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Update on Medical Research Summit Anthony Boccanfuso 16 Feb 2001 10:11 EST

MEDICAL RESEARCH SUMMIT ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP BY
 PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY IN MEDICINE AND RESEARCH (PRIMR) AND
 APPLIED RESEARCH ETHICS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (ARENA)

 SPECIAL GOVERNMENTAL AND NONPROFIT REGISTRATION RATES

 The Medical Research Summit
 March 18-20, 2001
 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C.

 The Medical Research Summit, www.ResearchSummit.com, the leading forum
on the law, regulation and ethics of medical research in the United States,
March 18-20, 2001 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C., is pleased
to announce the following:

·    the addition of new sponsoring associations:

 Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR), www.primr.org,
 the nation's leading multidisciplinary forum educating the medical and
 legal professions, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and
 the public about the ethical, legal and policy dimensions of biomedical
 research and clinical practice, and

 Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA),
 www.primr.org/arena.html, a national membership association of
 professionals concerned with the ethics of biomedical and behavioral
 research

·    a new special registration rate of $495 for governmental employees,
and

·    a new special registration rate of $745 for representatives of
nonprofit organizations

 The special discounted rates are inclusive of the preconference
sessions on Sunday, March 18 and the main conference, Monday, March 19 and
Tuesday, March 20.  These special discounted rates have been made available
by a major unrestricted educational grant from the international consulting
firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, www.pwcglobal.com, and the support of Ernst
& Young, www.ey.com, and the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine,
www.dwt.com.  The rates constitute respectively approximately 50% and 25%
discounts from the standard conference rate and are intended to support the
participation by governmental leaders, regulators and researchers, and
representatives of nonprofit healthcare organizations in this important
national forum on the law, regulation and ethics of medical research in the
United States.  The availability of these rates may not be used as a basis
of a refund by those already registered.

 The Summit will address the law, regulation and ethics of medical
research in the United States.  Sponsors and cosponsors of the Summit
include:

 Sponsored By
 Health Care Compliance Association
 Inova Institute of Research and Education
 Medical Device Manufacturers Association
 United States Department of Energy

 Cosponsored  By
 Center Watch Monthly Newsletter
 CW Weekly
 Human Research Report
 IRB: A Review of Human Subjects Research
 The Hastings Center Report
 The Research Roundtable

 The Summit will feature representatives from all major governmental
agencies charged with the protection of healthcare privacy, including:

 Annette Dula, M.D., Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
 David LePay, M.D., Acting Senior Advisor for Clinical Science, Office of
 the Commissioner,
 Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD
 Greg Koski, M.D., Director, Office for Human Research Protections,
 Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
 Julie Kaneshiro, Office of Science Policy and Planning,
 National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C.
 Chris Pascal, Director, Office of Research Integrity,
 Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
 Tom Puglisi, Ph.D., Director, Human Subject Protections,
 Office of Human Research Protections, Germantown, MD
 Belinda Seto, Ph.D., Director, Office of Reports and Analysis,
Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
 Representative Susan Myrick, United States House of Representatives,
 Washington, D.C.
 Susan L. Rose, Health Scientist, Department of Energy,
 Life Sciences Division, Germantown, MD
 Alan Guttmacher, MD, Senior Clinical Advisor, National Human Genome
 Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
 Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D., Chairperson, National Human Research
 Protections Advisory Committee, and Director, Program in Bioethics,
 University of  Kansas Medical Center,
 Kansas City, KS
 David Hoffman, Esq., Assistant US Attorney, Eastern District of
 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 Richard Stern, Esq., Senior Counsel, Office of Inspector General,
 Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
 Diane Dean, Office of Policy on Extramural Research Administration,
 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 Over 50 national experts in medical research will analyze
applicability of law, regulation and ethics to the research enterprise
through a variety of plenary and 25 concurrent sessions.

 The Summit will also feature a preconference symposium on Sunday,
March 18 which provides vendors of clinical trials and IRB software an
opportunity to present their products.  The vendor presentations will be
followed by sessions addressing new Human Subjects and Responsible Conduct
for Research Training.

 The Summit offers Continuing Education Credits in the following
categories: ABA/MCLE, ACCME, ACHE, ACMPE, ACPE, AHIMA, CNA, HCCB and NASBA.

 For sponsor, exhibitor and registration information, please go to the
Summit website www.ResearchSummit.com or contact Marcie Pallante at
800-546-3750.

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