For over 40 years, PRIM&R has hosted educational events where professionals gather to learn, deconstruct, discuss, and debate issues related to human subjects protections, research ethics, and oversight, and to network with colleagues in the field.

The 2018 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER18) 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 14 with several intensive pre-conference programs on timely topics related to IRB administration, research oversight, and research ethics more broadly. And, during the three day conference on November 15-17, 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.
  • Please see below for a list of WCG’s speaking sessions at the event.

WCG Speaking Sessions at PRIM&R Advancing Ethical Research Conference

November 14th

Single IRBs: From Idea to Implementation
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Speaker: David Forster
Chief Compliance Officer, WCG

November 15th

It’s Not as New as You Think: Understanding How to Operationalize the Final Rule
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Speaker: Jeffrey Cooper
VP Process & Strategic Improvement

November 16th

Dialogue with SACHRP
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Speaker: David Borasky & David Forster
VP IRB Compliance & Chief Compliance Officer

Ethical Study Design Is Good Science
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Speaker: Lindsay McNair
Chief Medical Officer, WCG

Scientific Aspects of Study Design: A Primer for Non-Scientists
11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
Speaker: Lindsay McNair
Chief Medical Officer, WCG

Lessons From the Trenches: Avoiding Legal and Operational Pitfalls in International Research Studies
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Speaker: David Borasky
VP IRB Compliance

November 17th

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective and Flexible IRBs
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Speaker: Jeffrey Cooper
VP Process & Strategic Improvement

Nuts and Bolts of Investigator Site Audits
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Speaker: David Borasky
VP IRB Compliance, WCG

FDA Clinical Holds and 21 CFR 50 Subpart D
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Speaker: David Forster
Chief Compliance Officer