RCR Rounds: Societal Impacts of Clinical Research

Registration is required

Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 12:00pm-1:00pm
One Brigham Circle, Room 4-002B
Reisa Sperling, MD, Professor of Neurology, HMS, Director of Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, BWH and MGH

In this lecture, Reisa Sperling, MD, will discuss the effects of clinical research on society. Themes will include issues of detection of disease in pre-symptomatic individuals, prevention trials in individuals who may not progress to clinical disease, and risk/benefit ratio determinations from an individual versus societal level.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Assess the risk-benefit ratio in clinical trials for asymptomatic individuals at risk for disease progression.
2. Describe the disclosure process of research results indicating risk for disease progression.
3. Describe ethical issues in secondary prevention clinical trials.

CME credit:
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RCR Credit:
Responsible Conduct of Research Rounds, or “RCR Rounds," are open to the entire BWH research community and are sponsored by either the Center for Clinical Investigation (CCI) and/or the Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Office for Research Careers (ORC). Some topics are applicable to all research, while others are designed for either clinical or basic researchers; please see the specific lecture details to know if the course fits your specific research education needs. Please note: Responsible conduct of research (RCR) training is required of students, trainees, and investigators with career development awards who are supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds. Visit the RCR Rounds webpage for more information.
Completion of this lecture will fulfill one RCR lecture/discussion requirement.

Audience: Investigator,Research Staff
Contact info: ccied@partners.org, 617-525-7654
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