2021 Portland Clinical Research Professional Virtual Conference


This conference will be presented entirely virtually through the GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar platforms.

DATE: May 5, 2021

TIME: 8.30AM TO 5:00PM 



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 hosted from Portland OR.  This CRP conference is 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

Due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus response this conference will now be held virtually.  The full conference program is being developed and will be available below as the various keynote and breakout session presenters are confirmed.  All sessions will be recorded and links will also be shared to these recordings following the conference.  Confirmed speakers for the conference include:

  • Ken Getz, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development
  • Stephanie Kraft, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • W. Parker Nolen, PrimeIRB
  • Kathryn Schuff, OHSU
  • Bridget Adams, OHSU
  • Luke Gelinas, Advarra
  • Meredith Zauflik, OHSU
  • Ran Goldman, University of British Columbia
  • Brenda Ruotolo, Columbia University
  • Nathalia Henry-Whitely, Northwestern University
  • LeAnn Michaels, OHSU


As a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, this conference will be presented entirely virtually.  Registered attendees will be sent the final program a week prior to the event.  There will be a series of GoToWebinar and GoToMeeting links included in the program that will allow attendees to both see/hear presenters and also see the presenter’s slides.  Chat will be used to moderate questions for speakers for each of the live streams.  Attendees will be able to enable their cameras and microphones in the smaller breakout sessions so as to allow dialogue with presenters.

CE Credits

Once the program is finalized NWABR will be seeking the following CE credits:

  • CIP Recertification credits.
  • The Association of Clinical Research Professionals clinical research-related education on 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) 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. 

Please Register Here

Early registration is encouraged to allow for planning.

Costs:  Due to the switch to the virtual conference the cost for this one-day conference has been discounted to $45 for NWABR, ACRP and SOCRA members/staff and $85 for non-members.  Staff members from OHSU will be able to register for free by using the code OHSUSTAFF.  These free registrations are made possible through the generous sponsorship received from the Oregon Alliance of Clinical Researchers.  All registered attendees will receive a conference pack, slides and access to all conference recordings.



NWABR wishes to acknowledge the following sponsors of these conferences.  Sponsorship support is key to the successful provision of these events:

The mission of the Oregon Alliance  of Clinical Researchers is to provide clinical research education and support  for the public, elected officials, the  media, manufacturers, vendors, service  providers and academic partners. We  focus on defining clinical research in easily understandable terms that educate  all about the instrumental role that our  industry plays in healthcare and the  economy. The safety of our patients is our  profession’s top priority. Our goal is to be  recognized nationally and internationally  as a leader in patient care, innovation and collaboration for the benefit of our  patients.

Learn more at ORClinicalResearch.com


Advarra is the premier provider of IRB, IBC and global research quality and compliance consulting services in North America. We provide customized, dedicated services for more than 2,400 institutions, academic medical centers and research consortia and are fully sIRB ready. By delivering exceptional client service, innovative technology and unmatched regulatory expertise, Advarra provides integrated research compliance capabilities to    help make research altogether better.


Western Institutional Review Board has provided comprehensive regulatory expertise for the use of human subjects in research for more than 40 years. They offer customized training, consulting, and reviewing to support IRB research protocols and documentation.



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.


Additional Sponsors and Vendors are welcome for this conference.  Potential sponsors are encouraged to contact Mr. Ken Gordon for more information.


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. 


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