The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

ACRP 2024 Technology & Future Trends – Replay

This package is a replay of 10 on-demand session recordings and presentation slides from the Technology & Future Trends Track at the ACRP 2024 Conference, May 3 – 6, Anaheim, California. Gain strategies to optimize technology and move your studies into the future.

Note: These 10 sessions will appear on your course dashboard individually as the titles seen below.


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Participants can earn up to 8 ACRP contact hours. Upon purchase, the sessions will be accessible from your My Courses Dashboard. Replay sessions expire on May 31, 2027.

  • Building and Maintaining Your Team in the Middle of a Talent War

Ongoing staff turnover challenges in the midst of burnout trends, talent poaching, career changes, and other trends can leave hiring and training officers feeling as if they are in the middle of a war to attract and retain talent. This session looks at staff retention strategies, best hiring practices, out-of-the-box recruiting strategies, and how to cultivate a culture of communication in order to build a functional and effective team. Speaker: Lauren Stockwell, Director of Outreach & Engagement, Clinical Research Fastrack

  • Designing a Centralized Clinical Research Professional Staffing Model: A Case Study

Clinical research staffing demands ebb and flow during the protocol and subject management lifecycle. In this session, Jaylene Weigel (Senior Director of Clinical Research Management and Support, Children’s Mercy Hospital) and Emily Traw (Consulting Manager, Huron) will discuss their experience validating the need for a centralized clinical research professionals support model, review essential elements of the model design process, provide an overview of benefits and drawbacks of the model and rationale for use at Children’s Mercy, and lessons learned during implementation. This session is appropriate for all levels of attendees, but particularly those in leadership roles. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the processes and tools used as this site identified and designed their staffing model. Speakers: Emily Traw, Consulting Manager, Huron Consulting Group; Jaylene Weigel, Senior Director of Clinical Research Support and Management, Clinical Trials Office, Children’s Mercy Hospital

  • How to Overcome What Your Site Team Doesn’t Know About DCTs

For sites that have embraced decentralized clinical trials (DCTs), the road has often been bumpy, but even those who haven’t cannot avoid them forever. This session provides real-world strategies on how sites can implement the technologies necessary for providing increased flexibility in collecting, monitoring, and reporting clinical trial data when conducting DCTs that will satisfy regulatory expectations. Speakers: Heather Bowman, BSN, RN, ACRP-CP, Regional Site Manager, The Spine Network; Marcus Stone, PhD, Principal, The Spine Network

  • Localizing Global Research – Why Is It So Hard?

We all know how to run research, so why do the processes change so drastically between countries and regions? Nowhere is this more prevalent than when using technology; the processes, the procedures, and the regulatory challenges often feel like the wild west, so why is this? Is it an agency issue, or is it a wider industry issue? Throughout this session, you will acquire a more comprehensive understanding of the ongoing debate between “Regulation versus Implementation.” Is it a matter of regulations or a cultural issue specific to a region or country? Being able to grasp these subtle differences is crucial to putting research technology into context as your studies progress and new locations are added. Speaker: Sara Saunders, Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Florence Healthcare

  • Looking Beyond DCTs for the Modernization of Clinical Research

Buzzworthy as they may be, decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) do not hold all the answers for modernizing clinical research. This session focuses on common challenges and pitfalls encountered when implementing new research models and solutions, strategies for maintaining innovation and resilience amidst disruptions and setbacks, and lessons learned for fostering advancement in research projects to come. Speakers: Mo Ali, Chief Domain Expert, Decentralized Care, Medable, Inc.; Catherine Gregor, MBA, CCRP, CCRC, Chief Clinical Trial Officer, Florence Healthcare; Adam Samson, MS, PMP, CCRA, CCRC, CCDM, Head of Clinical Delivery Operations, RWE Clinical Trials, Walgreens

  • Revolutionizing Informed Consent Through Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool, has the potential to revolutionize the creation of informed consent forms and related documents for clinical trials. This session focuses on developing concise, participant-centered, and compliant consent forms, and on addressing limitations in sponsor or institutional customization, compliance, and data privacy regulations. Speakers: Jeri Burr, MS, RN, PED-BC, CCRC, FACRP, Program Director, University of Utah; Ann Johnson, PhD, MPH, IRB & HRPP Director, University of Utah, Institutional Review Board; John VanBuren, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Utah

  • techXpo: Bridging Realms: The Convergence of Generative AI and Multimodal Models in Transforming Clinical Research

Dive into the heart of AI innovation with Walter Storm, a seasoned data scientist, as he unfolds the mysteries of generative AI models and their groundbreaking journey towards multimodal intelligence. This exploration isn’t just about the algorithms that power today’s AI but a visionary look into how these technologies are reshaping clinical research. From the fundamental principles of language models to the thrilling prospects of AI-driven healthcare advancements, Walter will guide you through the building blocks of AI technology, demystifying complex concepts and showcasing real-world applications. Whether you’re an AI enthusiast or a clinical research professional, prepare to be inspired by the future of AI in enhancing human performance and healthcare solutions. Speaker: Walter Storm, Co-founder and CEO, Aspen Insights. Sponsored by Aspen Insights. This session does NOT offer ACRP Contact Hours.

  • techXpo: Real Stories: Reshaping the Workplace with Trusted Tech

Feeling overwhelmed by new tech promises? You’re not alone. Research sites are drowning in a sea of options and shiny promises from vendors, but remain skeptical about the actual time and cost savings experienced by real sites. In this panel, research pros share how they transformed their workplace with guidance from vendors they trust. Hear firsthand how the right tools and processes enabled them to: save time and reduce expenses, expand research without hiring more people, keep good employees and improve the quality of their work, and accurately monitor how resources are used across studies. Forget sales pitches — dive into authentic stories straight from the source. You’ll walk away with actionable tips and a renewed belief that technology can shape a brighter future for research sites. Speakers: Alisha Garibaldi, MSc, CEO, Skylight Health Research; Jennifer Scott, RN, BSN, Regulatory Division Manager, Vanderbilt Coordinating Center; Rebecca Hudson, CHC, CHRC, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute; Bree Burks, RN, MSN, Vice President of Strategy, Site Solutions, Veeva Systems. Sponsored by Veeva Systems. This session does NOT offer ACRP Contact Hours.

  • The Present and Future of Applying Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Research

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes an inescapable fact of daily life, in this interactive session, attendees will obtain a basic understanding of how AI has been used in clinical research to date and what it may make possible in the future. Speakers: Jeff Sidell, Chief Technology Officer, Advarra; Wendy Tate, PhD, Director of Advanced Analytics and Research Optimization, Advarra

  • The Sponsor’s Role in Relieving the Burden of Remote Monitoring on Sites

While eRegulatory (eInvestigator Site File) systems favored by study sponsors offer many advantages to sites, their adoption and use may place burdens on site personnel that can be alleviated with careful planning and collaboration between partners. Speakers in this session will share specific use cases where the use of eRegulatory has made a positive impact on clinical trials, as well as overall metrics on site adoption, user feedback from site and sponsor roles, and lessons learned and future opportunities for both study coordinators and monitors. Speakers: Dan Knight, Associate Director of Clinical Research, Merck; Kayla Perry, Clinical Research Associate, Merck