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Tuesday, June 26 • 8:00am - 9:00am
#202: Quantifying the Impact of Credentialed Clinical Research Site Professionals on Clinical Trial Conduct Quality

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-18-555-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; RN 1.00

In this session, representatives from the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (Tufts CSDD) will present novel data quantifying the impact of properly trained and credentialed – or “certified” – site professionals as it pertains to quality outcomes in clinical trial studies. Based on a joint ACRP/Tufts CSDD global survey this session will present key findings on: • Whether properly trained and credentialed site staff have any impact to trial quality performance factors such as reduced levels of protocol deviations, queries, monitoring visits, audit findings, non-enrolling sites, etc. • Whether credentialed site staff have any impact to staff productivity factors such as job satisfaction and reduced levels of turnover rates, etc.

Learning Objectives

Describe the growing need and importance to ensure quality performance of clinical research site staff; Discuss the impact of properly trained and credentialed professionals on clinical trial quality; Describe industry initiatives designed to enhance the quality and competency of clinical research site staff.

Chair

Kenneth A. Getz

Speaker

Update on Quantifying the Impact of Credentialed Clinical Research Site Professionals on Clinical Trial Conduct Quality
Beth Harper, MBA

Assessing the Impact of Credentialing on Clinical Trial Quality and Performance
Suzanne Caruso



Speakers
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Suzanne Caruso

Vice President, Clinical Solutions, WCG
Suzanne Caruso serves as the Vice President of Clinical Solutions for WCG. In this role, Suzanne oversees WCG's robust suite of transformational solutions and manages the growth, development, and operational strategy relating to these services. She uses her unique expertise to design... Read More →
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Kenneth Getz

Executive Director/Professor, Tufts CSDD; Founder/Board Chair, CISCRP, Tufts University School of Medicine, United States
Ken Getz is a Professor and the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine, where he conducts grant-funded studies on pharmaceutical R&D management and execution; protocol design optimization; CRO and investigative site... Read More →
avatar for Beth Harper

Beth Harper

Workforce Innovation Officer, ACRP
Beth is currently serving as the Workforce Innovation Officer for the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). She has passionately pursued solutions for optimizing clinical trials and educating clinical research professionals for over three decades. Beth received her... Read More →


Tuesday June 26, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Room 257AB Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA
  02: ClinTrials -ClinOps, Session