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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.

January

January 27-28, 2015

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Advanced

San Diego, CA

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 December 24, costs are $1,795.00.

January 27, 2015

Developing Clinical Study Budgets

San Diego, CA

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 December 24, costs are $1,000.00

January 27-28, 2015

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

Philadelphia, PA

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

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

January 27, 2015

Developing Clinical Study Budgets

San Diego, CA

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 December 24, costs are $1,000.00

January 27-28, 2015

Conducting Clinical Trials Under ICH GCP

San Diego, CA

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 December 24, costs are $1,795.00

January 27, 2015

Developing Clinical Study Budgets

San Diego, CA

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 December 24, costs are $1,000.00

January 27-28, 2015

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

Philadelphia, 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 December 24, costs are $1,795.00

January 29, 2015

Regulatory Intelligence 101

San Francisco, 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 December 29, costs are $1,000.00

January 29, 2015

The Pharmacovigilance Audit: How to Prepare for an Inspection

San Francisco, CA

Large and small pharmaceutical companies alike face an increasingly complex set of international regulations in their commitment to patient safety and Good Pharmacovigilance Practices. The specialized operational configurations of firms present complex challenges to meeting international requirements effectively. Pharmacovigilance audits can contribute to regulatory compliance and support industry best practices. This course will describe how to conduct a thorough drug safety and pharmacovigilance audit, including compliance with applicable worldwide laws, regulations and guidance. In addition, attendees will learn how to compare the company’s pharmacovigilance operations to applicable best practices.

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

February

February 3-4, 2015

Adverse Events: Managing and Reporting for Medical Devices

Philadelphia, PA

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 December 29, costs are $1,795.00

February 3-4, 2015

Working with CROs: Building a Partnership for Project Success

Philadelphia, PA

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

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

February 3-5, 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 December 29, costs are $1,895.00

February 5, 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 December 29, costs are $1,000.00

February 10-11, 2015

Data Management in the Electronic Data Capture Arena

Boston, MA

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

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After January 9, costs are $1,795.00

February 10-11, 2015

Clinical Project Management Advanced

Boston, MA

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 January 9, costs are $1,795.00

February 10-12, 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 January 9, costs are $1,895.00

February 18-19, 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 January 16, costs are $1,795.00

February 18-19, 2015

Auditing Techniques for Clinical Research Professionals

Boston, MA

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

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

February 18-20, 2015

Comprehensive Monitoring for Medical Devices

Philadelphia, PA

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

Take advantage of our $1,695.00 price by registering early! After January 16, costs are $1,895.00

February 19, 2015

How to Write Effective Monitoring Reports and Communications

Philadelphia, PA

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.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After January 23, costs are $1,000.00

February 24-25, 2015

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

San Diego, 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 January 23, costs are $1,795.00

February 24-25, 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.

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

February 24-25, 2015

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

San Diego, 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.

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

February 26, 2015

Becoming a Preferred Site: Quality and Documentation Tips for Compliance

San Diego, 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.

Take advantage of our $800.00 price by registering early! After January 23, costs are $1,000.00

February 26, 2015

How to Write Great SOPs and Work Instructions

San Diego, CA

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 January 23, costs are $1,000.00

March

March 3-4, 2015

Medical Device GCP Overview

Philadelphia, PA

This course provides information across the full range of medical device clinical trial activities. It is an ideal source of information for those new to clinical research and those requiring information specifically relating to regulatory and practical aspects of medical device clinical research.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After January 30, costs are $1,795.00

March 3-4, 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 Associates (CRAs).

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After January 30, costs are $1,795.00

March 3-4, 2015

Developing CRAs as Site Study Managers

San Diego, CA

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 have the skills to train, mentor, and communicate with new and experienced site staff, and to navigate the path through challenging situations.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After January 30, costs are $1,795.00

March 3-4, 2015

Effectively Writing Clinical Trial Protocols

San Diego, CA

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 January 30, costs are $1,795.00

March 4-5, 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 January 30, costs are $1,795.00

March 4, 2015

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

Philadelphia, PA

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 January 30, costs are $1,000.00

March 5-6, 2015

Medical Writing Fundamentals: How to Write Regulatory Documents

San Diego, CA

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 February 3, costs are $1,000.00

March 5-6, 2015

Institutional Review Boards (IRBs): The Changing Landscape and the Effect on the Conduct of Clinical Research

Philadelphia, PA

This course examines the evolution of the Institutional Review Board and how current events are shaping its future and that of the conduct of clinical research. Special attention is given to how IRBs can develop internal systems that assist in meeting their regulatory obligations of protecting human research participants in response to new requirements.

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After February 3, costs are $1,795.00

March 5-6, 2015

Clinical Project Management: Intermediate

Philadelphia, PA

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 February 3, costs are $1,795.00

March 5, 2015

Risk-Based Monitoring: Successful Planning and Implementation

San Diego, CA

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 February 3, costs are $1,000.00

March 5-6, 2015

Adverse Events: Managing and Reporting for Pharmaceuticals

Philadelphia, PA

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

Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early! After February 3, costs are $1,795.00

March 5, 2015

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

San Diego, CA

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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