Greater Nashville Area

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In compliance with Covid-19 social distancing requirements the following process will be followed:.

  1. The meetings will be conducted remotely via Zoom. (link: )
  2. In order to register for the meeting please complete the following REDCap survey , upon registration completion a meeting password will be sent to the email entered into the survey.
  3. Actual attendance will be documented via emailing during or immediately following the meeting.  Following the meeting:
    1. SOCRA members will be emailed a copy of the SOCRA attendance certificate
    2. Non SOCRA members track attendance via VUMC CME website and/or their own CE tracking method.
    3. A unique VUMC CME code will be provided during the July 28 meeting, the code is valid for 24 hours

The History and Myths of Clinical Trials

Speaker: Quincy J. Byrdsong, Ed.D., CIP, CCRP

Vice Provost for Health Affairs

Lipscomb University

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

12-1 pm Central

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is heightened attention to clinical research and its role in healthcare.  Unfortunately, this heightened awareness has also resulted in conjecture, urban legend, and myths about the history of research on human subjects.  This talk will identify current myths in the conduct of clinical trials and how we can address these myths moving forward.

After this presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Chronicle the approaches to the conduct of clinical trials throughout history
  • Identify and address myths and assumptions which have shaped our understanding of human experimentation
  • Identify historical lessons learned and how these lessons impact clinical research today 

Accreditation and Credit Designation:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Society of Clinical Research Associates.  Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Statement:  It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity.  Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Commercial Support:  This educational activity received no commercial support. All course speakers indicated no financial relationships to disclose.

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Chapter Chairpersons:

Wendy Lloyd
Phone: 615 936 7106

Annette Oeser