ACRP Central Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter

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About the Central Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter

Welcome to the Central Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). We proudly serve the Central and Northeast regions of PA 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.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Past Chapter Events

  • February 26 - Taking Aim at Respiratory Diseases: A Story of Decades of Fruitful Partnerships with Clinical Research Professionals 

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 Northeast PA 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 Northeast PA 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Central Northeast PA Chapter of ACRP invites you to become a corporate or institutional sponsor for future events. Inquiries about the several levels of sponsorships and other details can be directed to one of the board members listed below.

Contact Information 

Chapter Email:

  • President - Kevin Gardner 
  • President Elect - Kim Hitz 
  • Treasurer - Jeanie Wesner 
  • Secretary - Christie Schaeffer 
  • Member at Large - Terry Novchich 
  • Member at Large - Kimberly Perkins  

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  • Important Updates for December 2018

    Just a few items for everyone:

    First, it is that time of year- Board of Director nominations. If anyone is interested, please email us your interest at We are especially looking for individuals to serve as Chapter President and President Elect. As the outgoing President, Kevin will be available to assist the new President as they get acclimated to the role.

    Secondly, attached is a document of webinars. We would like to have one more webinar before the end of the year. Please email us with a vote for one webinar you would like to have us offer. We are looking to have the webinar on December 19. The webinar will be available for remote viewing and will recorded so you can still claim credit even if you watch the webinar after the event.

    Lastly, ACRP is no longer going to provide email addresses  to the Chapter, in part to maintain privacy, in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is an EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). This law protects citizens of the EU and EEA regardless of their location in world, but also data that enters the EU and EEA of individuals who are not EU and EEA citizens. To comply with GDRP, ACRP has directed chapters to post or email within the chapter's the “Forums” as part of an online community. Chapter members can allow post to group. The Chapter's email ( will remain active as a way for non-chapter members to communicate to the Chapter.

    Please have nominations for the Board of Directors position and webinar in by Friday, December 7.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

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