2015 Winter Regional Meeting

PRIM&R brought its in-person education to San Diego, CA, February 9-11, 2015! Attendees were able to choose from three courses:

Institutional Review Board (IRB) 101 SM 
February 9, 2015:  8:00 AM–4:00 PM

  • Susan S. Fish, PharmD, MPH
  • Susie R. Hoffman, RN, BSN, CIP

Through lecture, interactive discussions, and case studies, IRB 101 is a full-day program will provide attendees with the core concepts and fundamental knowledge needed to succeed as members of a human research protection program (HRPP) and/or IRB. After attending this course, attendees will be able to: 

  • Understand the ethics, history, and federal regulations as they relate to research involving human subjects, 
  • Apply these ideas within their institution’s HRPP, and
  • Review and discuss real-world protocols in two distinct domains of research: social, behavioral, and educational (SBER) and biomedical. 

This program is ideal for those new to the field, or those interested in solidifying their understanding of the ethics and regulations governing research.

Essentials of IACUC Administration—Intensive
February 9, 2015: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

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

Essentials of IACUC Administration—Intensive is a full-day course that provides attendees with knowledge and tools to effectively manage an animal care and use program. After attending this course, attendees will be able to:

  • List key components of an IACUC program, 
  • Understand the primary responsibilities of IACUC administrators, 
  • Discuss strategies for creating and maintaining a culture of compliance, and
  • Implement best practices to ensure that IACUC administrators and their staff provide the support necessary to develop and continually strengthen both the IACUC and the broader animal care and use program. 

This program is ideal for experienced IACUC administrators and support staff, as well as training and compliance personnel. It is strongly suggested attendees attend a pre-requisite "basics" course (IACUC 101™ or IACUC 201), or be working with an IACUC for at least a year prior to taking the course. 

IRB Administrator 101
February 10, 2015: 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
February 11, 2015: 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

  • George Gasparis, CIP
  • Elizabeth Bankert, MA

IRB Administrator 101 is a one-and-a-half day program that provides a holistic look into the many functions and components of a human research protection program (HRPP). After attending this course, attendees will be able to: 

  • Identify the primary responsibilities of IRB administrators and staff, 
  • Implement strategies and policies for creating a culture of compliance and ethical responsibility, and 
  • Discuss methods for ensuring administrators and staff support, improve, and strengthen their HRPP. 

This program is ideal for new administrators, those in need of a "refresher" course, and anyone interested in learning more about IRB operations.

Certificates of Attendance

Certificates of attendance for all Winter Regional Meeting courses were made available upon completion of the course evaluation.  A link to the evaluation will be emailed to attendees 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.

IRB 101SM is eligible for up to 6.5 hours of continuing education credit. 

Essentials of IACUC Administration—Intensive is eligible for 8.0 hours of continuing education credit. It has also been approved by the Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA®) Council for 8.0 recertification credit hours for CPIAs eligible to recertify via continuing education. Additional information on qualifying continuing education activities for CPIA recertification purposes can be found in the recertification guidelines.

IRB Administrator 101 is eligible for up to 9.5 hours of continuing education credit.