Conducting Clinical Trials Under ICH GCP
September 28-29, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
CRA & CRC: Beginner Program
September 27-29, 2016
San Francisco, CA
Auditing Techniques for Clinical Research Professionals
October 11-12, 2016
San Francisco, CA

Monitoring Clinical Drug Studies: Advanced

Upcoming Courses

Course #: SSAF1116
November 8-9, 2016
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, CA
Take advantage of our $1,595.00 price by registering early!
* After October 7, costs are $1,795.00.

Course #: SSAD0117
January 24-25, 2017
San Diego Solamar
San Diego, CA
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* After December 23, costs are $1,795.00.

Course Description

This course will focus on more complex and challenging issues affecting the Clinical Research Associate with management/leadership responsibilities. Current hot topics and trends will be discussed. Participants will analyze case studies to identify how monitors/study leaders could have identified, managed, and followed up on under performance or non- compliance issues. Corrective and preventive action plans (CAPA) will be developed as part of the course activities. Training and mentoring techniques will be included to assist training/mentoring sponsor/CRO and site staff.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the most recent regulations and guidance documents that govern clinical research
  • Discuss current issues that affect clinical monitoring
  • Describe the effective mentoring techniques
  • Discuss ways of assessing monitor skills
  • Develop techniques to manage stakeholders
  • Define techniques to promote successful site management
  • Identify, manage and report study related issues
  • Understand how to manage situations involving fraudulent data
  • Discuss FDA’s BIMO program for sponsor and investigator inspections
Who Should Attend

  • CRAs with management responsibilities that include mentoring and assessing monitoring skills and complex issues involving site management, study management, sponsor/ CRO challenges

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

Nikki Christison, B.S., C.C.R.A.
Gary B. Freeman, M.S., C.C.R.A
Marla Hoelle, R.N., B.S.N., C.C.R.A., P.M.P.
Lily Romero, P.A., C.C.R.C.
Liz Wool, R.N., B.S.N. C.C.R.A., CID, CMT

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Course Outline

Day 1: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Regulatory Update: The latest FDA regulations will be reviewed
  • Monitoring Visits Update: Risk-Based Monitoring Approach
  • Monitoring Plans: Writing, evaluating, implementing, and assessing effectiveness
  • Mentoring, Communication and Negotiating Skills: Tips for making the most of “mentoring” opportunities
  • Co-Monitoring / Assessing Monitoring Skills: Techniques for assessing monitors in the Sponsor/CRO environment
  • Managing Stakeholders: Developing and communicating realistic expectations; reaching stakeholder agreement

Day 2: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Site Management (Performance)
  • Identifying, Reporting and Managing Study-Specific Issues/Corrective and Preventive Action
  • Managing Situations Involving Fraudulent Data
  • Regulatory Compliance: Discussion of sponsor and investigational site inspections by FDA; current information regarding FDA and regulatory authority inspections/audits; practical tips for preparing your site for an audit

Interactive Activities

  • Reviewing Reports and Study Documentation
  • Case Studies/Scenarios: Assessing Monitoring Skills, Site Issues, Stakeholder Relations
  • Detecting Fraudulent Data
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# 0778-0000-15-006-L01-P. Released: 1/15.  

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Approval Number: 7658-1/16-18.  14 Contact Hours

Participants will receive 14 hours of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test, and program evaluation. 


Hold this course at your company!

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