Half Day Session -- LAUNCH! Program for NEWER Clinical Research Professionals

When:  Oct 28, 2021 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  ACRP Central Virginia Chapter
Speaker Name(s), Title of Speaker, Affiliation of Speaker
  Jared Kerr, JD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor | Clinical Research Graduate Program Coordinator
University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) College of Health and Human Services

Katie Rea, RN, MS-CR, CCRC
Coordinator Mentoring Program
University of Virginia

Shirley L.T. Helm, MS, CCRP
Senior Administrator for Network Capacity & Workforce Strategies
Trial Innovation Network & TriNetX Liaison
SOCRA Central Virginia Chapter Chair
C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Virginia Commonwealth University

Kristina Cooper
Regulatory Affairs Manager
Carilion Clinic

Gracie Hockenberry, MPH, RN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator 4, Licensed
University of Virginia, Cancer Center

Jennifer Drake, BSN, RN, CCRC
Multi-Disease/Phase 1 Program
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
University of Virginia, Cancer Center

Christina Ludwick
Director of Clinical Trials
Virginia Research Center
Target Audience
  • CRCs
  • Other
Program Description
  LAUNCH your Clinical Research Career! We’ll be discussing a few top topics that are essential to newer clinical research professionals. These 4 Sessions are intended to enhance your understanding of key concepts not from a training perspective but from the real-world experience of our speakers. During the SAE Discussion, you will have the opportunity to dive into a mock SAE report and you’ll be able to dissect discharge notes to report the appropriate Adverse Events, Concomitant Medications, and complete the Medical History reconciliation process. The Consent Discussion will include required regulatory elements of consent as well as helpful suggestions for you during the consent process conversation with your patients. We’ll end the Half-Day Sessions with a review of Clinical Research as a Career and discuss Professional Development.
Program Agenda
  1:00 – 1:30 PM Meet & Greet
1:30 – 2:50 PM Serious Adverse Events – Interactive, Real-World Exercise
2:50 – 3:05 PM Break
3:05 – 4:05 PM Informed Consent – Regulatory Review & Patient Interaction
4:05 – 4:25 PM Pearls of Wisdom (That you won’t find in a manual or learn from a module)
4:25 – 5:00 PM Professional Development, Clinical Research as a Career
Learning Objectives 
  Develop new clinical research professionals by providing real-world experience presentations and interactive exercises throughout the sessions.
Learning Assessment Tool
  • Discussion Groups


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