SOCRA Chicagoland Chapter Meeting Announcement

Date:  Thursday, August 31st

Meeting Agenda: 

3:30- 4:00PM: Networking

4:00- 5:00PM: Changing the Rules of the Game: Health Literacy as a Tool to Make Informed Consent More Meaningful under the New Common Rule

Presented by: Erin Talati Paquette, MD, JD


Location: MATTER
222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1230 Chicago, IL 60654


Guest Speaker:

Erin Talati Paquette, MD, JD
Dr. Erin Talati Paquette is an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Paquette’s current research involves studying the informed consent process for children participating in research and for parents making decisions for their children. Additional interests include the role for conflict resolution training to improve communication in the ICU and evaluating health care access in relation to health outcomes.

Objectives of the presentation are:

  • To explore ethical and regulatory considerations of research involving children
  • To identify barriers to participation of children in research
  • To discover how a health literacy framework may be utilized to improve the research consent process 

Attendance: This lecture is FREE and open to both SOCRA & non-SOCRA members

Registration: Please RSVP using this link

Credit hours: 1 CEU credit will be provided for attendance to SOCRA members

Directions: MATTER is located in the Merchandise Mart. It is easily accessible through the following travel options:

  • CTA bus stops
  • CTA train stop at Merchandise mart off the Brown line
  • Walking distance to Ogilvie and Union Station trains
  • Driving exist the Ohio Street ramp off the 90/94. Click Get Directions for more information
  • Parking is available at theMART, including the MartParcWells garage located at the corner of Kinzie and Wells Streets, and MartParc Orleans, located at the corner of Orleans and Hubbard Streets. Please note that NO parking validation is available

Questions contact: Stefanie McCormack ( or Elizabeth Martinez (