2021 Seattle Clinical Research Professional Virtual Conference

Seattle Clinical Research professional Virtual Conference

This Conference will be livestreamed using GoTowebinar and GOTOMEETING

Date: October 25, 2021

Time: 7:45am to 5:15pm



NWABR and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (PNCACRP) invite you to attend our fourth Clinical Research Professional Conference from Seattle.  This conference will be livestreamed on the day from Seattle, and recordings of all sessions will also be made available to all registered attendees after the event.

This conference is designed for clinical research professionals who have the role of ensuring the ongoing integrity of research within their institutions.

The theme for the 2021 Seattle CRP Conference is:Upwards and Onwards: Finding the New Normal.

The following is the most recent version of the conference program:

Main Webinar     Breakout Sessions  
Session Time Speaker(s) Topic   Session Time Speaker(s) Topic
7.45am - 8.00am Ken Gordon
Cheryl Weaver
Renee Cook
8.00am - 9.00am Estela Vasquez Guzman Morning Keynote
Diversity, Equity, and Justice
    Break     Break  
9.15am - 10.15am Karen Bleich CDER Bioresearch monitoring (BIMO) inspections of clinical investigators   9.15am to 10.15am Ran Goldman Ethical Research Podcast
    Break     Break  
10.30am - 11.30am Andrea Bastek - Florence Equipping Sites for a Decentralized Future   10.30am - 11.30am Cristin Gordon-Maclean and Mackenzie Cooper Sourcing, recruiting, and hiring Clinical Research staff.
    Long Break     Long Break  
12.30pm - 1.30pm Amanda Gutierrez The Patients Perspective    12.30pm - 1.30pm Donielle O'Connor Staff engagement, growth, and retention.
    Break     Break  
1.45pm - 2.45pm W. Parker Nolen Emerging Trends in Clinical Research   1.45pm - to 2.45pm Susan Pusek Clinical research career pathways
    Break     Break  
3.00pm - 4.00pm TJ Billard Conducting Research with Transgender Populations        
    Break     Break  
4.15pm - 5.15pm Larry Corey Closing Keynote
What we learned from local Coronavirus linked trials.
5.15pm   Conference close        

CE Credits

Applications for CE Credit have been made with ACRP, CIP and SOCRA.  The CIP Council's initial determination is that this conference is NOT eligible for CIP credit.

Registration Fees

The cost for this one-day conference is $45 for NWABR, ACRP and ITHS members/staff and $85 for non-members.  This fee covers a conference pack, slides and other background materials, and conference recordings.



NWABR wishes to acknowledge the following sponsors of these conferences.  Additional Sponsors and Vendors are welcome for this conference.  Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact Mr. Ken Gordon for more information. Sponsorship support is key to the successful provision of these events:


Florence connects clinical research and is the industry leader in electronic document management and remote site access. Over 8500 research sites in 34 countries and thousands of sponsors and CROs collaborate on its network. Its platform of products includes Florence eBinders: Industry-standard Electronic Investigator Site File, Florence eHub: Remote site access and collaboration tool for sponsors and CROs for start-up, monitoring, site management, and SDR/V, Florence eTMF: Centralized Trial Master File solution of choice for emerging sponsors. To learn about Florence, visit www.florencehc.com.


PrimeIRB is an independent Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) constituted in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emmes, a global CRO.  

PrimeIRB is not just an IRB.  We can offer IBC review services, site audits, consulting services, and other unique solutions for institutions looking to streamline and optimize their research programs.  We are fully-accredited by AAHRPP, so you know we are going to do it right the first time.  We pride ourselves on the ability to provide exemplary service with a single, consistent point of contact, on-call boards, and competitive turnaround times.

The caliber of our staff is unmatched with over 50 years of collective IRB experience and our Board Leadership has unparalleled background in protecting human subjects.  When you work with Prime, you work with Performance.


Other Information

For more information about this conference or if you are interested in being a speaker, vendor or sponsor at the conference please also contact Ken Gordon.  

This conference is made possible by the member organizations of NWABR who provide the seed capital for the planning of these educational opportunities.  Please visit the member page to find out more about each of these amazing organizations.  NWABR and PNACRP wish to particularly thank Virginia Mason for their support of this important event.



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