Western New York

SOCRA Western New York State Chapter


Due to the impact over coronavirus concerns, the March 18th meeting has been cancelled.



Saturday, March 21, 2020 Roswell Park

Gaylord Cary Meeting Room Research Studies Center (RSC) Building

Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263



7:30 - 7:50

Registration - Continental Breakfast with coffee/tea


7:50 - 8:00

Welcome from Western New York Chapter of SOCRA

Virginia Doran, MBA, BS, MLT, CCRP

     SOCRA Director; SoCRA Chair, WNY Chapter

     Sr. Administrator, Study Submission and Regulatory Affairs

     and Multisite Coordination & Quality Assurance


8:00 - 9:00

Title: "Clinical Research Budget Development and Compliance"

Presenter: Michele Cooper, RN, BSN - CRS Budget/Compliance Specialist


  1. To provide insight into the who, what, when, why and how of the Medicare Coverage Analysis along with calendar development
  2. To provide participants with a basic understand of the Clinical Trial billing rules


9:00 - 10:00

Title: "Myeloproliferative Neoplasm Clinical Trial Portfolio at Roswell Park"

Presenter: Amro Elshoury, MD - Leukemia Service


  1. Identifying barriers to study accruals  
  2. How to use our resources to increase accrual rate 




10:15 - 11:15

Title: "How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming Clinical Trial recruitment (The ROI of AI)"  

Presenter: Gareth Kenton, Director Clinical & Academic Partnerships (East), Deep 6 AI


  1. Explore the challenges in patient recruitment for clinical trials
  2. Explore the impact of AI on hospitals, researchers, physicians, patients, and sponsors
  3. Discuss how AI can be used to efficiently match patients for clinical trials
  4. Review case studies illustrating how applying the correct AI can drastically improve efficiency


11:15 - 12:00

Title: "Chemokine Modulation Clinical Trials at Roswell Park"

Presenter: Shipra Gandhi, MD - Breast Service


  1. Chemokine modulation strategy
  2. Ongoing clinical trials


Question and Answer - Closing Remarks



SOCRA members will receive a certificate and credited for (up to) 3.75 hours of Continuing Education Credit. Each participant should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually attended.


Admission Fee: There is no fee for this event   - RSVP Required

virginia.doran@roswellpark.org / 716-845-1348 


Suggested Hotel: Wyndham Garden Buffalo Downtown 125 High Street

Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 262-8892

Chapter Chairperson:

Virginia Doran

Phone: 716-845-1348