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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.

March

March 10-11, 2015

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

San Diego, CA

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 February 6, costs are $1,795.00

March 10, 2015

Detecting Risk Signals in Protocols, Data, and Monitoring

San Diego, CA

In an environment where remote monitoring and management techniques are becoming the daily practice, preventative measures need to be implemented to identify risks. You need to be able to identify protocol data thresholds and parameters for risks to establish management and escalation triggers. As data becomes available in real time, you should not be waiting until deviations become a “trend” before intervention is implemented; we need to know how to look for outliers and “red flags” on a daily basis. With increasing use of CROs and vendors, it is essential that best practices are established for identifying risk signals in management and monitoring practices. This course will discuss how to detect risk signals in protocols, data, and monitoring based on risk-based quality management, industry guidances, and practical application. This one day course will include hands-on activities centered around identifying and implementing preventative measures in a sample protocol, communication and management techniques, and plan development.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After February 6, costs are $1,000.00

March 10-11, 2015

Strategic Clinical Research Operational Planning: Applied Techniques for Cost Estimation, Risk Management, and Quality Assurance

San Diego, CA

This course is an integrative learning experience, combining a comprehensive review of the Good Clinical Practice core principles and project management strategies applicable to clinical research during the new drug development process. We will examine the concepts and applied techniques for cost estimation (PERT analysis, bottom-up, top-down, etc.), risk management, and quality assurance. We will focus on the principles and methodology of planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts. Key topics include organization strategy and project selection, developing a project plan, scheduling resources, project risk analysis, work breakdown structures, and project networks. Mastery of key tools and concepts introduced in this course and development of the skills vital to effective management of multidisciplinary tasks will provide clinical research professionals a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After February 6, costs are $1,795.00

March 10, 2015

How to Write Effective Monitoring Reports and Communications

San Diego, CA

Clinical Monitors (CRAs) must document many details of the happenings at investigational sites, including Confirmation Letters to sites, Monitoring Visit Reports, Follow-Up Letters to sites, Telephone Contact Reports, Email/Faxes to sites, and Queries and Notes to File (NTF). All of these become essential documents as they demonstrate the compliance of the monitor and, thus, the sponsor in the conduct of the clinical trial. These are all eligible for inspection by the regulatory authorities at any time both during and after the study is completed and submitted for product approval. This is the same regulation for drugs, biologics, and devices. Effective writing skills are, therefore, extremely important so that we show the diligence and detail involved in effective monitoring. Increasingly, we notice that the Confirmation Letters, Monitoring Visit Reports, and Follow-Up Letters have discrepancies.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After February 6, costs are $1,000.00

March 11-12, 2015

Introduction to FDA

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides an introduction to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to those who need to have an understanding of FDA to perform their jobs. The course provides a background on the agency, FDA history, FDA organization and a look at how FDA functions divisionally.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After February 6, costs are $1,795.00

March 11-12, 2015

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) in Site Management

Philadelphia, PA

Managing investigator noncompliance in the research industry is critical to successful clinical trials. Regulatory authorities expect that all stakeholders identify noncompliance, correct the non-compliance through intervention, and evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. Root cause analysis provides a process through which issues can be accurately identified and interventions can be effectively designed.

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March 11, 2015

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

San Diego, CA

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 February 6, costs are $1,000.00

March 17, 2015

Effective Recruitment Planning and Management for Sponsors and CROs

San Francisco, CA

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 February 13, costs are $1,000.00

March 17, 2015

Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs) and the Role and Responsibilities of the Investigator

San Francisco, CA

This course provides an overview of the applicable regulations for Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs), including the role and responsibilities of the individual investigator who acts as an investigator and a sponsor in conducting the study. The seminar includes a review of the reporting requirements and essential documentation required for these trials, and illustrates the risks involved. Tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls are addressed, including examples from FDA inspections and how to prepare for a possible inspection.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After February 13, costs are $1,000.00

March 18, 2015

Informed Consent - Beyond the Basics

San Francisco, CA

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 February 13, costs are $1,000.00

March 24-25, 2015

Introduction to Clinical Data Management

San Francisco, CA

This course provides an excellent introduction to clinical data management in the pharmaceutical industry. Its focus on processes and their rationale renders it ideal for the new data manager and to other individuals who wish to learn basic clinical data management skills and the function of clinical data management in the medical product development process.

