Front Range

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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

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.

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More event information coming soon. Check back for updates!

Past Events

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.

Webinar: "Updating Your Patient Recruitment Strategy"

Date: Monday, January 5, 2015

5:15p.m. – 7:15 p.m.


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


Annie Garvey
PharmaSeek Companies

Wade Strzinek


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.

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:

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