This year’s conference theme is The Future of Research Ethics: Navigating the Changing Landscape. The goal of the conference is to discuss, share learnings and equip attendees with knowledge, tools, capabilities and foundations in ethical considerations in the context of new and emerging topics of importance and relevance through Interrogating the balance of much needed technological and social justice advancements with our obligations for human research protection in a time where these advancements outpace our practice-based legislation, policies, practices and tools. The way forward involves consideration for disrupting legacy power dynamics leaving no one behind. Through our conference we aim to empower and enable a shift in thinking and practice while we engage with attendees and presenters and unlock our collective potential in enhancing human research ethics while ensuring all voices, perspectives and experiences are valued and centered in discussion, decisions, and solutions.
The conference program will feature several focused research ethics topics including:
• community collaboration
• research security
• data ownership, management and governance
• clinical trial design
• broad consent
• artificial intelligence
• multi-jurisdictional research
• anti-racism and anti-oppression in research ethic
• learning health systems, and
• research integrity and misconduct
Each of these topics involves complex and necessary community impacts. The way forward involves consideration for disrupting legacy power dynamics, leaving no one behind. Our conference aims to empower and enable a shift in thinking and practice. At the same time, we engage with you and unlock our collective potential in enhancing human research ethics while ensuring all voices, perspectives and experiences are valued and centred in discussion, decisions and solutions. Through our conference program, we aim to showcase and enable advancements in research ethics practice, including providing opportunities for innovative approaches to research ethics review, conduct and practice and promoting ethical research relevant to the times.
Research ethics involves shared accountabilities amongst research and research ethics practitioners, each accountable to the public, including those we research with and for. Our conference will engage a broad audience of research ethics board members, administrators, researchers, funders, policymakers, research participants and communities.
Conference attendees will acquire new skills and knowledge through a series of keynotes, workshops, and discussions aimed at enhancing their practices, building capacity, and connecting them with new and existing research ethics frameworks that are grounded in equity, diversity and inclusion and community knowledge, and provide them with tools, examples and resources for the practical and ethical application of these skills and knowledge.
Our conference will be delivered through various virtual session formats, including webcast, webinar, video conference and pre-recorded video to facilitate optimal attendee engagement and content accessibility. Our interactive sessions will include keynote sessions, a panel discussion, more extended breakout sessions, and various hands-on workshop sessions.
December 22, 2023 – Submission Deadline – No proposals accepted after this date.
January 15, 2024 – Applicants are informed of the status of their submission by CAREB-ACCER Conference Planning Committee
February 5, 2024 – Deadline to confirm availability for the conference.
February 5, 2024– Deadline to complete speaker agreement form.
April 2, 2024 – Deadline to provide a copy of materials for translation.