Central Virginia

Central Virginia SOCRA Chapter Meeting

SPECIAL: Central Virginia SOCRA Virtual Chapter Meeting

In collaboration with the 3rd Annual Research Symposium Co-Sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University Wright Center and Eastern Virginia Medical School

Title: Optimizing Recruitment and Retention: Enhancing Participant Representation within Clinical Research


Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023
Time: 10 am – 2 pm (EDT)
Location: Zoom, Registration required

SOCRA CE: Up to 4 SOCRA CE will be provided to SOCRA members only (upon submission of a form provided during the symposium)

This symposium will focus on strategies to optimize participant recruitment and retention in clinical research, and is relevant for trainees, investigators at all levels, study coordinators, and other research team members. Our panel of experts will present practical, ethical, and theoretical considerations related to recruitment and retention of individuals across the lifespan, from pediatrics through older adults. Presentations will cover unique strategies for enhancing participant representation in clinical research, including community-engaged recruitment approaches, use of digital and social media, leveraging the electronic health record, and partnering with physicians.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

1. Recognize possible obstacles and barriers to participant recruitment and retention
2. Identify solutions to overcome obstacles and barriers for enhanced participant inclusion
3. Describe pathways for engagement with participants and communities

JTF Competencies:
Domain #3 Ethical & Safety Considerations
Domain #5 Site Management
Domain #7 Leadership & Professionalism
Domain #8 Communications & & Teamwork

CE: 4.0 CE credit hour for SOCRA CCRP Renewal

Only SOCRA members receive Certificates of Attendance. The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA ‐ www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for re‐certification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area.

Registration required

Central Virginia SOCRA Chapter Chair
Shirley Helm, MS, CCRP
contact cctrsocra@vcu.edu 

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SOCRA members and non-members welcomed!

Central Virginia SOCRA Chapter Chair

Shirley Helm, MS, CCRP                                                                                                                                                
contact cctrsocra@vcu.edu              


Chapter Chairperson:

Shirley L.T. Helm, MS, CCRP
Phone: 804-628-2942