Boston Chapter Meeting

Date and Time: Monday, November 13, 2017, 5 pm to 6 pm

 Topic: IRB Reliance from a Study Site Perspective: What to think about for reviewing IRB and relying IRB study sites

 Speakers' Panel:

  • Maggie Malsch, MSN, CPHON, Clinical Research Manager for the Boston Children's Hospital ICCTR
  • Mary Cueva, MA, Research Coordinator, MGH Clinic Unit for Research Trials and Outcomes in Skin
  • Kerry Coughlin-Wells, RN, BSN, CPN, MPH, Clinical Research Manager, Boston Children's Hospital Division of Medicine Critical Care
  • Moderator: Susie Corl, MPH, CIP, CCRP


 1. Share case examples of single IRB review of multi-institutional research from a study site perspective

2. Identify and discuss differences in practice for study sites whose institution will have their own IRB review and approve research both at that institution and at other sites

3. Identify and discuss the differences in practice for study sites whose institution has an IRB but has chosen to rely on an IRB other than their own for initial and ongoing ethical approval of research

4. Provide opportunity for questions from audience

CE: SOCRA members may claim 1 CE for attendance


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, East Campus Shapiro Bldg, 2nd Floor Leventhal Conf Rm, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 (when entering from Longwood Ave through lower lobby, go one floor up from the Starbucks on the lower level, take the main stairs to RIGHT of information desk, turn hard RIGHT at top, walk down hall and Leventhal conf room will be to your RIGHT when you get to the seating area)

Boston Contact: Susie Corl, MSW, MPH, Chair, Boston Chapter, 415-320-5817 (cell)


Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) Audio/Webinar Meeting Broadcast location

326 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room (call x6-1917 from the phone at the entrance to be let in)

MGH remote Contact: Rosemary Boyle at or [617-726-1917]


Western MA Chapter (Springfield) *Audio/Webinar Meeting Broadcast location

Baystate Medical Center, Pathology Conf Rm

Western MA remote Contact: Lynn Eaton at or 413-794-5056

**attendance in person at remote site physical locations only

Upcoming dates and tentative topics and speakers for end of 2017/Beginning of 2018:

  • Monday, December 18, 2017, "Research Misconduct" - Alyssa Speier, Associate Director for Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Monday, January 22, 2018, "Topic TBD" - Enrico Cagliero, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, MGH
  • Monday, February 26, 2018, "Social Media in Clinical Trial Recruitment" - Carolyn King, Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment, BWH
  • Monday, March 26, 2018, "Site Monitoring Versus Site Auditing" - Jennifer Gaskin
  • Monday, April 23, 2018, "ICH-E6 R2 Addendum - Good Clinical Practice Guidelines Revisions"- Daniel Jones, MSN, RN, Senior QA/QI Specialist, Human Research Quality Improvement Program, Partners HealthCare
  • Monday, May 21, 2018, "Tentative - Final Common Rule Update" - TBD


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