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Virginia Clinical Research Conference

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Networking Event (optional)

November 1, 2020
Sunday, 6-8 p.m.
Optional registration fee: $10
Where: Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa Short Pump

Virginia Clinical Research Conference

Includes lunch and beverage breaks

November 2, 2020
Monday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Regular registration fee: $75.00
Where: Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa Short Pump

Optional CEU and CME processing fees (at the time of registration)

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VCU/VCUHS employees are welcome to enter a VCU index code for payment on the registration page on the Invoice tab.

In light of the latest COVID-19 developments, the Virginia Clinical Research Conference: Collaborate 2020 has been rescheduled. We are confident that this is in the best interest of our attendees and presenters, as well as the communities we serve.

Monday, November 2, 2020 (New Date)

Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
12042 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23233

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The Virginia Clinical Research Conference is a one-day event that brings research teams from across Virginia together to collaborate and strengthen the statewide clinical research enterprise. #VCUCollaborate2020

Hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University’s C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, in collaboration with:

Keynote speaker:

Photo of conference speaker Donna CryerDonna R. Cryer, J.D., is a patient, patient advocate, and attorney who founded and leads the Global Liver Institute. She is a frequent speaker on topics of patient engagement in research and health care delivery redesign and serves on several boards including the People-Centered Research Foundation and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Cryer is a graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges and Georgetown University Law Center.

Attendee benefits include:

New! Optional* Pre-Conference Networking Event:

Register early for the pre-conference networking event from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020 (space is limited) for an opportunity to engage with conference presenters, translational investigators, health data scientists, clinician researchers and scientists, and research team members from across the Commonwealth. Posters selected for competition will also be on display for viewing.  Use this unique opportunity to make connections, collaborate, and exchange ideas with those across the Commonwealth dedicated to accelerating and improving clinical research and its processes.

*This is a limited event, and an additional $10 fee is required during conference pre-registration for networking event attendance.


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Pictured above: A word cloud developed by attendees in the "Engaging Everyone in the Community" session, with their conference takeaways explained in one or two words.


For registration questions, contact VCU OCPE at or call (804)-828-1322.
For questions about program content, CEUs or CMEs, contact Shirley Helm at or call (804) 628-2942.

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