Holiday Education Event - Pathway to Competency & Career Development

When:  Nov 8, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM (PT)

Annual Holiday Educational Event

The Pathway to Competency and Career Development


There is no question that clinical research is becoming more complex.  But with complexity comes opportunity!  More than ever, clinical research professionals face more career choices and can expand their careers both in terms of breadth and depth.  However, with opportunity comes the responsibility to ensure competency so that the quality and integrity of clinical research conduct and the profession is maintained.  In this interactive session, we will explore a range of topics related to the future of clinical research careers and how best to ensure the workforce is well prepared to meet the growing challenges in our industry.  Beyond that, we will also look at ways that ACRP is supporting the career development channels for employers and employees and how individuals can create their own career map to expand their professional development.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the primary workforce challenges facing the clinical research industry and the ACRP initiatives designed to address these challenges.
  • Describe how partnered employers are addressing the workforce issues.
  • List the Joint Task Force (JTF) Harmonized Competencies for Clinical Research Professionals and how they can be used for career / employee development.
  • Discuss the current initiatives proposed by ACRP to address future job roles and micro-credentialing of clinical research professionals.



6:00 – 6:45 PM   Registration sign-in, networking, & dinner buffet

6:45 – 7:30 PM   President’s Welcome, 2017 Sponsors and Volunteers recognition, meet 2018 Executive


7:30 – 8:30 PM   Educational presentation with Q&A

8:30 – 9:00 PM   Raffle, Open Mic, Networking


Target Audience: Open to the clinical research community including sponsors, study sites, vendors, IRBs, support/related functions, students.  

EVENT REGISTRATION PURCHASE   -   NCC Members $5; ACRP Member and Public $30 

Closes Sunday, Nov. 5, 11:59PM Pacific Time

Eventbrite Registration Link:

Walk-in registration: if seats available - add $5 to registration fee

Bring your email confirmation to the event.  Please notify Event Manager of cancellation. No refunds or transfers.

CONTACT HOUR PURCHASE -  NCC Member FREE; ACRP Non-Chapter Member $15; Public $30
Click here to purchase contact hours from ACRP.

1.0 ACRP and CBRN hours have been approved for this chapter event. 

Purchase after event registration and up to 14 days after the event.  To receive purchased contact hours: Sign-in at event and attend the program; go to, logon as member or guest, go to “Learning Portal” 1-30 days after the event to complete the evaluation and receive the certificate.  ACRP contact hour purchase questions:




Palo Alto Veterans Affairs
Building 101 Auditorium
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Palo Alto, CA 94304