Therapeutic Misperceptions: Deficiencies of Understanding & Appreciation in Clinical Research

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One hour of CEU credit is available for this event.  Registration is free but required. Register here. 

Informed consent requires that research participants understand the study under consideration and appreciate its implications for their interests. Therapeutic misconception – which occurs when individuals confuse the purposes of clinical research with standard clinical care – compromises informed consent. Clinical Pediatrics Fellow Dr. Bryan A. Sisk of Washington University expands the discussions beyond therapeutic misconception in clinical trials by explaining multiple ways in which understanding and appreciation of information about a clinical trial can be undermined. He offers a framework of therapeutic misperceptions to assist researchers in managing challenges to the informed consent process. By the end of this talk, attendees will be able to do the following: 

1. Identify two components of decisional capacity
2. Discuss challenges of therapeutic misperceptions in the clinic-research setting 
3. Explore a framework of therapeutic misperceptions  

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Assorted light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Parking: The closest parking options are Washington Avenue Ramp  and East River Road Garage 

ADA Access info: Access via east side entrance and south side power door entrance, Access via tunnel from Phillips-Wangensteen building, Elevators, Adapted restrooms 


Event date: 
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Event location: 

Moos Tower 2-690
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455