Release Date:  March 18, 1999  


Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
Applied Research Ethics National Association
Association of American Medical Colleges
National Institutes of Health
Tufts University School of Medicine

All institutions receiving NIH training funds are required to offer programs
educating trainees about the responsible conduct of research (RCR), and NRSA-
supported trainees are now required to attend these programs (trainees receiving
other support are expected to attend).  Since this requirement was implemented,
many institutions have been seeking out resources and ideas for assembling
effective programs and for addressing the vast array of topics that might be
included.  To respond to this need, Public Responsibility in Medicine and
Research (PRIM&R), the AAMC, and the NIH have co-sponsored over the years a
series of conferences to assist with the oversight, design, and teaching of these

On May 13 and 14, 1999, at the Bethesda (Pooks Hill) Marriott in Bethesda,
Maryland, PRIM&R in cooperation with the AAMC, the Office of Extramural
Research/NIH, and Tufts University School of Medicine, and with generous support
from the Office of Research Integrity, will host a conference entitled,
"Educating For the Responsible Conduct of Research in the Next Millennium:  New
Dilemmas, Continuing Questions, and Effective Strategies."

Panel discussions will include the following topics:  developing an educational
approach to address emerging controversies, developing the most appropriate
course goals, format, content, and evaluation tools for your institution;
perspectives and reflections of students and trainees on becoming scientists,
grappling with perpetual problems and finding responsible solutions.

To assist institutions in complying with the NIH mandate, this conference will
offer a short program in the essential topics of RCR for postdoctoral trainees. 
Enrollment of trainees is limited and some scholarship funds are available.
Early registration is suggested.


To view the program and print out a registration form, connect to: or contact PRIM&R at:

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
132 Boylston Street, Fourth Floor
Boston, MA  02116
Telephone:  (617) 423-4112
FAX:  (617) 423-1185

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