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About the Canadian Chapter
The Canadian Chapter of ACRP was founded in 1997 by a group of Canadian clinical research professionals looking for educational and networking opportunities with a distinctly Canadian flavor.
The ACRP Canadian Chapter is the proud recipient of the:
Since its inception, the chapter has grown to over 190 members across the country. We offer regional annual educational conferences/workshops, online seminars, and networking opportunities across the country and hold our Annual General Meeting via Webex so that all our members across the country can attend.
Consider membership in the Canadian Chapter to take advantage of distinctly Canadian offerings and opportunities.
Benefits of Canadian Chapter Membership
Becoming an active member in the Canadian ACRP chapter is a great way to learn more about clinical research in the pharmaceutical and health technology industry and it also provides many great benefits including:
- Obtaining FREE continuing education credits, including ACRP, CBRN, and/or CME credits, for each speaker meeting you attend – which counts towards certification maintenance
- Discounted registration for chapter sponsored educational programs
- Networking in all areas of research with other engaged research professionals within Canada
- A valuable resource for information, training, and employment opportunities.
Remember, only members of ACRP can become members of the Canadian Chapter. To become a member of the Canadian Chapter, go to your profile and select “Add Chapter” and select “Canada”. Click here
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Upcoming Chapter Events
Past Chapter Events
- April 23rd - Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Teleconference 12-1pm EST
- April 13 - Canadian Chapter Reception at Annual Convention & Expo (Nashville TN)
- January 31 - Patient Centricity in Action – The Use of Mobile Research Nurses in Clinical Trials
The following free webinars are available for members and non-members. These webinars are informational only and do not provide contact hours.
Joining and Renewing Chapter Membership
ACRP membership is required to join our chapter. ACRP membership offers invaluable global networking and professional development opportunities including access to many resources: Clinical Researcher, The Wire, online communities, discounts on offerings, and more. Select ‘Membership’ from the menu bar on the ACRP home page for more information on the many benefits.
We look forward to seeing you at our chapter meetings and hope that you will consider becoming more involved in the Chapter at some point by volunteering for a committee or running for a Board Member position.
What's New / President's Update
What a year 2017 was and closing with the successful ACRP annual conference at MARS center Toronto with 100 attendees.
ACRP Canadian chapter achieved notable advances nationally and was the recipient of the 2017 Chapters’ Excellence Award in Education and Training. This is the result of hard work and dedication of our past president, Angela Beranger and the executive team and their tireless commitment. We extend our gratitude to the past president, executive committee, volunteers and the organizations and agencies that invested in our chapter. Above all, we thank the ACRP members for their continued dedication to promote excellence in the field of clinical research, through integration of healthcare, research and education and to build and maintain our reputation.
Our focus in 2018 remains promotion of excellence in clinical research. We plan to put forward the most current educational events; conferences, webinars. Some of the programs planned as of today are:
- Annual General Meeting on 19 March 2018. All members are welcome to attend. Details will be emailed to all members.
- Canadian Chapter Reception at ACRP Global Conference (April 27-30, 2018, Baltimore / Maryland) as previous years. This is a social and networking event bringing together Canadian members, attending the Global ACRP Conference.
- Webinars in April, May, September and November are being planned. Some of the proposed topics are:
- Health Canada Inspections;
- Mobile Health Apps and the Implications within Clinical Trials;
- Automating the Regulatory Submission Process.
Please email us at email@example.com if you have any suggestions, ideas or would like to be involved as a speaker or volunteer.
Thank you for your continued support to shape our Chapter. This is only possible through the dedication, knowledge and experience of our executive team members and volunteers, who are committed to ongoing learning and development.
Mahdis Dorkalam & Shelly Sedighi
ACRP Canadian Chapter Co-Presidents
Canadian Chapter Committees
The Canadian Chapter of ACRP has subcommittees in each of the following areas. If you're interested in becoming a member of one of these committees, or in learning more about them, please contact us for more information!
The Education Committee (EdCo) of the Canadian Chapter was founded in 2002 at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Chapter in Toronto, ON. Attendees noted a greater need for local events with a distinctly Canadian flavor.
The mission statement of the Education Committee is as follows:
"The Canadian ACRP Education Committee (EdCo) aims to provide educational support to clinical research professionals across Canada. This regional approach to educational events will offer these professionals an accessible and economical approach to continuing education"
The goals and purpose of EdCo are:
- To provide a means for professional interaction and continuing education, problem solving and discussion of professional issues among local groups of ACRP members
- To increase the opportunity for members participating in ACRP activities
- To provide a readily accessible mechanism for Canadian program development including regional subchapter development
- To provide a network to rapidly gain member feedback on issues of concern to ACRP committees and the Board of Directors
- To provide a regionally effective membership recruitment mechanism
- To provide improved access to ACRP resources including certification
- To provide Canadian content to ACRP members
For more details on EdCo or to become involved, please contact the Canadian Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canadian Chapter is continually striving to increase membership and bring value to its members. If you have any ideas or suggestions or want to become involved, please contact us at email@example.com.
The newly formed Communications Group is responsible for bringing news and education event updates to the membership. A new initiative is underway to explore the best communication tools available, such as the ACRP on-line community groups, chapter website, and social media. For more information, or to become involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to view our leader biographies.
- Immediate Past President: N/A
- Secretary: Lydia Frost (Ottawa, ON) email@example.com
- Treasurer: Mehdi Al-Khalissi (Mississauga, ON) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Membership Committee Chair: Vacant
- Communications Committee Chair: Donna Benson
- Education Committee Chair: Dave Brown (Hamilton, ON) email@example.com
- Members at Large: