BOSTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PRIM&R has announced that Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, General and Endocrine Surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard professor, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2013 AER Conference this November, titled "The Century of the System."
Dr. Gawande's bold visions for improving performance and safety in healthcare have made him one of the most sought-after speakers in medicine. His three books, "Complications," "Better," and "The Checklist Manifesto," have been highly praised, and TIME magazine named him one the world's 100 most influential thinkers. He is a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient, New Yorker contributor, and, importantly, a physician with a practitioner's grasp of the everyday challenges of healthcare delivery.
Dr. Gawande joins four other renowned keynoters:
- George D. Demetri, MD: "'Best Medical Care' vs. 'Research' in an Era of Expanding Technologies: Blurred Lines and Best Intentions"
- Paul S. Appelbaum, MD: "Therapeutic Misconception in Clinical Research: A 30-Year Retrospective"
- Esther Duflo, PhD: "Social Science and the Fight against Poverty"
- Joan Rachlin, JD, MPH: "PRIM&R and the Field of Research Ethics: Passages, Linkages, and Villages"
In addition, 250 speakers will share their expertise on topics including genetics and genomics research, learning healthcare systems, big data and the demand for data transparency, finding and applying flexibility in federal regulations, the rise of participant-led and -centered research, and more.
From November 7 to 9, the 2013 AER Conference will welcome 2,500 human subjects research professionals from around the world who are part of public and private research institutions, the federal government, industry, and academia. Seventeen plenaries and 125 workshops and didactic sessions will provide attendees with the latest regulatory updates, best practices, and key strategies for both longstanding and emerging issues in human subjects protections.
For more information about the conference, visit www.primr.org/aer2013.
PRIM&R is a 39-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research. PRIM&R accomplishes this goal by offering educational programming and professional development services to individuals and organizations involved in biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. PRIM&R provides balanced, thorough, and accurate information on a range of ethical and regulatory issues affecting research. To learn more about PRIM&R, visit www.primr.org.
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