September 2014 Regional Meeting


On September 8-11, 2014, PRIM&R offered three highly-acclaimed educational programs: Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101sm, IRB Administrator 101, and Essentials of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Administration. These programs were co-hosted by PRIM&R and The Ohio State University.

The Courses

IRB 101

September 8, 2014:  8:30 AM–4:30 PM
IRB 101sm is a full-day program that will provide attendees with the fundamentals they need to do their jobs more ethically, energetically, effectively, and efficiently. It’s 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 covers the ethics, history, and federal regulations as they relate to research involving human subjects.  In the afternoon portion of this program, attendees discuss two domains of research: social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER) and biomedical research.


  • Monika S. Markowitz, PhD, MA, MSN, RN
  • Dan Nelson, MSc, CIP

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IRB Administrator 101

September 9, 2014: 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
September 10, 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.


  • Nancy Olson, JD
  • Ada Sue Selwitz, MA

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Essentials of IACUC Administration
September 10: 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
September 11: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM
Essentials of IACUC Administration is a 1.5-day course that provides 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 will review the key components of an integrated program, examine the primary responsibilities of administrators, and discuss 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 will acquire 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 is strongly recommended that you have either attended an IACUC 101 program, or that you possess a working knowledge of the rules and regulations pertaining to animal subjects research prior to taking this course.


  • Marcy Brown, BS, MA, CPIA
  • Deb Frolicher, BS, CPIA
  • Mary Jo Shepherd, DVM, CPIA

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Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance for Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101IRB Administrator 101, and Essentials of IACUC Administration will be available upon completion of the program evaluation. A link to the program evaluation will be emailed to you after the program adjourns.

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.

CE Credits from Essentials of IACUC Administration may be used by Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CPIAs) who are eligible to recertify by continuing education. Additional information on qualifying continuing education activities for CPIA recertification purposes can be found in the recertification guidelines.