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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.

August

August 11, 2015

Advanced Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Training

Philadelphia, PA

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 July 10, costs are $1,000.00

August 11, 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 July 10, costs are $1,000.00

August 18-20, 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 July 17, costs are $1,895.00

August 20-21, 2015

Pharmacovigilance in Europe: Impact of Regulatory Changes on Investigational & Marketed Products

San Francisco, CA

The ICH process has resulted in multiple initiatives aimed at harmonizing global regulatory requirements for the approval and marketing of pharmaceuticals. The EU has faced the additional challenge of harmonizing disparate regulations and practices across multiple cultures and languages. This course will cover the essential ICH pharmacovigilance guidelines for investigational and marketed products, as they have been being implemented in Europe.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After July 17, costs are $1,795.00

August 20-21, 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 July 17, costs are $1,795.00

August 21, 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. Learn techniques to better manage your regulatory files and prepare to answer sponsors, auditors, and inspectors regarding screening/enrollment numbers, subject withdrawal, informed consent, recruitment efforts, delegation of authority, protocol violations, and adverse events. Identify what is adequate source. What do I really need to file in my site master file, what are “extras” that will make my site preferred by sponsors? Evaluate how to best document PI oversight. Determine when to use a note-to-file and what constitutes an effective CAPA. Tips and tricks for managing the regulatory file will be provided through tools/worksheets/templates and interactive activities.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After July 17, costs are $1,000.00

August 24-25, 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

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After July 23, costs are $1,795.00

August 24-25, 2015

Quality Systems in Clinical Research

San Francisco, CA

The future of clinical trial conduct demands a Quality System approach. Recently, regulators have been recommending that a Quality System approach be used for the design, development, and execution of clinical studies. Newly released FDA guidances speak on the need to conduct clinical trials using such an approach, but provide little in the way of direction on how to accomplish this. Risk management is an integral component of a Quality System approach, and many researchers do not have the knowledge or experience to conduct clinical trial risk management. This course will apply practical approaches and demonstrate associated tools and skills to assist the participant in using a Quality System approach within the clinical trial arena from both the site and sponsor perspective.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After July 23, costs are $1,795.00

August 24-25, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Intermediate

San Francisco, CA

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 July 23, costs are $1,795.00

August 26, 2015

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

Philadelphia, PA

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. It is important to consider how essential every teleconference, meeting, and conversation is within research; the information shared can have a huge impact on study timelines, data integrity, and compliance. If information is not internalized by the learner, then the time spent discussing it is a waste and the consequences may be significant.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After July 24, costs are $1,000.00

August 27-28, 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. In addition, the phases of clinical drug development that are part of the InvestigationalNew Drug (IND) application will be discussed. The New Drug Application (NDA) pre-market application process and regulatory requirements will then be reviewed with insight into possible post-NDA activities that may be required.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After July 24, costs are $1,795.00

August 27, 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. 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 July 24, costs are $1,000.00

August 27-28, 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. We’ll introduce you to a protocol, the blue print for any trial. We’ll also explain what informed consent is and why it is so important. Finally, you will be provided with resources that will enable you to stay informed about topics and regulations regarding clinical trials in your area.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After July 24, costs are $1,795.00

September

September 8-10, 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 August 6, costs are $1,895.00

September 8-9, 2015

The CRA Manager Course

San Diego, CA

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

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

September 8-9, 2015

Conducting Clinical Trials Under ICH GCP

Philadelphia, PA

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 August 6, costs are $1,795.00

September 8-9, 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. 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 August 6, costs are $1,795.00

September 9-10, 2015

Clinical Trials for Medical Devices: Design and Development

San Diego, 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 August 7, costs are $1,795.00

September 9-10, 2015

Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance: Effective Drug Safety Reporting and Surveillance

San Diego, CA

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 US and EU safety reporting standards.

