Happy Holidays

This holiday season I want to take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank you for your commitment to advancing our mission over the past year. With the help of our wonderful volunteers and staff, we have been able to accomplish a great deal in 2011, including hosting a successful and vibrant Global Conference & Exhibition, establishing your “voice” with regulatory authorities through the Regulatory Affairs Committee, strengthening our Certification Program, the development of the ACE (Advocacy-Competence-Exchange) initiatives for physicians in clinical research, and the development of the Professional Development Pathway, which is in the December issue of The Monitor (see pages 68 – 81). These are but a few of our many accomplishments in 2011, which will tee up the Association for successful 2012.

You, the volunteers and staff make up the ACRP Family, and in that spirit, I want to share with you a special invitation to attend the ACRP Global Conference in Houston, Texas, April 14 – 17, from Clara Heering, the Association Board of Trustees’ Chair for 2012. CLICK HERE to view her video invitation and be sure to forward it to anyone else who might enjoy it.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from all of us at ACRP!

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JIM THOMASELL is the Executive Director of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and its affiliates, the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR) and the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals (The Academy). The association provides certifications and professional development to the largest community of clinical research professionals around the globe.