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About the Northern California (SF Bay Area) Chapter
The Northern California Chapter (NCC) was founded in 1999 as an affiliate of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Our mission is to serve Northern California clinical research professionals by providing professional development and networking opportunities in support of human subject protections in clinical research.
We offer high quality, zero - low-cost events, almost monthly and rotated around our region: Sacramento, North Bay, San Francisco – Palo Alto (Peninsula), Berkeley - east (East Bay), and Silicon Valley - San Jose (South Bay). Our annual program includes a Planning Meeting, several educational and networking events, and a year-end holiday educational event. All events are open to the clinical research community. We have ~275 members, the largest of all Chapters. We accomplish our robust program due to sponsorship and our volunteers.
We have received several Chapter of the Year awards, most recently in 2012 when recognized for excellent governance (annual maintenance requirements), community outreach, innovation in educational events, effective use of communication, and outstanding information on website. We share expertise with other chapters and have volunteered and presented at the global level with ACRP. Attendees have gained new colleagues, strengthened their expertise, and found their next job or hired their next staff from our events. Volunteers contribute time and expertise to further the profession, showcase or develop leadership and other skills, and have fun doing so.
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.
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Interested in proposing a presentation on a timely topic?
Contact Danusia Filipowski
Are you interested in sponsoring one or more events (funding or in-kind support)?
Contact Sean Gerstenlauer
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NCC ACRP 2019 Board and Leadership Directory
- President: Patty Kasper, email@example.com
- Vice-President: Amanda Whalen, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer: Maria Filippou-Frye, email@example.com
- Secretary: Heather Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Budget Committee Chair: Maria Filippou-Frye
- Communications Committee Chair: Koen De Lombaert
- Education Committee Chair: Danusia Filipowski, Doug Milikien
- Event Management Committee Chair: Tom Pamukcu
- Immediate Past President: Bonnie Miller
- Sponsorship Committee Chair: Sean Gerstenlauer
- Volunteer and Membership Committee Chair: Heather Brown