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Environmental Factor, February 2012

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Registration is underway for NIEHS and HHS national research conference

By Eddy Ball

Organizers of the South Atlantic National Research Conference (SANRC) are currently accepting registrations for a two-day forum March 21-22 at the Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center. The event, titled “Engaging the Community for Research Success: What Scientists and IRBs [Institutional Review Boards] Need to Know,” is jointly sponsored by the NIEHS Office of Human Research Compliance and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

Registration fees received by Feb. 1 are $150. After the deadline, the registration fee is $200.

The agenda covers a range of topics related to community-engaged research, including stakeholders and their roles, ethical challenges, social and legal considerations, and effective communication. The program features plenary sessions, luncheon talks, and 14 breakout sessions. Continuing education units will be offered.

Speakers include medical, legal, and public health experts from the government, non-profit, and private sectors. Several NIEHS scientists and grantees, including NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., are scheduled to speak or lead breakout sessions.

SANRC co-sponsors include Duke University School of Medicine,   East Carolina University,   Emory University,   FHI360,   Howard University,   Medical University of South Carolina,   North Carolina Central University,   RTI International,   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,   University of Virginia,   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,   Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and Applied Human Research Protections, Inc. .

Scholarships are available for students and postdocs.

For additional information about the conference and scholarships, contact:

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