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Clinical Investigator: eLearning Program

Overview: This eLearning program is designed to provide a practical, realistic context in which to help clinical research professionals learn about conducting clinical trials. Using an interactive case study, the program follows the activities of a fictitious clinical investigator and his staff as they conduct a clinical trial for a fictitious drug.

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Clinical Investigator: Module 1 - Study Preparation and Initiation

Module 1 deals with the activities that occur before a clinical trial begins: study preparation and study initiation.

Clinical Investigator: Module 2 - Conducting The Study

Module 2 focuses on activities that occur during the trial.

June

June 1-2, 2015

Introduction to Clinical Research

Boston, MA

Have you ever wondered what clinical trials are and how they are conducted? This two-day course is designed to answer those questions by providing a basic understanding of the clinical research process. Topics covered include how a drug evolves from laboratory discovery, and how drugs and devices gain approval for treating a disease or condition. We will look at the history of clinical trials to give you a better understanding of how and why current regulations were created to protect and inform clinical trial participants, and how they ensure the public that the information obtained from those trials is accurate and reliable. This course will also review the important documents that are used in clinical trials.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,795.00

June 1-2, 2015

Data Management in the Electronic Data Capture Arena

Philadelphia, PA

This program will explore the evolution of Clinical Data Management from a paper case report form (CRF) process to the “real time” data review capable world of electronic data capture (EDC). We will review the specific regulations that govern the electronic data capture and electronic signature requirements, and examine the changing role of the Data Manager in an environment where the technology drives the process. Although the basic data management principles remain the same, for example good CRF design and ensuring the integrity of the data, the timelines and tasks surrounding today’s EDC are not interpreted exactly as the paper CRF process has previously dictated.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,795.00

June 1-2, 2015

Advanced Good Clinical Practice: Practical Application and Implementation

Boston, MA

This course provides an advanced, in-depth review of the structural elements of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Participants will learn practical application of GCP regulations and guidelines for critical components of the clinical research process. Specific attention will be given to how quality systems, or a lack thereof, impact overall data quality and regulatory risk. This program is designed for professionals with at least two years of experience in the clinical research industry.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,795.00

June 2, 2015

Effective Recruitment Planning and Management for Sponsors and CROs

Philadelphia, PA

With some 80-90% of clinical trials failing to meet their enrollment timelines, developing a proactive and effective patient recruitment plan is an essential requirement for any clinical trial. This course is targeted for sponsor and CRO personnel who are eager to learn more about how to establish and manage a patient recruitment plan that can ensure on-time enrollment performance. This course will focus on proven recruitment planning, management, and troubleshooting techniques. This intensive one-day interactive course is not about recruitment tactics (although we will discuss how to determine if and when study awareness activities are needed to help drive patients to the sites from external sources), but how to think strategically about all of the factors contributing to successful recruitment.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,000.00

June 2-3, 2015

Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials: Design Requirements, Statistical Issues, and Clinical Protocols

San Francisco, CA

Clinical trials plays a pivotal role in evidence-based medicine. This course will provide an introduction to the scientific, statistical, and ethical aspects of clinical research. Topics will include basic principles and current methodologies used in the design, implementation, and analysis of clinical trials, including first-in-human studies (dose-finding, safety, proof of concept, and Phase I), Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV studies. All aspects of the development of a study protocol will be addressed, including criteria for the selection of participants, assignment of study treatments, endpoints, randomization procedures, sample size determination, data analysis, adverse event reporting, and protocol compliance monitoring. The ethical issues that arise at each phase of new biomedical product development will also be explored.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,795.00

June 2-3, 2015

Clinical Project Management: Intermediate

Boston, MA

The course builds on project management basics to examine some of the more difficult issues encountered by clinical project managers. It examines approaches for optimizing clinical trial conduct and includes discussion of current hot-button concerns facing clinical project managers.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,795.00

June 2-3, 2015

The CRA Manager Course

Philadelphia, PA

The focus of this course is to strengthen the skills required of the CRA Manager to effectively manage,motivate, and optimize the performance of CRA teams. In this course, you will sharpen your people skills and develop an understanding of the key components of successful team and performance management. This course is a must for new and aspiring managers. Several document templates will be provided for you to customize and use during your daily activities as a Manager. Examples and interactive exercises will pertain specifically to managing Clinical Research Associates (CRAs).

