Program Description

This three-day 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, 8 educational tracks, a peer-driven poster program and award competition, plus sponsor and exhibitor 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 instances where ethical principles apply to a subject’s experience in research, and apply strategies addressing potential challenges.
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on tuberculosis clinical trials in research projects in the United States, Latin America and Africa
  • Discuss how thorough protocol feasibility can lead to informed decision-making and overall study success.
  • Discuss techniques to pivot one's quality assurance approach and develop effective relationships with research staff and sites.
  • Discuss how the research project can be organized to establish a procedures calendar and study flow that engages the research team.
  • Discuss the key areas to address in a site/study initiation visit.
  • Discuss barriers to participation in mental health behavioral research.
  • Discuss how to develop recruitment strategies in overcoming barriers to participation.
  • Discuss successful research subject retention strategies.
  • Discuss the challenges in developing a quality management system (QMS) approach at a site setting.
  • Discuss how to expand outreach and enrollment into research with people of underserved populations.
  • Discuss strategies for increasing research participation among diverse racial and ethnic groups to obtain research results that are representative of the general population and work towards dismantling medical inequality.
  • Discuss how continuous remote care can be used to care for chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes.
  • Discuss specific actions to improve clinical trial recruitment.
  • Discuss the journey from capacity to competence for children as it applies to assent and informed consent in clinical research.
  • Discuss techniques and the process for hiring to a clinical team from both the hiring and candidate perspective.
  • Discuss the concept of centralized monitoring, pre-visit preparation for the remote monitoring visit, and elements required to conduct a successful remote monitoring visit.
  • Discuss how to successfully implement strategies to chart a career path as a clinical research professional.     
  • Discuss how to successfully plan and manage study start up activities globally.
  • Discuss how to use a Single IRB model effectively when submitting a study for approval, both as a lead site and as a participating site.
  • Discuss the impact of wrongdoing in research, along with strategies that can be used to develop a culture of shared responsibility and accountability to prevent or mitigate integrity deficits.