National Conference: The Future of Informed Consent in Research and Translational Medicine: A Century of Law, Ethics & Innovation

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March 8, 2017 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
Coffman Union Theater

Registration fee: $50 ($35 students) | Scholarships are available: email
Open to the public; lunch is provided.

Separate registration is required for each of the three events related to "Frontier Issues in Research Ethics." Please let us know if you need help registering by emailing or calling 612-245-1483.

  • To learn more and register for Day 1, "National Conference: The Future of Informed Consent in Research and Translational Medicine," click here.
  • To learn more and register for the morning conference on Day 2, "The Challenges of Informed Consent in Research with Children, Adolescents & Adults," (March 9, 8:30-1), click here.
  • To learn more and register for the afternoon of Day 2, "Research Ethics Trainings and Workshops" (March 9, 1:30-3), click here. All March 9 events are free and open to the public.  

Speaker Biographies
Planning Committee

It’s been more than 100 years since the landmark Schloendorff v. Society of New York Hospital decision, in which the court articulated a foundational concept of bioethics: “Every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body.” This national conference will bring together renowned speakers from a variety of disciplines who will address how informed consent ethics and policy have developed over the past century, and what tools are needed to improve patient and research participant protections going forward. Discussion will include recent changes to the Common Rule governing research, including changes on informed consent and broad consent.

A simultaneous webcast will be available; please register for in-person or remote attendance. Continuing Medical Education credit is available for in-person attendance only. Continuing Legal Education credit can be obtained by either in-person or remote attendance.
VIEW WEBCAST here beginning 8:30 on Wednesday, March 8

Sponsored by the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Also supported in part by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) & National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health grant #1-R01-HG008605.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

American Medical Association (AMA) Credit Designation Statements
The University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit this statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education

An application for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) standard credits has been filed. Approval is pending. Event code is 235129.

Coffman Union is centrally located on the East Bank of the Twin Cities campus and is accessible via several transit options, including: 

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Information on disability parking can be found here