Southeast Minnesota

SOCRA Southeast Minnesota Chapter 

Fifth Annual Education Conference 

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 
Time: 8:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Mayo Clinic- Geffen Auditorium- Gonda Subway
8:40a.m. Registration 
9:00a.m.  Welcome
9:10a.m. C. difficile Research
Presenter: Sahil Khanna, M.B.B.S, Consultant GI and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
10:10a.m.  Research Recruitment: Developing a Recruitment Plan
Presenter: Leslie Jordan, Research Communications Coordinator, Mayo Clinic
11:15a.m.  Break
11:30a.m. Conflict of Interest Overview
Presenter: Monica Sveen Ziebell, MBA, Administrator, Office of Medical-Industry Relations and Conflict of Interest Review, Mayo Clinic
12:30p.m. Lunch on your own
1:15p.m. Community and Patient Engagment in Research
Presenter: Joyce Balls-Berry, Ph.D., Program Manager, CCatS, Mayo Clinic
2:15p.m. Break
2:30p.m.  FDA Inspections- Be Prepared!
Presenter: Harvey Arbit, PharmD, MBA, RAC, CCR, President, Arbit Consulting, LLC
3:30p.m.  Community Member Research Experiences
Presenter: Guy Havelick, MS, Institutional Review Board Community Member, Mayo Clinic IRB
4:30p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn 
CE: SOCRA members have the opportunity to earn 6 CEUs.  
  • Email Beth Smith at 
  • Use the subject line: "RSVP- SOCRA Conference", include your name and if you are a SOCRA member 
  • Directions to the auditorium and parking information will be sent upon registration 
  • Please note: Lunch will not be provided.  Bring your own food and beverages.  
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