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

September 10-11, 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 August 7, costs are $1,795.00

September 10, 2015

Regulatory Intelligence 101

San Diego, CA

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.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After August 7, costs are $1,000.00

September 14-15, 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 August 6, costs are $1,795.00

September 14-15, 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 August 13, costs are $1,795.00

September 15-16, 2015

Fraud in Clinical Research: Detection and Deterrence

Philadelphia, PA

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.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After August 13, costs are $1,795.00

September 15-17, 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 August 13, costs are $1,895.00

September 16, 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 August 13, costs are $1,000.00

September 18, 2015

Good Clinical Practice for the Laboratory Scientist

Boston, MA

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. Examples and the impact of non-compliance will be discussed. Review and reinforcement of important concepts, such as laboratory accreditation, will be achieved through discussion and examples. The role of quality management in GCP Laboratories will be evaluated along with the standards to have in place that will ensure compliance, including outsourcing clinical laboratory activities. The challenges when conducting global studies related to specimen collection will also be discussed.

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

September 23-24, 2015

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

San Francisco, CA

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 August 21, costs are $1,795.00

September 23-24, 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 August 21, costs are $1,795.00

September 23-25, 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 August 21, costs are $1,895.00

September 29, 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 August 27, costs are $1,000.00

September 29-30, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Advanced

Philadelphia, PA

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 August 27, costs are $1,795.00

September 29, 2015

Risk-Based Monitoring: Successful Planning and Implementation

Philadelphia, PA

A fundamental shift is occurring in the clinical research industry related to how sponsors satisfy their regulatory and GCP requirements for the adequate monitoring of clinical trials. Recent regulatory authority guidance and industry initiatives are both promoting a modern approach to clinical trial monitoring based upon program and study-specific risk assessments and mitigation plans. In order for clinical research professionals to embrace this industry shift, it is critical that they understand the rationale, concepts, and actual work practices inherent in risk-based monitoring. This course is designed for clinical research professionals across the spectrum of research organizations, investigational product types, and experience levels.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After August 27, costs are $1,000.00

October

October 6-7, 2015

Pharmacokinetics: A Comprehensive Overview of Principles and Applications

Philadelphia, PA

The course will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of pharmacokinetics by integrating concepts in physiology and mathematics. At the end of this seminar, attendees will understand fundamental pharmacokinetic concepts and be able to use them to design pharmacokinetic studies, compute pharmacokinetic parameters, and predict the effect of physiological and formulation changes on the pharmacokinetics of drugs. The instructor will provide an overview of the anatomy and physiology of organ systems relevant to drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, explain pharmacokinetic concepts, demonstrate computation of pharmacokinetic parameters after intravenous and oral doses, and highlight concepts in bioavailability, bioequivalence, and biopharmaceutics. Understanding of theoretical principles will be facilitated by numerous practical examples from the literature, and through case studies. Periodic review and reinforcement of important concepts will be achieved through discussions, and completion of a series of in-class assignments.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After September 4, costs are $1,795.00

October 6-7, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Intermediate

Philadelphia, PA

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 September 4, costs are $1,795.00

October 6-8, 2015

CRA & CRC Beginner Program

Boston, MA

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 September 4, costs are $1,895.00

October 6-7, 2015

Comprehensive CRC Training

Boston, MA

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 September 4, costs are $1,795.00

October 6, 2015

Patient Recruitment and Retention: Successful Planning and Management

Philadelphia, PA

What does it take to successfully plan and implement a successful patient recruitment and retention program be it at the local site level or study-wide level? What’s the difference between recruitment sources, strategies and tactics? What are the elements that fundamentally influence or determine a patient’s participation in the trial? When and how should recruitment planning discussions take place vis-à-vis the study feasibility assessment process? What’s the link between site engagement and successful patient recruitment and retention? If you are interested in exploring the answers to these and other questions, then this seminar is for you. Going beyond a discussion of advertising and outreach tactics, this course will systematically evaluate both theoretical as well as practical aspects of all of the factors necessary for an effective patient recruitment and retention program.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After September 4, costs are $1,000.00

October 6-7, 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 September 4, costs are $1,795.00

