Registration is now open for CEnR & IRB Workshop

Feb. 11, 2014 College News - The intersection of Community Engagement in Research (CEnR) and IRBs can create challenges. The Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, along with the Regulatory and Community Engagement Key Functions of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin and UW-Milwaukee, are hosting a workshop on Tuesday, March 11, entitled, Working Together to Make it Better: Communities, Academics & IRBs.

People with all viewpoints are invited to share their challenges and collaboratively brainstorm potential solutions, culminating in action plans to minimize the challenges in the future.

Intended audience:

  • Community agencies, nonprofit and governmental organization leadership and staff who participate in CEnR and work with academic partners and IRBs based at academic institutions
     
  • Academic faculty and staff who participate in CEnR and work with IRBs
     
  • Leadership and staff members of academic Institutional Review Boards (IRBs)

Workshop objectives:

  • Increase understanding of challenges between IRB requirements and Community Engaged Research
     
  • Generate ideas for potential solutions to lessen challenges encountered by community engaged researches (community and academic)
     
  • Develop action plans to improve the experience of community engaged researchers working with IRBs.

There is no cost to participate in the workshop, but advance registration is required. Participation for a limited number of individuals will be available via the internet and conference call for plenary sessions at the workshop.

Additional information and registration are available on the workshop web page.  The event will be held in the UW-Milwaukee Continuing Education Center in the Grand Avenue Mall and run from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-955-8296
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