Rhode Island

SOCRA Rhode Island Chapter Meeting


“Consent and Assent in Pediatric Research”

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00pm

Location: Zoom (see link below)

Name and Title of Speaker: Jennifer Welch, MD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Research Director, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Speakers’ Affiliations: Lifespan- RIH/HCH

Learning Objective: This talk will address specialized considerations for offering participation in therapeutic and non-therapeutic research to children with significant illness. Regulatory aspects, role of parent decision making, and communication with children will be covered.

  • Recognize potential benefit to children for participating in clinical research studies
  • Identify legal and logistical considerations when enrolling children in research studies
  • Present information on clinical research participation in developmentally appropriate way to children

Cost: Free Admission

SOCRA CEUs available: 1 (for SOCRA members)

Questions: Please contact Alise Lombardo and Brianna Forte RISoCRA@gmail.com

Meeting Information: Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held remotely via Zoom Meeting:


Chapter Chairpersons:

Alise Lombardo
Phone: 401-871-5149

Brianna Forte
Phone: 401-497-0608