May 2014 Regional Meeting

On May 5-7, 2014, PRIM&R offered three highly-acclaimed educational programs: Institutional Review Board (IRB) 201, IRB 250, and IRB Administrator 101.  These programs were co-hosted by PRIM&R and the University of Central Florida (UCF).

IRB 201: An In-Depth Analysis of the Criteria for Review

May 5, 2014:  8:30 AM–4:30 PM

IRB 201 provided the knowledge needed to become experienced IRB chairs, members, and staff. This educational program included information directly relevant to IRB chairs, members, and staff who conduct reviews as part of a convened IRB or through the expedited procedure. This course was designed for IRB members and staff who understand the fundamentals of IRB operations and are now interested in obtaining the next level of training. By attending IRB 201, participants gained the knowledge and skills they need to serve as effective IRB reviewers.

  • Susan Fish, PharmD, MPH
  • Moira Keane, MA, CIP

IRB 201 participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential are eligible to apply credits from IRB 201 toward CIP recertification.

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IRB 250: Selected Topics

May 6, 2014:  8:30 AM-4:30 PM
IRB 250 is a full-day program that provides professionals with topic-specific knowledge of the regulations, and best practices for overcoming the most challenging issues in human subject protections. Through didactic and interactive case studies, participants delved deep into the topics of research with biological specimens, conflicts of interest, drug and devices, and internet research.


  • Elizabeth Bankert, MA
  • Dean Gallant

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

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IRB Administrator 101
May 6, 2014: 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
May 7, 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

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Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance for IRB 201, 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.