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Networking Event (optional)

April 2, 2020
Thursday, 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

April 3, 2020
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Regular registration fee through March 3: $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.

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Virginia Clinical Research Conference: Collaborate 2020

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.


Thursday, April 2, 2020

6-8 p.m. Networking Event & Poster Judging & Viewing (conference pre-registration) *additional fee, limited availability

Friday, April 3, 2020 (View Session Synopses)

7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast    
8:30-8:50 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Michael Rao, Ph.D., President, VCU and VCU Health System
P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., VCU Vice President for Research and Innovation
F. Gerard Moeller, MDDirector, VCU Wright Center for Clinical & Translational Research

8:55-10 a.m

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker: 
Arun Sanyal, MD, Z Reno Vlahcevic Professor of Medicine; Professor of Medicine. Physiology and Molecular Pathology, VCU

Keynote Speaker: Participant Perspective - Collaborating with the Clinical Research Study Team
Donna R. Cryer, JD, President and CEO of the Global Liver Institute

10-10:30 a.m. Networking Break and Poster Viewing    
BREAKOUT SESSIONS Session 1A Session 1B Session 1C 
10:30-11:45 a.m.

Collaborating to Bring Equitable Care to Communities: Transplantation/Gene Therapy

Facilitator: Wally Smith, MD; VCU


Leveraging CTSAs to Promote Collaboration

Pablo Cure, MD; NCATS, NIH
Mary Purucker, MD, PhD, NCATS, NIH


Investigational Pharmacists as Collaborators

Amy Adams, PharmD, CCRP; UVA
Robin Sculthorpe, BS, RPh; VCU

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch (provided), Special Topic/Networking Tables and Poster Viewing    
BREAKOUT SESSIONS Session 2A Session 2B Session 2C
1-2:30 p.m.

Practicing Collaborations through Team Science

Catherine Bradshaw, PhD, MEd; UVA
Debbie DiazGranados, PhD; VCU

Multi-Institutional Research Collaborations: Challenges and Opportunities

Facilitator: Sandra Burks, RN, BSN, CCRC; UVA

Collaborations Utilizing Biospecimens & Biorepositories

Facilitator: Chris Moskaluk, MD, PhD; UVA

2:30-3 p.m. Networking Break and Poster Viewing    
BREAKOUT SESSIONS Session 3A Session 3B Session 3C 
3-4:30 p.m.

Collaborative Lessons from the Crossroads

Facilitator: Shirley Helm, MS, CCRP; VCU
4x8x16 Presentations

Community Engaged Study Collaborators

Facilitator: Alex Krist, MD, MPH; VCU


Data Sharing Collaborations:              Inter-institutional Considerations

Facilitator: Tamas Gal, PhD; VCU

4:40-5 p.m. Poster Winner Announcements, Session Highlights
Closing Remarks: Facing the Future Together
Antonio Abbate, MD, PhD; VCU


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