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Montreal 2018

Apr 26, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018

2018 National Conference and AGM

  • Pre-Conference 
    • Thurs April 26, 2018
  • Conference and Annual General Meeting  
    • Fri April 27, 2018 & Sat April 28, 2018
  • Venue 
    • Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth (Montreal, QC)

Registration closes on April 20th, 2018 (4:00pm EST)


Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth

REGISTRATION Fees. Please note fees are subject to taxes (5% GST and 9.975% QST)  

CAREB-ACCER and/or PRIM&R Members

  • Pre-conference 
    • Early Bird ​(Before March 31, 2018) - $225
    • After March 31, 2018 - $250   
  • Full Conference
    • Early Bird ​(Before March 31, 2018) - $475
    • After March 31, 2018 - $500   
  • One day conference (Friday or Saturday) - $300
  • Student (Full conference only, coupon required, Contact: [email protected]) - $300
To take advantage of member rates you must register individually and enter your member coupon code upon checkout


    • Pre-conference: 
      • Early Bird (Before March 31) - $275
      • After March 31 - $300
    • Full Conference
      • Early Bird (Before March 31) - $525
      • After March 31 - $550
    • One day conference (Friday or Saturday) - $300
    • Student  (Full conference only, coupon required, Contact: [email protected]) - $300

    Please note:

    Cancellations are permitted, subject to a $100 administration fee, upon receipt of written electronic notification to CAREB-ACCER (send email to [email protected]) no later than midnight, April 10th, 2018.

    No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after midnight, April 10, 2018.

    Registrant substitutions may be made up to and including April 20th, 2018. Please notify CAREB-ACCER in writing via [email protected] with any changes.

    Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
    900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W
    Montreal, QC H3B 4A5

    Pre-Conference Workshops

    Rachel Zand, PhD
    Sharon Freitag
    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
    Crystal White
    Dawn Pollon, PhD
    Diana Raymond-Watts
    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
    Julia Hengstler
    Margaret Blakeney
    Delilah Ofosu-Barko, BMSc.
    Catherine Paquet
    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
    Tania Zamuner
    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...
    François Laviolette
    Marie Hirtle
    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...
    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
    Jim Mann
    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...

    Conference Sessions

    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...
    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...