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. Qualities that demonstrate being a team leader, learn skills to rise to the top of your team.
  2. How to navigate successful changes in the CRA role
  3. New technologies methodologies and other skills to make your day to day job functions more efficiently
  4. Learn from key thought leaders and network with peers all sharing best practices
  5. One Day Workshop - Obtain CRA knowledge transfer to help develop a key skillet in facilitating CRA 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 will also benefit others who may be affiliated with CRA’s including:

  • Contract Research Organizations
  • Sites Management Organizations
  • Device and Biotechnology Companies
  • Independent Research Firms
  • Medical Centers
  • Cooperative Research groups
  • Research Consortia
  • Pharmaceutical

 

January 22nd, 2020 | Day 1

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast & Registration

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Vadim Paluy - MD Clinical Research Medical Director
Novartis

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

CHAIRPERSON PRESENTATION

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

Vadim Paluy - MD Clinical Research Medical Director
Novartis

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

How Technology is Improving the CRA Role

Tamara Burch-Williams - Senior Solutions Consultant
Dassault Systèmes

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking & Refreshment Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Clinical Research Billing: A CRA Guide

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

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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

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

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

7 Breakthrough Behaviors Clinical Project Management for CRA’s

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

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Evolving Role of the CRA, Embracing Change in the Industry

Ramon Adams - Clinical Research Associate
University Hospitals Cleveland Ohio

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Roundtable Sessions:

Roundtable One - Regulations and their Impact on the CRA position 

Roundtable Two - How to Become an Effective Communicator

Roundtable Three - CRA Lessons Learned in Monitoring

Roundtable Four - Clinical Trial Project Management- How to Build a Strong CRA Team

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Chairperson’s Day One Closing Remarks

Dr. Vadim Paluy - Clinical Research Medical Director
Novartis

5:00 PM

Networking & Cocktail Reception

IQVIAPlatinum Sponsor

January 23rd, 2020 | Day 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Chairperson’s Recap of Day One

Vadim Paluy - MD Clinical Research Medical Director
Novartis

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

CHAIRPERSON:
Improving Site Management for CRA’s

Vadim Paluy - MD Clinical Research Medical Director
Novartis

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

When to make adjustment to make the CRA role a long-term proposition

Taking charge of your career, tools needed and when to voice change to make the CRA role successful and sustainable

Nadia Bracken, Clinical Researcher
GCP Café Owner

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Networking & Refreshment Break

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

PANEL: The Evolution of the CRA Role

IQVIA

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Sites Effectively Using CRA’s on the Front Lines

John Carlos Diaz - Clinical Research and Strategy Lead
GeoSera

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Time Management & Relationship Building Solutions with Sites

Susmita Mullick - Clinical Research Professional
President of NJ ACRP Chapter

Valerie Batt - Senior Clinical Trial Associate
Celgene

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

How to Improve the CRA Position- Increased Efficiency

Janet Holwell - Clinical Research Trainer
ACRP Trainer and former CRO Quality Trainer for Pfizer

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Open Discussion

Q&A Brainstorming Session

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Dr. Vadim Paluy - Clinical Research Medical Director
Novartis

January 24th, 2020 | Post-Conference Workshop

CRA Leadership Strategies: How to Stand Out Amongst Your Peers

Join Colleen Hauk, Speaker, Trainer and Best-Selling Author as she conducts this action-packed and interactive workshop session to explore strategies to gain clarity and design a vision into how to have it all without losing it all. Discover how to command a schedule and execute with focus to elevate outcomes. 

This workshop will provide you with the tool for unlocking barriers, establishing leadership methodologies for navigating change and understand how to work with 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 - 9:00 AM

Workshop Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Colleen Hauk: Why High Performance is Sabotaging your Growth. Gain Clarity and Design a Vision into how to Have it All without Losing it All. Command a Schedule and Execute with Focus to Elevate their Business Outcomes. Create the Optimal Energy Required to Become an Elite Performer

  • 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

Morning 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 - 2:00 PM

Clinical Team Leader Skillset 

Janet Holwell - Clinical Research Trainer
ACRP Trainer and former CRO Quality Trainer for Pfizer

2:00 PM - 2:45 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

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Networking & Refreshment Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Q&A Open Discussion

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Reflection & Action Plans

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

Valerie Batt

Valerie Batt

Senior Clinical Trial Associate
Celgene/Bristol-Myers Squibb

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

Nadia Bracken

Nadia Bracken

CEO
GCP Café

Dalfoni Banerjee

Dalfoni Banerjee

CEO
3Sixty Pharma

Tamara Burch-Williams

Tamara Burch-Williams

Sr. Solution Consultant
Dassault Systems

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

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