March 2007 Regional Meeting

Overview

On March 26, PRIM&R held Institutional Review Board (IRB) 250 in San Diego, CA. This full-day program was geared specifically to meet the educational needs of the IRB member, administrator, and staff.

IRB 250 is an educational program from PRIM&R that focuses on more complex issues in human research protections. Offered both to the public and At Your Doorstep, IRB 250 is a module-based program that provides further insight into issues of importance to human research protection programs.

Through a series of lecture and interactive discussions, this one-day training offered content-specific modules on hot topics and often debated issues in research protections. In addition, this course provided discussion on best practices in the field related to specific issues, and was of benefit to those staff members who already possess a basic understanding of the history of research ethics and the federal regulations.

On March 26, 2007, IRB 250 began with a section on the Criteria for the Review of Research, and followed with these modules geared to enlighten and educate:

  • Applying the Expedited Categories
  • Applying the Exemption Categories
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Children and Adolescents
  • HIPAA as it Pertains to the IRB and Research
  • Informed Consent
  • International Research
  • Internet Research
  • Research with Biological Specimens
  • Unanticipated Problems and Adverse Events