NIH GUIDE, Volume 26, Number 7, March 7, 1997


P.T. 42


  Human Subjects Policy 


National Institutes of Health

Food and Drug Administration


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Food and Drug

Administration (FDA) are continuing to sponsor a series of workshops

on responsibilities of researchers, Institutional Review Boards

(IRBs), and institutional officials for the protection of human

subjects in research.  The workshops are open to everyone with an

interest in research involving human subjects.  The meetings should

be of special interest to those persons currently serving or about to

begin serving as a member of an IRB.  Issues discussed at these

workshops are relevant to all other Public Health Service agencies.

The current schedule includes the following:


DATES:     April 10-11, 1997

TITLE:     Science to Practice:  The Role of Research in Public


LOCATION:  The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, 1440

Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322

SPONSORS:  Emory University - School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA;

Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA


REGISTRATION:  Emory University School of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education

1462 Clifton Road, NE, Suite 276

Atlanta, GA  30322

Telephone:  (404) 727-5695

FAX:  (404) 727-5667




DESCRIPTION:  This program is a practical working session to explore

issues in human subjects protection related to public health

including surveillance, emergency responses, community-based research

and international research.  An outstanding faculty will present

topics from the perspective of the public health researcher and the

public health practitioner.  Sessions will provide a panel format

with ample time for audience questions and discussion.  This program

will be of interest to researchers in public health, epidemiology,

health education, and the behavioral and social sciences,

Institutional Review Board members, university and hospital

administrators, lawyers, ethicists, health care practitioners,

students, and other persons with interests in human subject

protection issues.




For further information regarding these workshops or future NIH/FDA

National Human Subject Protections Workshops, contact:


Ms. Darlene Marie Ross

Office for Protection from Research Risks

Office of Extramural Research

6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01

Rockville, MD  20892-7507

Telephone:  (301) 496-8101 x233

FAX:  (301) 402-0527




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