You are invited to N2’s Next COVID-19 Webinar on July 7th!
Against Pandemic Research Exceptionalism
Speaker: Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD
James McGill professor
STREAM Research Group
Director, Biomedical Ethics Unit
Department of Social Studies of Medicine
July 7, 2020
3:00-4:00 PM EST
Webinar Abstract from Dr. Kimmelman
Crisis conditions like pandemics often strain research processes and create pressures to compress research timelines. Some scientists and others have argued that crisis conditions license researchers to relax normal methodological rigour. My presentation will argue that the same standards of design and reporting we maintain in non-crisis conditions should hold in crises as well; what needs to change in crises is how studies are coordinated with each other.
The N2 May Stakeholder Meeting is May 25, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM EST
We are excited that Health Canada will be presenting material related to COVID-19 during the meeting. However, they will only touch on highlights from the Health Canada COVID-19 guide and spend the rest of the time, answering questions from the attendees.
N2 May Stakeholder Meeting
May 25, 2020
2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
In our planning for the next stakeholder meeting, we figured there would be interest in hearing from Health Canada on how COVID-19 impacts things such as regulations, compliance, CTA applications, and reviews. As you know, Health Canada prepared a guide to deal with some questions which we circulated recently. But there is likely more uncertainty out there which they can help us.
We are pleased to inform you that we have just heard back from Health Canada, and they have confirmed their willingness to attend the stakeholder meeting on May 25th.
Presumably, you are familiar with the Health Canada COVID-19 guide, and as such, they will only touch on the highlights from the guide, and then spend the rest of the meeting answering your questions. To make sure the questions relate to COVID-19 and not the Guide 100 or other Health Canada issues on COVID-19 questions already addressed by the COVID-19 guide, they would like us to collect questions in advance.
To make good use of their time and ensure the questions are not already addressed in the guide, we will review the questions and send them to Health Canada before the meeting.
There will also be some time to ask questions during the webinar.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
It should be a useful meeting, so make sure to mark your calendar! We are looking forward to “seeing” you at the meeting.
The Alberta Clinical Research Consortium (ACRC) just released their Clinical Research Source newsletter on the topic of The Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Health Research in Alberta.