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 James Riddle 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 following lists the currently approved CE credits:

  • The CIP Council's has approved the conference for 3 hours of CIP Recertification credit.
  • The Association of Clinical Research Professionals has approved this conference for 7 hours of clinical research-related education for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI® or ACRP-CP® certification designations (Please note:  the ACRP CEUs will be free for members of ACRP, however there will be a $50 processing fee for non-members).
  • The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area. This program offers 7 hours of CE 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:

Advarra advances the way clinical research is conducted: bringing life sciences companies, CROs, research sites, investigators, and academia together at the intersection of safety, technology, and collaboration. With trusted IRB and IBC review solutions, innovative technologies, experienced consultants, and deep-seated connections across the industry, Advarra provides  integrated solutions that safeguard trial participants, empower clinical sites, ensure compliance, and optimize research performance. Advarra is advancing clinical trials to make them safer, smarter, and faster. For more information, visit advarra.com.

Emmes is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation.  Emmes works with leading researchers to tackle challenges that have an impact on human health throughout the world.

 For over 40 years, our team of 1,000+ experienced professionals have provided the full range of Contract Research Organization expertise necessary to conduct clinical research with a firm scientific basis that is fully compliant with national and international regulatory guidelines.  With offices throughout the US, Europe, Canada, and India, Emmes supports the advancement of global public health and biopharmaceutical innovation through disciplined science, rigorous research, fact-based decision-making, and operational excellence. Please visit us at https:\\www.emmes.com


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.


 WCG IRB provides the highest quality ethical reviews of clinical research protocols and studies. WCG IRB was created by combining five IRBs with different areas of expertise and geographical reach – Western IRB (WIRB), the world’s first independent ethical review board, Copernicus Group IRB, New England IRB, Aspire IRB, and Midlands IRB. WCG IRB has more than 50 years’ experience and more than 200 members on AAHRPP accredited boards. Since 2000, WCG IRB has also provided IBC administration and review services to nearly 800 institutions and evaluated more than 400 human gene transfer protocols. For more information, please visit wcgirb.com or follow us on Twitter  WCGClinical or LinkedIn.

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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