2019 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER19)

AER19

Boston, MA

For over 40 years, PRIM&R has hosted educational events where professionals gather to learn, deconstruct, discuss, and debate issues related to human subjects protections, research ethics, and oversight, and to network with colleagues in the field.

The 2019 Advancing Ethical Research Conference (AER19) will bring together more than 2,500 professionals from public and private institutions, the federal government, industry, and academia.

The conference will begin on November 17 with several intensive preconference programs on timely topics related to IRB administration, research oversight, and research ethics more broadly. And, during the three day conference on November 17-20, attendees will learn about ethical issues and the federal regulations governing human subjects research, best practices for the review and monitoring of research, implementing the changes to the Common Rule, and other late-breaking topics through a series of keynotes, panels, and 100+ breakout sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Janine Austin Clayton, MD

Janine Austin Clayton, MD

November 18 8:45-9:45 AM

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Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD

Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD

November 19 8:40-9:45 AM

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Mary Elizabeth Williams, BA

Mary Elizabeth Williams, BA

November 20 8:30-9:30 AM

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Venue/Hotels

Conference Venue

The 2019 AER Conference (AER19) will take place on November 18-20 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. The AER19 Preconference Programs and the 2019 SBER Conference (SBER19) will take place on November 17 in the same location.

The Hynes Convention Center is a large meeting venue that is wheelchair accessible and ADA compliant. The Hynes Convention Center is a large meeting venue that is ADA compliant. Learn more about submitting an accessibility request.

Hotel Accommodations

PRIM&R has arranged room blocks for attendees at the hotels below. These hotels are within two blocks of the convention center. Depending on the hotel, the walk to/from the convention center is 8-10 minutes.

Always book directly with these hotels. PRIM&R is not using a housing provider. If you are contacted by an organization claiming to be able to make your hotel arrangements for you, do not give them your information.


Discounted Conference Rate Hotel Rooms

Boston Marriott Copley Place

110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 236-5800
Location: Behind the Convention Center accessible via sky walk (8 minute walk)

Reservation Information and Discounted Group Rates
(available until October 29, 2019, or until sold out):
Single/Double Occupancy:
* Book online
* Call: (617) 236-5800 – ask for the "PRIM&R 2019 AER Conference" rate
$229, plus tax
Government Per Diem:
* Book online
* Call: (617) 236-5800 – ask for the "PRIM&R 2019 AER Conference" per diem rate
Prevailing rate at time of check-in
(currently $273, plus tax)

Sheraton Boston Hotel

39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199
Phone: (617) 236-2000
Location: Connected to the Convention Center (5 minute walk)

Reservation Information and Discounted Group Rates
(available until October 29, 2019, or until sold out):
Single/Double Occupancy:
* Book online
* Call: 888.627.7054 – ask for the "PRIM&R 2019 AER Conference" rate
$229, plus tax
Government Per Diem:
* Book online
* Call: 888.627.7054 – ask for the "PRIM&R 2019 AER Conference" per diem rate
Prevailing rate at time of check-in
(currently $273, plus tax)

Westin Copley Place Boston

10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 262-9600
Location: Behind the Convention Center accessible via sky walk (10 minute walk)

Reservation Information and Discounted Group Rates
(available until October 29, 2019, or until sold out):
Single/Double Occupancy:
* Book online
* Call: (617) 262-9600 – ask for the "PRIM&R 2019 AER Conference" rate
$245, plus tax
Government Per Diem:
* Book online
* Call: (617) 262-9600 – ask for the "PRIM&R 2019 AER Conference" per diem rate
Prevailing rate at time of check-in
(currently $273, plus tax)

Things to Do

While you're in Boston, be sure to reserve time to explore the area and surrounding neighborhoods, eat at numerous restaurants, and/or participate in many different activities.

Discover Boston, MA, the Convention Center, transportation, dining, activities, and more.

