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The Cultural Competence in Research Symposium

Posted February 17, 2011

March 23, 2011
Morning session: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Walter Amphitheater
Tosteson Medical Education Center
Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Avenue, Boston

Afternoon session: 1:30pm – 5:00pm
O’Keefe Auditorium
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Boston

On March 23, 2011, Harvard Catalyst’s Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program, Research Subject Advocacy Program, Program for Faculty Development and Diversity, and Community Engagement Program, along with the Clinical Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, will join the Bok Players in offering two half-day events focused on key topics in cultural competence in clinical and translational research and quality engagement and education of potential research participants. Through an interactive learning experience, the events will explore the complexities of issues such as engaging diverse communities in research, including obtaining consent from minority populations and encouraging minority accrual in clinical research

These free interactive events will engage participants via the Bok Players – an interactive theatre group serving academia – whose performances will highlight some of the key principles of working with diverse communities in clinical and translational research, Following each performance, the Bok Players will facilitate an interactive discussion and Q&A session. These discussions will be supplemented by a panel of experts in areas such as community engagement, health disparities, human subject protection/research regulations, and research subject advocacy

All faculty and study staff from institutions that participate in Harvard Catalyst are welcome to attend. Please register by March 16, 2011 to attend. Please indicate on the registration form whether you wish to attend the morning or afternoon event; both sessions present the same content and are offered in tandem to accommodate schedule and location restrictions. Please contact the Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program (E-mail) if you have any questions.

This program meets the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing, at 244 CMR 5.00, for three contact hours of nursing continuing education.