Human Subject Research to be Topic of Workshop

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: October 17, 2002

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "New Challenges in Human Subject Research: Regulatory Oversight and Conflicts-of-Interest" will be the topic of a workshop set for 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Jacobs Executive Development Center, 672 Delaware Ave.

The workshop is sponsored by the Law School, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine and the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, all at UB, and Damon & Morey LLP.

During the session, U.S. and Canadian government representatives will discuss the increasingly rigorous requirements for clinical trials and human-subject protection. Conflict-of-interest policies for researchers and study sponsors will be examined. The workshop is designed for academic and medical researchers, representatives of businesses in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, Institutional Review Board (IRB) members, physicians, mental health professionals, psychologists and health care insurers.

The cost is $75 for representatives of academia and government, and $125 for all others. A continental breakfast and lunch will be included in the registration fee.

To register, contact Kathleen Sommer at 858-3817 or at