Regional conference looks at ethics, HIPAA

Schulman Associates Institutional Review Board Inc., the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Kentucky will host a one-day conference, "IRBs: The Times They Are A Chang-ing," Sept. 19, 2003, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.

Topics to be covered include "The Past, Present and Future of Human Experimentation," "Compli-ance and Quality Improvement in Human Subject Protection," and "HIPAA and Research: Where Do We Stand Now?"

The cost to attend the conference is $100. For more information, contact Lori Levesque at (513) 761-4100, ext. 121, or via e-mail at LLevesque@sairb.com.

Other upcoming conferences include:

• Respect for All Involved: A National Research Integrity and Human Subjects Protection Workshop, New York City, Sept. 8-9, 2003. For more information visit http://columbiacme.org/OHR-03/SAVE_THE_DATE_Final.pdf.

• Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Expo, Pittsburgh, Oct. 18-22, 2003. For more information, visit http://ori.hhs.gov/html/programs/October_18-22_2003.asp.

• Enhancing Integrity in Clinical Research, Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 2003. For more information, visit http://ori.hhs.gov/html/programs/November_2003.asp