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QLD Human Research Ethics Training Conference Online

Training

On 18-20 November 2020 Queensland held it’s first online Human Research Ethics Committee Training Conference, which was free to all participants.  The aim of the conference was to provide a comprehensive training program to improve the quality and standard of ethics review of applications and to fulfill annual training requirements.

Given the online nature of the program, during advertising of the meeting, it was decided to open this up nationally.  The meeting attracted just over 800 registrations.

Feedback

Thank you to those of you who have already provided brief feedback by email we are very grateful for your comments as to how we can improve this meeting if we hold one again in the future.

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Conference Documents

Presentations

Introduction

QLD HREC Training Conference held 18-20 November 2020 – introduction, acknowledgement of country, welcome from BDHP and conference dedication.

A/Professor Nikolajs Zeps

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, A/Professor Nikolajs Zeps, Director of Research, Epworth Hospital, Melbourne, discusses the ‘Use of e-consent for improved consenting processes’.

Professor Ian Olver

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Professor Ian Olver, University of Adelaide; Former Chairperson, Australian Health Ethics Committee, NHMRC, discusses ‘Opt out approaches to consent’.

Kristi Geddes

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Kristi Geddes, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison, Brisbane, discusses ‘Obtaining consent from patients or participants with impaired capacity’.

Professor Ben White

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Professor Ben White, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, QUT, discusses ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’.

A/Professor Brent Richards

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, A/Professor Brent Richards, Griffith University, Gold Coast Hospital & Health Service, discusses ‘Artificial Intelligence and Ethics’.

Dr Lindsey MacDonald

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Dr Lindsey MacDonald, University of Canterbury, NZ, discusses ‘Research ethics review and indigenous peoples, the perspective from Aotearoa New Zealand’.

Dr Gordon McGurk

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Dr Gordon McGurk, Chairperson Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital HREC, discusses ‘HREC processes: Striving for efficiency in a world of rules’.

Dr Gary Allen

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Dr Gary Allen, Griffith University; Managing Director & Senior Consultant AHRECS, discusses ‘Ethics and vulnerability: a consumer perspective of the National Statement’.

Professor Maree Toombs

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Professor Maree Toombs, University of Queensland, discusses ‘Three Translational research case studies: How to build better Indigenous health research outcomes’.

Dr Monique Waite

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Dr Monique Waite, University of Queensland HREC A member, discusses ‘Qualitative Research for HRECs’.

Sara Potts and Hudson Birden

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Sara Potts and Dr Hudson Birden, Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) HREC, discuss ‘HRECS as gatekeepers in methodologic integrity’.

A/Professor Andrew Crowden

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, A/Professor Andrew Crowden, University of Queensland; Chair USC HREC; Deputy Chair AIATSIS HREC, discusses ‘Biobanks and Ethics’.

Dr Indrani Ganguly

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Dr Indrani Ganguly, University of Queensland HREC A, discusses ‘Cross Cultural Research – Nothing about us without us’.

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Kristi Geddes

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Kristi Geddes, Senior Associate, Minter Ellison, Brisbane, discusses ‘Uses of health data: the intersection of legislation and practical considerations’.

Dr Conor Brophy

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Dr Conor Brophy; Chairperson, Queensland University of Technology HREC, discusses ‘Transactional Research Ethics Review: principles, perspectives and practicalities’.

Annmaree Jackson

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, Annmaree Jackson; Griffith University, discusses ‘When does use of publicly available data in research require ethical review? A guide for researchers and reviewers’.

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Ask a HREC Chair

At the QLD HREC Training Conference in November 2020, the final session of the day was ‘Ask a HREC Chair’.

Organising Committee

  • Gordon McGurk – Royal Brisbane and Women’s (RBWH) HREC
  • Fiona McDonald – Queensland University of Technology
  • Nik Zeps – Queensland University of Technology
  • Hudson Birden – Townsville HREC
  • Eleanor Milligan – Griffith University
  • Chris Rose’Mayer – University of Queensland
  • Claire White – Department of Health
  • Sara Gottliebsen – BDHP

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