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    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Hilton Philadelphia - City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA USA

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    ONLINE REGISTRATION is now closed.

    Registration will be accepted onsite with payment

    Our Annual Conference offers CRNs the opportunity to build on current knowledge, share personal experience, and network with national and international CRN colleagues while addressing a wide variety of research and clinical content needs.

    The 2019 conference theme will demonstrate the many contributions of CRNs within the clinical research enterprise, their global impact, and disseminate information that may be adapted by other CRNs. Join us in Philadelphia for 3 days of engaging content, networking and discussion. Hear from internationally recognized nurse leaders including, Connie Ulrich, Professor of Bioethics and Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

    The full three-day conference registration fee includes:

    • Three days of education programs 
    • Two breakfasts
    • Three lunches & refreshment breaks
    • Poster Networking Reception
    • International Meet & Greet

    Conference Pricing

    Member  Non-Member  Undergrad Student
     Before Aug 30 - 3 Day  $625  $799  $395
     After Aug 30 - 3 Day  $699  $799  $395
     2 Day  $525  $699  
     1 Day  $299 $399  

    Conference Agenda:
    Click here to download full agenda

    Monday, October 21st

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Early Registration
    8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Committee Planning Sessions
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Morning Focused Workshops
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Afternoon Focused Workshops
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM International Meet & Greet

    Tuesday, October 22nd

    7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
    8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open - Networking/Poster Viewing
    8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Announcements & Introductions
    8:45 AM – 10:00 AM *Keynote Address
                                      Ethical Issues in the Recruitment and Retention of Patient-Participants in Clinical Research - Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

    10:00 - 10:15 AM BREAK – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall
    10:15 AM-11:15 AM Breakout Session 1 
    11:15 AM-11:30 AM Break – Transition
    11:30 AM–12:30 PM *
    Plenary Speaker
                                     Mitigating the Risk at the Intersection of Patient Care and Clinical Research: Leveraging Patient  Safety Science - Laura M. Lee, RN, MS
    12:30 PM-1:45 PM Lunch & Business Meeting
    1:45 PM-2:00 PM Break – Tweet/Transition
    2:00 PM-3:00 PM Breakout Session 2 
    3:00 PM-3:15 PM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall
    3:15 PM-4:15 PM Poster Presentation Session (Author's will be at posters)
    4:15 PM-4:25 PM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall

    Twitter Chat - Topic: Identifying the Value Nurses Contribute to Excellence in Clinical Research

    Join the conversation using #IACRN19

    4:25 PM – 5:25 PM *Panel Discussion
                                   International Research Site Visits: The Value of Sharing Where We Work and

    How We Practice

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Poster viewing & Networking Reception (not eligible for CE's)

    Wednesday, October 23rd

    7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast
    • Chapter Governance Committee
    • Education Committee
    • Membership, Marketing, & Communications Committee
    • Research Committee

    8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Announcements & Introductions

    8:45 AM – 10:00 AM *Panel Discussion
    nternational Association of Clinical Research Nurses Leadership Program
    10:00 AM-10:15 AM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall
    10:15 AM-11:15 AM Breakout Session 3 (includes Roundtables)

    11:15 AM-11:30 AM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall
    11:30 AM-12:30 PM Breakout Session 4 
    12:30 PM-1:30 PM LUNCH
    1:30 PM-2:45 PM *Endnote Speaker:

    The Future of a Profession: The Need for Credentialing and Volunteerism in Rapidly Changing Environments - Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN

    2:45 PM-3:00 PM Conference Closing Remarks

    This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).

    Thanks to our Current Sponsors!







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    • All cancellations or refund requests must be in writing to iacrn@iacrn.org
    • Cancellations or refund requests received before 14 business days from the start of the conference will be fully refunded minus $50 administration fee.
    • Cancellations or refund requests received within 14 business days leading into the conference or after close of the conference will not receive a refund.
    • Conference registration is transferable to another person at no additional charge. Notify IACRN at iacrn@iacrn.org with name of original registrant and new registrant. Cancelled registrations are non-transferable. 
    • Please note, some refund requests may be processed after the event. No refunds will be issued onsite. 


