August 31, 2011

RSVP Now for 9/22/2011 PRIM&R Webinar on Improving Informed Consent

Please join the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects (OPHS) for a PRIM&R webinar on this timely topic:

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 and reserving your place. (A waiting list will be maintained.) For more information, contact Louise Tipton, IRB Administrator, via 642-7461 or emailing OPHS.

Additional information:

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.