1) Webinar for New and Interested Coalition Members ~ June 22, 2015. 12-1pm ET.

On June 22 the Coalition Secretariat will host an orientation webinar for new and interested Coalition members. Whether you represent an organization, are an affiliated individual or considering joining the Coalition, this is your opportunity to learn about the mission, goals, structure and activities of the Coalition, and to identify how you can become engaged.

The confirmation email will provide instructions about how to access the webinar.

Questions? Email srhrl@aaas.org


2) Live Webinar on ~  New HIPAA Compliance Audit Program

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT Register Now
Duration: 90 Minutes Location: Online Instructor: Jim Sheldon Dean
In this session we will discuss the HIPAA audit and enforcement processes and how they apply to covered entities and business associates, and the new random HIPAA compliance audit program in particular. We will review the new audit processes and discuss what will be asked in an audit and how. Protocols and the questions asked at recent audits will be explained.Areas covered in the session:

  • Fines and penalties for violations of the HIPAA regulations have been significantly increased and now include mandatory fines for willful negligence that begin at $10,000 minimum.
  • HIPAA Audits have been few and far between in the past, but that’s now changing – the HHS is now auditing HIPAA covered entities and business associates even if there have been no complaints or problems reported.
  • Find out what the audit process is, what HHS OCR is likely to ask you if you are selected for an audit, and what you’ll have to have prepared already when they do.
  • Find out what the rules are that you need to comply with and what policies you can adopt that can help you come into compliance.
  • Learn how the HIPAA rules have changed and how you may need to change how you work to keep up with them.
  • Learn how having a good compliance process can help you stay compliant more easily.
  • Find out what you’ll need to have documented to survive an audit and avoid fines.
  • Find out what you’ll need to think about to deal with future threats to the security of patient information

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3) Webinar: Working With Scientists on Human Rights Projects (On-Call Scientists) ~ June 24, 2015. 2-3pm ET.

Could your organization benefit from the expertise of a scientist, engineer, or health professional? This webinar is an opportunity to learn about the many ways in which human rights organizations are working with pro bono science and technology experts to enhance their documentation, research, reporting, and training. We will explain the process for requesting a volunteer through On-call Scientists and share tips for working with scientific experts.

The confirmation email will provide instructions about how to access the webinar.

Questions? Email oncall@aaas.org.

4) Webinar Announcement: Sharing Clinical Trial Data – Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk‏

Do you have questions about implementing data sharing practices at your institution, or protecting research subjects whose data are shared? As the practice of sharing clinical trial data gains increasing acceptance across the research enterprise, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) produced a report titled Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk that outlines guiding principles and a practical framework for responsible data sharing.

On Tuesday, June 23, 1:00-2:00 PM ET, PRIM&R will hold an intermediate-level webinar titled Maximizing Benefits to Research with Human Subjects Through Data Sharing. We are honored to have Bernard Lo, MD, president of The Greenwall Foundation and chair of the IOM committee that produced the reportand Stacey Donnelly, MPA, senior director of strategic operations and chief compliance officer at the Broad Institute, as presenters.

Attending this webinar will help you:

  • Understand the benefits and risks of data sharing
  • Articulate why data sharing helps research subjects
  • Implement recommendations outlined in the IOM report at your place of work
  • Identify best practices for data sharing at your institution, including steps to protect research subjects whose data are shared

Registration for this webinar closes on Monday, June 22. Please visit our website to learn more and register.

If you have questions, please contact:

Alexandra Shlimovich | Webinar and Publications Specialist

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

20 Park Plaza, Suite 720 | Boston, MA 02116

T: 617.423.4112, ext. 118

F: 617.303.1841

5) Webinar: Working with Scientists on Human Rights Projects 

Webinar: Working with Scientists on Human Rights Projects

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

AAAS On-call Scientists connects scientists, engineers, and health professionals interested in volunteering their skills and knowledge with human rights organizations that are in need of technical expertise. Scientific knowledge, tools, and methods have been utilized by human rights organizations in a wide variety of ways to enhance human rights monitoring, reporting, research, documentation, technical training, and litigation. Specific scientific knowledge can be useful in reviewing technical reports, answering questions about evidence or methodology, and assisting in the design of a survey. Scientists, engineers, and clinicians can also be valuable in analyzing research findings, and in developing or adapting new technologies to meet the specific needs of a human rights organization.

During this webinar for human rights practitioners, you will learn:

•  How human rights organizations have partnered with pro bono scientists, engineers, and health professionals, drawing on examples from AAAS On-call Scientists;
•  How On-call Scientist volunteers are matched with human rights organizations; and
•  Tips for building a strong working relationship with pro bono scientific consultants.

Please register by 22 June 2015.

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