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Apr 2018
May 2018


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street National Harbor , Maryland 20745
Tel: (301) 965-4000
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2018 ACRP Meeting & Expo - Association Of Clinical Research Professionals

100 $


Event Overview:

The premier continuing education and networking event for clinical research  professionals.

ACRP 2018 is the venue for learning the practical strategies, best practices, and creative solutions needed to improve clinical trial quality.

Each year the Association of Clinical Research Professionals brings the clinical research community together to learn, connect, and explore opportunities to drive excellence in clinical research.

Attendee Benefits

  • 60+ Sessions and Workshops Designed to Improve Clinical Trial Quality
  • 6 Continuing Education Tracks, Including
    • Leadership
    • Process and Technology Innovation
    • Site Management & Study Coordination
    • Monitoring
    • Project Management
    • Career Growth
  • 18 Continuing Education Units
  • 125+ Thought-Leading Presenters
  • 1,200+ Fellow Clinical Research Professionals
  • 100+ Leading-Edge Suppliers and Solution Providers

BONUS – Take ACRP 2018 back to the office with one year of online access to all recorded continuing education sessions, slides, and handouts.

Expo at ACRP 2018

Stop by for coffee, lunch, and happy hour! And don't miss the Expo Opening Celebration on Friday from 5:00-6:30pm (details).

Meet with 100+ leading organizations providing clinical research solutions.

Expo Hall open Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29 during the following hours only:

  • 9:00-10:00am - Coffee
  • 12:30-2:00pm - Lunch
  • 4:30-5:30pm - Happy Hour

Schedule meetings with exhibitors before you arrive at ACRP by contacting organizations directly from their online profiles.

About ACRP:

ACRP supports clinical research professionals through membership, training and development, and certification. Founded in 1976, ACRP is a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization with more than 13,000 members who work in clinical research in more than 70 countries.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Scott Gottlieb

Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Scott Gottlieb was sworn in as the 23rd Commissioner of Food and Drugs on May 10, 2017. Dr. Gottlieb is a physician, medical policy expert, and public health advocate who previously served as the FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs and before that, as a senior advisor to the FDA Commissioner.

Dr. Pamela Tenaerts

MD, MBA, Executive Director, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative

Learn about collaborative initiatives to tackle the most pressing challenges facing clinical development. Executive leadership from the organizations driving clinical research quality improvement through process and technology change initiatives will discuss initiatives ranging from investigator qualification and GCP mutual recognition to quality by design, mobile clinical trials, and more. 

Panelists Include:

  • Dr. Pamela Tenaerts, MD, MBA, Executive Director, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (pictured)
  • Patricia Leuchten, President and CEO, The Avoca Group
  • Douglas Peddicord, Ph.D., Executive Director, Association of Clinical Research Organizations
  • Andy Lee, Treasurer, TransCelerate BioPharma, Inc.

Doug Schantz

Executive Director, Clinical Operations, AstraZeneca

Learn about collaborative initiatives to standardize professional competence and career paths in clinical research. Attendees will learn about the Core Competence Framework for Clinical Trial Monitoring and hear a case study on its use in AstraZeneca’s initiative to internalize its monitoring program. Updates on development of the Core Competence Framework for Clinical Research Coordinators will also be shared.

Panelists Include:

  • Doug Schantz, Executive Director, Clinical Operations, AstraZeneca
  • Jennifer Byrne, Former CEO of PMG Research & Co-Founder of Greater Gift (pictured)
  • Beth Harper, Workforce Innovation Officer, Association of Clinical Research Professionals



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