The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Efficiency Unleashed: Optimizing Clinical Research Onboarding and Education

Efficiency may be thought of as the ability to achieve a goal with a minimum of waste, effort, or energy by following optimized processes along the way.

Date: December 13, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Effective onboarding and education for new clinical trial professionals with true efficiency can be challenging in today’s rushed and rapidly changing trial site environments. Clinical trial professionals with an interest or role in the onboarding and education of new staff are encouraged to attend this live webinar and learn valuable best practices from the steps taken, barriers encountered, and resources available during one clinical trial site’s journey toward realizing its goal for optimal efficiency.

Upon completion of this continuing education program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the importance of effective, efficient onboarding and education of clinical research professionals.
  • Describe steps taken by the speaker’s organization to improve effectiveness and efficiency of clinical research onboarding and education as well as barriers encountered.
  • Discover resources available to aid effective, efficient onboarding and education of clinical research professionals and evaluate ways the information presented may be used in your organization.


Kimberly Smith, MS, RN, CCRP
Clinical Research Education Specialist
Tampa General Hospital

Kim Smith is a Clinical Research Education Specialist for the Office of Clinical Research at Tampa General Hospital. In her role she designs, plans, and manages employee onboarding, education projects and formal training programs and has oversight of clinical research education activities.

Ashley Bader, BSN, RN, CCRP, CCRC
Clinical Research Supervisor
Tampa General Hospital

Ashley Bader is a Clinical Research Supervisor for the Acute Care Team at Tampa General Hospital. Ashley brings 8 years of specialized experience in acute care, with a particular focus on emergency medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing an MBA from the same institution.

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