National Research Ethics Conferences Announced

Doctor with patients and tablet computer
Thursday, February 2, 2017

On March 8th and 9th, 2017, the Consortium will present two related conferences on frontier issues in research ethics. Building on the sold-out Research with Human Participants conference held in December, 2015, the March events will bring together renowned speakers from a variety of disciplines to address how informed consent ethics and policy have developed over the past century and what tools are needed to improve patient and research protections going forward. Discussion will include recent changes to the Common Rule governing research, including changes on informed consent and broad consent. On March 8, an all-day conference and simultaneous webcast will address The Future of Informed Consent in Research and Translational MedicineThe morning of March 9 will kick off the University of Minnesota's first-ever Research Ethics Day with a half-day conference and webcast on The Challenges of Informed ConsentResearch Ethics Day concludes in the afternoon with trainings and workshops designed to provide concrete, actionable and hands-on approaches to the everyday challenges of properly conducting research with human participants. To learn more and register, visit our conference website