Annual Conference 2015

An Update from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Jean Slutsky, MSPH, PA

Ms. Slutsky will discuss what Comparative Effectiveness Research is and the correlation with the concept of “patient-centered” research".


Affordable Care Act and Research: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going
Thomas Sullivan, BS

Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, there have been many changes to research practice from reimbursement for research subjects to disclosure of payments for clinical research. As more and more provisions are rolled out, there are more changes to the healthcare system and the effects on clinical trials can be enormous.

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Informed Consent

Grady Christine, PhD, RN. FAAN
Head, Section on Human Subjects Research
National Institues on Health

Ms. Grady will discuss NIH Clinical Center


E-consent: Usability Issues

Mark Hochhauser, PhD, Readability Consultant, IRB Member

Due to evolving computer technology, some consent documents are migrating from paper versions to electronic versions (e-consent). However, reading a paper consent document is very different from reading and navigating e-consent on mobile devices, such as tablets or smartphones or phablets (a smartphone tablet). Dr. Hochhauser will summarize crucial usability issues that have not yet been publicly addressed by e-consent developers.