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,795.00

June 2-3, 2015

Adverse Events: Managing and Reporting for Medical Devices

San Francisco, CA

This course provides a detailed and thorough introduction of FDA regulations for newcomers in the field of medical device safety: a comprehensive overview of the requirements, current approaches for professionals in the research and post-marketing areas, an overview of the emerging field of devices that deliver drugs or biologics, and an opportunity to discuss the challenges facing those reporting and managing adverse events in the medical device industry.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,795.00

June 3, 2015

Informed Consent - Beyond the Basics

Philadelphia, PA

This intensive course provides a detailed exploration of best practices surrounding the development of informed consent and patient educational materials as well as tools and methodologies for obtaining informed consent. Going beyond the minimum regulatory requirements, this course offers practical as well as theoretical information for enhancing the informed consent process.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,000.00

June 3, 2015

Case Report Form Design, Strategy, and Standards

Philadelphia, PA

According to the Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) Good Clinical Data Management Practices (GCDMP): “…no document in a clinical trial (other than the study protocol) is more important than the instrument designed and used to acquire data. The quality of the data collected relies first and foremost on the quality of this instrument. Regardless of the time and effort spent conducting the trial, the correct data points must be collected; otherwise, a meaningful analysis of the study’s outcome may not be possible. Therefore, it follows that the design, development, and quality assurance of such an instrument must receive the utmost attention.”

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,000.00

June 4, 2015

Clinical Trial Documentation: Electronic Health Records, Essential Documents, and the Use of Notes to File

Philadelphia, PA

Maintaining the accuracy and adequacy of clinical trial documentation is both a critical component of Good Clinical Practice and a challenge in today’s rapidly changing clinical research environment. In this workshop, learners will focus on the regulatory requirements and practical implementation of three key study documentation components: electronic health records, essential documentation in the site’s study file, and Notes to File (NTFs).

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,000.00

June 4, 2015

Trial Master Files: Why They Are Important and How to Organize Them

Philadelphia, PA

The Trial Master File is a collection of the essential documents for a sponsor to record how they have fulfilled their obligations for a clinical trial. The Code of Federal Regulations states in 21 CFR 312.50 that, “Sponsors are responsible for… ensuring that the investigation(s) is conducted in accordance with the general investigational plan and protocols contained in the IND. The European Directive 2005/28/EC states that, “the trial master file shall consist of essential documents, which enable both the conduct of a clinical trial and the quality of the data produced to be evaluated.” ICH GCP, Section 8.1 defines these Essential Documents as those that individually and collectively permit evaluation of the conduct of a trial and the quality of the data produced.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After April 29, costs are $1,000.00

June 8-9, 2015

Basics of Post-Marketing Pharmacovigilance and the Beginner PV Auditor

San Francisco, CA

As of 2012, the “gold” standard of Pharmacovigilance (PV) and Adverse Event (AE) reporting on a global level is based on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) PV Modules, which require that Quality Assurance (QA) be part of the Quality Management System (QMS), and that PV audits be performed at various levels and at varying sites. Although most Good Clinical Practice (GCP) experts are familiar with pre-marketing drug safety, there is a difference to post-marketing PV and the associated activities.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 7, costs are $1,795.00

June 9-10, 2015

Medical Device Approval Process: Preparation and Processing of 510(k)s, IDEs, and PMAs

Philadelphia, PA

This course highlights new changes to medical device regulations and provides an overview to the submission of documents to the FDA for approval of medical device products. Participants gain a better understanding of the medical device approval process and the underlying scientific and regulatory principles involved. Guidelines for each aspect of research are provided, as well as information on the structuring of submissions and post-approval documents. Information on maintaining on-going relationships with the FDA is also discussed. The course enables regulatory affairs professionals to provide the FDA with necessary information and obtain product approval.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 7, costs are $1,795.00

