Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Conference

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Harris Beach, 99 Garnsey Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534

This one day seminar will provide an in-depth review of some of the latest FDA guidances and provide practical tips to assist participants in understanding, applying and successfully complying with GCP guidelines.

Experts from the Bio/Med industry will share their knowledge and experience on a wide spectrum of topics around this problem such as:

  • Risk Management 
  • Audit & Inspection Readiness
  • Developing Protocols 
  • IRB Applications
  • FDA 21 CFR and Guidance Documents 

The event will also include a panel of industry leaders sharing the most recent FDA updates and real-world strategies for overcoming associated challenges. Tailored for clinical research and regulatory professionals in drug and device companies, hospitals and research organizations and for students from research institutions who are conducting clinical trials or seeking IRB approval, this program full of valuable information and is a great value.



  • 8:00-8:30 - Registration 
  • 8:30-9:00 - Introduction 
  • 9:00-10:00 - Risk Management Overview 
    • Presented by Lee Truax-Bellows, President and CEO, Norwich Clinical Research Associates
  • 10:00-10:15 - Morning Break 
  • 10:15-11:15 - Audit / Inspection Readiness 
  • 11:15-12:15 - Developing Protocols 
    • Presented by Kathi Durdon, Director of Operations, CNY Biotech Accelerator, Upstate Medical 
  • 12:15-1:15 - Lunch
  • 1:15-2:15 - IRB Applications
    • Presented by Glenda Guest, Vice President, Norwich Clinical Research Associates
  • 2:15-2:30 Afternoon Break
  • 2:30-3:30 - FDA 21 CFR Part 11 (Electronic Records) and Guidance Documents
  • 3:30-4:30 - Regulatory Update and Panel Discussion 
    • Moderator: Glenda Guest
    • Panelists: Lee Truax-Bellows, Kathi Durdon, Roxanne Tavakkol, Brian Toglia
    • Regulatory update provided by Loeb & Loeb 
  • 4:30-5:00 - Networking


Online registration is required for attending the event.

The cost is $175 for MedTech members and $210 for non-members.

CEU credits are available through ACRP for an additional cost, more information to come. SoCRA members can receive seven credits for attending this program. 


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