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Research Ethics Grand Rounds Lecture: “’Informed’ Consent: How Power Differentials Affect Research and Family-Centered Care”

Date: April 23, 2019

Time: 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Location: 241 VKC/One Magnolia Circle Building

Event Flyer: 4.23.19 Research-Ethics-GR-flier.pdf


Research Ethics Grand Rounds Lecture: ’Informed’ Consent: How Power Differentials Affect Research and Family-Centered Care
April 23 (Tu)
12:00 p.m.

Held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building. Informed consent involves a patient’s or research participant’s understanding of the potential risks and benefits arising from their participation in a procedure or study. When risk/benefit information is presented, what responsibility does a doctor or researcher have in making sure that the person understands? When an individual has a different idea of how a service or research protocol should be delivered, how does the power differential between the professional and the participant (patient or subject) enter in? How much (and in what ways) does this power differential affect person & family centered care? How can the effects of this power influence be avoided or minimized?

Join us as we discuss the implications of informed consent in varied settings with a panel of researchers and healthcare providers who use informed consent in their work.

A light lunch will be served. Please register by Thursday, Apr. 18.

Accreditation: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit: Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APA Credit: Vanderbilt University Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University Medical Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this educational activity for 1.0 CE credits toward the continuing education of psychologists. No partial credit may be awarded.

Disclosure: It is the policy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Commercial Support: This educational activity received no commercial support.

Obtaining CME Credit for this event: Physicians and psychologists may obtain credit by signing the attendance log; attendance and credit data will be stored in the CME database and may be accessed through the Vanderbilt CME database. (http://cme.vanderbilt.edu/)


The VKC welcomes persons with disabilities.

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).