26-28 September 2018Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) conference logo
Rydges Hotel, Townsville, Australia

The AEN Conference will bring together all parties in the research field and represents a unique opportunity to engage with all research groups, exchanging ideas, receiving feedback and presenting innovation in the area of human ethics review and research governance. The conference is attended by community partners, research sponsors, researchers, human research ethics committee members, ethics Chairs, ethics administrators, research governance officers and research managers from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the Pacific region.

The conference theme is Bridging the Barriers - Understanding Misconceptions. Despite the introduction of legislation and guidelines for the conduct of research, a divide still remains between the public, researchers and ethics review bodies. For example, do research participants really understand what they are consenting to? Why is consumer engagement not yet fully understood by researchers? What is research integrity? How do we build understanding between what researchers want and what the ethics review bodies need? These topics will be among a diverse range of themes to be discussed at the 2018 Australasian Ethics Network (AEN) Conference, with an aim to bridging the barriers, thus facilitating high-quality research. The conference organisers have reviewed previous feedback from the 2014 and 2016 AEN conferences and have developed session themes which will embrace all research paradigms.

We warmly welcome you to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference. There are three session themes for abstract submissions: Developing relationships, engagement and consent; Embracing and increasing knowledge; Accountability and integrity.

More information: http://aen2018.org.au/

To register: https://arms.eventsair.com/aen2018/registration/Site/Register


26 September 2018