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    • 03 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Upcoming Free Webinar


    Biopiracy and Robin Hood’s Descendants: A Public Centered Model of Biobank Oversight Leveraging Citizen-Science as Stewardship

    presented by Melinda Wilding, DBe, MA

    Assistant Professor – School of Medicine Internal Medicine (Institute of Bioethics and Social Justice), UT Health Rio Grande Valley

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019
    1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

    *Registration will open soon

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Complion Webinar
    February 26, 2020: 1-2pm EST

    Topic: To be announced

    • 29 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Complion Webinar
    April 29, 2020: 1-2pm EST

    Topic: To be announced

    • 11 May 2020
    • 15 May 2020



    National Institute for Health Research UK Clinical Research Facility Network and International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

    UK and Ireland Study Visit 11th-15th May 2020

    This free study program is open to IACRN Members

    Following on from last year’s successful UK Study Visit program we are delighted to extend an initiation for expressions of interest to IACRN membership. During a week of exciting events, you will visit Clinical Research Facilities in London, England.

    Study visit highlights:

    • Attendance at joint meetings with all visitors and host organisations
    • Attendance at the UK Celebration of Clinical Research Nurses Annual Conference Day
    • Hosted at clinical research facilities across the UK and Ireland

    Click here more information and study visit objectives.

    Please email your expression of interest by December 27th, 2019 to:

    Rebecca Greagsby: Rebecca.Greagsby@uhs.nhs.uk or Jennifer Allison: Jennifer.Allison@uhs.nhs.uk

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Complion Webinar
    September 30, 2020: 1-2pm EST

    Topic: To be announced

    • 16 Dec 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Complion Webinar
    December 16, 2020: 1-2pm EST

    Topic: To be announced

Past events

19 Sep 2019 Webinar - Clinical Research Nurse As Leader
19 Jun 2019 Ethics and Research: Ethical Consideration in Precision Health and Omics Science
21 May 2019 #WhyWeDoResearch Twitter Chat
07 May 2019 NIHR UK & Ireland Study Visit
24 Apr 2019 Webinar - Save the Date: Study Intensity Tool for Clinical Research
27 Mar 2019 How to Reach Your Enrollment Goals with a CTMS
27 Feb 2019 Gateway to Compliance: Creating a Business Case for eRegulatory
23 Jan 2019 Webinar: Writing a Conference Abstract - Tips for Success with Liz Ness
23 Jan 2019 Complion Webinar - Free Educational Webinar
18 Jan 2019 IACRN Board of Directors Meeting
19 Dec 2018 Webinar: Oral Medication Adherence in a Clinical Trial
11 Dec 2018 IACRN China Chapter Virtual Exchange Webinar
15 Oct 2018 IACRN 10th Anniversary Conference
28 Feb 2018 Webinar - The Clinical Research Nurse: Exemplars of Professional Performance Standards and Competencies
18 Oct 2017 IACRN 9th Annual Conference
27 Sep 2017 Webinar - Participant Focused Care: Integrating Patient and Family Centered Care into Clinical Research
24 May 2017 Webinar - Best Practices for Participant Safety: Assessment, Documentation, and Reporting of Adverse Events
24 Oct 2016 IACRN Scope & Standards of Practice Celebration Dinner
24 Oct 2016 IACRN 8th Annual Conference
15 Oct 2015 IACRN 7th Annual Conference
14 Oct 2015 PRE-CONFERENCE ONLY - IACRN 7th Annual 2015
05 Nov 2014 6th Annual IACRN Conference
09 Sep 2014 Developing Your Presentation: Tips for Success
24 Oct 2013 5th Annual IACRN Conference
17 Oct 2012 4th Annual IACRN Conference
16 Nov 2011 2011 Annual IACRN Meeting
17 Nov 2010 2nd Annual IACRN Conference
22 Oct 2009 1st Annual Conference 2009

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