Release Date:  May 1, 1998


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

DATES:  JULY 30-31, 1998


LOCATION:  Doubletree Guest Suites, Santa Monica, CA

SPONSORS:  University of California - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Marisol Antonio
University of California - Los Angeles
Office for Protection of Research Subjects
P.O. Box 951694
Los Angeles, CA  90095-1694
Telephone:  (310) 825-8714
FAX:  (310) 794-9565

REGISTRATION FEE: $200 before July 1, 1998; $230 after July 1, 1998

DESCRIPTION:  The conference is titled, Women as Research Subjects.  Panels will
address specific issues directly related to women as research subject or as IRB
members, such as:  women's Health; Pregnancy women and Fetuses; Women as Elderly
Subject Populations; Genetics and Family Studies; and Women as IRB members.  In
additions, we will have workshops regarding IRB review of research and
representatives from OPRR and FDA who will present what's new with the two
agencies and NBAC.


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
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01
Rockville, MD  20892-7507
Telephone:  (301) 435-5648
FAX:  (301) 402-0527

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