2020 Portland Clinical Research Professional Conference


LOCATION: OHSU Auditorium. 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR, 97239.  

DATE: May 6, 2020

TIME: 8.30AM TO 5:30PM - including a Happy afternoon networking break



NWABR, the Oregon Health and Sciences University, the Oregon Chapter of SOCRA and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of ACRP invite you to attend our second Clinical Research Professional Conference in Portland OR.  This CRP conference will be a key component of OHSU's Research Week.

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






Conference Program

The following speakers have been confirmed for the conference:

  • Paul Evans - President ACRP
  • Erica Jonlin - University of Washington
  • Dr. Laurie Muldowney - FDA
  • Stephanie Christopher - Providence
  • Shirley Trainor-Thomas - Huron
  • Beth Wilson - OHSU
  • Ayesha Batra - OHSU
  • Jimmy Bechte - SCRSl
  • Meredith Zauflik - OHSU
  • Eric Smith - OHSU
  • Lindsay Chandler - OHSU
  • Bridget Adams - OHSU
  • John Hicks - OHSU
  • Ian Greenfield - Tryl
  • Jacob Hicks - Biotronik
  • Kathryn Schuff - OHSU
  • Anhaita Jamula - Evergreen HC

Additional topics that will be covered by speakers will include:

  • Competency Based Onboarding
  • Diversity and recruitment
  • A full Basics of Clinical Research series aimed at new faculty.

The full program for this conference with an estimated 23 separate sessions will be published early in 2020.


The conference will be hosted in the OHSU Auditorium, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR, 97239.  Please note this is the formal address for the OHSU site.  A pdf map with the Auditorium highlighted can be downloaded here.  General transportation and parking directions can be found here  (this includes the option to purchase parking in advance. 

CE Credits

The conference planners will be be applying for the following CE credits for this conference:

  • CIP recertification credits. 
  • The Association of Clinical Research Professionals CEs for maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI® or ACRP-CP® certification designations.
  • The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) recertification credits..

Please note: the ACRP CEUs are free for members of ACRP, however there is a $50 processing fee for non-members.  

Lunch and Refreshments

Light breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. 


Please Register Here

To assist with planning early registration is encouraged.

Costs:  The cost for this one-day conference is $90 for NWABR, OHSU, ACRP and SOCRA members/staff and $120 for non-members.  This fee covers lunch, refreshments, a conference pack, slides and other background materials. 

It is noted that the first 100 staff members of OHSU are able to register for a heavily discounted rate ($10).  Once these 100 discounted seats have been claimed subsequent OHSU registrants will need to access the $90 rate.  We wish to acknowledge the generous support from PhRMA that has allowed for the subsidized registration fees for OHSU staff.


We are recommending that people use the Hyatt House, 921 SW Sixth Ave, Portland OR for their conference accommodation.  This Hotel is fairly accessible to the conference venue.  You can find out more information about the hotel at: Hyatthouseportlanddowntown.com.  To book please call Kaylyn McClaflin (971-274-7115) and she will honor a special small group rate of $149 plus taxes for a standard room.  You call also email Kaylyn after office hours at: kaylyn.mcclaflin@hyatt.com.


Vendors, staff of NWABR member organizations and ACRP members receive significant conference discounts.  Please contact Ken Gordon (206 957-3337) for discount codes.  You can also email Ken at executivedirector@nwabr.org.

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.  

This conference is also made possible by the additional sponsorship provided by the following partners:














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