Greater Houston / Galveston

The SOCRA Greater Houston/Galveston Chapter  

 

The Greater Houston/Galveston SOCRA Chapter educational conference on
September 23, 2017
will be POSTPONED! 

  

After the devastation that our Houstonians and beautiful city suffered from Hurricane Harvey, the local Houston/Galveston local Chapter would like to allow us time to heal after this catastrophic event. 

  

The local SOCRA Educational Committee will meet to discuss the new date for our conference in the upcoming weeks.  We will make the new date announcement soon. 

  

Thank you all very much for your understanding in this time of crisis.  If there is anything that we can do to help, please, please, email the Houston/Galveston Chapter at socrahouston@outlook.com. 

 

I send my best wishes to you all!!

 

Thank you,

Aryn Knight, BS, CCRP

SoCRA Chapter Chair - Houston/Galveston 

 

The Greater Houston/Galveston SOCRA Chapter will be hosting an educational conference on January 21, 2017 at Texas Heart Institute Denton A. Cooley Auditorium, 6720 Bertner Level B1, Houston, TX  77030.

 

*This CNE activity is jointly provided by CHI St. Luke's Health Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center collaboratively with the Houston Chapter of SOCRA.

 

Date: January 21, 2017

 

Conference Time: Registration opens 8:30am, Conference hours 9-5pm

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Please see below for more details.

 

Program Schedule:

 

 

                Time

Topic / Objective

Speaker

9-9:10

Conference Introduction

Aryn Knight, BS, CCRP

Greater Houston/Galveston SOCRA Chapter Chair

Affiliation: Texas Heart Institute

9:10-10:10am

Research Ethics

Objectives: Identify three historical cases of ethical violations in human research, Identify ethical considerations related to recruitment and enrollment of vulnerable populations

Andrew Childress, PhD

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine

10:10-11:10am

"Experiences of Monitoring via Remote Access to Electronic Medical Records"

Objectives: Understand the new future of remote monitoring by research monitors.

Kristi Pinkston, BS, MA, CCRP, RN**

Affiliation: Sr Field Clinical Research Associate, St Jude Medical, Inc.

11:10-11:25 am

BREAK

11:25-12:25pm

Clinicaltrials.gov

Objectives: Understand the requirements for registrations of clinical trials and results entry at Clinicaltrials.gov

Elizabeth Gendel, PhD

Affiliation: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

12:25 - 1:25pm

LUNCH BREAK

1:25-2pm

Coordinator Time Management

Objectives: Identify common expectations in the field, Prioritize tasks, Standardize common responsibilities, Multi-task successfully

Dennisse Galdamez

Affiliation: Gadolin Research LLC

2-3pm

Biobanking, Biorepositories, Genetic testing

Objectives: Describe the infrastructure required to align biorepositories with Industry Best Practices, Understand research professional's roles in this developing field.

Heidi Wagner, PA (ASCP)cm

Affiliations: MD Anderson Cancer Center

3-3:15pm

BREAK

3:15-4:15

"I'm Just a Coordinator"

Objectives: Identify duties outside the normal scope of work for a Research Coordinator/Nurse, Helpful topics will be identified for small sites where coordinators and assistants are also performing research administration duties such as budgets, contracts, finance, and billing.

Jessica Derr, BA, CCRC, CRCP**

Affiliation: Director, Research Administration, Texas Health Resources

4:15-5pm

The Power of Certification

Objectives: Describe specialty certifications in clinical research and the important regulations that they cover.

Patty Mendoza, RN, CCRC, CHRC

Affiliations: Houston Methodist Hospital

 

 

 

** These speakers presented this information at the 25th Annual SoCRA Convention in Montreal, Canada, on October 1, 2016.

 

Continuing Education Hours

SOCRA members may claim up to 6.25 CEUs towards their CCRP recertification. 

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing nursing education contact hours* and/or SOCRA CEUs. To earn continuing nursing education contact hours, the participant must sign-in at the event, attend all of one or more session(s), complete and submit an evaluation of sessions attended. Once verified, the participant will receive a certificate of successful completion.

