ACRP Wins 2024 Gold Circle Award for Excellence in Association Communications from ASAE

Washington, DC — The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) announces it has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) with a 2024 Gold Circle Award in the Media/Public Relations category.

The Gold Circle Awards competition is the premier association marketing, membership, and communications award that recognizes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs. This year’s competition received more than 150 applications across 16 categories, including convention/meeting campaign, member retention campaign, print magazine, and video. 

ACRP’s award for the winning Media/Public Relations Campaign recognizes its 2023 Clinical Trials Day Campaign, Together We Can. Organized and promoted by ACRP since 2014, Clinical Trials Day is celebrated on May 20 as the only global awareness campaign dedicated to recognizing and championing clinical research professionals.  

“This award would not have been possible without the engagement of ACRP members, sponsors, and clinical researchers from more than 100 countries who accessed our toolkits to share their passion for clinical research. Due to them, Clinical Trials Day 2023 was our most successful campaign yet,” says Susan Landis, ACRP Executive Director. “Winning this Gold Circle Award demonstrates ACRP’s commitment to representing, supporting, and advocating for clinical research professionals.” 

Entries for the Gold Circle Awards competition are judged consistently in each category based on criteria established by the ASAE Gold Circle Award Committee for excellence in association marketing, membership, and communications programs.  

“Congratulations to the outstanding recipients of the 2024 ASAE Gold Circle Awards,” said Maria Buscemi, MPA, CAE, Chair of the ASAE Gold Circle Awards Committee. “These awards are a testament to the exceptional skills, ingenuity, and vision of marketing, membership, and communications professionals who have demonstrated creativity, innovation, and effectiveness in their campaigns. Their work not only showcases the best practices in our industry but also drives meaningful results for their organizations and members.” 

For more information on the winners, visit Gold Circle Awards 

About ACRP 

From new clinical research professionals just starting out to industry veterans who are looking for ways to move ahead in their career, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) is where success starts—and grows. With more than 16,500 global members, ACRP is the strongest advocate for clinical research professionals—amplifying their voice throughout the research industry and elevating their position by providing gold-standard education, rigorous certification, and strong community connections. 

Founded in 1976, ACRP is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to promote excellence in clinical research and whose vision is that clinical research is performed ethically, responsibly, and professionally everywhere in the world. Learn more and join ACRP by visiting Advancing People Advancing Health™ 

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership 

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. Visit ASAE at