The 2019 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER19) will bring together more than 2,300 professionals from public and private institutions, the federal government, industry, and academia.

The conference will begin on November 17 with several intensive preconference programs on timely topics related to IRB administration, research oversight, and research ethics more broadly. And, during the three day conference on November 17-20, attendees will learn about ethical issues and the federal regulations governing human subjects research, best practices for the review and monitoring of research, implementing the changes to the Common Rule, and other late-breaking topics through a series of keynotes, panels, and 100+ breakout sessions.

Connect with WCG at the conference

  • To schedule a meeting with a WCG representative during the event, please complete the form.
  • Visit us at Booth #229 & 231
  • Please see below for a list of WCG’s speaking sessions at the event.

WCG Speaking Sessions at AER19

November 18

Seven Habits of Highly Effective and Flexible IRBs
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Speaker: Jeffrey Cooper
Vice President, Process & Strategic Improvement, WCG

November 19

Scientific Aspects of Study Design: A Primer for Non-Scientists
10:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Speaker: Lindsay McNair
Chief Medical Officer, WCG

November 20

Building Models for Hospital and Practice-Based Research Programs—Agony and Ecstasy
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Speaker: Patricia Seymour
Director, Operations, WCG

FDA Clinical Holds and 21 CFR 50 Subpart D
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Speaker: David Forster
Chief Compliance Officer, WCG

A Dialogue with SACHRP
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Speaker: David Forster
Chief Compliance Officer, WCG

Implementing Key Information in Multisite Research
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Speaker: David Forster
Chief Compliance Officer, WCG

Making Limited Review Work Without Reinventing the Wheel
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Speaker: David Borasky
Vice President, IRB Compliance, WCG

Flexible Strategies to Manage Unregulated Research in the Era of the Revised Common Rule
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Speaker: Jeffrey Cooper
Vice President, Process & Strategic Improvement, WCG

Navigating State Law Differences in the Era of Single IRB (sIRB) Review
2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Speaker: David Forster
Chief Compliance Officer, WCG