June 9-10, 2015

Adverse Events: Managing and Reporting for Pharmaceuticals

San Francisco, CA

This course provides an excellent introduction for newcomers to the field of drug and biologic product AE reporting, a comprehensive overview of current approaches and regulations for professionals in the field, and challenging questions and ideas for the experienced safety information scientist.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 7, costs are $1,795.00

June 9-10, 2015

Clinical Trials for Medical Devices: Design and Development

San Francisco, CA

This course addresses the practical issues in the design of medical device trials and protocol development, as well as broader issues related to clinical trial design and interaction between FDA and sponsors to provide clear direction to support marketing of the medical device.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 7, costs are $1,795.00

June 10-11, 2015

Developing CRAs as Site Study Managers

Philadelphia, PA

The person that has the most contact with the site is the Clinical Research Associate (CRA); they are the “face” of the sponsor, the purveyor of information, and the person that most influences the site’s performance on a study. In a sense, CRAs are the sponsor’s On-Site Study Managers. It is critical that this individual be in a position to positively reflect the sponsor and ensure the site performs to their full potential through training, knowledge, and support. CRAs must understand the data review process, but they must also havethe skills to train, mentor, and communicate with new and experienced site staff, and to navigate the path through challenging situations. In addition, the CRA needs to be equipped and prepared to communicate with the Principal Investigator (PI) and be able to support the site in recruitment efforts and the documentation process.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 7, costs are $1,795.00

June 16-18, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Beginner

Boston, MA

This fundamental “how to” and “why” workshop focuses on current regulatory requirements to promote successful monitoring of studies. Participants will learn about the role and responsibilities of the monitor, the investigator, and the IRB from pre-study through post study. References and resources (including those available online) will be provided. Best practice techniques for site management will be provided. Activities such as case scenarios and simulation exercises reviewing an informed consent document, investigator study file, subject case report forms, and source documents will reinforce learning concepts.

Take advantage of our $1,695.00 price by registering early! After May 14, costs are $1,895.00

June 16-18, 2015

Comprehensive Monitoring for Medical Devices

Boston, MA

This course provides an in-depth overview of the medical device development process and the role of the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) in managing and monitoring medical device studies. This course is ideal for CRAs new to the device industry, as well as experienced CRAs who are transitioning from monitoring drug studies to monitoring device studies.

Take advantage of our $1,695.00 price by registering early! After May 14, costs are $1,895.00

June 22-23, 2015

Statistical Concepts for Non-Statisticians

Boston, MA

Designed for non-statisticians, this basic statistical concepts workshop has direct applicability to clinical research. The choice of statistical method, the application of statistical principles, and the interpretation of statistical results are the foundation of the design and analysis of clinical trials. It is therefore critical that statistical methods are fully understood before they are implemented. This course is beneficial to all clinical research professionals involved in the design, monitoring, interpretation, and reporting of clinical trials. Please note that this is not a course on statistical formulas or computations.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,795.00

June 23-24, 2015

Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance: Effective Drug Safety Reporting and Surveillance

Philadelphia, PA

This course covers the fundamentals of drug safety and pharmacovigilance, including regulatory requirements, adverse event reporting, signaling and risk management. The course addresses the regulatory issues across US and EU agencies that improve safety, but slow down the product approval process. Keeping products on the market without interruption becomes more essential with the reduced pipeline of drugs in development. Successful navigation of drug safety and pharmacovigilance are keys to product longevity, consumer confidence, and regulatory compliance. This course will provide learners with regulatory references, processes, best practices, and analysis and investigation techniques to minimize risk, avoid product recall, and meet in US and EU safety reporting standards.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,795.00

June 23-24, 2015

Effectively Writing Clinical Trial Protocols

Boston, MA

The basis and success of any clinical development program is the study protocol. Clinical trials conducted under an IND or IDE cannot begin without a protocol. However, there is considerable variability between companies and individuals regarding the approach to writing this critical document, even with a good understanding of ICH guidelines. Clinical trials and entire programs have failed because the protocol was not scientifically sound. Knowing how to effectively research and write a clinical trial protocol is essential to achieving IRB and ultimately market approval. Over the course of development, new protocols, protocol amendments, and protocol concept sheets are needed on an ongoing basis. Though they require similar information, protocols for drugs, biologics, and devices require different approaches, and may be dependent on phase of development. Moreover, amendments, however unwelcome, are a necessary part of the development process. Amendments must be managed efficiently to avoid costly implementation or delays to the ongoing trial.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,795.00

June 23-25, 2015

CRA & CRC Beginner Program

Philadelphia, PA

This beginner course provides an excellent introduction to clinical research and the job responsibilities of Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) and Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs). It explores topics relevant to those considering a career as an entry-level CRA or CRC. Specifically, this course is appropriate for individuals seeking a new career or career change, but don’t know which job track within clinical research to pursue. The course includes an appendix of time management and interviewing tips.

