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(2022-05) Complex Conflict of Interest (COI): Understanding the COI Landscape


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This webinar will be a rebroadcast of the session from the 2021 AER Conference followed by a live Q&A with the speakers.

The research community’s understanding of COI and commitment has evolved over time, causing us to re-examine traditional institutional and researcher ties while scrutinizing a new wave of partnerships that bring added complexity to our understanding and mitigation of COI. At the same time, federal scrutiny of foreign influence and conflicts has left many of us unsure what to look for and, having found potential conflict, how to report and mitigate.

This session will help the research community understand conflicts and methods of conflict management so we can be better stewards of the public trust in research. Before attending this session, attendees should have broad experience working in or advising on COI, technology transfer, partnerships and licensing, and novel arrangements to promote research and commercialization, and working knowledge of the regulatory, legal, policy, and ethical conditions for addressing COI.

What will I learn?

  • Discuss the shifting understanding, oversight, and enforcement efforts for complex COI
  • Review best practices for identifying and managing COI and foreign influence in research
  • Explore different management plans for different types of COI

Who should attend?
This webinar is relevant to anyone from either the human subjects protections or animal care and use fields who has to deal with COI issues as part of their work.

Continuing Education
Webinar participants holding the Certified IRB Professional (CIP®) credential may apply 1.5 continuing education credits towards CIP recertification. Learn More

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  • Laura Evans, MA, CIP

    Laura Evans, Senior Policy Analyst and Director, Johns Hopkins University, Homewood IRB. I have spent the last 15+ years in the field of human research protections, including IRB Coordinator, Senior Consent Form Specialist, IRB Analyst, and currently as an IRB Director. I manage the Human Research Protections Program for JHU's Homewood IRB responsible for reviewing social, behavioral, and educational research (SBER) from six different schools/divisions of the University. In addition, I supervise compliance with the University's Conflict of Interest and Commitment polices for two schools/divisions. Areas of expertise include HSR, conflict of interest and commitment, regulatory oversight and compliance, and institutional policy in higher education.

  • Stacy Pritt, MS, DVM, MBA, CPIA, CHRC, DACAW

    Dr. Pritt earned her DVM degree at Washington State University in 1997 and then went on to complete an MBA in Healthcare Management and MS in Managerial Science. Her additional professional credentials include Certification as a Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA), Certification in Healthcare Research Compliance (CHRC), two export control certifications, and Diplomate status in the American College of Animal Welfare (DACAW).

    With over 17 years of experience managing research compliance programs, her responsibilities have included oversight of IACUC programs, animal research facilities, conflict of interest (COI), US Food and Drug Administration pre-clinical testing, stem cell research, biosafety, and export control. Her professional experience consists of positions in industry and academia including the Harvard Medical School where she was a faculty member. Additionally, she has provided training and regulatory consulting services for multiple companies, universities, and non-profit associations.

    Currently, Dr. Pritt serves as the Associate Vice President, Research Support & Regulatory Management, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas (UTSW). In this position, she administers the conflict of interest, institutional animal care and use committee, stem cell research oversight, and export control programs for one of the largest biomedical research universities in the United States. She serves as the Chair of the Conflict of Interest Committee and Designated Official for Conflict of Interest. She also holds an appointment as a Faculty Associate in the Department of Psychiatry (Ethics Division) at UTSW and teaches in the Responsible Conduct of Research curriculum. As part of her institutional role, she also serves as a member of UTSW’s Human Research Protections Program Steering Committee, Executive Policy Committee, Learning Council, and Information Security Acquisition Committee. In 2021, she established an educational and pilot award program for translational research with the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences as part of a $40M+ Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH.

    Dr. Pritt is a sought after speaker and author. To date, she has given over 100 professional lectures, authored or co-authored over 50 publications including several book chapters, and participated in over 25 poster/platform presentations. She has served in numerous leadership positions with veterinary and research organizations.

    Presently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Americans for Medical Progress, American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners, American College of Animal Welfare, and the Texas Society for Biomedical Research, and is a current Program Committee member for the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual Conflict of Interest (COI) meeting. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her training, speaking, and management activities including the AALAS George R. Collins Award, LAWTE Founders’ Award, LAMA Ron Orta Memorial Award, TurnKey Leader of the Year Award, and Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Outstanding Service Alumni Award. In 2021, she was named Distinguished Faculty for the Society of Research Administrators International (SRA).

May 17, 2022
Tue 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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