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 Chapter Governance Committee

The purpose of the Chapter Governance Committee is to interact with and support groups seeking chapter status and to provide guidance during the development process. The Committee will provide ongoing support and guidance to established chapters. The Committee is responsible for creating a policy and process for chapter development and governance. Committee members will serve as liaisons to chapters both during start-up and be available for consultation after the chapter has been established.

Committee Leadership:

Diane Branham, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, Chair
Lori Brunner, Co-Chair
Mary Larkin, RN, MS, CDE - Chapter Governance Liaison

 Conference Planning Committee

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. The CPC is guided by the Mission and Vision of IACRN.

Committee Leadership:

Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN  - Chair

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

 Education Committee

The purpose of the IACRN Education Committee is to uphold the mission and vision of our organization through the promotion of evidence based practice that drives excellence in clinical research nursing by supporting the educational needs of our IACRN membership.

Committee Leadership:

Sharon Flynn, MS, RN ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN - Chair
Sheryl Forbes,MEd, BSN, RN, CCRP - Education Liaison

 Membership, Marketing, and Communications Committee

The purpose of the Membership, Marketing and Communications Committee is to promote awareness of IACRN, to increase Association membership, and to disseminate the organization's initiative and innovations to the clinical research community. This committee serves the organization in marketing the benefits of membership throughout the international clinical research nursing community and managing effective communication within the membership through the IACRN web site. We would love to have anyone with experience/interest in social media on this committee.

Committee Leadership:

Marie Therese Jeffs, BSN, RN - Chair

Laura Baker - MMC Liaison

 Research Committee

The purpose of the Research Committee is to define and measure sensitive outcomes in the clinical research process and to demonstrate the impact of clinical research nursing practice. The committee will continue research to describe and validate the specialty practice of clinical research nursing. The research committee will ensure that requests for research are in alignment with the Association mission and vision.

Committee Leadership:

Aris Eliades, PhD, RN - Chair
Bernadette ‘Candy’ Capili PhD, NP-C, FAAN - Co-Chair
Catherine Griffith, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC - Research Liaison

Interested in joining one of the above committees? Please submit a Committee Interest Form to iacrn@iacrn.org.

Thanks for your interest in volunteering!

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

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Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, USA
(609) 519-9689 (Phone)

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