Toronto 2016

Toronto 2016

May 25, 2016 to May 28, 2016

The Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB-ACCER) 2016 National Conference & AGM were held at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Toronto, Ontario.

A look back at the 2016 National CAREB-ACCER Conference

Thank you to all the delegates and speakers at the 2016 CAREB-ACCER National Conference in Toronto for making the conference a great success! This year we gathered 286 delegates, with a necessary cap to adhere to the maximum capacity for meeting room space. As in previous years, the 2016 conference was preceded by a day of professional development workshops for REB members and administrators with 114 delegates participating in these workshops. CAREB-ACCER was also pleased to partner with the Canadian Bioethics Society for a special joint conference opening reception featuring a talk by André Picard, Public Health Reporter with the Globe & Mail.
The Conference Planning Committee worked hard to make attending the conference a great experience. A highlight of this year’s event was the Network Café consisting of informal, topic-based, group sessions that brought delegates together to network and discuss common issues. The Conference Planning Committee is looking into ways to make these sessions even better in 2017, including putting in place recommendations to have more structured sessions. We also continue to work towards making the conference website more intuitive and user-friendly.
CAREB-ACCER is looking forward to the 2017 National Conference and AGM taking place at the Halifax Marriott in Nova Scotia, on April 28-29. Pre-conference workshops will be held on April 27. More information to come soon. If you have suggestions or would like to help out at the conference please email us at

The Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards is pleased to announce the upcoming CAREB-ACCER 2016 National Conference & AGM May 25-28, at the InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto, Ontario. A group rate applies to online bookings. 


In keeping with our tradition of high calibre presenters, we are pleased to announce our 2016 keynote speakers:

  • Solomon (Solly) Benatar, DSc (Med). Founding Director, University of Cape Town Bioethics Centre
  • Robert Klitzman, MD Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University / author of The Ethics Police
  • W.A. (Bill) Bogart, LLM Professor of Law, University of Windsor / St. Michael’s Hospital REB
  • Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD, Associate Professor of the Biomedical Ethics Unit, Experimental Medicine and Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University

This year we are also excited to be partnering with the Canadian Bioethics Society (CBS) for a day of pre-conference workshops, Wednesday, May 25, culminating in a special reception featuring a talk by Andre Picard, Public Health Reporter, The Globe & Mail.  The talk will begin at 7:00pm and will be followed by a cocktail reception.  The reception will take place at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel

The InterContinental Toronto Centre is conveniently located in downtown Toronto steps away from the CN Tower, the Air Canada Centre, and the Rogers Centre. It is also in close proximity to Union Station. Those travelling through Toronto Pearson International Airport can catch the new UP Express train which runs every 15 minutes and takes 25 minutes to get from Pearson to Union. 

If you would like to access conference slides, please click on each individual session below.  Only slides given permission to post have been posted.  Copyright of posted slides remains with each presenter.