New York State

New York State SOCRA Chapter Fall Program

Friday, November 3, 2017
8:00-8:15 Sign-In; 8:15 - 2:30 Program

Welch Allyn Lodge, 4355 State Street Rd, Skaneateles Falls, NY


8:00 - 8:25     Sign-In and Network Opp

8:25 - 8:30     Welcome and Introduction

                        Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP, SoCRA NYS Chapter Chair,
                        Director of Operations, CNYBAC


8:30 - 9:30     The Current and Future State of Alzheimer Clinical Research

                        Lisa Sonneborn, MA, LMHC, President, Clarity Clinical Research

Lisa will present information about the state of Alzheimer's clinical trials including challenges faced in the operations of disease modifying trials, as well as trends affecting operations and patient involvement.


9:30 - 10:30   The Ten Best Innovation Practices Among Healthcare Innovation Centers

                         David J. Eilers, Adjunct/MBA@Syracuse, Whitman School of Management,

                          Syracuse University

Over the last five years hundreds of hospitals and health systems have embraced the need to innovate new devices, new methods of service and approaches to improve healthcare outcomes and address ever changing payment models. Duke Innovation &  Entrepreneurship studied a selection of healthcare innovation centers nationwide finding that the leading centers launch and manage an average of fifteen initiatives per year, with the typical project taking six to nine months to complete. This compares to other industries that can routinely advance innovation projects every ninety days. The speaker will focus on the Ten Best Practices among the innovation centers studied by the Duke/ MarketSquare Partners and the implications for medical device researchers


10:30 - 11:30        Good Documentation Practices

                                Lorrie D. Divers, President, QRCP Solutions, Inc.

In addition to providing a refresher on good documentation practices and their critical role in ensuring quality and demonstrating compliance, this session will also discuss how to use the trial master file proactively to monitor/audit during the study with an eye towards preventive actions and risk management.


11:30 - 12:30       Lunch Break


12:30 - 1:15    Importance of Beta Sites for Medical Device Launch Preparation

                         Alisa Salibra, Sr. Director, Vital Signs & Cardiology, Welch Allyn

This presentation will discuss the value of Beta testing in medical device research and development during its total product life cycle.


1:15 - 2:15              Resources for Clinical Research Professionals

                                  Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP, SoCRA NYS Chapter Chair,
                                  Director of Operations, CNYBAC and
                                 Athena Thomas-Visel, Chief Quality Officer, Cliq Solutions, LLC

Presenters will discuss various resources available to Clinical Research Professionals to include an overview of the FDA website, guidance documents and learning materials.


2:15 - 2:30     Program Q&A


There is no registration fee for this program. There is a $40.00 fee made directly to the catering vendor to cover continental breakfast, (1) break beverage and lunch. There is no cost for parking.


Catering Fee: $40.00 Payable to "Eurest Dining Services"*

Please send Catering Payment/RSVP payable to "Eurest Dining Services" by October 30 to:

            The Lodge at Welch Allyn

            4355 State Street Rd., Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153

OR - you can pay by credit card, please call 315-291-3700,

OR - if you are a Welch Allyn employee, provide your department Cost Center Account #


Program Contact: Kathi Durdon

*Please note - the Lodge will not be able to provide reimbursement of catering fee's after October 27 as the food count will go in at that time.



~ SOCRA designates this education activity for a maximum of 5.0 Continuing Education Credits for SOCRA ~

SOCRA accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for re-certification for programs applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate's clinical research therapeutic area.


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