OHRP Workshop on Informed Consent – August 23, 2013





Dear Colleague:


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) is delighted to announce a new series of educational workshops entitled:


“Quality Assessment Workshop 2.0:  Focus on Informed Consent”


This FREE workshop will take place in Denver, Colorado on August 23rd, 2013. 


This innovative series combines fact-laden didactic sessions, challenging interactive hands-on exercises, and a highly-regarded, institution-based guest speaker who is an expert on informed consent.


As an institutional official, human subject protections administrator, IRB member, or investigator, you are already aware that your institution must comply with numerous regulatory requirements regarding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects when conducting HHS-supported research.  So, in order to further enhance your institution’s Human Subject Protections Program and expand your knowledge base of the Federal regulations, OHRP has designed this workshop specifically to enrich your knowledge of the regulations, and more specifically, complex issues about informed consent.


Attendance is limited to 100 participants, so early registration is strongly encouraged (see registration details below). 


This course provides 6.75 hours of human subjects’ protection education and it has been granted approval by the Council of Certified IRB Professionals (CCIP) for 4.00 hours of CIP continuing education units.  The CIP credits apply if you attend the last morning and two afternoon sessions. 


Target Audience

Those involved with the implementation of human research protections policies and procedures. 


Dates and Times

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Registration

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Workshop



Crowne Plaza Denver

1450 Glenarm Place

Denver, CO  80202

Phone: 303-573-1450




This OHRP training workshop is designed for an institution’s key personnel involved with the development and implementation of institutional human research protections policies and procedures.  The workshop will briefly cover the basic regulatory requirements for your human subject protections program, and then delve into complex issues surrounding informed consent.


At the conclusion of this program, the participant should be able to: 

  • Understand the basic history and requirements of the HHS human subject protections regulations at 45 CFR part 46
  • Understand in detail the regulatory requirements for obtaining and documenting informed consent
  • Identify points to consider and new tools for implementing regulatorily compliant and subject-appropriate practices in informed consent


Registration is Free


Registration Information

Attendance is limited to 100 participants, and registration is on a first-come first-served basis.  Registration closes on August 10th, 2013.  Please click on the web address below to register online, obtain a general overview of the meeting, lodging information, and access the agenda and workshop materials.  Please note that when you click on the registration tab, you will be asked to enter the password below to access the online registration form.


Web/Registration Address:      http://www.blsmeetings.net/ohrpqualityassessment/denver.cfm


Registration Password:                 denver23


Registration Deadline:                  August 10th



·         Joan McClurg, at  jmcclurg@seamoncorporation.com, (301) 577-0244, ext. 5626, for questions related to registration.  If Joan is not available, please contact Stacie Gray at sgray@seamoncorporation.com or by phone at 301-577-0244 ext. 2600.

·         Michelle Feige, at Michelle.Feige@hhs.gov , (240) 453-8207 for questions regarding program content

·         Darlene Ross, at Darlene.ross@hhs.gov, (240) 453-8127 for accessibility requests



Government regulations do not allow OHRP to provide food or beverages.  Breakfast, lunch and breaks are on your own.  Restaurant on premises and other dining options are in the immediate area.


Seating is limited, so register early!


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