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

March 26, 2015

Case Report Form Design, Strategy, and Standards

San Francisco, CA

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 February 20, costs are $1,000.00

April

April 8-9, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Intermediate

Boston, MA

This course reflects current industry trends and challenges for the more experienced monitor/clinical research associate – with a focus on developing tools and identifying challenges for effective monitoring. Industry standards and best practices will be discussed with an emphasis on the relationship between the Sponsor/CRO and the Investigator/site personnel. References and resources (including those available online) will be provided. Topics include site management, developing tools for effective monitoring, comonitoring assessments, challenges in our global environment, and successful time management. Discussion will include how sponsors/CROs interpret and implement various aspects of clinical trials and GCP principles.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After March 5, costs are $1,795.00

April 8-9, 2015

Clinical Project Management: Intermediate

San Diego, CA

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 March 5, costs are $1,795.00

April 8-9, 2015

Medical Terminology for Clinical Research Professionals

Boston, MA

This course provides an excellent introduction to and review of medical terminology for newcomers and seasoned professionals responsible for reviewing clinical charts, reviewing CRFs, and entering CRF data. Participants will receive a comprehensive overview and body system approach to understanding the root of medical terms, normal body system functions, and abnormal and disease states. Students will investigate the structure of medical terms, and analyze spoken and written health care communication.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After March 5, costs are $1,795.00

April 8-9, 2015

Inspection Readiness: Demystifying the FDA Inspection Process

Boston, MA

There is often fear and a mystique surrounding the process of an FDA site inspection. This workshop will include insights from a former FDA medical officer on the importance of Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) to help ensure sites are prepared for the FDA. Your instructor will show learners exactly what the FDA is looking for during a site inspection, and why these inspections are critical to both the drug/device approval process. This workshop will include presentations, discussions, and problem-solving using case studies applicable to both drug and device studies. Exercises are designed to prepare you for the FDA’s arrival, anticipate FDA issues and concerns, and ensure success. Learners are encouraged to bring their questions and join in interactive discussions. Together we will de-mystify the process of FDA audits and help you learn how to ready your site for the FDA.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After March 5, costs are $1,795.00

April 9, 2015

Signal Detection and Pharmacovigilance

Philadelphia, PA

This course will describe how to implement signal detection and data mining as part of your pharmacovigilance operations. The requirement for companies to perform signal detection is mandatory in Europe and highly recommended in the U.S. Many simple techniques can be applied to the generation and review of potential signals, which can also be augmented by the application of sophisticated data mining algorithms. This course will cover signal assessment, use of signal triage algorithms, compliance with FDA guidance as specified in “Good Pharmacovigilance Practices and Pharmacoepidemiologic Assessment,” March 2005, and the timing and frequency of signal detection, triage, and data mining runs.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After March 6, costs are $1,000.00

April 9, 2015

Report Writing for CRAs

Philadelphia, PA

This course is designed so that the participants walk away with usable skills and invaluable knowledge in clinical trial site visit report writing and review. The course combines lecture with real life scenarios, practicum exercises involving writing, editing and mapping of findings. Both beginners and those with experience will benefit from the content.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After March 6, costs are $1,000.00

April 10, 2015

Advanced Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Training

Boston, MA

This refresher course provides additional training for the clinical research coordinator (CRC) with greater than three years of experience. We will start out with a review of the key governing regulations and guidelines in clinical research, and will then discuss trends, management issues and the financial impact of clinical research on the research site. We will also cover inspection preparation, as well as CAPA planning and implementation. This course will also focus on investigator responsibilities and developing processes that will ensure adequate investigator oversight.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After March 6, costs are $1,000.00

