ACRP Central Florida Chapter

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Note: You must be an ACRP Member to join a local chapter. Learn more about ACRP membership.

Get Involved and Help the Central Florida Chapter

If you have been wondering how to get more involved with our Chapter, now is your chance. Taking advantage of one of our Chapter’s leadership opportunities is critical to the continued growth and success of the Central Florida (CFL) Chapter.  Volunteering your time and expertise to focus on specific initiatives, issues and programs of importance to our industry, as well as meeting the needs of our membership, are crucial.  Through your continued involvement and support, you can help us reach some of our future goals of regional program development, Certification and scholarships for national events. Learn More.

About the Central Florida Chapter

  • Welcome to the Central Florida Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). We proudly serve Orlando and the surrounding areas to provide up-to-date information, continuing education credits, and networking for the research community. We are a comprehensive organization of clinical research professionals from a variety of backgrounds.As a chapter of the ACRP, the mission of this organization shall be to provide a readily accessible mechanism for regional program development for clinical research professionals to foster professional interaction, continuing education, problem-solving, and discussion of professional issues.


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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.

Benefits of Central Florida Chapter Membership

Becoming an active member in your local ACRP chapter is a great way to learn more about clinical research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and it also provides many great benefits; a member of the Central Florida Chapter of ACRP can expect to receive the following benefits:

  • Obtaining research-related continuing education 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
  • A valuable resource for information, training, and employment opportunities

Remember, only members of ACRP can become members of the local Chapter. Our Chapter is active in the National dues collection program. This means that the national organization will collect dues for local membership at the same time they collect your national dues.

Contact Information

  • President: Jessica Hyacinthe, MA, CCRC
  • Vice President: Susan Nelson, RN, BSN, CCRC
  • Treasurer: Charmaine Garcia, CCRC
  • Secretary: Carole Coyne, CCRP, CCRC
  • Membership Chair: OPEN
  • Event Committee Chair:  Carole Coyne, CCRP, CCRC 
  • Newsletter Editor Chair: OPEN
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  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2020 CFL Chapter Officers

    Call for Nominations

    Central Florida Chapter of ACRP - 2020 Officers

    We are currently seeking nominees for 2020 Central Florida Chapter Officer positions of PRESIDENT,

    Do you know someone who might be interested in serving as an officer?  Self-nominations are also

    Please send the information requested below in an email:
     Your name:____
     I am nominating (name):____
     I am nominating this person for the office of:_____
     Summary of why I feel this person would be qualified         (optional): ____

    Send to

    According to our bylaws, all persons who are chapter officers must be members of the
    National ACRP organization.

    Election ballots will then be sent separately from ACRP Headquarters, taking place electronicallyvia email ballot.  Elections will open on November 4 and be due by Noon, November 18, 2019. All elected officers will assume their responsibilities in January 2020.

  • October Journal Club

    Tuesday, October 22nd from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

    Professional Development for the CRC:
    A Shared Responsibility
    by Joy Jurnack, RN CCRC CIP FACRP​

    Non-chapter members may purchase contact hours by clicking on the event link above.

    To register for this event, click the link below and complete the information requested.  Registration is free to all chapter, ACRP and non-members.  

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