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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

More event information coming soon. Check back for updates!

Past Events

An FDA Audit: Tools for a Successful Outcome
Date: Monday, September 28, 2015

5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Children's Hospital Colorado
Mt. Democrat Conference Room - Second Floor
13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045


Theressa Smith
BIMO Specialist
U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Denver District


View the event flyer for more information

Registration and Contact Hours:

This event has been approved for 1 contact hour. Register and purchase contact hours for this event here. (*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 in your "ACRP Learning Portal" located on the right side-bar quicklinks after logging in to ACRP. The evaluation for this event will be available from September 29 - October 29, 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

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


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


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.

Clinical Trials Using Decisionally Impaired Subjects: The Markingson Case
Date: Monday, March 9, 2015

5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.


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


View the event flyer.

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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 Front Range 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.

Contact Information

Laurie Burnside, MSM, CCRC
Vice President
Susanna Burr, CCRC
Anna-Marie Locher, MA, CCRC
Barbara Watson, BSN, CHHN, CCRC
Hospitality Chair
Barbara Watson, BSN, CHHN, CCRC
Membership Chair
Rosemary Evans, CCRC
Media Chair
J Paul Locher IV, MBA, CCRC
Barbara Watson, BSN, CHHN, CCRC