Clinical Research Associates (CRA) Best Practices Summit

January 22-24, 2020

Philadelphia, PA

Event Overview

Clinical Research Associates (CRA) Best Practices Summit, Improve Your Day to Day as a CRA will introduce you to the core concepts of what makes a top performer as a CRA. This event is designed to bring together those in the Clinical Research field and industry leaders to share best practices, empowering thought-provoking conversations, networking and peer to peer collaboration in an intimate setting. 


While there are other events that focus on CRA education that have similar sessions year after year this is the only event that focuses on Learning Best Practices, Day to Day Job Efficiency, Opportunities to Grow into a Successful Leadership Roll and Learning How to Be a Leader. 

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3600 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-0200

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  1. Benchmark with CRA Peers to Obtain Unique Skills & Key Attributes to Elevate Your Role & Responsibilities.
  2. Navigate Challenges of a CRA Role Leading Into 2020.
  3. New Cutting-Edge Technology to Elevate, Be More Impactful & Efficient.
  4. Network with CRA Thought Leaders & Key Technology Providers.
  5. Must Attend Workshop - CRA Toolkit Facilitating Professional Growth.

Attendee Profile

  • Clinical
    • Research Associates
    • Senior Research Associates
    • Research Coordinators
    • Research Nurses
    • Research Scientists
    • Research Assistant
    • Quality Assurance Auditor
    • Safety Analyst
    • Trial Assistant
    • Trial Project Coordinator
    • Trial Operations Manager
    • Trial Operations Director
  • CTMS
    • Administrator
    • Associate Manager
  •  Regulatory
    • Coordinator
    • Specialist
    • Affairs Director
    • Affairs Manager
  • Registered Nurses
  • Investigators & Sub Investigators
  • Site Managers
  • Director of Pharmacovigilance
  • Administrator of Clinical Systems
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Director of Science Affairs
  • Site Selection and Start Up
  • Senior Regulatory Associate
  • Biotech Engineers
  • QA Specialists
  • Data Managers
  • Biostatistician Pharmacists

This event benefits organizations related to CRA’s including:

  • Contract Research Organizations
  • Sites Management Organizations
  • Independent Research Firms
  • Medical Centers
  • Cooperative Research groups
  • Research Consortia

 

January 22nd, 2020 | Day 1

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

NETWORKING REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

OPENING REMARKS

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Meeting Your Sites and Vendors Expectations Throughout Your Clinical Trials and Beyond

Bekele Abebe - Site Relationship Partner
Pfizer

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Streamlining the Process of the Financial Aspect of Clinical Trails

Mary Veazie - Executive Director, Clinical Research Finance CPA CHC CHRC
UTMD Anderson Campus

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

7 Breakthrough Behaviors for Clinical Study Management

Dalfoni Banerjee - Principal Consultant & CEO
3Sixty Pharma Solutions LLC

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Challenges of the CRA Position – Continuous Training Throughout the Trial and Initiative Protocol

Chairperson:
Dr. Vadim Paluy - Clinical Research Medical Director
Novartis

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

How Technology is Improving the CRA Role

Tamara Burch-Williams - Senior Solutions Consultant
Dassault Systèmes

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

CRA Root Cause Analysis- Corrective & Preventative Actions Increasing CRA Proficiency

Janet Holwell - Clinical Research Senior Trainer
Barnett International

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Roundtable Sessions:

Roundtable One - How to Become an Effective Communicator

Roundtable Two - Organizing an Outsourcing Plan

Roundtable Three - Clinical Operation Budgeting and Contracting

Roundtable Four - Communication with Change Management

Roundtable Five - Regulations, Their Impact and Your Position

January 23rd, 2020 | Day 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

NETWORKING & BREAKFAST

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Ongoing and Effective Communication Strategies

Chairperson:
Elizabeth Brown, Ed.M. - CCRA Director of Clinical Research Operations
Fox Chase Cancer Center

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Business Development Networking in the Clinical World