Take advantage of our $1,695.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,895.00

June 23-24, 2015

Auditing Techniques for Clinical Research Professionals

Philadelphia, PA

This workshop teaches practical, immediately usable techniques that top-notch Good Clinical Practice (GCP) auditors and FDA investigators employ. They include techniques that are useful when auditing clinical trials that employ Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and/or Electronic Data Capture (EDC). When monitors and auditors apply these techniques, they can better detect, correct, and prevent clinical study performance deficiencies at clinical sites and within their organizations. Significant updates to the seminar focus on the development and utilization of Quality Systems (QS) at clinical sites to improve their performance. The workshop will emphasize Simple Efficient & Effective QS processes that clinical site personnel can utilize and how monitors and auditors can help them develop and implement them.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,795.00

June 24-25, 2015

Working with CROs: Building a Partnership for Project Success

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides an in-depth overview of Contract Research Organization (CRO) evaluation,selection, management, and trouble shooting. Various types of CRO relationships will be addressed including outsourcing to lab vendors,niche specialty providers, data management,and overall study management and monitoring. Beginning with a review of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, the course will take you through follow-up analysis and debriefing of the CRO partnership.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,795.00

June 24-25, 2015

Clinical Project Management Advanced

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides attendees with the skills they need to lead their domestic and global clinical trials to optimal performance. Building on basic and intermediate project management concepts, this course provides the experienced clinical professional with tactical information to overcome the most difficult issues encountered. Advanced concepts will be presented, including performance and time management, delay tracking and prevention, ensuring adequate regional patient supply and enrollment interest before beginning a trial, strategies when enrollment is not progressing, and ensuring high quality data on a global scale. Advanced concepts around root cause analysis and corrective and preventive action are also presented. It is likely that the experienced project manager is working in a global environment, and this course provides best practices for managing international trials and international outsourced service providers. All concepts are presented in a dynamic, interactive manner to facilitate learning and retention.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,795.00

June 24-25, 2015

Drug Approval Process: Preparation and Processing of INDs and NDAs

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the preparation and submission of documents to the FDA for approval of drug products. Participants receive a foundation of knowledge about the drug approval process, submission preparation, and the underlying scientific and regulatory principles involved. Guidelines for each aspect of research are provided, as well as information on the structuring and assembly of INDs, NDAs, and post-approval documents. Information on maintaining on-going relationships with the FDA is also discussed. The course enables regulatory affairs professionals to prepare concise documents, provide the FDA with necessary information, and obtain rapid product approval.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,795.00

June 25-26, 2015

Preparing IND Submissions: How to Organize, Write, Submit, and Track Submissions

Boston, MA

The Regulatory Department is the key contact with regulatory agencies. Regulatory must prepare documents that inform the Agency about the proposed development plan, keep the Agency up to date and answer any questions the Agency has about an on-going investigation, request and prepare for meetings with the Agency to discuss development plans, construct and write the marketing application and submit any updates to the marketing application in a concise and informative manner.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,795.00

June 25-26, 2015

Medical Writing Fundamentals: How to Write Regulatory Documents

Boston, MA

This Medical writing has its own standard practices and idiosyncrasies. Knowing what to write, how to format, and how to navigate corporate processes can require a big learning curve. This seminar will give learners a broad understanding of writing practices, formatting, working with tables and figures, and communicating effectively. Practical applications of these skills will be described as they apply to writing all types of documents for submission to global regulatory authorities, including protocols, clinical study reports, investigator’s brochures, data management plans, statistical analysis plans, documents for modules in the Common Technical Document (CTD) format, and briefing books. In addition, real-life examples of strategies for generating a great document each time by understanding the what and why of the different documents will be presented.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After May 20, costs are $1,000.00

