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NIH Guide, Volume 22, Number 17, April 30, 1993

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 persons and those 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:


DATES:  May 19, 20, 21, 1993


Sheraton Hotel, Anchorage, AK


University of Alaska - Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA

Indian Health Services, Tucson, AZ


Ms. Ann Howell

Coordinator of Conferences and Institutes

University of Alaska - Anchorage

2221 East Northern Lights, Suite 205

Anchorage, AK  99508

Telephone:  (907) 278-8821

TITLE:  Basic Training Session - Research Benefits and Risks to

Individuals and Communities:  Legal and Ethical Perspectives

DESCRIPTION:  This conference will explore the legal and ethical

perspectives of social and biomedical research.  Protecting the

individual rights of human research subjects is of prime concern, but

so is protecting the rights of communities of individuals.  This is

especially true for indigenous peoples.  The conference is designed to

be of interest to social and biomedical researchers, IRB members,

students, agency personnel, indigenous peoples, and others interested

in the rights of individuals and communities.  Opportunities for

informal discussion and exchange will supplement the panel and breakout

group format.  Reports from the simultaneous group sessions will be


Participants will learn how regulations and community participation can

protect human subjects in research, explore the notion of protecting

communities from research risks, examine the impact of recent court

rulings on research risks, interact with others interested in research

risk issues, and make recommendations to agency and other personnel.


DATES:  June 28 - 29, 1993


Washington, DC


Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Howard University, Washington, DC


Ms. Hatti Johnson

Continuing Medical Education

Georgetown University

4000 Reservoir Road, NW

Building D, 2nd Floor

Washington, DC  20007

Telephone:  (202) 687-8735

TITLE:  Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Clinical Research

DESCRIPTION:  The goal of the conference is to bring together experts

from the legislative, research, regulatory, pharmaceutical, and medical

arenas to discuss and update the issues of the inclusion of women and

minorities in clinical trials.  Each day there will be a variety of

speakers from the legislative, regulatory, pharmaceutical, research,

and medical arenas to provide their different perspectives on the

issues.  At the end of the lectures there will be panel discussions to

review and propose new plans for the future of women and minorities in

clinical trials.


For information regarding these workshops and future NIH/FDA National

Human Subjects Protection Workshops, contact:

Ms. Darlene Marie Ross

Office for Protection from Research Risks

National Institutes of Health

Building 31, Room 5B59

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-8101


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