|Regional REBs in South-West Ontario|
Announcing Next Regional Meeting in Toronto - November 7
Directions to St. Michael's Hospital
November 7, 2002 Meeting in Toronto 2:00 - 5:00, St. Michael's Hospital
Webpage for Jan. 24, 2002 Meeting
Webpage for May 12, 13, 2003
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Interagency Panel on Research Ethics - Future Home of the PRE and the Tri-Council Policy Statement
McMaster NCEHR Listserv Summary - Now has a Google Search Engine
The next meeting will be on
Thursday November 7, from 2:00 to 5:00 in Toronto at St. Michael's Hosptial
in Toronto This will dovetail with a luncheon at St. Michael's Hospital
on the same day from 12:00 to 1:00 and regional participants are invited
to attend. A luncheon talk will be given by Dr. Laurie Morrison, Director
of Research, Toronto Land and Ontario Air Ambulance Base Hospital Programs,
who will speak about the ethical issues related to conducting research
in the pre-hospital setting involving critically ill patients. The
location for this talk is the Paul Marshall Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor,
Queen Wing, just inside the Queen St. East entrance of the hospital, between
the Second Cup coffee shop and the Inquiry Desk. Lunch might not be available
for all participants, so their is an hour between the luncheon and the
afternoon sessions for participants to get lunch.
The theme of the regional meeting is "BEST PRACTICES". This meeting will fit into a half day time slot and the medical and non-medical groups will meet consecutively in separate rooms. For those of you who were unable to attend the previous meeting held in January at McMaster, the regional meetings are informal, roundtable discussions.
Session A. Reporting of Serious Adverse Events - How are REBs coping with the proliferation of paperwork related to the reporting of serious adverse events? What are best practices in this regard? Susan Hoddinott of the University of Western Ontario has volunteered to moderate this session. Rod Butt of Boehringer Ingelheim will also attend.
Session B. Discussion about hosting an NCEHR REB 101 workshop for biomedical research in Spring 2003. Richard Carpentier from NCEHR will attend.
Session C. Tissue Banking and Databases: The REB's role in promoting responsible research. Strategies for handling the enormous number of requests received by REBs related to the collection of tissue and genetic material through research studies. What are the ethical considerations? What are best practices in this regard?
The location for the medical
sessions will be:
The overall sessions will be moderated by Dr. Bill Marr, chair of the Wilfrid Laureir REB. Here are the three topics:
1. International Policies on Human Research - Moderated by Dr. Maureen Muldoon, chair of the REB at the University of Windsor
- Registering for the OHRP
Federal Wide Assurance
2. Forms and Statistics - moderated by Debra Van Oosten, Research Ethics Officer at Brock University
- Archives, databases, renewals,
- Consent and application forms, statistics on REB workload
3. The Panel on Research Ethics Consultations - Information session by Dr. Matt Cooper, member of the McMaster University REB
- institutional response to
the Panel on Research Ethics - 1st Round consultation on changes to the
TCPS in regard to ethnographic, qualitative, naturalistic observation,
- next rounds of consultation, for example, research involving aboriginal peoples
4. Discussion about hosting an NCEHR REB 101 workshop for social science/behavioural research in Spring 2003.
- Richard Carpentier, director of NCEHR says he will try to be in attendance for this dicussion.
The location for the non-medical
sessions will be:
Please circulate this email to your REB Chair(s) or Administrators, as the case may be, so the appropriate people have an opportunity to consider this invitation.
Please RSVP by October 31, 2002 (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating whether or not you plan to attend and which group (non-medical or medical) so we can make appropriate arrangements for refreshments and seating. There is no cost to attend.
If you have questions, please
don't hesitate to ask and by all means, feel free to make suggestions,
Created by ORS, McMaster October 28, 2002 contact