April 13-14, 2015

Planning and Conducting Global Clinical Trials

Philadelphia, PA

Increased competition for clinical trial subjects and resources has spread investigational sites and vendors all over the world. This globalization of clinical trials has helped sponsors to control drug development costs and timelines, but at the same time has generated new challenges for sponsors. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the considerations for planning and conducting trials outside the United States. Expectations of the FDA, EMA, and MHLW for trials conducted outside their regions are reviewed. Strategies for meeting these expectations in the context of differences in clinical research experience, patient populations, medical practice, language, culture, legal and regulatory requirements, logistics, and technological capacity are discussed. The course includes specific operational strategies for clinical trial implementation in both developed and developing countries.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After March 11, costs are $1,795.00

April 13-14, 2015

Statistical Concepts for Non-Statisticians

Philadelphia, PA

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 March 11, costs are $1,795.00

April 14-16, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Beginner

San Diego, CA

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 March 11, costs are $1,895.00

April 14, 2015

SOP Writing: How to Create, Implement, and Maintain User-Friendly SOPs

San Diego, CA

In the world of clinical research, it would be difficult to find someone who hasn’t heard of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Yet there remains great mystery in how to create an SOP. SOPs require a lot of explanation: What are the basics? How many are enough? How many are too many? Who creates them? Who monitors them? How do we train them? How often do we train them? How do we document that training? Where should SOPs live?

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After March 11, costs are $1,000.00

April 16-17, 2015

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

San Diego, CA

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 March 11, costs are $1,795.00

April 21-22, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Advanced

Boston, MA

This course will focus on more complex and challenging issues affecting the Clinical Research Associate with management/leadership responsibilities. Current hot topics and trends will be discussed. Participants will analyze case studies to identify how monitors/study leaders could have identified, managed, and followed up on under performance or non- compliance issues. Corrective and preventive action plans (CAPA) will be developed as part of the course activities. Training and mentoring techniques will be included to assist training/mentoring sponsor/CRO and site staff.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After March 19, costs are $1,795.00

April 21-22, 2015

Clinical Project Management Advanced

San Diego, CA

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.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After March 19, costs are $1,795.00

April 21-22, 2015

Comprehensive CRC Training

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides an in-depth survey of the roles and responsibilities of the investigator site Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC). The course begins with an overview of the drug development process and regulatory environment in which the CRC operates. From there, critical CRC responsibilities will be discussed, including patient recruitment and retention, informed consent, adverse event reporting, and investigational product accountability. The CRC’s role at the site will be explored, from study start-up through site close-out, and all of the activities, site visits, and documentation that occur along the way. Finally, site audits and inspections will be reviewed, with an emphasis on the CRC’s role in that process.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After March 19, costs are $1,795.00

April 21-22, 2015

Basics of Post-Marketing Pharmacovigilance and the Beginner PV Auditor

Boston, MA

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 March 19, costs are $1,795.00

May

May 4-5, 2015

Advanced Good Clinical Practice: Practical Application and Implementation

San Diego, CA

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 1, costs are $1,795.00

May 5-6, 2015

Global GCP Monitoring: Domestic and International Compliance

Philadelphia, PA

This course examines global GCP compliance issues and GCP monitoring responsibilities. Participants explore GCP issues relevant to studies conducted within the US and abroad. There is a special focus on the culture issues impacting clinical research.

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

May 5, 2015

Drug Development and FDA Regulations

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides an overview of the drug development process including GLP, GCP, and GMP processes. It is ideal for early stage investigators from varied disciplines and new industry professionals with a need to develop an understanding of the drug development process. The course will review the steps that lead up to the clinical trial process. It will discuss the phases of clinical development that are part of the IND (the actual human trials that are conducted to demonstrate safety and efficacy to allow the regulatory authorities reason to approve the investigational drug for marketing). The NDA process will then be reviewed with insight into possible post-NDA activities that may be requested. The included workbook is a great tool for reference purposes.

