Southern PA

SOCRA Southern Pennsylvania Chapter Meeting


Wednesday, July 19, 2023
12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Location: Zoom Remote Meeting
You must register in advance to receive log-in information and attendance certificate:
Please click on the link below to register. For any issues with registration, contact Jessica Rowe at

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Presentation: Assent and Parental Permission Requirements for Pediatric Subjects: Policies and Nuances

Presenter: Gina Larsen, MA, CIP
Deputy Assistant Directory & Senior Advisor
Yale Human Research Protection Program

Learning Objectives:
• Per federal research regulations, children are considered a vulnerable population because they lack the autonomy and decision-making capacity to understand and assume the risks of research. However, the importance of child assent during research activities is paramount to the ethical conduct of research. For this SOCRA session, we will discuss the policies and nuances surrounding assent and parental permission requirements for pediatric research subjects. The session will provide a general overview of FDA regulatory requirements for assent and parental permission and will also provide guidance and creative pathways to successfully conduct assent with children.

Credits Available: 1 CE credit for SOCRA members

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Chapter Co-Chairs:

Jessica Rowe

Kirsten Shuler