 

*CHI-BSLMC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

 

REGISTRATION:

 

  • The first 100 seats will be reserved for SOCRA CCRP certified professionals. All other seats will be open to non-CCRP certified professionals.
  • Registration is FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. You will receive an email confirmation from SOCRA Houston once your registration is confirmed for this event.
  • Registration ends Friday, January 13th.

 

To register, please, complete the registration form:

https://tch-redcap.texaschildrens.org/REDCap/surveys/?s=DCJPW94YNM 

 

Lunch:

 

This education opportunity will be a bring your own lunch event. There are various places to have lunch around the Cooley Auditorium.

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

Location: Texas Heart Institute, Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

6720 Bertner, Level B1, Houston, TX  77030

 

Directions to THI Denton A. Cooley Auditorium

 

Please visit the following site for specific directions to the Texas Heart Institute building.

http://www.texasheart.org/AboutUs/dac_building.cfm 

 

Parking:

 

Parking suggestion is the Texas Medical Center Garage 2 which is located at 1151 E. Holcombe Blvd. Level 2 is the Skybridge to Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center.

 

For a map of the areas to park, please, visit the following site:

http://www.tmc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/TMC_Visitor_Parking_Brochure_011316.pdf 

 

 

Please share this announcement with your colleagues.

 

SOCRA Greater Houston/Galveston Chapter

May 16, 2015

 

The Greater Houston/Galveston SOCRA Chapter will be hosting an educational conference on May 16th at Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women, 6651 Main Street, Houston, TX  77030.

 

Program Schedule:

 

 

Time

Topic / Objective

Speaker

9-10am

"Risk-Based Monitoring - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

Objectives: To understand FDA monitoring requests vs.   what is actually being done in the US and abroad

Bruce Ross, PA-C, RQAP-GCP

Affiliation: Premier Clinical Research, Inc. (Pcri)

10-11am

"DOCUMENTATION: If It's Not Done...You Didn't Do It"

Objectives: To understand the importance of study documentation (paper, EMR)

Darrel Cleere, RN, CCRP

Affiliation: Houston Methodist Hospital

11-11:15 am

BREAK

11:15-12:15pm

Protocol feasibility & scoring

Objectives: To understand how to review protocol feasibility.

Christina Talley, BS, CCRP

Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine

12:15 - 1pm

LUNCH - Will be provided by Cyberonics

1-2pm

"Informed Consent and Ethical Consideration for Lab Studies"

Objectives: To understand informed consent issues

Susan Tse, RN, BSN, CCRP

Affiliation: MD Anderson Cancer Center

2-3pm

"Emergency IND vs Compassionate Use"

Objectives: To understand the difference between emergency IND and compassionate use.

Lisa Marsh, MA, BSN, RN, CCRP

&

Stella Tsai, MHA, CCRA

Affiliations: MD Anderson Cancer Center

3-3:15pm

BREAK

3:15-4:15

"Clinical Research...the first frontier"

Objectives: To understand clinical research career development

Patty Mendoza, RN, CCRC, CHRC

Affiliations: Houston Methodist Research Institute

4:15-5pm

Q & A Panel with Research Professionals

Objectives: To answer any questions you have about a research professional career, SoCRA questions or generic research questions

Moderator: Lisa Marsh

Affiliations: MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

SOCRA Members may claim up to 6 CEUs for attendance.

SOCRA Members will receive certificates of attendance.

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS!

 

Please provide your name and e-mail address to socrahouston@outlook.com 

by APRIL 22nd.

SOCRA members will be given 2 weeks (April 1 - April 21st) to confirm attendance before it is open registration to non-SoCRA members (April 22-May 13th).

 

 

Directions to Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women:  Please visit the following site for specific directions from your destination, as well as, maps.

http://women.texaschildrens.org/The-Pavilion/Pavilion-Maps/ 

 

oCRA Greater Houston/Galveston Chapter Educational Conference

 

 

SAVE THE DATE:  May 16, 2015

 

The Greater Houston/Galveston SoCRA Chapter will be hosting an educational conference on May 16th at Texas Children’s Hospital Women’s Pavilion, 6651 Main Street, Houston, TX  77030. 

 

Proposed topics are protocol feasibility and scoring, research billing, clinical research career development, informed consent issues, and emergency IND vs. compassionate use.

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 6 CEUs.