Yvonne Higgins serves on PRIM&R planning committee and as faculty member

Yvonne Higgins, CGIRB’s Vice President, Quality Management, served on the planning committee to create this year’s annual PRIM&R event, Advancing Ethical Research Conference, slated for Dec. 3 through Dec. 6 in San Diego, Calif. In this role, Higgins worked with peers to plan 150 practical workshops and didactic sessions.

In addition to this role, Higgins will also serve as faculty and will help to lead two sessions. These include:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    How to Grow Your IRB Career: Professional Development and Networking
    During this session, Higgins, along with other PRIM&R faculty, will offer practical advice about education and mentoring opportunities for IRB professionals and discuss how to develop a network of trusted advisors. Faculty will also discuss the role of the IRB professional in serving the HRPP community on local, regional and national levels.
  • Thursday, Dec. 6 3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Ask the Experts! Everything You Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask
    Designed for those new to the field of research ethics, this session is led by experienced veterans and PRIM&R pros, including Higgins, who aim to answer questions newcomers to the field have, but are often afraid to ask. Faculty will address concerns to share with the group in an open, interactive and lively discussion with faculty and peers.

The annual Advancing Ethical Research Conference serves those involved in every facet of the research arena. The 2012 conference will bring together nearly 3,000 individuals from hospitals, universities and other research institutions, the federal government and industry. A series of 18 informational and inspirational plenary sessions will be offered, as well as participation in 150 practical workshops and didactic sessions. For more information on the conference, visit http://www.primr.org/aer12/.