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About the Greater Houston Chapter

The Greater Houston Area Chapter is committed to providing means for professional networking, discussion of industry related issues, and continuing education to local members.

Pursuant to the mission, this Chapter shall set forth to:

  • Implement strategic ACRP membership recruitment and retention programs
  • Create a diverse network of engaged industry professionals
  • Promote member participation in ACRP activities
  • Increase awareness of ACRP programs and services, including professional certification
  • Provide educational and professional resources to local members
  • Facilitate active feedback from local members to the national Board of Directors

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Tools to Help Clinical Sites Optimize Performance and Maintain GCP Compliance
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Houston Methodist Hospital
Research Institute Auditorium
(R2-306, 2nd floor)
6670 Bertner Street
Houston, Texas
Trainer: John Rowell
Director, Clinical Trials Office
LSUHSC-S Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Details: This classroom course, hosted by the Greater Houston Chapter, will focus on identifying and implementing tools that can improve site efficiency:

Bring home approximately 300 tools in the 500-page workbook that can improve your site's efficiency and hopefully make your job easier. This stimulating, interactive course will explore many new techniques and tools for the site including topics on budgets, study feasibility, regulatory, QA, monitors, subjects, staffing and investigational products.

Everything will be related to the appropriate ICH GCP reference. Fun, candidness, and audience participation are the drivers for this consistently sold-out course. No topic or question about clinical research is taboo. This is a course for working coordinators who would like to standardize their research environment. You will get checklists, forms, templates, training documents, assorted standard operating procedures and even sample job descriptions. This year the presenters have added over 40 new standardized tools to broaden the variety and usefulness of the tools.

Please visit the course page for more details.

ACRP Certification Exam Prep Course
Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: University of Texas Medical School
MSB Room B.605 (lower lever)
6431 Fannin St.
Houston, TX
Speaker: John Rowell
Director, Clinical Trials Office
LSUHSC-S Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
Course Description:

This ACRP Certification Exam Preparation classroom course provides guidance on how to prepare for an ACRP Certification exam (e.g., CCRA®, CCRC®, and CPI®) to candidates eligible to take the exam.

Familiarize yourself with the format of the exam, tackle example questions, and conduct a personal gap analysis to ensure you are fully primed to earn your ACRP Certification. 

This classroom course was prepared by ACRP experts exclusively for Chapters to offer locally, and is taught by a trainer approved by ACRP to teach this course. It includes a PowerPoint presentations/hand-out, interactive classroom exercises, discussions and question-and-answer sessions. No contact hours are offered.

Fraud Enforcement in Clinical Research under the False Claims Act
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Texas Heart Institute
Cooley Building
Cooley Auditorium C-060 (lower level)
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030
Speaker: Shauna B. Itri, JD
Flyer: View the event flyer for more information

An Effective Corrective Action and Preventive Action (CAPA) Program

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Texas Heart Institute
Cooley Building
DAC Auditorium C-060 (level B1)
6720 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030


Dr. Susan Leister
Director of Quality Assurance
Technical Resources International

Flyer: View the event flyer for more information.

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