Webcast to Discuss Obtaining Consent for Research in the ICU

The face of modern medicine has greatly changed over the past few decades. In order to continue to make advances in treating diseases, improving quality of care, and enhancing patient experiences, clinical investigators must find subjects willing to partner in research efforts.

In the webcast, Consent for Research in the ICU, from the Controversies in Critical Care series, Dan Thompson, MD, MA, FCCM, and Alex Kon, MD, FCCM, will discuss the challenges associated with obtaining pediatric and adult consent for complex research in critically ill patients. During the discussion, federal regulations, the SUPPORT study, and the potential impact of consent decisions on the well-being of patients and healthcare personnel will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the fundamentals of consent for research

• Explain the issues of consent for research when the patients cannot consent for themselves

• Describe the difference between pediatric and adult consent for research

• Explore the problems in consent for complex research in critically ill patients

This webcast will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Register online today. The registration fee for this 60-minute webcast is $30 for SCCM members and $40 for nonmembers. Participants will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit. Please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888 to inquire about the $200 group rate for institutions that will host multiple participants.

The Controversies in Critical Care webcast series is a joint project of the SCCM Scientific Review Committee and the American College of Critical Care Medicine’s Ethics Committee. This series is intended to provide insight into topics in critical care medicine for which there is no clear consensus or unequivocal evidence for guiding practice decisions.

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