Release Date:  June 25, 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:  August 6-7, 1998

TITLE:  Pressure Points in Human Subjects Research

LOCATION:  University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

SPONSORS:  University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Mr. Clint Lewis
Conference and Events Office
University of Rochester
RC Box 270041
Rochester, NY  14627-0041
Telephone:  (716) 275-4111


DESCRIPTION:  This program is intended for Institutional Review Board (IRB)
chairs, members, administrators, researchers, and members of the community. 
Topics include updates on latest federal policies and initiatives such as the new
inclusion of children guidance, information about review/conduct of clinical
trials, consent/assent issues in special populations, and innovations for IRBs.


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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