What: Improving Informed Consent: Innovations in Form and Process
When: Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Large Conference Room, RAC Offices (2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 300)
Space is limited. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for this free webinar by emailing OPHS@berkeley.edu and reserving your place. (A waiting list will be maintained.) For more information, contact Louise Tipton, IRB Administrator, via 642-7461 or emailing OPHS.
How can you ensure that obtained consent is truly informed?
Informed consent is a vital component of ethical research. The professional organization Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) is proud to offer an advanced level webinar titled Improving Informed Consent: Innovations in Form and Process, on September 22, 2011, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM PST.
Topics for discussion will include:
- Tensions between an optimally written form and a quality consent process: striking the appropriate balance
- Regulatory constraints associated with limited English language proficiency and low-literacy populations: preparing to meet the needs of these groups
- Innovations in consent forms: using the Short Form and exploring developments by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) working groups
- A case study on oral consent: identifying common assumptions about comprehension and assessing the subjects’ understanding
- A case study on institutional review board (IRB) review of a consent form: identifying IRB responsibilities, including ensuring consistency between the consent form and consent process.