Your Guide to the Conference Schedule The 2013 AER Conference features a wide variety of breakout sessions on a multitude of topics. To make the breakout sessions easier to navigate, they are organized into 25 thematic categories called “tracks.” We organize sessions into tracks to assist you in choosing the sessions that will help you gain the most from your conference experience. Within the tracks, we offer three types of breakout sessions: workshops (interactive), didactic sessions (presentation-based), and double sessions (hybrid workshop/didactic sessions that are twice as long as the regular breakout sessions).
1. Double sessions are held over lunch and include a boxed meal (provided prior to the start of the session at the session room). Pre-registration was required to ensure meal availability and seating. If you preregistered for a double session and are unable to attend, please let a staff member at the Help Desk know so another person may attend in your place. 2. Please note that not every topic is a perfect fit for one of the 25 tracks. We request your indulgence if you come across an occasional round peg in a square hole. 3. The tracks are not meant to be exclusive, and any person is welcome to attend any session. For example, feel free to attend a session in the Legal Track even if you’re not a lawyer or a session in the IOs Track even if you’re not an IO. 4. Sessions that are marked as “basic” will provide an introduction to the topic for those who have little or no prior knowledge of it, or for those in need of a refresher on the fundamentals. Teaching styles will be largely didactic, and the focus will be on introducing, explaining, and illustrating basic concepts, principles, regulations, policies, or best practices relevant to the topic. 5. Sessions that are marked as “advanced” a) assume mastery of central ethical concepts and principles, of the regulations, and of the processes of applying them to the day-to-day work of protocol review or other research oversight activities, and b) aim to provide attendees with the in-depth knowledge of an area and robust set of skills required for addressing
Icon Key Indicates a didactic session (presentation-based) Indicates a workshop (interactive) Indicates session will be recorded for conference proceedings Qualifies for CME credit Qualifies for CIP® (CE) credit Pre-registration required. Please visit the Help Desk to inquire about registration. Indicates a session chosen from our Call for Session Proposals Indicates a double session, which includes both lecture and discussion. Double sessions are held over lunch and will end at 1:45 PM on November 8. Pre-registration is required to attend and a lunch ticket will be included on your name badge. A boxed lunch will be served before the start of the session.
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We advise you to use the descriptors that follow the session titles to identify the sessions that are the most relevant to your needs and interests. As you consult these descriptions, please also note the following:
difficult problems, improving their HRPP, shaping their institutional cultures, or advancing their careers. Sessions will make heavy use of active learning techniques, such as case studies and question-based lectures. Attendees are expected to have sufficient experience and understanding in order to actively contribute to discussion and the solution of difficult problems discussed. These sessions will not review basic concepts. 6. Sessions that do not have a learning level are intended for all audiences.
Digital version fo the Conference Guide for the 2013 Advancing Ethical Research Conference