Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Hosts 2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference and 2015 Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference

Nov 11, 2015, 09:59 ET from Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) will host its annual Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference from November 12-15, 2015 in Boston, MA. The SBER meeting is held once every four years, the last time being in 2011. 

More than 2,500 participants are expected at the two meetings, representing a variety of perspectives from the human subjects protections field. The SBER Conference is a one-day meeting, held on November 12, focusing on challenges and issues of ethical research in the conduct of social, behavioral and educational research. The keynote address will be presented by Ivor A. Pritchard, PhD, Senior Advisor to the Director, OHRP. More information about the conference schedule is available at  

The AER meeting also begins on November 12, with full-day, pre-conference programs followed by three days of conference programming. Keynote speakers for AER15 are Boghuma Kabisen Titanji, MD, MSc, PhD; Physician and Clinical Researcher, Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon (November 13); Sendhil Mullainathan, PhD; Professor of Economics, Harvard University (November 14); and Robert K. Massie, IV, MDiv, DBA; Author, A Song in the Night: A Memoir of Resilience (November 15).  Their talks will address topics across the field of research ethics and human subjects protections, including social justice and post-trial access in global health research, big data and research on human behavior, and the value of research through the eyes of a research subject, respectively.

A Town Hall meeting on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which when finalized will bring about the first changes to the Common Rule since it was published in 1991, will also be held, featuring leadership and staff from OHRP. More information about the conference schedule is available at Over 125 breakout sessions, nine plenaries and a host of other activities are available onsite.

Complimentary meeting registration is available to credentialed  journalists from health, medical, and science outlets or beats. For more information on media eligibility, please visit

About PRIM&R
PRIM&R is a 40-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical, behavioral, and social science research. PRIM&R accomplishes its mission through education, membership services, professional certification, public policy initiatives, and community building.

Meredith Elkins, director of marketing and communications


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