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Greater Salt Lake Chapter of ACRP to Host the 2nd Annual Fall Symposium on “Hot Topics in Clinical Research”

October 26, 2017 by James Jardine
The Greater Salt Lake Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2nd annual fall education symposium is on November 3, 2017, at MasterControl in Salt Lake City.

Greater Salt Lake Chapter of ACRP to Host the 2nd Annual Fall Symposium on “Hot Topics in Clinical Research”

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA – October 26, 2017 - The Greater Salt Lake Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2nd annual fall education symposium is on November 3, 2017, at MasterControl in Salt Lake City. All clinical research professionals will benefit as the content is focused toward the beginner and intermediate learner. Attendees will experience a variety of the latest topics in clinical research including a discussion on informed consent and the latest in regulatory updates regarding Good Clinical Practices (R2) and Trial Master File (TMF) best practices. The keynote speaker, Karen Correa, Ph.D., will present on diversity in clinical trials and new tools for recruitment. Shared experiences from both industry and academic research and a discussion around FDA audits will round out an entertaining and information-packed day. ACRP membership is not required to attend the event.

“We’re looking forward to exploring some of the latest regulatory concerns that affect the industry, as well as other critical issues that are currently having a big impact on clinical research,” said Melissa Metheney, BS, RN, CCRC, president of the Greater Salt Lake City Chapter of ACRP. “The ACRP symposium gives us a unique opportunity as a community to come together and benefit from our shared experiences.”

“The ACRP symposium provides a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in improving the way clinical activities are managed to learn about the latest clinical issues, trends, and best practices for compliance,” said Patricia Santos-Serrao, MasterControl’s director of clinical and regulatory solutions for pharmaceutical, blood, and biologics industries. “The information shared at the event will be beneficial to all clinical research professionals in the region, plus it’s also a great chance to network with one another.”

Registration for the symposium is now open! The fee to attend the event is $20 for chapter members and $50 for ACRP members and non-members, and includes a catered breakfast and lunch. Raffle prizes will be available. 

Event location:               
MasterControl Headquarters
Old Mill III
6350 South 3000 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
(Free on-site parking provided)

Event date/time:            
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Registration opens at 7:30am, speakers begin at 8:15am)

Who should attend: 
Professionals working with contract research organizations (CROs), clinical research coordinators (CRCs), clinical research associates (CRAs), principal investigators (PIs), or any representatives of a private research company, industry, or university involved in clinical research activities.

Scheduled educational sessions will cover a variety of pertinent topics such as:

  • FDA audits
  • Shared clinical experiences of industry and academic research
  • The TMF Reference Model and its role in streamlining submissions management
  • Informed consent
  • Updates on the GCP R2 regulatory guideline
  • Diversity in clinical trials
  • New tools for recruitment

Following the event, all symposium attendees will be able to log on to the ACRP website to obtain an online certificate for six hours of contact time toward recertification. Membership is not required for online registration of contact hours. Additional contact hour application fees may apply.

About ACRP

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is setting standards for clinical research competence and workforce development. A Washington, DC-based non-profit organization with more than 13,000 members, ACRP supports professionals and organizations across the clinical research enterprise with the membership, training, and certification programs necessary for clinical trial quality and efficiency improvements. For more information about ACRP:

Event Sponsors

Educational opportunities like this are not possible without the support of our corporate and academic sponsors. We want to thank the University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and MasterControl for their generous contributions.

About the University of Utah Center for Clinical & Translational Science (CCTS)

The CCTS is the home for clinical and translational science in our institutions, the state of Utah, and within the Mountain West Region. It builds on our strengths in genetics and bioinformatics to translate promising bench science into practices that improve human health.

The center serves as an academic home for clinical and translational research, developing innovative health services for the community and health researchers, and training a new generation of clinical and translational investigators. Four foundations of discovery compose the center: Clinical Trials Support, Population Health, Precision Medicine, and Workforce Development, and these foundations provide support for T1 to T4 research. For more information on the CCTS:

About MasterControl

MasterControl Inc. creates software solutions that enable life science and other regulated companies to deliver life-improving products to more people sooner. The MasterControl Business Excellence Platform™ (BxP) accelerates ROI and increases efficiencies by automating and securely managing critical business processes throughout the entire product lifecycle. More than 1,000 companies worldwide, ranging in size from five employees to tens of thousands, rely on MasterControl BxP cloud solutions to automate processes for new product development, clinical, regulatory, quality management, supplier management, manufacturing and post-market surveillance. MasterControl solutions are well-known for being scalable, easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use. For more information, visit