Apr 26, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018
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Rachel Zand, PhD
Session Description: 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 REB Basics has been designed for...
Debra Schaller-Demers, MSOM
Dawn Pollon, PhD
Katarin MacLeod, PhD
Melissa Dobson, PhD
1. Distress or de-stress: How to deal effectively with life’s daily stressors Debra Schaller-Demers, MSOM, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Stress does not discriminate – research ethics professionals worldwide are feeling its effects. Do you ever feel that there are just not enough minutes...
Grace Karram Stephenson, PhD
Delilah Ofosu-Barko, BMSc.
Stacey Page, PhD
1. Multi-jursidictional Research Ethics Reviews: An Assessment of REBs at 70 Canadian Universities Grace Karram Stephenson , Post Doctoral Fellow, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto Glen Jones , Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of...
Jeff W. Jutai, PhD
Christina Atance, PhD
Christopher Fennel, PhD
Svetlana Shklarov, MD, PhD
Marlyn Gill, MSW
Dianne Godkin. PhD
1. The AGE-WELL Experience: Ethical Issues Arising from Research on Technology and Aging Jeffery Jutai, Professor and Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Health, University of Ottawa, Age-Well NCE AGE-WELL NCE (Aging Gracefully across Environments using Technology to Support Wellness, Engagement and...
Keynotes & Plenaries
Timothy Caulfield, LLB
Session Description: The marketing of unproven stem cell therapies is a growing international policy dilemma. Leveraging the excitement surrounding the legitimately promising advances that have occurred in the field, clinics in jurisdictions all over the world, including Canada and the US, are...
Zach Walsh, PhD
Session Description: The presentation will focus on ethical issues in cannabis research across several contexts including ongoing clinical trials and observational studies with vulnerable populations. The presentation will discuss historical and systematic barriers to cannabis research as well as...
Bartha Knoppers, PhD
Session Description: Since the adoption of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act in 2004, further debate on the policy implications of reproductive and genomic technologies has been largely absent in Canada. The criminal law approach that this Act espoused may well be partly responsible for such a...
Session Description: The goal of this presentation is to provide an overview of the relevance of artificial intelligence (AI) as it applies to data, including health data, as well as to discuss certain ethical challenges posed by AI. The presentation will begin with a quick overview of what are AI...
Lynn Lavallee, PhD
Raven Sinclair, PhD
Session Description: In 2010, major revisions to the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research involving Humans brought clarity for research ethics boards (REB) and researchers with respect to research with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples (Chapter 9). REBs are now required...
Arthur Caplan, PhD
Session Description: Atrocities conducted in the name of research by many prominent doctors and scientists during World War II led to the formulation of the Nuremberg Code and the subsequent WMA’s Declaration of Helsinki many years later. Later modern research ethics began in the wake of the...
Alex Mihailidis, PhD
Arlene Astell, PhD
Julie Robillard, PhD
Session Description: There is growing recognition of the importance of involving people with dementia in research. The question is, how to make this happen when there are unique challenges related to this population? Hear the latest thinking from researchers on the front lines, and strategies for...
Kim Dicciani, BA, CIP
Ivor Pritchard, Ph.D
Session Description: This interactive workshop will explore the organizational, professional and procedural circumstances HRPPs experience when reviewing research involving US and Canadian institutions. Challenges will be highlighted and potential solutions to such challenges will be considered...
Session Description: There is a growing understanding of the importance of Research Data Management (RDM) in the research life cycle. Funders, journal publishers, and researchers themselves, are increasingly motivated to promote and adopt good RDM practices. In Canada, the Tri-Agencies (SSHRC,...
Wendy Thornton, PhD
Session Description: The Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans is intended to be a living document that provides useful guidance for researchers and REBs. This involves keeping it up to date with emerging ethics issues as well as improving the clarity of the...
Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. The film presents a biopunk vision of a future society driven by eugenics where potential children are conceived through genetic manipulation to ensure they possess the best...
Grab a coffee and connect with colleagues through topical conversations. Network Cafés provide space for continued, focused conversation by conference attendees, to discuss, clarify and debate topical issues of interest in research ethics. Led by conference planning committee members or invited...