Ethical and Regulatory Considerations in Using Social Media for Clinical Trial Recruitment – March 8 2017

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This lecture will explore the ethical and regulatory challenges related to the use of social media tools in the recruitment of research participants. Presented by Assya Pascalev, PhD, this lecture will be of interest to IRB members, clinical researchers, study coordinators, medical students, and community members interested in clinical research.

This event is sponsored by the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS).

Dr. Assya Pascalev is Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University (HU). She coordinates the Interdisciplinary Bioethics Program at the HU College of Arts and Sciences. She is also Ethics Co-director for REKS - GHUCCTS. She conducts research in the areas of bioethics, the ethics of technology, and research ethics.

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  • To identify ethical issues arising from the use of social media to recruit participants for clinical studies
  • To outline specific steps for using social media in recruitment while respecting the privacy and confidentiality of participants and their data.

March 8, 2017
1:00 pm
Howard University Hospital
4-West Room 100
2041 Georgia Ave NW #1
Washington, DC 20060

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