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2017 Bioethics Conference: Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care

Save March 23-24 for the 2017 Bioethics Conference

Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care

The conference Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care was held March 23-24, 2017 at Cincinnati Children’s Sabin Education Center.  Co-sponsors were the CCTST, Cincinnati Children's Ethics Center, UC College of Medicine and UC Office of Research.  Featured presentations included:

Are Randomized Clinical Trials Comparing Standard of Care Treatments Truly Minimal Risk?

Scott Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health

First In Human Trials and Safety Assessment for Rare and Orphan Diseases

Andrew Mulberg, MD, Amicus Therapeutics (former Deputy Director of FDA)

Notification and Authorization of Alternative Approaches in Pragmatic Clinical Trials of Commonly Used Medical Practices

Kevin Weinfurt, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine

Podium and poster presentations focused on all aspects of the intersection of research and clinical care, including emerging study  methodologies; advances in technology; evaluating risk; and patients’ access, rights and expectations.  

Call for Abstracts

Conference agenda (as of March 20)

Conference flyer

Event photos

Event and registration details

Recordings of featured presentations (CCTST member log-in required)

Questions?  Contact conference chair Richard Ittenbach, PhD.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Cincinnati Children’s designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA - accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program offers 10.75 hours of credit.


This program has been submitted to the CIP® Council for review of continuing education credits. Updates will become available soon.


Discounted lodging was provided by The Cincinnatian Hotel, 601 Vine St., downtown.  A free shuttle was provided between the Hotel and Cincinnati Children's. 

CCTST Grand Rounds

Conference participants were invited to attend a second talk by Dr. Mulberg at CCTST Grand Rounds, Friday March 24 from 12-1 PM in Room 7051 of the UC Medical Sciences Building (MSB).  His topic was FDA from a Former FDAer: Secrets and Insights into Regulatory Review and Drug Development

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Past conferences

Genomics and Ethics in Research and Medical Decision-Making, March 12-13, 2015

Empirical Bioethics:  Emerging Trends for the 21st Century, February 21-22, 2013