Countdown to PRIMR23 and SBER23: This December in Washington, DC

The 2023 PRIM&R Conference (PRIMR23) and the 2023 SBER Conference (SBER23) are fast approaching! We are thrilled to reconnect with everyone in Washington, DC this December 3-6, marking our first in-person annual conference since 2019.  

In anticipation of the conferences, we reached out to a range of people within our PRIM&R community, inviting them to share what they are looking forward to at PRIMR23 and SBER23. Take a moment to listen to the remarks and insights from some of our conference speakers and explore the sessions they will be presenting.  

Robert Nobles, DrPH, MPH, who serves as the Vice President for Research Administration at Emory University, said, “I’m looking forward to seeing you! I’m looking forward to the excitement in DC, the energy that’s going to be brought forward at our conference and in the numerous, numerous networking opportunities which you will find yourself engulfed in.” 

Tonya Ferraro, the Senior IRB QI Consultant at Boston Children’s Hospital and a Bioethics Fellow Alum from Harvard Medical School, said, “I love that the conference is an opportunity to share ideas, learn from each other and create connections. I’ve been fortunate to have met friends and mentors during past conferences and I think that speaks to the generosity of our community.” 

Cecilia Brooke Cholka, PhD, CIP, the Human Research QA & Education Manager, at Weill Cornell Medicine, said, “I’m looking forward to the SBER23 Conference because I love that we focus on SBER. I’m also looking forward to the crossover content at the PRIMR23 Conference because I’m really excited to explore this idea of how we’re similar even in the different work that we do.” 

If you haven’t already, register now to secure your spot at PRIMR23/SBER23! 

Sessions led by Robert Nobles, DrPH, MPH

Full Day Workshop: Institutional Official (IO) Discussion: Navigating Ethical and Regulatory Challenges While Accelerating Research 
Sunday, December 3 
8:30 AM– 4:15 PM ET 

D25 – Ask the Institutional Official (IO) Session 
Tuesday, December 5 
1:00–2:00 PM ET 

Plenary Session: An Institutional Approach to Research Integrity 
Tuesday, December 5 
2:30–3:45 PM ET  


Sessions led by Tonya Ferraro 

C02 – Decolonizing Science for Justice: Closing the Research Loop 
Monday, December 4 
3:45–4:45 PM ET 

D01 – Finding Our True North: Informed Consent as the Moral Compass in the SBER Seas 
Tuesday, December 5 
1:00 –2:00 PM ET 


Sessions led by Cecilia Brooke Cholka, PhD, CIP 

A03 – The Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Informed Consent Form Development  
Monday, December 4 
1:00–2:00 PM ET 

B06 – IRB Closet CleanOut: Keep, Toss, TBD (to be determined)  
Monday, December 4 
2:15–3:15 PM ET 

F07 – SBER Network Discussion Session  
Wednesday, December 6 
10:15–11:15 AM ET 

G13 – Adding “A” to our Diversity Alphabet: Accessibility is Key to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)  
Wednesday, December 6 
11:30 AM–12:30 PM ET 

H18 – Survival Guide: Techniques and KnowHow for Surviving in a SinglePerson Office  
Wednesday, December 6 
1:45–2:45 PM ET