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11th Annual Conference Recap

For our 11th Annual Conference, we traveled to the City of 'brotherly love', Philadelphia, PA to celebrate this year's theme "Creating Excellence, Innovation, and Value in the Evolving Clinical Research Enterprise."

190 CRN professionals came together from all over the world to gain valuable insight into a range of research topics.

If you couldn’t join us in Philadelphia or just want to relive those exciting 3 days, here's a quick recap.


  • 81 First-time attendees
  • 26 US States Represented
  • 37 Poster Presentations
  • 34 Countries Represented
  • 11 Informative Breakout Sessions
  • 8 Engaging Roundtable discussions
  • 6 Focused Workshops
  • 3 Nationally Recognized Plenary Speakers

    Gratitude Gram Fundraiser

    As a way of celebrating the commitment and passion of CRN’s across the world we launched a new fundraiser to share messages of gratitude and appreciation. All Gratitude Grams were displayed in the general session room during our conference and shared on our Twitter page. 

    Poster Session Contest Winners 

    The poster session provided a unique one-on-one networking and information-sharing opportunity, with 37 poster presentations on displays. 

    Click here to view a list of all the poster presentations displayed. A special thanks to all who participated.

    We are delighted to announce the winner of this year's poster contest:

    1st Place

    Perri Kilcourse, BSN, MSc

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

    "Evaluating the Documentation of Timed Blood Draws in an Electronic Health Record versus Paper Charting"

    Conference Photos







    IACRN is extremely grateful for the glowing feedback already received from attendees and panelists, as well as for the tremendous support from our volunteers, venue partners, and conference sponsors. To learn how you can get involved in or sponsor future IACRN events, please email us at iacrn@iacrn.org.


    • Amy Sbrolla

    • Andrea Hale
    • Brian Beardslee
    • Candi Barlow
    • Catherine Griffith
    • Georgie Cusack
    • Jennifer Allison
    • Jennifer Jo Kyte
    • Linda Wu
    • Liz Ness
    • Mary Larkin
    • Mary Jane Williams
    • Margaret McCabe
    • Mimi Shim
    • Sharon Flynn

    Venue Partners:

    • Hilton City Avenue

    Conference Sponsors:





    Save the Date!

    Our 2020 conference will take place on October 19-21, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Midtown in Atlanta, GA.Please mark your calendars—we look forward to seeing you there!

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