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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

Join us for the conference Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care, March 23-24, 2017 at Cincinnati Children’s Sabin Education Center.  Co-sponsors are the CCTST, Cincinnati Children's Ethics Center and UC Office of Research.  Featured presentations will include:

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 will focus 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.  Abstract deadline was December 2 [View the Call for Abstracts]

Preliminary agenda (as of January 27)

Conference flyer

Online Registration is now open!

Standard Registration:  $100 ($125 after March 8)

Full-time Graduate and Undergraduate Students:  $25
(maximum of 30 at this rate; $50 thereafter)

Residents and Fellows:  $50

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.


Lodging is available at The Cincinnatian Hotel, 601 Vine St., downtown, for the special conference rate of $129/night + tax.  A free shuttle will be provided between the Hotel and Cincinnati Children's.  To make a reservation, call 513-381-3000 and request the group rate for CCHMC Bioethics Research Conference.  You may also book online at using the Group Code CCHM032217.  Deadline for reservations at this rate is March 2.

CCTST Grand Rounds

Conference participants are 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 is FDA from a Former FDAer: Secrets and Insights into Regulatory Review and Drug DevelopmentFree of charge; lunch is provided.  Separate registration required (available soon).

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