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About Front Range ACRP

Welcome to Colorado’s Front Range Chapter of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Our Chapter has been in existence since September 14, 1998. We proudly serve the Denver and surrounding area to provide up-to-date information, continuing education credits, and networking for the research community. We are a comprehensive organization of clinical research professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Our members include professionals from hospitals, universities, clinics and various research corporations. Our members perform a wide variety of research roles within their professional organizations including Principal Investigators, Site Managers, Clinical Research Associates, IRB members, Research Nurses, Study Coordinators, Regulatory Specialists, and Data Managers, to name just a few.

As a chapter of the ACRP, the mission of this organization shall be to provide a readily accessible mechanism for regional program development for clinical research professionals to foster professional interaction, continuing education, problem solving, and discussion of professional issues.


Upcoming Events

Webinar: "Updating Your Patient Recruitment Strategy"

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015
Time:

5:15p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location:

The Denver Seminar Room in the lower level of the Gary Pavilion
The Children’s Hospital
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Speakers:

Annie Garvey
PharmaSeek Companies

Wade Strzinek
Healthagy

Flyer:

CLICK HERE to view event flyer

Contact Hours:

This event has been approved for 1.5 contact hours. CLICK HERE to purchase contact hours for this event. (*Note - Chapter members must still register for hours using this link to activate the program evaluation)

To obtain contact hours, attendees must complete a post-program evaluation which can be found under "My Tests, Evaluations & Certifications" on the ACRP homepage. The evaluation for this event will be available from January 6 - February 6, 2015.

*Credits will not be applied to your account until you complete this evaluation.

Rocky Mountain Chapters' Networking Reception
During the ACRP 2015 Global Conference & Exhibition

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time:

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Alpine East Ballroom
255 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Details:

Join leaders and members of ACRP's Salt Lake City, Front Range, Phoenix, Tucson, and New Mexico Chapters at this Saturday-evening reception. Chapter representatives will be on hand to answer your questions about ACRP Chapter Membership and local volunteer opportunities. This event is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues, meet fellow ACRP Chapter members, and discover how ACRP Chapter membership can benefit you.

Learn more

More event information coming soon. Check back for updates!


Past Events

RARE: The Journey of a Clinical Trial

Date: Monday, November 3, 2014
Time:

5:15p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location:

The Denver Seminar Room in the lower level of the Gary Pavilion
The Children’s Hospital
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Info:

RARE follows Donna Appell and her advocacy group for Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome as they travel to Puerto Rico and throughout the US in a race to fill a drug trial they hope could prolong her daughter’s life.

Flyer:

CLICK HERE to view event flyer

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of a Regulatory Binder

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014
Time:

5:15p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location:

The Denver Seminar Room in the lower level of the Gary Pavilion
The Children’s Hospital
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Speaker(s):

Amy Taylor, PhD
Research Manager IV
Children’s Clinical Research Organization
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Flyer:

CLICK HERE to view event flyer

What Investigators and Coordinators Should Know About Implementing Electronic Consent With Electronic Signature at a Clinical Research Site

Date: Monday, May 5, 2014
Time:

5:15p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location:

The Denver Seminar Room in the lower level of the Gary Pavilion
The Children’s Hospital
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Speaker(s):

Wendy Charles, MS, CIP, CCRP
Director, Research Regulatory Affairs
National Jewish Health

Flyer:

CLICK HERE to view event flyer

Webinar: Advice from a Hired Gun in Clinical Trial Litigation

Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Time:

5:15p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location:

The Denver Seminar Room in the lower level of the Gary Pavilion
The Children’s Hospital
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Speaker(s):

Ernest Prentice, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Flyer:

CLICK HERE to view event flyer

Webinar: The Site Recruitment Specialist - Revisited

Date: Monday, January 6, 2014
Time:

5:15p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Location:

The Denver Seminar Room in the lower level of the Gary Pavilion
The Children’s Hospital
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Speaker(s):

Beth Harper, Clinical Performance Partners, Inc.
Matthew Lester, Huron Life Sciences

Flyer:

CLICK HERE to view event flyer

CLICK HERE to view more of our past events.


Joining and Renewing Chapter Membership

ACRP National recognizes the immense amount of work and dedication local volunteers put into making Chapters operate. In an effort to simplify local Chapter dues collection and membership tracking, ACRP National has created a system to move these processes in-house at the ACRP Global Headquarters. ACRP National produces invoices for membership dues for all members on a regular cycle based on membership expiration dates. These invoices are generated three months prior, month of, one month after, and final notice two months after national membership expiration date.

On these invoices, ACRP National has added a line item called "Local Chapter Dues" for those affiliated with a local chapter. This line item will have the name of the local chapter along with that local chapter renewal rate (which will match your national dues renewal date). Upon return with payment, ACRP National will update the individual record with new national/local membership expirations dates for both areas of the database.

To join the Front Range Chapter, please log-in to the Members Only site and follow the instructions provided.

We look forward to seeing you at our Front Range Chapter meetings and hope that you will consider becoming more involved in the Chapter at some point by volunteering for a committee or running for a Board Member position.


Chapter Meeting Dates and Locations

The FR ACRP usually meets the first Monday every other month from September through May. The meetings last from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. The goal for this Chapter meeting is to facilitate education in clinical research, crediting one continuing education credit per one hour lecture at each meeting. 

Board meetings occur on the months between educational meetings from August through April and the minutes of these meetings are discussed with chapter members at the chapter meetings.

Meeting Location:
In the interest of accommodating as many members as possible, chapter meetings rotate to different locations around the Denver Metro area.

Board Meetings:
The Board met last on July 12, 2010 to set goals and plan for the upcoming year.  You may Click Here to view the minutes for that meeting.


Benefits of Front Range Chapter Membership

Becoming an active member in your local ACRP chapter is a great way to learn more about clinical research in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry and it also provides many great benefits; a member of the FR ACRP can expect to receive the following benefits:

  • Obtaining research-related continuing education credits for each speaker meeting you attend – which counts towards certification maintenance
  • Discounted registration for chapter sponsored educational programs
  • Networking in all areas of research with other engaged research professionals
  • A valuable resource for information, training, and employment opportunities

Remember, only members of ACRP can become members of the local Chapter. Our Chapter is active in the National dues collection program. This means that the national organization will collect dues for local membership at the same time they collect your national dues.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Front Range Chapter of ACRP invites you to become a corporate or institutional sponsor for future events. Inquiries about the several levels of sponsorships and other details can be directed to Paul Locher at: Plocher4@aol.com.


Contact Information

President
Laurie Burnside, MSM, CCRC
Laurie.Burnside@childrenscolorado.org
720-777-4655

Vice President
J Paul Locher IV, MBA, CCRC
Paul@LIVCoCC.com   
303-507-1180

Treasurer
Anna-Marie Locher, MA, CCRC
aml4bsn@gmail.com
720-260-7081

Secretary
Susanna Burr, CCRC
Susanna.Burr@childrenscolorado.org
720-777-5642

Hospitality Chair
Barbara Watson, BSN, CHHN, CCRC
Barbara.Watson2@va.gov
720-934-3266

Membership Chair
Rosemary Evans, CCRC
Rosemaryevans80@yahoo.com
510-386-5436

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