Consent and Assent in Pediatric Research

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 1:00p.m. - 2:00p.m.

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), a non-profit and educational membership organization committed to providing education, certification, and networking opportunities to all persons involved in clinical research activities, presents "Consent and Assent in Pediatric Research." 


This talk will address specialized considerations for offering participation in therapeutic and non-therapeutic research to children with significant illness. Regulatory aspects, role of parent decision making, and communication with children will be covered.

The presentation will address: 

  • Recognizing the potential benefit to children for participating in clinical research studies
  • Identifying legal and logistical considerations when enrolling children in research studies
  • Presenting information on clinical research participation in developmentally appropriate way to children


Jennifer Welch, MD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinical Research Director at Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital; and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


This event is open to SoCRA and non-SoCRA members.

Cost: Admission to this presentation is free.
Credit: SoCRA Members may claim 1 CE towards SoCRA Recertification. 
Only SoCRA members will receive a certificate of attendance. 

For more information, please contact Alise Lombardo and Brianna Forte at

Meeting Information

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held remotely via Zoom.

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Meeting ID: 969 4052 0448 
Passcode: 241649
Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Location Information

Virtual presentation via Zoom