Annual Research Conference: "Transforming Patient’s Lives through Clinical Research”

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Course Overview

The purpose of this program is to update the research team staff (e.g. Principal Investigators, Clinical Research nurses and Research Coordinators) of the current environment of Human Subjects Research.  This is necessary as the federal responsibilities and expectations for research teams are ever changing.  This program will address the changing landscape of Human Subjects Research and the responsibilities for the research team.

Course Objectives

The goals of this annual Research conference are to enhance the abilities of the Physicians, nurses and allied healthcare research team member’s ability to:

  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of the Research team in protecting Research participants

  • Recognize ethical dilemmas in conducting Human Subject studies in a progressive scientific environment

  • Recognize the roles and responsibilities of the IRB and Research Study Team in protecting Research participants

Who Should Attend

The target audience is all physician, nursing and Allied Health staff conducting research on the campuses of Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and UT Southwestern Medical Center.


Accreditation Children’s Medical Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Credit Designation (CME): Children’s Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Designation (CNE): "This program has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 5.00 contact hours Synergy CERP Category B, File number 00018906."

Contact hours will be awarded.

Ethics Designation Statement

This course has been designed by Children's Medical Center for 1 credit of education in medical ethics and /or professional responsibility.

Conflict of Interest

It is Children’s Medical Center’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentations. Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the conference materials.

Registration Information

We have reached capacity for attendance.  If you wish to attend, please email to be placed on the waitlist.

Registration Fee

CNE: No charge

CME: *$75
*Physicians can apply registration fee to their yearly non-monetary compensation allowance.

Conference Location

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
T. Boone Pickens Auditorium
2222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas 75219 

Course Director
Jeffrey S. Kahn, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Division Director, Infectious Diseases,
Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director of Research
Children’s Medical Center Dallas

Keynote Speaker
Ernest D. Prentice, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Professor of Preventive and Societal Medicine

Guest Speaker 
Aric Bostick, CEO
Aric Bostick Success Training