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Halifax 2017

Apr 27, 2017 to Apr 29, 2017

Registration is now closed for the CAREB-ACCER 2017 National Conference & AGM

Conference: Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29

Pre-conference workshops: Thursday, April 27

Venue: Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Registration closes at 4PM (EST) on April 14th 


Marriot Harbourfront Hotel:  click here: Book your group rate for CAREB-ACCER 2017 National Conference and AGM 

Additional accommodation at the CAREB-ACCER group rate is available at:

The Delta Barrington: click here.


(Please note fees are subject to 15% HST)  

CAREB-ACCER and/or PRIM&R Members

To take advantage of member rates you must input your member coupon code upon checkout

If you are a CAREB-ACCER member in good standing and did not receive a code by mail please contact the Conference Coordinator, Arlene Lobrin at [email protected] 

Pre-conference $ 250

Full Conference

  • EARLY BIRD  (Before March 17) $ 475

  • After March 17  $ 500       

One day conference (Friday or Saturday ) $ 300

Student (Full conference only-coupon required) $ 300  Contact:  [email protected] 


Pre-conference: $ 300

Full Conference

  • EARLY BIRD  (Before March 17)  $ 525
  • After March 17   $ 550

One day conference (Friday or Saturday) $ 300

Student (Full conference only-coupon required) $ 300  Contact:  [email protected] 

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS B3J 3J5

Pre-Conference Workshops

Rachel Zand, PhD
Sharon Freitag,
David Borasky, MPH, CIP
REB Basics has been designed for REB administrators within their first two years in the field. This workshop concentrates on key areas of understanding necessary for successful REB administrators. These include the history of research ethics and requirements and standards developed in response to...
Richard Sugarman, MSW, RSW
Nancy Walton, REB Chair
Delilah Ofosu-Barko, Research Operations Manager
Chris Macknight, MD, Chair
Anne Marie Kruger-Naug, MD,Co-Chair
Julia Enikeeva, Research Quality Manager (Auditor).
Dawn Pollon, PhD; Research Ethics Coordinator
Streams 1 and 2 will start this workshop together and consider “the good, the bad and the ugly” of facilitating an REB meeting. The streams will then separate into their specialized areas with this session focusing on best practices in reviewing biomedical protocols ending off with a joint session...
Richard Sugarman, Chair
Nancy Walton, REB Chair
Stacey Page PhD.
Dawn Pollon
Cynthia Gallop
Lori Walker
Advanced Streams 1 and 2 will start this workshop together and consider “the good, the bad and the ugly” of facilitating an REB meeting. The streams will then separate into their specialized areas during the day with sessions focusing on best practices in reviewing social science protocols ending...
Julie Bull, Research Methods Specialist; Professor; CEO
(re)framing policy as practice: Implementing Chapter 9 of the TCPS2 Indigenous people around the world have been mobilizing to (re)assert their inherent right to self-determination, a movement that has both shaped and been reshaped by globally significant developments such as the UN Declaration on...

Keynotes & Plenaries

Michelle Meyer, PhD JD
The Reproducibility Crisis in Research: What's Research Ethics Got to Do With It? Several reports have concluded that vast quantities of published scientific research—up to 80% of the published results in some fields—cannot be reproduced. Stakeholders—funders, journals, policymakers, the public,...
Françoise Baylis, CM, ONS
Clinical Research Involving Pregnant Women A direct consequence of the routine exclusion of pregnant women from clinical trials is that pregnant women use over-the-counter and prescription medications in the absence of population-specific clinical trial data about the potential benefits and harms...

Conference Sessions

Brenda Curtis, PhD, MsPH
--- Brenda Curtis, PhD, MsPH, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania. Her principal research focuses on “big data” generated from social networking sites; technology based interventions that target substance use disorders...
Jacqueline Gahagan, Interim Director, School of Health & Interim Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health Professions
Cara Tannenbaum
Why Sex and Gender Matter in Research Ethics In collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Gender and Health (CIHR-IGH), the Secretariat on Responsible Conduct of Research, the Gender and Health Promotion Studies Unit, Dalhousie University, we are hosting a session...