Event Calendar

Chapter Chairperson:

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

Patricia A. Feldt, CCRP
Phone: 804-628-1902


Central Virginia

Central Virginia SOCRA Chapter Meeting

Date:              Friday, March 15, 2019

Time:              11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Location:        Virginia Commonwealth University
McGlothlin Medical Education Center 11th floor, Rm. 11-101 & 11-102
1201 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA. 23298

Presenter:     Pam Dillon, Pharm.D.

Title: Updates in Good Clinical Practice within Research

  1. Define Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  2. Provide updates to GCP guidance
  3. Understand the responsibilities of the investigator and sponsor with regard to GCP
  4. Know how to implement GCP in the research setting


About the Speaker:

Dillon is the research liaison at VCU's Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. She also serves as a clinical assistant professor at the VCU School of Pharmacy. Dillon received bachelor's degrees in pharmacy and Spanish, graduating summa cum laude, from Butler University in 1992. She then earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from VCU in 1997. She started her career in the pharmaceutical industry at Pharmaceutical Research Associates, a contract research organization. Subsequently, she worked at Insmed Pharmaceuticals, INC Research, and finally, Aderis Pharmaceuticals, where she was the director of clinical development. Dillon has more than 15 years of broad-based pharmaceutical industry experience in product development planning, clinical trials management, regulatory compliance, medical writing, therapeutic monitoring, and data management. She joined VCU in 2007, where she works at the Wright Center to provide VCU's researchers access to core resources, networking opportunities, and research-related educational offerings. Dillon is also involved in substance abuse research at VCU, working with collaborators on research involving evaluation and intervention for people who are using addictive substances.

CE: 1.0 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.


Central Virginia SOCRA Chapter Co-chairs:

Shirley Helm, MS, CCRP                                                                   Patti Feldt, AAS, CCRP

804-628-2942                                                                                      804-628-1902

Shirley.helm@vcuhealth.org                                                             pafeldt@vcu.edu