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

May 5-6, 2015

The Highly Effective CRA: Soft Skills for Taking Your Work to the Next Level

Philadelphia, PA

Good monitoring skills are not the only critical skills a CRA needs to be effective in their role. A highly effective CRA is a great communicator; focuses on building relationships and partnership with their key stakeholders to position their projects/studies for success; resolves conflict with confidence, bravery, and laser-sharp solution focus; is able to anticipate potential challenges and barriers to success and takes the steps to remove and/or mitigate them; and identifies and solves problems.

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

May 5-7, 2015

CRA & CRC Beginner Program

San Francisco, CA

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 April 2, costs are $1,895.00

May 5-6, 2015

Conducting Clinical Trials Under ICH GCP

Boston, MA

This course provides a comprehensive review of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and FDA regulations and requirements. Participants receive a foundation of knowledge about GCP, practical examples, and the underlying scientific and regulatory principles involved. Guidelines for each aspect of research are provided, as well as information on the structuring and preparation of protocols, consent forms, and investigator brochure. Information on maintaining an ongoing relationship with the FDA will also be discussed. This course enables clinical professionals to prepare concise documents and provide their company and the FDA with necessary information for the clinical studies.

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

May 6-7, 2015

Understanding Clinical Data Management for the non-CDM Professional

San Diego, CA

This course will review Clinical Data Management (CDM) operations as they relate to the conduct of clinical trials. The seminar will begin with an introduction to the regulations that directly impact CDM. From there, it will provide a high level overview of CDM processes and the stages of their execution, allowing clinical research professionals to understand the interconnectivity of CDM with other trial procedures. Study startup, timeline considerations, metrics generation, and a description of the differences between electronic data capture vs. paper-based studies will also be introduced.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 2, costs are $1,795.00

May 6-7, 2015

Working with CROs: Building a Partnership for Project Success

San Francisco, CA

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 April 2, costs are $1,795.00

May 6-7, 2015

Patient Registry Programs: Strategy, Design, Operations, and Output

San Diego, CA

This course is designed to serve biopharmaceutical industry participants who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of patient registry programs. Topics are introduced at the basic level but rapidly progress to cover more advanced, in-depth, and complex issues in program development and implementation. The seminar provides tools for participants involved in registry planning and design as well as for participants involved in registry project management and operations.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 2, costs are $1,795.00

May 7, 2015

How to Write Great SOPs and Work Instructions

Philadelphia, PA

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Work Instructions are of high value when they are written properly. Too often authors leave out the right details to make these documents user-friendly and add-in items can cause confusion and lead to misunderstandings and at worse, non-compliance. This course presents a best practice for developing SOPs and Work Instructions starting with the critical technique of process mapping. In this seminar, learners will be taught the various components of each document and tips on how to write effective, user-friendly SOPs and Work Instructions. Participants will have an opportunity to bring a draft SOP and/or Work Instruction to the class and obtain feedback.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After April 3, costs are $1,000.00

May 7, 2015

Becoming a Preferred Site: Quality and Documentation Tips for Compliance

Philadelphia, PA

What is a preferred site? How does one assess feasibility to determine if a study is a good fit for your site/sponsor? What can a site do to ensure a clinical trial is feasible? First impressions count, but best practices must be continued throughout the life of the trial to ensure preferred status. This workshop will explore best practices for FDA-compliant source and regulatory documentation and the tools that can help to get you there. Most non-compliance noted through monitor visits, regulatory inspections, and audits stem from inadequate and inconsistent documentation at sites. Learn how to best prepare for a monitoring visit or site audit/inspection.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After April 3, costs are $1,000.00

May 8, 2015

Regulatory Intelligence 101

Philadelphia, PA

The regulatory environment is constantly shifting and changing. This dynamism necessitates keeping abreast of current information from a variety of sources. Regulatory Intelligence (RI) is the act of gathering and analyzing regulatory information for impact or changes in laws, regulations, directives, guidance documents, etc. There is more to regulatory intelligence than keeping up with the latest regulations and guidelines. Regulatory precedence, industry practices, regulatory agency opinions, competitor information are just a few of the valuable sources of information that can help regulatory affairs professionals to develop successful regulatory strategies.

