Dr. Cooper will be joined on the AAHRPP speaking faculty by Dr. Fisher, who oversees Process Development and Training at WIRB (a WIRB-Copernicus Group Company). Dr. Fisher will discuss the globalization of clinical trials and the increasingly common practice of inter-reliance among institutional IRBs, prompted by the growth of multisite studies and the Office of Human Research Protections' (OHRP) shift from favoring local review. During her presentation, "Reviewing Multisite Research Conducted in Other Countries," Dr. Fisher will address the scope of globalization and its contributing factors, and provide concrete recommendations for the review of international multisite research, including an outline of important considerations for the reviewing IRB.
Dr. Cooper has 25 years of experience in the field of human research subject protection and oversees consulting and outsourcing services to institutions conducting or managing human research. A medical doctor, he is an accomplished basic and clinical investigator and an experienced IRB chair and director.
Dr. Fisher is responsible for WIRB's International Fellows Program and Canadian Office, and oversees the coordination of over 100 Board Members. A psychologist by training, Dr. Fisher is an experienced IRB director and has over 25 years of experience working in academic medical centers in clinical and research settings.
The theme of this year's AAHRPP conference is "Quality Human Research Protection Programs: Evidence-Based Practice in a Global Environment." Researchers, organizational officials, HRPP professionals, IRB members and chairs, sponsors, and others interested in global standards for human research protection are invited to attend. For more information, please contact the AAHRPP organization directly, or visit http://aahrpp.org/grow.About The WIRB-Copernicus Group Transforming Ethical Review The WIRB-Copernicus Group (WCG) is the world's largest provider of regulatory and ethical review services for human research. With eight individual AAHRPP accredited panels, over 100 experienced board members, and over 60 years of combined experience in protocol and study-related review, The WIRB-Copernicus Group brings more expertise to the industry than any other ethical solutions provider.