Foundations of Trust: Connecting our Community to Research

Day 1:  Symposium


Primary Goal

The Symposium will feature highlights from community research programs, which will address the ethical framework for informed consent when either the participant is included as a stakeholder in the study or use of the information gained from the person or the study is substantially identifiable. The uniting theme of participant engagement, prioritization, preferences and process to use data will be discussed in several landmark examples, such as the Patient Powered Network, the future of Personalized Medicine, and Community Engaged Research. The symposium topics will also extend to the role of technology such as innovation in mobile health apps and personal health monitors to explore modes of passive or active engagement. Big data and the value of information in healthcare through evidence generated by participants and communities is at the intersection of the changes in the NPRM and stakeholder driven research. The guest speakers will provide examples of research, data sharing principles, and community research models that are benchmarks for community and clinical research. Guest speakers will address new applications and lessons learned that provide a rich background for guiding future population research priorities and understanding community as an important stakeholder in the research mission.

Target Audience

Investigators conducting biomedical or socio-behavioral human subjects research, research coordinators, and key personnel involved with a human subject protections program (HSPP) including institutional review board (IRB) chairs and reviewers, IRB administrators and institutional officials.

Participants are expected to have a working knowledge of the HHS regulations on human research protections.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the expectations and requirements for the IRB review process and understand how to fulfill the responsibility of protecting the rights and welfare of research subjects
  • Identify the challenges in appropriately informing subjects about the research, and explore practices that can help potential subjects make an informed decision about participation
  • Appreciate the unique perspective and role in human research protections of other federal entities

Educational Credits

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Hartford Hospital is accredited by the Connecticut State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Hartford Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Conference sessions that meet the criteria in the Certified IRB Professional (CIP) recertification guidelines are eligible as accredited continuing education units.  A maximum of 5.75 hours of continuing education credits can be claimed for this one-day conference.