FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2016
Free Program to Help Develop Competence in Clinical Research Workforce and Raise Awareness of Clinical Trials
Washington, DC – The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) today announces immediate availability of a free educational program, “Introduction to Clinical Trials.”
Introduced at DIA 2016 in Philadelphia, PA, last month, Introduction to Clinical Trials provides fundamental education about the role clinical research plays in advancing medical knowledge and the work conducted by clinical research professionals.
The course details how medical products are developed, how volunteer patients are protected, and who plays key roles in the development, research, review, and approval of medical products. The one-hour online program also explores how historical studies have laid the path for creation, revision, and enforcement of the ethical principles and guidelines governing today’s clinical trials.
“ACRP is proud to offer this fundamental education in support of our mission to promote excellence in clinical research,” says Jim Kremidas, ACRP Executive Director. “As the leader in clinical research workforce development, providing those new to the profession with a core understanding of clinical research is a critical initiative for ACRP. We are thrilled to be able to freely provide this program to individuals, clinical trial sites, contract research organizations, and trial sponsors and suppliers. Thank you to Labconnect LLC for providing ACRP the educational grant to develop this program.”
Introduction to Clinical Trials is an ideal program for novice clinical researchers, including investigators, coordinators, and trial monitors, to develop the foundational knowledge upon which they can develop their competence as clinical research professionals. The program is also perfect for those interested in the profession or indirectly involved in clinical trials.
Introduction to Clinical Research is immediately available for free individual use through ACRP’s Learning Management System (LMS) here. The SCORM-compliant program can also be hosted on organizational Learning Management Systems.Contact Jenna Rouse, ACRP Director of Business Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.703.254.8109 for information.
In addition to supporting clinical research professionals and organizations, this program is an ideal tool for organizations seeking to help educate the public about
clinical research and to raise awareness of clinical trials and the clinical research profession.
“We welcome everyone looking to spread the word about clinical research to leverage this resource, including the academic institutions and other associations around the world educating those who will ultimately become the workforce of tomorrow,” says Kremidas.
Introduction to Clinical Trials is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide 1 Continuing Medical Education credit for physicians, and by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide 1 contact hour of continuing nursing education credit.
ACRP supports clinical research professionals through membership, training and development, and certification. Founded in 1976, ACRP is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization with more than 13,000 members who work in clinical research in more than 70 countries. ACRP’s vision is that clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally everywhere in the world. ACRP’s mission is to promote excellence in clinical research. www.acrpnet.org