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May 8, 2015

Developing Effective Training and Facilitation Skills in Clinical Research: An Application-Based Course

San Francisco, CA

In clinical research, there is an ongoing need to conduct training whether it is at the onset of a study, due to a change in staff or new staff, as a result of an amendment, or because of an identified noncompliance during a study. How we approach and deliver training is important. Delivering hours’ worth of PowerPoint presentations does not facilitate learning or identify where the knowledge gaps may lie in order to make the best use of time and resources. If our goal in training is to pass on knowledge and to ask learners to apply that information, we need to consider our approach in how to make this happen.

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May 11-12, 2015

Fraud in Clinical Research: Detection and Deterrence

Boston, MA

The issue of fraud has once again become a focus within the clinical research industry. Although high-profile cases tend to periodically pique our interest, ensuring the integrity of data and the protection of participants during the conduct of clinical research is an ongoing process. Developing and incorporating systems for detecting and preventing fraud should be a standard part of any compliance plan.

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May 11-12, 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.

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May 14-15, 2015

Drug Discovery: The Path from Development to Marketing Approval

Boston, MA

This course will introduce the concept of translational approach in clinical research and examine its application. An overview of state-of-the-art translational technologies will be provided. Topics will include review of molecular and pathophysiological aspects of several diseases, and the exploration basis for drug design, pre-clinical,and clinical testing. Additional topics will include clinical evaluation, regulatory approval of biological drugs, and frontiers in translational research. We will review requirements for transitions from the pre-clinical phase of drug development to the clinical trial process and subsequently to marketing of a new drug.

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May 14-15, 2015

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

Boston, MA

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 April 3, costs are $1,795.00

May 19, 2015

Developing Clinical Study Budgets

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides the practical skills needed to construct and negotiate study budgets that appropriately compensate investigative sites for resource needs required as a result of clinical research protocols.

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May 19, 2015

Good Clinical Practice for the Laboratory Scientist

Philadelphia, PA

This course is designed particularly for the laboratory scientist to provide an appreciation of the regulated environment in which clinical studies are conducted and its relevance when collecting and analyzing biological specimens during a study. The drug development process (discovery through post-market) will be reviewed with particular attention to the fundamentals of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and where/how they apply.

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May 19-20, 2015

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) in Site Management

Boston, MA

Managing investigator noncompliance in the research industry is critical to successful clinical trials. Regulatory authorities expect that all stakeholders identify noncompliance, correct the non-compliance through intervention, and evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. Root cause analysis provides a process through which issues can be accurately identified and interventions can be effectively designed.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After April 16, costs are $1,795.00

May 20, 2015

Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs) and the Role and Responsibilities of the Investigator

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides an overview of the applicable regulations for Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs), including the role and responsibilities of the individual investigator who acts as an investigator and a sponsor in conducting the study. The seminar includes a review of the reporting requirements and essential documentation required for these trials, and illustrates the risks involved. Tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls are addressed, including examples from FDA inspections and how to prepare for a possible inspection.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After April 16, costs are $1,000.00

May 20, 2015

Detecting Risk Signals in Protocols, Data, and Monitoring

Philadelphia, PA

In an environment where remote monitoring and management techniques are becoming the daily practice, preventative measures need to be implemented to identify risks. You need to be able to identify protocol data thresholds and parameters for risks to establish management and escalation triggers. As data becomes available in real time, you should not be waiting until deviations become a “trend” before intervention is implemented; we need to know how to look for outliers and “red flags” on a daily basis. With increasing use of CROs and vendors, it is essential that best practices are established for identifying risk signals in management and monitoring practices.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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