Responsible Conduct of Research

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2023 Agenda

Friday, September 29, 2023 at 1:15 to 2:00                                                                                                      Track: Responsible Conduct of Research
What's All The Fuss About ESG and How Does it Affect My Clinical Trial Program?

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is impacting clinical trial sites from the CRO and sponsor perspective. Sites and clinical research associates should be aware of what ESG is and how to set a strategy to use resources effectively and meet the standards ethically. 509

Presenter: Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CHRC, CHC, CCRP, CEO, Kelly Willenberg LLC


Friday, September 29, 2023 at 2:05 to 2:50                                                                                                   Track: Responsible Conduct of Research


Being a SMART Whistleblower: Responding to Suspicious Behavior and Suspected Wrongdoing

Dr. McIntosh will discuss how decision-making strategies can help navigate situations where someone: 1) observes suspicious behavior or wrongdoing, or 2) is asked to engage in suspicious behavior or wrongdoing. These social-cognitive decision-making strategies—seeking help, managing emotions, anticipating consequences, recognizing context, and testing assumptions—support effective information gathering, professional decision-making, and whistleblowing practices. Additional considerations, such as how to identify misconduct, how strategies may differ when the wrongdoer is an authority figure, and differences between taking formal and informal action will also be discussed. 511

Presenter: Tristan McIntosh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine