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  • Networking and Special Events

    Before the conference

    Connect online

    If you are registered for SBER17, we want you to get connected! Tweet us @primrconnect, and use the hashtag #SBER17 whenever you're tweeting about the conference!

    Volunteer opportunities

    Volunteering provides an excellent way to network, connect, and meet new people. More information about our volunteer opportunities is forthcoming. Sign up here or call 617.303.1875.

    During the conference

    Networking ribbons

    Upon receiving your name badge, be sure to pick up networking ribbons in the Registration Area. Each ribbon adheres to your badge and displays an informal designation to signify your professional affiliations as they relate to research ethics. This is a great way to find others with similar affiliations and interests.

    12:00-2:00 PM
    Research Participation Opportunity: Human Subjects Protections and Information Privacy in Retrospective Database Studies

    The Population Informatics Lab at Texas A&M University, with funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), is conducting a study to understand the perceived risks and benefits during the record linkage process in retrospective database studies. Join them for lunch and discussion in Room 005 (on the River Level of the Convention Center).

    The study will involve a short online interactive tutorial to answer a series of questions based on the data you see on the screen. You will learn about the basics of record linkage and the impact of controlling the amount of information disclosed during the process. Following the tutorial, there will be a nominal group technique session to build consensus on the risk and benefits of record linkage studies using the information disclosure framework that you experienced.

    No particular expertise is required to participate. Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card plus a chance to win an additional $100 Amazon gift card through a lottery. For more details, you can read more about the study here. You can sign up to participate via this google form.

    12:15-1:30 PM
    Networking Lunch

    Connect over lunch. Meet peers for conversation and networking.

    5:00-6:00 PM
    SBER17 Networking Reception

    Join us to celebrate SBER17 and network with your colleagues. Light refreshments will be served.