Conference Schedule


Wednesday, October 4, 2017
CCRP Certification Preparation and GCP Review Course*

8:00 am to 4:30 pm - Course Registration and Session
* requires separate registration
* this course is developed by planners independent of the certification committee


Thursday, October 5, 2017
Certification Examination*

7:30 am to 12:00 pm - Examination Registration and Session
*Requires separate registration.  Registration Deadline to apply for this date is August 25, 2017.

Preconference Workshop Seminars

12:30 pm to 5:15 pm - Pre-conference seminar registration and sessions

  • Preparing for the FDA Clinical Investigator Site Inspection
  • IRBs and the Informed Consent Process
  • Legal Issues Involving Researchers, Including Fraud and Misconduct
  • The Ins and Outs of Publishing and Presenting Research Results with Pizzaz
  • Clinical Research Administration, Budgeting, Contract Negotiation and Finance: A Site’s Perspective
  • GCP 101 for Sites: New Study Coordinator Workshop
  • Statistics in Clinical Research: Understanding Protocols and Statistical References
  • Device Research Regulatory Basics
  • Project Management & Process Standardization in Clinical Trials
  • Risk-Based Management - Principles and Practices for Successful Management of Clinical Research
  • Grant Writing and Protocol Development
  • SOP Development and Implementation
  • Investigator-Initiated Sponsored Research (IISR)
  • Optimal Site Start-Up
Welcome Reception and Registration

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Reception and Registration for Attendees, Speakers, Exhibitors, Poster Presenters and SOCRA Board of Directors. Exhibitor Booths will be open to attendees.


Friday, October 6, 2017
General Session

7:30 am to 5:00 pm -  Registration
8:00 am to 8:30 am -   Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 12:15 pm -  Welcome, Introduction and Opening Plenary Session
10:00 am to 10:30 am - Morning Break with Exhibits and Posters
10:00 am to 5:00 pm -  Exhibits and Poster Hall Opens
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm -  Luncheon with Exhibits and Posters
1:15 pm to 5:00 pm -   Breakout Sessions
2:50 pm to 3:25 pm -   Afternoon Break with Exhibits & Posters

Night Out Event (Optional)*

6:00 pm - (Optional)
*Requires Separate Registration


Saturday, October 7, 2017
General Session

7:30 am to 5:00 pm -    Registration
8:00 am to 8:30 am -   Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 5:20 pm -   Breakout Sessions
10:05 am to 10:50 am - Morning Break with Exhibits & Posters
10:05 am to 4:00 pm -  Exhibits and Poster Hall Open
12:25 pm to 1:40 pm -  Luncheon / Exhibit and Poster Session
12:40 pm to 1:30 pm -  Chapter Orientation Roundtable and Luncheon
3:15 pm to 3:45 pm -   Afternoon Break with Exhibits & Posters


Sunday, October 8, 2017
General Session

8:00 am to 8:30 am -   Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 8:40 am -   Poster Recognition Award Presentation
8:40 am to 12:00 pm -  Closing Plenary
9:50 am to 10:10 am - Morning Break
12:00 pm-                Program Adjourns

The course is developed by planners independent of the certification committee