, October 2, 2013: 12:30 PM-5:00 PM
Thursday, October 3, 2013: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM 
IRB Administrator 101 was a one and a half day program, specifically geared toward new administrators, those in need of a “refresher” course, and anyone interested in learning more about IRB operations. The curriculum for IRB Administrator 101 included 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.
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  • Susan Kornetsky, MPH, CIP
  • Elizabeth Bankert, MA