31st SOCRA Annual Conference Wrap-Up

We proudly hosted the 31st Annual Conference from September 14-17, 2022, gathering our global clinical research community virtually in an engaging learning and networking environment. This year’s event was brimming with more experts, content, networking and learning opportunities as part of our commitment to offer new ways to learn, grow, and connect with other clinical research professionals.

We were thrilled with this year’s attendance and energy as we shared ideas to promote safe, efficient, and high-quality clinical research. We also hosted award presentations recognizing our members’ steadfast dedication to advancing this ever-evolving field.

In case you missed this year’s conference, we’ve summarized the event in this wrap-up post featuring conference highlights, themes, and special recognition award winners.  Also, as a benefit to our broader clinical research community, plenary session recordings from this conference (and past conferences) are available on our website here.

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An Inspiring Interview with SOCRA’s 2022 Recipient of the President’s Special Recognition Award for Distinguished Service: Nancy Wintering, MSW, LCSW, CCRP

From September 14 to September 17, 2022, our global clinical research community will gather virtually for SOCRA’s 31st Annual Conference to enjoy an engaging learning and networking experience to promote safe, efficient, and high-quality clinical research.

At the event, we will honor this year’s President’s Award recipient Nancy Wintering, MSW, LCSW, CCRP, for outstanding service and dedication to SOCRA’s mission. Nancy is the Assistant Director of Research for the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University. Nancy has served SOCRA in many ways, including as a past board member, SOCRA Source Journal author, Annual Conference speaker and session chair, workshop and conference organizer and speaker, and poster presenter.

We caught up with Nancy to discuss her thoughts on clinical research, SOCRA, the future, and much more. Read on for interesting insights and perspectives in this inspiring interview.

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Clinical Trials Day 2022: Insights from SOCRA Nominee Aryn Knight

Aryn Knight, CCRP

Administrative Director

Texas Heart Institute

Houston, Texas

On May 20, the world will honor clinical research professionals in an annual celebration of Clinical Trials Day (CTD). This internationally recognized event raises awareness of clinical trials and the many career opportunities in this wonderfully rewarding field, and it is our honor to kick off the 2022 celebration. In keeping with tradition, we’ve invited SOCRA members to nominate each other for their outstanding work and contributions to public health, medical advancement, and improved health outcomes.

In this article, we’re sharing the insights and perspectives of Aryn Knight, Administrative Director for the Center for Clinical Research at Texas Heart Institute. We are recognizing Aryn for her positive contributions to clinical research education and advocacy.

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Clinical Trials Day 2021: A Time for Celebration and Reflection

May 20th  marks Clinical Trials Day (CTD), an international commemoration of James Lind’s launch of the scurvy clinical trial on May 20, 1747, which would form the foundation for modern clinical research. Celebrated for the first time in 2005, CTD raises clinical trial awareness and honors clinical research professionals across the globe. In celebration of this distinguished occasion, we’ve continued our three-year tradition of inviting SOCRA Members to nominate each other for their outstanding work and contributions to public health, medical advancement, and improved health outcomes. We caught up with our first 2021 nominee to uncover her thoughts and insights on the significance of CTD and the clinical research industry as a whole.

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