2018 Clinical Research Professional Conference

Clinical Research professional Conference

Location: Volney Auditorium, Level 1 of the Lindeman Pavilion, Virginia Mason Campus, 1201 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

Date: October 29, 2018

Time: 8.00am to 4:30pm



NWABR and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (PNCACRP) invite you to attend our second Clinical Research Conference.  The Institute for Translational Health Science (ITHS) is also partnering with us to ensure high quality and topical speakers for this event.  

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

The draft program for this conference is set out below,  Timing of each presentation is currently being finalized with speakers so the final program may be further updated:




8.00am to 8.30am

Registration (light refreshments provided)




President PNW-ACRP

President NWABR



8.45am to 9.45am

Sholeh Ehdaivand (CEO and President, LMK Clinical Research Consulting)


Preparing for an FDA Audit

9.45am to 10.00am

Break (light refreshments provided)


10.00am to 11.15am


Raymond Nomizu JD (Co-founder/C0-CEO, Clinical Research IO)


Rick Arlow (CEO and President, Complion)


Wes Fishburne (Offering Manager, Watson Health/Lifesciences) 


eSource for sites: the latest industry trend


Getting on the Same Page: Improving Regulatory Quality & Efficiency with Standards


The uses of CTMS at a site - Old and New


11.15am to 12.15pm

Ryan Jones (CEO - Florence Health Care)


eRegulatory/eSource 2.0: Enabling Realtime Sponsor-Site Connectivity

12.15pm to 1.15pm


Lunch (Boxed Lunches Provided)

Optional small group discussions with speakers in break out rooms

1.15pm to 2.15pm

Stephanie Williams (Senior Specialist, Regulatory Affairs, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)



Increasing Clinical Trial Participation within Underrepresented Communities

2.15pm to 3.15pm

Dominic Chiarelli – (Manager, Legal Affairs, Quorum Review IRB)


Regulatory Updates



Break (Light refreshments provided)



3.30pm to 4.45pm

Emily Gebbia, J.D., Policy Staff Director, Office of Scientific Investigations, Office of Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research


CDER BIMO Compliance and Enforcement: What You Need to Know


Attendance at this event has been pre‐approved for 6.5 contact hours of clinical research-related education on applications for Maintenance of ACRP’s CCRC®, CCRA®, CPI® or ACRP-CP® certification designations.

The CIP Council allocated 4 hours of CIP CE credits for the sessions provided by Sholeh Ehdaivand, Ryan Jones, Stephanie Williams and Dominic Chiarelli..

The Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA - www.SOCRA.org) accepted 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. 

The ACRP CEUs are free for members of ACRP, however there is a $50 processing fee for non-members.  

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please Register Here

The conference is limited to 238 attendees so early registration is encouraged.

Costs:  The cost for this one day conference is $96 for NWABR, ACRP and ITHS members/staff and $126 for non-members.  This fee covers lunch, refreshments, a conference pack, slides and other background materials and CE credits.

Other Information and Member Discounts for the Conference

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.  NWABR and PNACRP wish to particularly thank Virginia Mason for making their conference space available for this important event.




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