Ms. Amy Krenzer and Ms. Mylka Biascochea represented the IRB at the Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference on Thursday November 12. The entire team attended the 2015 Advancing Ethical Research Conference along with 2,600 other attendees from all over the world.
Ms. Berger was an invited speaker at the Conference session entitled "Staying on Top of Your Game: Professional Development for Human Subjects Protections Staff and IRB Members" (Educating and Training Track).
Always an irreplaceable learning and networking opportunity, the 2015 AER Conference included educational offerings for professionals involved in every facet of the research enterprise. Through engaging and informative keynote addresses, a series of panels on timely ethical issues, and highly practical breakout sessions, attendees gained important insights on the fields of research ethics and human subject protections, increased their knowledge and understanding of ethical requirements, learned best practices and strategies for their implementation, and sharpened their skills for dealing with myriad of late-breaking and longstanding challenges.
The Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference is a one-day conference that includes keynote addresses, panels, and workshops, designed to help build and strengthen effective human subjects protections programs that oversee social, behavioral, and educational (SBE) research. Attendees learn about ethical issues and best practices for the review and monitoring of SBE research, and faculty explore strategies for better understanding how to assess risk, optimizing the flexibility inherent in the federal regulations, and evaluating qualitative versus quantitative research, among other topics.