Greater Charlotte: 2017 Fall Conference

When:  Oct 27, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  ACRP Greater Charlotte Chapter

Ethical Considerations in Medical Research with Vulnerable Populations

Program Agenda:
  • 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:15 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
  • 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. - Rob Romanchuk, BSHS, CIP, CCRCP, CCRC
    • “Vulnerable Subjects:  Do you know one when you see one?”
  • 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. - Break9:45 -11:00 a.m. - Rachel Seymour, PhD
    • “Emergency Research and Exceptions from Consent”
  • 11:00 -12:15 a.m. - Lauren Mancour
    • “Rare Disease and Patient Advocacy Emergency Research and Exceptions from Consent”
  • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. - Lunch Buffet
  • 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. - Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Beyond video
  • 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Break
  • 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. - IRB Panel/Group Discussion
    • Representatives from Schulman and Chesapeake IRB’s
  • GCACRP member - Program $125; Contact Hours $0
  • ACRP Member - Program $125; Contact Hours $35
  • General Public (non-ACRP) - Program $150; Contact Hours $50
  • UNC-Charlotte students - Program free; Contact Hours $50
UNCC Faculty & Students: No charge for attendance but registration is required at: 

Parking Information: Once registered, a parking voucher will be sent to the email address provided.  You must print the voucher and bring to conference with you. 

Brief Description: This all-day event will provide information on vulnerable populations and ethical considerations in medical research to those involved in clinical research. Topics include how to identify vulnerable subjects, what are exceptions from informed consent, advocacy for patients with rare diseases, and methods to boost diversifying enrollment in clinical trials. The conference will include a panel discussion on the IRB perspective for enrolling vulnerable populations in clinical trials. 

Upon completion of the program, attendees will be able to: 
  1. Identify who are vulnerable subjects for clinical trials
  2. Discuss what are exceptions from informed consent
  3. Understand the FDA action plan to encourage diversity in clinical trials
  4. Identify opportunities to engage patients with rare diseases at the political and regulatory level
Target Audience: This course is intended for clinical research professionals, including clinical research associates (CRAs), clinical research coordinators (CRCs), research nurses, principal investigators (PIs), clinical study managers, project managers and project directors, and clinical research administrators, working in academia or for pharmaceutical, biotech, or device firms, or for research sites or contract research organizations (CROs). Students and others interested in learning more about clinical research are welcome.

To receive contact hours: Contact hours will be available for purchase for up to 14 days following the event. Complete the online evaluation found on the ACRP homepage under “My Learning Portal”. Evaluations expire after 30 days.

Contact Hour Fees:
  • $0 Chapter Member
  • $35 ACRP Member
  • $50 Non-Member
Click here to purchase contact hours.

Refund Policy:  Cancellations must be made in writing to GCACRP.  If a registrant must cancel for the workshop, the fees, less a $15 nonrefundable processing fee may be refunded, if the request for cancellation is received at least 15 calendar days prior to the course.  Requests for cancellations received after that time will not be refunded.  Exceptions will be decided on a case by case basis. The refund will be sent to the party who initially paid for the course.

Cancellation Policy: The Greater Charlotte Association of Clinical Research Professionals reserves the right to cancel any class or event at any time due to speaker conflicts / cancellations, registration of fewer than 6 persons, or other unexpected event. The Greater Charlotte Chapter of ACRP will refund any registration fees associated with cancellations, but has no funds set aside to reimburse for related expenses (such as absence from work, travel or hotel expenses). Please call or email to check on availability.


UNC Charlotte - Center City
Room 1104
320 E. Ninth Street
Charlotte, NC 28202