Association for the Accreditation
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Education, News & Events: Annual Conference

Welcome to the 2024 AAHRPP Annual Conference:
Science and Standards in San Diego

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to expand your industry knowledge, build professional connections, and help foster growth in the HRPP community.  We have created an amazing agenda, filled with interactive, insightful, and innovative content designed to inspire, refresh, and revitalize your commitment to protecting research participants. And it’s all taking place in the sunny city of San Diego, CA!

Tuesday, May 21, 2024:

The Pre-Conference Workshop Day consists of a choice of the two following workshops:

The Accreditation Workshop includes practical, interactive sessions focused on the steps to achieving/maintaining AAHRPP accreditation. Join AAHRPP staff members and special guest presenters as they guide you through the steps to accreditation.

The CAN (Collaborative AAHRPP Network) Workshop is exclusively for AAHRPP-accredited organizations and provides an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, identify and advance solutions or best practices, and create resources to address shared challenges.

** These hands-on workshops will NOT be livestreamed or recorded. The only way to participate in these workshops is to join us in San Diego!

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Day One of our Main Conference is our Plenary Day!

This year's plenary sessions will include two back-to-back sessions entitled, “Where We Were" and "Where We Are and Where We Are Going.” The two presentations will detail the tumultuous inception of the human participant protection field, then move to the challenges and complexities of the issues we face today, and finally, together, we will peer into the crystal ball into our complex future. Hear from the founders of our field as they share their stories, histories, and wisdom, and learn from the current experts on the hot topics of today and into our tomorrows. The third session is still in the works but promises to be thought provoking.

Other highlights of day one include the “State of AAHRPP” Welcome Session featuring Elyse Summers, President and CEO and Stephen Rosenfeld, AAHRPP Board Chair, along with the annual lunchtime “Friends of AAHRPP” Awards.

** Exhibitors and Sponsors will be on hand to discuss your specific needs and will also have virtual booths on the online Attendee Hub.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Day Two of our Main Conference is our Breakout Session Day!

This is your chance to explore critical areas affecting the HRPP community. We offer a wide variety of sessions designed to satisfy your inquisitive minds about hot topics.  All breakout sessions will be presented in person in San Diego, but there will be ONE highlighted session in each time slot that will be livestreamed for our virtual audience.

Posters will be displayed in person and virtually on the Attendee Hub. AAHRPP will award “Distinguished Poster” authors the opportunity to present their posters in person during Thursday’s lunch time. Make sure to vote for your favorite poster during the conference! *

**Only the Plenary and livestreamed breakout sessions will be recorded and available on-demand after the conference.

See you in San Diego!



"I liked the broad mix of sessions. There was something interesting for everyone at every level."
2023 Conference Attendee



"I loved the breakout sessions that provided practical tips from accredited institutions on their processes as they provided great takeaways I could implement right now."
2023 Conference Attendee



"I thought this was an excellent meeting and really appreciate the choices AAHRPP made in selecting the sessions made available to virtual attendees."
2023 Virtual Conference Attendee