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Conference Planning Committee

Committee Purpose: The IACRN Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing all aspects of IACRN’s conference events. The committee is accountable to the IACRN Board of Directors (BOD) and interacts with IACRN leadership, the management company, and other IACRN committees as needed to maximize clinical research nursing education, networking, and promotion of international best practices in clinical research.

Committee Goals: 

  • Generate International interest and contacts

Committee Leadership

Chair: Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN

Board Liaison: Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, RN, CCRC


Brian Beardslee

Miranda Brown

Lila Dalton

Sharon Flynn

Joy Gonzalez

Catherine Griffith

Andrea Hale

Gordon Hill

Tammy Kiger

Jennifer Jo Kyte

Committee Meetings

Monthly. 1st Friday's @ 10:30am (EST)

Patty McHugh

Shihab Mundekkadan

Elize Pietersen

Catherine Ricciardi

Mimi Shim

Fred Tantoy

Gwen Wallen

Claire Whitehouse

Mary Jane Williams


The IACRN Conference Planning Committee is seeking members to help with Conference Planning for October 21 - 23, 2019 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

We are calling on our members to find leaders interested in professional growth and asking them to step up and assist with leading and planning content for this momentous meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity for networking with colleagues and contributing to the overall success of our organization.

What you can expect:

  • To work closely with our Conference Planning Committee Co-Chairs (CPC) to ensure logistics of the meeting are being addressed in a manner that is both within budget and reflective of our professional association.
  • A feeling of contribution towards the development of your profession.

Additionally, this year we will have a number of sub-committees with specific duties as part of the overall Conference Planning Committee.  They are listed below with a link to a short description of each and what each will entail.

Keynote/plenary speakers


Abstracts for podium presentations & posters

Local Planning

Global interests

Continuing Nursing Education (CNEs)



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To volunteer for this role, we ask that you complete the volunteer form below and email it to iacrn@iacrn.org.  Thank you for your interest and commitment.

Send completed form to iacrn@iacrn.org 

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Forest Hill, MD 21050, USA
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443-640-1031 (Fax)

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