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2010 Institutional Review Board Annual Educational Conference

April 20, 2010



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        Payment Information

Please make checks payable to Columbia University

Mail payment, with a printout of your registration form, to:
Columbia University IRB
Attn: Valerie Osgood
722 West 168th Street, MSPH Room 417
New York, NY 10032

Privacy Policy

As permitted by law, we do not disclose nonpublic personal information that we have obtained to any of our affiliates. We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of personal information you provide. Access to your personal information is restricted to those employees who need to know that information as part of their job, to provide effective services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that are reasonably designed to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Refund Policy

Full refunds allowed if notified 10 days prior to the event by calling (212) 305-5883 with exact payment information



Paul Appelbaum, M.D., Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law, Columbia University

Karen Bell, M.D., Neurologist and Associate Professor at Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain and the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center in Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons

Susan J. Delano, CIP, Deputy Managing Director, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene Inc.

Robert Fullilove, Ed.D., Associate Dean of Community and Minority Affairs, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences, and Co-Director of the Community Research Group

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Jason H. T. Karlawish, M.D., Director, Education and Information Transfer Core (Core E, Alzheimer's Disease Center), University of Pennsylvania

Barbara A. Koenig, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Faculty Associate at the Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

James Lavery, Msc., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Gigi McMillan, B.A., Director, We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network

Joyce Plaza, M.S., M.B.E., CIP, Assistant Team Manager, Morningside IRB, Columbia University

Corine Rogers, M.S., CIP, Administrator, Institutional Review Board, New York State Psychiatric Institute IRB

Jeffrey D. Sachs, M.A., Ph.D., Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University

Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., Chief of the Infectious Disease Division, Harlem Hospital and the Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases Epidemiologic Research at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

David Strauss, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Chair, New York State Psychiatric Institute IRB


        Conference Planning Committee

Heather Butts, Regulatory Specialist

Rachel Lally, Board Coordinator, CUMC

Joyce Plaza, Assistant Team Manager, Morningside

Jessica Randall, Audit Specialist

Brenda Ruotolo, Associate Director

Cheryl Savini, Team Manager, Morningside

Alavy Sos, Team Manager, CUMC

Alan Teller, Assistant Team Manager, CUMC

George Gasparis, Executive Director


        Continuing Education Credits

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Columbia University.  The College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Columbia University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its educational activities.  All faculty participating in this activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest and/or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in his/her presentation and/or the commercial contributor(s) of this activity.  When unlabeled uses are discussed, these will also be indicated.

Other Credits

The following organizations have recognized this conference as eligible for continuing education credits for their certifications: 

Society for Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)

Council for Certified IRB Professionals (CCIP)


        Hotel Accommodations

There are a number of wonderful hotels within 20 minutes of the campus.  They include:

Beacon Hotel

2130 Broadway (and 75th Street)800-572-4969 or 212-787-1100

  • Hudson Hotel

356 West 58th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)800-444-4786 or 212-554-6000

  • Lucerne Hotel

201 West 79th Street (and Amsterdam Avenue)800-492-8122 or 212-875-1000Fax:  212-721-1179

  • On the Ave Hotel

222 West 77th Street (and Broadway)800-509-7598 or 212-362-1100 

In addition, there are a number of larger hotels throughout Manhattan, all easily accessible to campus and only a subway ride away.  These include: 

  • Courtyard Marriott Hotel

114 West 40th Street (and Broadway)800-321-2211 or 212-391-0088

  • Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

1605 Broadway (between West 48th and 49th Streets)800-243-6969 or 212-977-4000

  • Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel in Times Square

1568 Broadway (and 47th Street)800-222-8733 or 212-719-1600

  • Essex House Westin Hotel

160 Central Park South (between 6th and 7th Avenues)866-809-9330

  • Hilton Times Square

234 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)800-523-8699

  • Holiday Inn Midtown

440 West 57th Street (and 9th Avenue)800-465-4329 or 212-581-8100

  • InterContinental Central Park South New York

112 Central Park South (59th Street at 6th Avenue)800-327-0200 or 212-757-1900

  • New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway (between West 45th and 46th Streets)800-228-9290 or 212-398-1900

  • New York Hilton

1335 Sixth Avenue (and 53rd Street)800-445-8667 or 212-586-7000

  • Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square

Two Times Square, 714 Seventh Avenue at West 48th Street800-468-3571 or 212-765-7676

  • Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers

811 7th Avenue (and 53rd Street)888-625-5144 or 212-581-1000

  • W New York – Times Square

1567 Broadway at 47th Street877-WHOTELS (877-946-8357) or 212-930-7400 

In addition, there are a number of accommodations with more economical rates.  These include: 

  • Comfort Inn Manhattan

42 West 35th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)800-228-5150 or 212-947-0200

  • Comfort Inn Midtown

129 West 46th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)800-565-7720 or 212-221-2600

  • Comfort Inn

442 West 36th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)800-228-5150 or 212-714-6699

  • Comfort Inn Central Park West

31 West 71st Street (between Central Park West & Columbus Avenue)877-727-5236 or 212-721-4770

  • Hotel Newton

2528 Broadway (between West 95th and 96th Streets)800-643-5553 or 212-678-6500 or 888-HOTEL58

  • Travel Inn New York City

515 West 42nd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues)



        Special Needs

Dietary Needs:  Kosher, vegetarian, and vegan meals can be provided upon request.  Please indicate these or any other dietary restrictions at the time of registration so that we can best accommodate you.

Accessibility Needs:  All conference buildings are handicap accessible (please find the accessibility map in the Campus Map section) and auxiliary aids are available upon request.  If you require auxiliary aids or any additional services please indicate your needs at the time of registration and contact Jessica Randall at jar2030@columbia.edu by April 13th if additional accomodations are required.


        Campus Map

Interactive Campus Map: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/

Disability Access Map: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/map/AccessibilityMap.pdf

Directions to the Morningside Campus: http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/directions.html



A link to the conference evaluation will be available after the conference has been completed.  Please check back to tell us what you thought!


        Conference Presentations

At the conclusion of the conference all presenter slides and handouts will be posted on the website for download and review.




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