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Advanced Good Clinical Practice: Practical Application and Implementation

Upcoming Courses

Course #: SADA0216
February 22-23, 2016
The Hub Meeting Center - CityView
Philadelphia, PA
Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early!
* After January 22, costs are $1,795.00.

Course #: SADD0516
May 2-3, 2016
Courtyard San Diego Downtown
San Diego, CA
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* After April 1, costs are $1,795.00.

Course #: SADB0616
June 6-7, 2016
Metro Meeting Centers - Boston
Boston, MA
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* After May 6, costs are $1,795.00.

Course Description 

This course provides an advanced, in-depth review of the structural elements of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Participants will learn practical application of GCP regulations and guidelines for critical components of the clinical research process. Specific attention will be given to how quality systems, or a lack thereof, impact overall data quality and regulatory risk. This program is designed for professionals with at least two years of experience in the clinical research industry. 

Learning Objectives  

  • Develop and implement site-specific approaches for corrective action of non-compliance 
  • Describe the elements of a functional Quality System 
  • Define key GCP terms 
  • Examine recent trends in non-compliance 
  • Identify the universal and local components of GCP 
  • Explain the differences between the legal and procedural elements of GCP 
  • Recognize key differences in pharmaceutical, device, and biologics GCP 
  • Describe the overlap between GCP and GMP 

Who Should Attend 

  • This course is recommended for experienced Clinical Quality Assurance Professionals, Clinical Research Associates, Project Managers, Investigators, Study Coordinators, and GCP-Focused Regulatory Affairs Professionals.  


The course will be led by one of the following instructors: 

Elizabeth Ronk Nelson, M.P.H.
Lily Romero, P.A., C.C.R.C.

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Course Outline 

Day One: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

  • GCP Terminology: Beyond the ABCs 
  • New Developments and Emerging Trends in GCP 
  • Principles of GCP: Different Perspectives: Examination; application; implementation 
  • The “Forgotten” Elements of GCP: Regulations; laws; guidelines 

Day Two: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

  • Quality Systems: The Roadmap to GCP: Quality control; quality assurance; quality improvement 
  • The Role of Standard Operating Procedures in GCP: Rationale; development; training; implementation; maintenance 
  • GCP Across Investigational Products: Drugs; devices; biologics 
  • Are We There Yet?: Recent non-compliance issues with discussion 


There will be a 15 minute morning break, 1 hour lunch break, and 15 minute afternoon break on each training day. 

Interactive Activities
  • Document Reviews 
  • Mock Audit/Inspection Exercise 
  • Case Study Scenario Problem Solving 
  • Group Discussions of Best Practices 

Registration Fees 

Registration fees include assorted breakfast items that will be available each day ½ hour prior to the start of the seminar. Also included is a Networking Lunch that will be served each training day. 

Special rates are available for multiple attendees from the same organization.  Contact Melissa Dolen at 781-972-5418 to discuss your options and take advantage of the savings. 


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Accreditation Information 

ACPE LogoBarnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants will receive 15 hours (1.5 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test and program evaluation.  Barnett International will issue a receipt of completion for earned CEUs within three weeks of program completion. ACPE# 0778-0000-15-41-L01-P. Released 8/15. 

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For more information, contact Naila Ganatra at (215) 413-2471.