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Montreal 2018

Apr 26, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018

The 2018 Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB-ACCER) National Conference & AGM were held at the Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth in Montreal.

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If you would like to access conference slides, please click on each individual session below.  Only slides given permission to post have been posted.  Copyright of posted slides remains with each presenter.

Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W
Montréal, 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...