Putting Feedback into Action to Address Industry Challenges

Executive Summit Attendees

Industry thought leaders and decision makers discussed the most pressing challenges facing clinical trial operations at the 4th Annual ACRP Executive Summit in Seattle, WA, April 30, in conjunction with the ACRP 2017 Meeting & Expo.

Summit participants discussed challenges related to outsourcing, protocol complexity, relationships between sites and sponsors/CROs, and the forces shaping the future of clinical research, including technology and process innovation.


Summit participants included representation from the following organizations: BioClinica; Biofortis; Boehringer Ingelheim Canada; BTC Network; CenterWatch; Chiltern; ClinEdge Network; Clinical Research IO; Clinical Trials of Florida, LLC; Complion, Inc.; Continuum Clinical; Corindus Vascular Robotics; CRO Analytics; Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative; DrugDev; Elpro Services Inc.; ePharma Solutions; FOMAT Medical Research; Greater Gift Initiative; HCA (Hospital Corporation of America); HealthCarePoint; Holston Medical Group; IACT Health; INC Research; Integron, Inc.; Investigator Support Services; Irvine Clinical Research; Marquez Clinical Site Partners; Medtronic; Mentus; Metrics Champion Consortium; mProve Health; NCRA; Northwell Health; Parexel; PCRS Network, LLC; PMG Research, Inc.; PRA Health Sciences; PRA International; Protenium Clinical Research, LLC; QuintilesIMS; Raleigh Neurology Associates; Research Hive; Samumed; Sarah Cannon; Sarrison Clinical Research, LLC; Seattle Genetics; Trialwise, Inc.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Worldwide Clinical Trials

In response to what we heard, ACRP is focusing on three critical initiatives to help industry overcome some of the challenges identified in Seattle.

  • We are developing courses and other educational materials to help CRCs and PIs learn how to capture data more efficiently.
  • We are working to assess the impact of implementing competency standards at organizations participating in the ACRP Workforce Innovation Steering Committee.
  • We are partnering with industry to develop a survey for sites to provide anonymous feedback on study conduct.

We Want Your Input

If you or your organization are interested in being involved in these critical initiatives, please contact Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director, by emailing jkremidas@acrpnet.org.