Fees

AER19 CONFERENCE RATES (November 18-20, 2019)
Member $900
Nonmember $1099
Conference + PRIM&R Membership
Add membership to your cart first to receive this rate.
$1099
Student/Young Professional $640
US Federal Government $765
One Day (Member) $390
One Day (Nonmember) $470
One Day + Membership $589
AER19 PRECON RATES (Full Day or two half days, November 17, 2019)
Member $320
Nonmember $465
Precon + PRIM&R Membership
Add membership to your cart first to receive this rate.
$519
AER19 PRECON RATES  (Half Day, November 17, 2019)
Member $165
Nonmember $230
Precon + PRIM&R Membership $364

Please note the AER19 Pre-Conference Programs and SBER19 both occur on Sunday, November 17. Please choose only one when registering.

View SBER19 fees
 
 
AER19 CONFERENCE RATES (November 18-20, 2019)
Member $1000
Nonmember $1199
Conference + PRIM&R Membership
Add membership to your cart first to receive this rate.
$1199
Student/Young Professional $690
US Federal Government $790
One Day (Member) $440
One Day (Nonmember) $520
One Day + Membership $639
AER19 PRECON RATES (Full Day or two half days, November 17, 2019)
Member $370
Nonmember $515
Precon + PRIM&R Membership
Add membership to your cart first to receive this rate.
$569
AER19 PRECON RATES  (Half Day, November 17, 2019)
Member $190
Nonmember $255
Precon + PRIM&R Membership $389

Please note the AER19 Pre-Conference Programs and SBER19 both occur on Sunday, November 17. Please choose only one when registering.

View SBER19 fees
 
 

Registration

Please review PRIM&R's paymentcancellation, and substitution policies carefully before registering.

Local Dining Options

Registration for the SBER19 and the AER19 Preconference Programs on November 17 will include lunch only.

Registration for AER19 will include the following meals:

  • November 18: Buffet lunch
  • November 19: Buffet breakfast
  • November 20: Plated lunch over the Closing General Session (those wishing to attend this event will be asked to pre-register so we can accurately plan for food)

The Hynes Convention Center is located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood--within walking distance of dozens of restaurants--and is also connected to the Prudential Center Mall, which features many grab and go and sit down options. Click on the links for more information on dining options in the area.

In addition, the conference hotels offer the following dining options:

  • Sheraton Boston Hotel: Apropos (breakfast only); MARKET (breakfast, lunch, dinner); Sidebar & Grille (lunch, dinner). Learn more.
  • Boston Marriott Copley Place: Champions (breakfast, lunch, dinner), Connexion Lounge (dinner), Starbucks. Learn more.
  • Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel: The Huntington (breakfast); Bar 10 (lunch, dinner); Ingredients (breakfast, lunch, dinner), Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse (lunch, dinner). Learn more.

Accessibility Requests

The 2019 SBER and AER Conferences will take place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, a large meeting venue that is ADA compliant. See information below on accessibility services. If you need something beyond what is listed below, note this on your registration form and contact us at your earliest convenience.

Wheelchair/motorized wheelchair: The meeting space at the Hynes Convention Center is situated on three floors. Escalators and elevators are available. For those needing additional assistance in the form of a wheelchair or motorized wheelchair, visit the Scootaround website to make reservations. Wheelchairs or motorized wheelchairs can be delivered to any of the conference hotels (recommended) or to the Hynes Convention Center (if you choose to have delivered to the Convention Center, contact us so we can confirm delivery times with Public Safety).

Hard of Hearing: For those requiring hard of hearing services on-site, note this on your registration form and/or contact us as soon as possible to discuss options. These accommodations must be made in advance of the conference(s).

Visual Impairment: For those requiring visual impairment services on-site, note this on your registration form and/or contact us as soon as possible to discuss options). These accommodations must be made in advance of the conference(s). Guide dogs are allowed at the Hynes Convention Center--no advance notice is required.

Dietary Restrictions: Please indicate dietary restrictions due to religious/moral reasons or allergies/intolerances on your registration form (e.g., Kosher, pork free, vegan/vegetarian, egg free, dairy free, gluten free, soy free, nut free shellfish/fish allergy, etc.). We will do our best to accommodate restrictions, but we cannot accommodate individual preferences. We cannot accommodate on-site requests. If you did not note restrictions during registration, contact us as soon as possible.