Program Description

This four-day virtual conference will offer current information, tools, best practices, and training to assure that you’re up-to-date and compliant in your clinical research practice. The program will feature opening and closing plenary sessions, 6 educational tracks, a peer-driven poster program and award competition, and sponsor opportunities. 


Who Should Attend

Clinical research professionals including investigators, research coordinators, research associates, project managers, consultants, educators, and administrators. Such participants may be affiliated with medical centers; cooperative research groups; research consortia; pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology companies; contract research organizations; site management organizations; and independent research firms.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Discuss best practices, tips and tricks for new Clinical Research Associates
  • Discuss how to create effective strategies in a remote training environment
  • Discuss the benefits of adopting an electronic regulatory documentation system
  • Discuss the challenges of conducting multicenter clinical trials at satellite sites
  • Discuss principles of leadership in clinical research
  • Discuss how to revamp your workflows, including finances, regulatory, management, and training in a resource limited institution
  • Discuss the regulatory requirements for ClinicalTrials.gov
  • Discuss the critical leader attributes for managing and implementing workforce development
  • Discuss the variety of tools and benefits in REDCap that can be utilized for the collection of research data
  • Discuss resources for researching medical devices using databases maintained by US, EU, and other health authorities
  • Discuss the importance of clinical trial population diversity to understanding a new therapy’s benefit-risk profile, as well as practical approaches to improve the inclusiveness of clinical trials
  • Discuss Education Partnership Models that lead to successful recruitment opportunities
  • Discuss the successes in utilizing e-consenting, especially in community based research
  • Discuss of issues of paying research participants
  • Discuss misconduct in clinical trials and the possible consequences of clinical research coordinator intentional misconduct
  • Discuss the often overlooked issues that affect research study budgets
  • Discuss the use of technology and administrative data to streamline clinical trial conduct
  • Discuss monitoring best practices, new tips and tools
  • Discuss the role of virtual tools in Human Ethic Committee (HEC) meetings
  • Discuss fundamentals of project management in an easily comprehensive manner utilizing Project Management Institute’s (PMI) terminology and best practices
  • Discuss the use of The Expert Problem to generate clear communication in clinical research