Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research
This conference brought together experts to discuss the national debates on research with human participants and current thinking on best practices. Researchers, policymakers, bioethicists, patient advocates, and other stakeholders explored research oversight, informed consent when research participants have diminished or fluctuating capacity to consent, community roles, conflicts of interest and industry sponsorship, and research with vulnerable individuals.
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The National Debates on Research with Human Participants: Issues & Choices. Jeffrey R. Botkin, MD, MPH
Consent to Research When Participants Have Diminished or Fluctuating Decisional Capacity. Scott Y.H. Kim, MD, PhD
Questions and Answers with Dr. Jeffrey R. Botkin and Dr. Scott Y.H. Kim
Panel: Multiple Perspectives on the National Debates & Consent Challenges
Lunch with Speaker Vanessa Northington Gamble: Community Roles in Research
Panel: Conflicts of Interest & Industry Sponsorship
Panel: Research with Vulnerable & Underrepresented Populations
Closing Remarks: Susan M. Wolf, JD
Registration and fees
This event was free of charge and open to the public.
Continuing Education Information
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Continuing Medical Education credit is only available for in-person attendance; online viewing does not meet the requirements of our approvers.
Office of Continuing Professional Development
The University of Minnesota designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Event code: CM-15-676d.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Explain the importance of ethical conduct of research with human participants;
- Describe the national debates on issues such as best practices for research oversight and approaches to research with individuals who have diminished or fluctuating capacity to consent;
- Articulate the potential roles that community members can play in the conduct and oversight of research with human participants;
- Discuss approaches to conflicts of interest in research; and
- Specify ethical challenges in research with vulnerable populations and suggest ways to address those challenges.