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Project Management

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Saturday, September 29, 10:50-11:35                                          

Project Management: Introduction to Tools and Templates 

Project management involves many complex components and moving parts. Prior to initiating a trial, various types of project tools and templates can be used to successfully plan and execute a clinical trial. During the presentation, Mrs. Harris will demonstrate tools readily available for project management including Microsoft Excel, Access, Visio, Outlook, and SharePoint, as well as web-based applications. Monitoring progress through various tracking mechanisms ensures successful clinical trial execution from recruitment through retention and follow up. 821

Presenter: Melissa Harris, BS, MPA, CCRP, Director of Interventional Resources, Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Track: Project Management


Saturday, September 29, 11:40-12:25                                           

Committee Project Management 

Ms. Houser will discuss strategies for successfully implementing and managing committees involved in clinical trials. Committees include  Executive/Steering, Data and Safety Monitoring Boards (DSMBs), National Lead Investigators (NLIs), and Clinical Endpoint Committees (CECs).  Attendees will learn to 1) optimize the selection of appropriate members, 2) define scope and expectations (throughout start-up and study duration), 3) communicate effectively, 4) create contracts, and 5) establish effective charters and subsequent plans/documents that are pertinent to these committees.  There will be additional discussion on meeting efficiency, philosophy of the committee purpose, pitfalls and opportunities, and selecting face to face vs. web based meeting formats. 823

Presenter: Stacey Houser, BA, CCRP, Committees Operations Manager II, CPC Clinical Research 

Track: Project Management