Event Calendar

Consider Participating in SOCRA's Poster Program!

Share your research, findings and achievements with your colleagues.  

Special Recognition Award Competition

Participants compete for a $500 award and a fee waived registration to next year’s SOCRA Annual Conference.

Poster categories:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical Research Management

To be eligible for the competition, poster abstracts must be submitted by July 21, 2018.

Visit the Poster Program webpage for more information!

Conference Schedule


Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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, September 26, 2019
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 19, 2018.

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, September 27, 2019
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, September 28, 2019
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, September 29, 2019
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