Annual Research Conference: “Working Together for Excellence in Research”

Thursday, September 19, 2013

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 requirements of research team participants 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 your role and responsibilities in protecting Research participants

  • Recognize future trends and initiatives in conducting Human Subject studies in a progressive scientific environment

  • Describe the current climate and trends of Human Subjects Protection programs

  • Discuss the changing roles of the IRB, Clinical Research profession, and accountability of the Research study team

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 5.5 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 5.25 Contact Hours, Synergy CERP Category A, File number _00018468.

Contact hours will be awarded.

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

Sorry, this conference is FULL as we have reached capacity.  Please contact Marisa at to be placed on the waiting list.

Registration Fee

Non-Physicians:  No Charge

Physicians:  *$85
*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 Speakers
Wayne R. Patterson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research and Director, Office of Research Support
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mike Matte BS, MBA
President, Marathon CEO Leadership