Event Calendar

Chapter Co-Chairs:

Merle Witter, CCRP

Evonne Lackey, CCRP
Phone: 206 652 5302

Washington State

SOCRA Washington State Chapter Meeting

Topic:         Times They are A Changin':  Guidance on the Revised Common Rule for Institutions and Study Staff

Date:             Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Time:            5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Speakers:   Kelly FitzGerald, PhD, CIP
Vice President of IRB and IBC Affairs
                       Western Institutional Review Board

Dr. FitzGerald earned her PhD at the University of Washington in the area of chemical engineering developing systems to investigate the metabolism of single cells. She moved from the laboratory into research administration in 2005 when she began licensing medical device inventions for UW Tech Transfer. She then served as the Director of Sponsored Research for University of Washington Tacoma before joining WIRB in 2014 as the Director of Expedited Review.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide an overview of the Revised Common Rule
  2. Describe the timeline for implementation of the specific provisions
  3. Identify decision points for institutions regarding implementation
  4. Discuss how these provisions are likely to impact IRBs, research coordinators, and research physicians

CEU: SOCRA members may claim up to 1.0 SOCRA CEU for SOCRA recertification.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Room M1-A303 - Arnold Building
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109


Remote attendance locations are available in Spokane, WA, and Bothell, WA. Please include your location preference with your attendance reply. For directions to remote locations please contact:


RSVP:         Merle Witter, CCRP mtwitter@comcast.net

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  • Visitor parking is available in front of the Thomas Building and near the Yale Building on the southwest side of campus.
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