July

July 14-15, 2015

Clinical Project Management: Introduction to Practical Clinical Trial Planning for Project Managers

Philadelphia, PA

This course is an introduction to clinical project management in the pharmaceutical industry. The focus is on individuals who want to learn basic project management skills and how they can be applied to the drug development process,especially in the management of clinical trials. The needs of relatively new project managers who are not familiar, or experienced, with specific technical tasks involved in clinical trial management are addressed. There is specific focus on the need to anticipate, understand,and implement detailed project management activities in a proactive manner. This course includes discussion of a highly detailed and fully developed clinical trial management process map. Discussions of the process map are practically oriented with emphasis given to useful advice that, when implemented, will assist with trial management.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After June 12, costs are $1,795.00

July 17, 2015

Informed Consent Content & Process Requirements for Biobanking Studies

Toronto, ON

This course presents the elements of the informed consent document and the components of the process, specifically as they relate to biobanking studies. Industry specific scenarios are presented to reinforce important concepts, for example: Wording considerations given FDA’s recent feedback, execution timing, evaluating and documenting capacity to consent, voluntariness, when a HIPAA authorization is required, withdrawal of consent, and more. Discussions also include reported poor regulatory performance regarding informed consent, and successful solutions for practices that increase the protection of human subjects in clinical research.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After June 15, costs are $1,000.00

July 21-22, 2015

Advanced Post-Marketing Pharmacovigilance Auditing

Philadelphia, PA

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) post-marketing Pharmacovigilance (PV) regulations known as the EMA PV Modules are designed with the expectation that companies adhere to this new global “gold” standard regarding the receipt, processing, managing, maintenance, and submissions of Adverse Event (AE) data to the relevant health authorities. Not only are these standards applicable to EU-based companies, but any company marketing products (drugs or devices) on a global level. We will review the FDA and EMA expectations, and apply them to the various PV audits.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After June 18, costs are $1,795.00

July 21-23, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Beginner

Philadelphia, PA

This fundamental “how to” and “why” workshop focuses on current regulatory requirements to promote successful monitoring of studies. Participants will learn about the role and responsibilities of the monitor, the investigator, and the IRB from pre-study through post study. References and resources (including those available online) will be provided. Best practice techniques for site management will be provided. Activities such as case scenarios and simulation exercises reviewing an informed consent document, investigator study file, subject case report forms, and source documents will reinforce learning concepts.

Take advantage of our $1,695.00 price by registering early! After June 18, costs are $1,895.00

July 21-22, 2015

Clinical Trials for Medical Devices: Design and Development

Philadelphia, PA

This course addresses the practical issues in the design of medical device trials and protocol development, as well as broader issues related to clinical trial design and interaction between FDA and sponsors to provide clear direction to support marketing of the medical device.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After June 18, costs are $1,795.00

July 22-23, 2015

Auditing Techniques for Clinical Research Professionals

San Diego, CA

This workshop teaches practical, immediately usable techniques that top-notch Good Clinical Practice (GCP) auditors and FDA investigators employ. They include techniques that are useful when auditing clinical trials that employ Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and/or Electronic Data Capture (EDC). When monitors and auditors apply these techniques, they can better detect, correct, and prevent clinical study performance deficiencies at clinical sites and within their organizations. Significant updates to the seminar focus on the development and utilization of Quality Systems (QS) at clinical sites to improve their performance. The workshop will emphasize Simple Efficient & Effective QS processes that clinical site personnel can utilize and how monitors and auditors can help them develop and implement them.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After June 18, costs are $1,795.00

July 28-30, 2015

Comprehensive Monitoring for Medical Devices

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides an in-depth overview of the medical device development process and the role of the Clinical Research Associate (CRA) in managing and monitoring medical device studies. This course is ideal for CRAs new to the device industry, as well as experienced CRAs who are transitioning from monitoring drug studies to monitoring device studies.

Take advantage of our $1,695.00 price by registering early! After June 25, costs are $1,895.00