October 6, 2015

Patient Recruitment and Retention: Successful Planning and Management

Philadelphia, PA

What does it take to successfully plan and implement a successful patient recruitment and retention program be it at the local site level or study-wide level? What’s the difference between recruitment sources, strategies and tactics? What are the elements that fundamentally influence or determine a patient’s participation in the trial? When and how should recruitment planning discussions take place vis-à-vis the study feasibility assessment process? What’s the link between site engagement and successful patient recruitment and retention? If you are interested in exploring the answers to these and other questions, then this seminar is for you. Going beyond a discussion of advertising and outreach tactics, this course will systematically evaluate both theoretical as well as practical aspects of all of the factors necessary for an effective patient recruitment and retention program.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After September 4, costs are $1,000.00

October 7, 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 September 4, costs are $1,000.00

October 8, 2015

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

Boston, MA

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. These documents serve to demonstrate the compliance of the investigator, sponsor, and monitor with the standards of GCP and with all applicable regulatory requirements. They are all also eligible for inspection by the regulatory authorities at any time during and after the study is completed and submitted for product approval. This is the same regulation for drugs, biologics and devices. It is, therefore, paramount that these documents are filed in a way to make them immediately accessible for use by the study team and for regulatory inspection. This module will provide some practical solutions to meet these challenges.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After September 4, costs are $1,000.00

October 8, 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.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After September 4, costs are $1,000.00

October 15-16, 2015

Quality Systems in Clinical Research

San Francisco, CA

The future of clinical trial conduct demands a Quality System approach. Recently, regulators have been recommending that a Quality System approach be used for the design, development, and execution of clinical studies. Newly released FDA guidances speak on the need to conduct clinical trials using such an approach, but provide little in the way of direction on how to accomplish this. Risk management is an integral component of a Quality System approach, and many researchers do not have the knowledge or experience to conduct clinical trial risk management. This course will apply practical approaches and demonstrate associated tools and skills to assist the participant in using a Quality System approach within the clinical trial arena from both the site and sponsor perspective.

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October 15-16, 2015

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

Philadelphia, PA

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.

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October 15-16, 2015

Medical Terminology for Clinical Research Professionals

Philadelphia, PA

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.

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October 19-20, 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.

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October 19-20, 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 clinical research professional. This course contains medical device content related only to use in combination products.

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October 19-20, 2015

Advanced Good Clinical Practice: Practical Application and Implementation

Philadelphia, PA

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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October 20-21, 2015

Auditing Techniques for Clinical Research Professionals

San Francisco, 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.

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October 20-21, 2015

Drug Approval Process: Preparation and Processing of INDs and NDAs

Boston, MA

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.

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October 20-21, 2015

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

San Francisco, CA

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.

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October 20-21, 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.

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October 20-21, 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.

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October 20-21, 2015

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

San Francisco, 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.

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October 21-22, 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.

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October 22, 2015

Becoming a Preferred Site: Quality and Documentation Tips for Compliance

San Francisco, CA

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. Learn techniques to better manage your regulatory files and prepare to answer sponsors, auditors, and inspectors regarding screening/enrollment numbers, subject withdrawal, informed consent, recruitment efforts, delegation of authority, protocol violations, and adverse events.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After September 18, costs are $1,000.00

October 22, 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.”

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October 27-29, 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.

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October 27-28, 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.

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October 27-28, 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.

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October 29, 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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November

November 3-4, 2015

Introduction to Clinical Data Management

Philadelphia, PA

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 October 2, costs are $1,795.00

November 3-4, 2015

Introduction to Clinical Research

San Diego, CA

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. We’ll introduce you to a protocol, the blue print for any trial. We’ll also explain what informed consent is and why it is so important. Finally, you will be provided with resources that will enable you to stay informed about topics and regulations regarding clinical trials in your area.

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November 4, 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. This may be simple date inconsistencies, or critical data credibility issues.

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November 4, 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.

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November 5, 2015

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

San Diego, 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. It is important to consider how essential every teleconference, meeting, and conversation is within research; the information shared can have a huge impact on study timelines, data integrity, and compliance. If information is not internalized by the learner, then the time spent discussing it is a waste and the consequences may be significant.

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November 5-6, 2015

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

San Diego, CA

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 October 2, costs are $1,795.00

November 5, 2015

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

San Diego, 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 October 2, costs are $1,000.00