OHRP Research Community Forum: Moving Beyond the Basics of Informed Consent - Philadelphia, PA - October 23rd and 24th, 2014

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is co-sponsoring a Research Community Forum (RCF) with local institutions in Philadelphia, PA on Thursday and Friday, October 23rd and 24th 2014 entitled "Moving Beyond the Basics of Informed Consent."

Changes in the research environment, technological advances, and a greater understanding of related ethical concerns have made the issue of informed consent in research increasingly complex. This RCF will examine consent related challenges faced by IRBs, investigators, and other members of the research community. The conference will foster thought provoking topics and stimulating discussions, and provide creative solutions to these challenges.

This dynamic two-day event will be co-hosted by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Temple University, Thomas Jefferson University, and the Wills Eye Hospital.

The conference will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel at 1 Dock St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 in the Old City section of Philadelphia.