Brand New: Clinical Research Practice Conference

Clinical Research professional Conference

Location: Volney Auditorium, Level 1 of the Lindeman Pavilion, Virginia Mason Campus, 1201 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98164.

Date: October 2, 2017

Time: 8.00am to 4:30pm



NWABR and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals invite you to attend our first 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 topics chosen for this research have been selected following a survey of nearly 200 clinical research professionals.  The theme for this conference is: Maintaining Quality Research in a Rapidly Changing Environment.

Meet our keynote speaker

Vinay Prasad Assistant Profession of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University - author of Ending Medical Reversal: Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives.

“Medical reversal" occurs when new data demonstrate that a commonly-accepted practice is not beneficial or even harmful to patients.  Dr. Prasad's key note address will consider trends in medical reversals, their underpinnings, and how they can be ended in the future. 

The program for this conference is:

Time                Topic/Speakers

8.00am            Registration opens (Refreshments available)

8.30am            Conference opens - Ken Gordon NWABR

8.35am            Ending Medical Reversal: Why 40% of what we do is wrong-
Vinay Prasad Assistant Profession of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University

10.00am          Break

10.15am          IND Basics - Jill Herendeen Senior Director Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacyclics an Abbvie Company 

11.05am          Fix your study problems for good:  Root cause analysis/CAPA in clinical research - Mandy Morneault ITHS

Noon                Lunch (Provided)

1.00pm            After lunch wakeup – Gyrokinesis – prepare your mind and body to integrate with the world - Tammy Gibson Issaquah Fitness

1.20pm            Engaging and Keeping Millennials in the Workforce - Ingrid Bell Human Resources Manager, IDRI and TBD

2.15pm            The Regulations Are Changing - Mitchell Parrish Vice President of Legal Affairs, Kinetiq, and Dominic Chiarelli Manager Legal Affairs, Kinetiq.

3.00pm            Break

3.15pm            Preparing for an GCP Audit - Nancy Porrino Cycling Through Clinical Research, LLC

4.00pm            The Research Clinic: A Training Tool for New and Experienced Professionals - Ken Gordon NWABR

4.30pm            Close


The Association of Clinical Researh Professionals has approved this confertence for 6 CEUs.  Conference participants can claim their CEUs by following this link:

These ACRP CEUs are free for members of ACRP, however there is 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. It is anticipated that this program will offer up to 6.5 hours of CE credit that meets the SOCRA criteria.

The CIP Council has allocated 2.4 hours of CIP CE credits for the following sessions: 

- Fix your study problems for good:  Root cause analysis/CAPA in clinical research

- The Regulations Are Changing

- Preparing for an GCP Audit

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 $95 for NWABR, ACRP and ITHS members/staff and $125 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

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 Virgina Mason for making their conference space available for this important event.




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