Valerie Batt - Senior Clinical Trial Associate
Celgene/ Bristol Myers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Thinking about Experience Differently

Derek Ansel, MS, CCRA - Director, Rare and Orphan Diseases
Synteract

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Time Management Solutions & Relationship Building with Sites

Valerie Batt - Senior Clinical Trail Associate, Celgene/ Bristol Myers
Susmita Mullick - Clinical Research Professional, President of NJ ACRP Chapter

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

The Role of a CRA: Best Practice’s, Strengths and Weaknesses

Dr. Kinal Bhatt MPH - Clinical Research Associate/Site Manager
IQVIA

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Evolving Role of the CRA Role: Embracing Change in the Industry

Ramon Adams - Clinical Research Associate
University Hospitals Cleveland Ohio

January 24th, 2020 | Post-Conference Workshop

Leadership Strategies & FSP/Sponsor Partnership Leadership Training:
How to Stand Out Amongst Your Peers

Join Colleen Hauk, best-selling co-author of the book, Women Who Ignite as she conducts this action-packed and interactive workshop session to explore strategies to unlock barriers, develop skills for negotiation, establish leadership methodologies for navigating change and understand how to work with top executives and influencers to execute on the vision. Be prepared to be inspired and empowered to continue taking your career to the next level.

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Session

Learning Objectives:

  • Define your objectives and review outcomes of the day
  • Break down the most common leadership types
  • Review the unique challenges faced

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Part 1 Developing Your Leadership | Today

  • Explore two of the four emotional intelligence skills to increase top performer success
  • Learn strategies for navigating through perpetual change

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Part 2 Developing Your Leadership | Future

  • Examine mentoring versus sponsoring and how to leverage it all to advance
  • Uncover the secrets of negotiation to elevate yourself with executive presence

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Part 3 Leadership & Your Organization | The People

  • Establish processes to conduct effective 1:1 meeting with greater outcomes
  • Build cultures that create stronger team cohesion

Part 4 Leadership & Your Organization | The Results

  • Explore the remaining two emotional intelligence skills to in order to enhance communication skills and make decisions that achieve positive results
  • Discover the art of leading with questions to foster creative thinking and shared responsibility

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Session

  • Engage in co-mentoring to reflect on learning and solidify key concepts
  • Build out an action plan for immediate implementation

TWO DAYS OF EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY

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Featured Speakers


Dr. Vadim Paluy

Dr. Vadim Paluy

Clinical Research Medical Director
Novartis

Colleen Hauk

Colleen Hauk

Leadership Speaker
Trainer & Bestselling Author

Dr. Kinal Bhatt MPH

Dr. Kinal Bhatt MPH

Clinical Research Associate/Site Manager
IQVIA

Bekele Abebe

Bekele Abebe

Site Relationship Partner, Sr. Manager
Pfizer

Mary Veazie

Mary Veazie

Executive Director, Clinical Research Finance
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Janet Holwell

Janet Holwell

Clinical Research Senior Trainer
Barnett International

Valerie Batt

Valerie Batt

Senior Clinical Trial Associate
Celgene/Bristol-Myers Squibb

Dalfoni Banerjee

Dalfoni Banerjee

CEO
3Sixty Pharma

Nadia Bracken

Nadia Bracken

CEO
GCP Café

John Carlos Diaz

John Carlos Diaz

Global Clinical Development and Operations Executive
GeoSera

Susmita Mullick

Susmita Mullick

Certified Clinical Research Professional
President of New Jersey ACRP Chapter

Ramon Adams

Ramon Adams

Clinical Research Associate
University Hospitals Cleveland Ohio

Kathleen O'Malley

Kathleen O'Malley

Associate Director of Education and Training
Jefferson Clinical Research Institute

Tamara Burch-Williams

Tamara Burch-Williams

Sr. Solution Consultant
Dassault Systems

 
 

REGISTRATION & PRICING


CONFERENCE + WORKSHOP ATTENDEE

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$2,496

ON-SITE

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$2,696

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$2,096

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