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IACRN 11th Annual Conference
Tentative Conference Agenda

October 21-23, 2019

*Please note all dates/times are subject to change

Monday, October 21st

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Early Registration

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Committee Planning Sessions

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Morning Focused Workshops

Session I: Oncology Clinical Trials: The Devil is in the Details

Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN

Brandi Showalter, MS, RN, CCRP

Session II: Mandatory Contraception and Clinical Trials: Is this Ethical?

Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS


Session III:  Research Order Development in the Clinical Setting: Advocating for Protocol  Compliance, Patient Safety, and the Clinical Nurse

Carla Croft, RN

Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, RN, CCRC

Tammy Kiger, MSN, RN

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM LUNCH

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Afternoon Focused Workshops

Session IV: Research Compliance for Today

Kelly Willenberg, DBA, RN, CCRP, CHRC, CHC

Session V: Informed Parental Consent and Child Assent Across America and Europe

Aris Eliades, PhD, RN

Diane Wolski, MSN, RN-BC

Hazel A. Smith, BSc(Hons) Midwifery; MSc

Andrea Hale, RN, BSN, MPH, CCRP

SESSION VI: Anticipating and Mitigating Risk in Clinical Research and Patient Care Processes –

        Leveraging High Reliability Tools and Your Crystal Ball!

Laura Lee, RN, MS

Georgie Cusack, MS, RN, AOCNS

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM International Meet & Greet

Tuesday, October 22nd

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open - Networking/Poster Viewing

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Announcements & Introductions

Mary Larkin, RN, MS, CDE

President, IACRN

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM Keynote Address

Ethical Issues in the Recruitment and Retention of Patient-Participants in Clinical Research

Connie M. Ulrich, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN

10:00 AM-10:15 AM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM-11:15 AM Breakout Session 1 (Choose either session A, B, or C)

Session 1A: Collaboration of Best Practices on an Academic Medical Campus

Lisa Lewis, BSN, RN, CCRC

Preventing Protocol Violations: Research Fundamentals Class for Infusion Nurses

Kristen Legor, JD, MS, BS

Caryn Caparotta, BSN, RN, OCN

Session 1B: Review of Research Nursing and Midwifery Across the United Kingdom and     Ireland: Structures, Strategies and Sharing (The Whitehouse Report)

Claire Whitehouse, MSc, BSc, RN, PGCRM, ICUSpec, MRCN

Implementation of A Dedicated Study Pod Within an Oncology Infusion Center

Claire Somers, RN, BSN, OCN

Jamie Littleton, RN, MSN, CCRC

Session 1C: Closing the Loop: The Importance of Clinical Trials Nursing Inclusion In Query Resolution

Claudia Diamonte, RN, BSN, OCN

How Standardized Billing Between Sites Led to Nursing Collaboration

Diane Branham, RN, BSN, MBA, CRCC

11:15 AM-11:30 AM Break – Transition

11:30 AM–12:30 PM Plenary Speaker: Mitigating the Risk at the Intersection of Patient Care and Clinical Research:     Leveraging Patient Safety Science

Laura M. Lee, RN, MS

12:30 PM-1:45 PM Lunch & Business Meeting

1:45 PM-2:00 PM Break – Tweet/Transition

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Breakout Session 2 (Choose either session A, B, or C)

Session 2A:

Stand Up and Be Counted: A Survey of Research Nurses & Midwives in Ireland

Carole Schilling, RGN, BSc (Honors), MSc

Deirdre Hyland, RGN, RM, MSc

Go with The Flo: The Florence Nightingale Pledge and an Ethical Assessment Model for the Clinical Research Nurse

Geraldine Hider, RN, MS

Donald Hoepfer, MA

Session 2B:

Virtual Teams: Challenges and Successes

Stephanie Lowenhaupt, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRC

Angela Molloy, RN, BSN, CCRP

Clinical Research Nursing: Historical Developments in the UK

Gordon Hill, MSc, PGCE, BA, RGN

Session 2C:

Retention of Research Participants in a Longitudinal HIV Clinical Trial:

Best Practices Identified By Systematic Surveys Of Study Staff

Kathleen Fitch, MSN, FNP-C

Guardianship of The Galaxy

Jennifer Jo Kyte, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN

3:00 PM-3:15 PM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall

3:15 PM-4:15 PM Poster Presentation Session (Author's will be at posters)

4:15 PM-4:25 PM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall

4:25 PM – 5:25 PM Panel Discussion: International Research Site Visits: The Value of Sharing Where We Work and How We Practice

Jennifer Allison, RN, RSCN, MICR

Clare Meachin, RGN, MSc

Vanessa Young, RN, BA

Elize Pietersen, PhD, MSSc

Lorraine Turner, RGN, Dip Nursing studies, BSc(hons), MA(Hons), MSc(Hons)

Michelle Davies, RGN, BN – SPQ Onc (Dist), MSc

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Poster Viewing & Networking Reception (not eligible for CE's)

Wednesday, October 23rd

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast


• Chapter Governance Committee

• Education Committee

• Membership, Marketing, & Communications Committee

• Research Committee

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Announcements & Introductions

Mary Larkin, RN, MS, CDE

President, IACRN

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM Panel Discussion: International Association of Clinical Research Nurses Leadership Program

Tamara Kempken Mehring, RN, MSN, CCRC

10:00 AM-10:15 AM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall

10:15 AM-11:15 AM Breakout Session 3 (Choose either session A, B, or C)

Session 3A:

The Changing Face of Research Nursing in Clinical Practice: A UK District General Hospital Perspective

Fiona Maxton, RSCN, RN, PhD

Creating Major Change in the CRN Role: One Center's Strategy and Results

Elyce Turba, MSN, RN, OCN

Karin Avila, BA, MS

Session 3B:

Implementing an Undefined Job: A Classical Grounded Theory Study Exploring the Perceptions of Oncology Clinical Trial Nurses Encountering Ethical Challenges in Practice

Sheryl Forbes, PhD, MEd, RN, CCRP

Perceptions of Clinical Research Nurses About Therapeutic Misconception: A Case Study

Sandra Thomas-Lalmansingh, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Session 3C: ROUNDTABLES (choose 2, each session will be repeated)

1) Working Together: Clinical Research Nurses and Inpatient Bedside Nurse

Elaine Esler, MSN, RN, OCN

2) Key Features for Successful Research Projects

Linda Godfrey-Bailey, MSN, ACNS- BC

3) Incorporating the CRN in a Structured Work Flow Process: Enhancing CRN Visibility

Shirley Lilavois, MSN, ANP-BC, CCRC

4) Develop a Tool that Profiles Unique CRN Development Needs with International Considerations

Linda Wu, MSN

5) Sharing the Clinical Research Nurse Role with Schools of Nursing

Laura Baker, MS, BSN, RN

6) Oral medication Adherence in Clinical Trials

Tamara Kempken Mehring, RN, MSN, CCRC

7) Integrating Clinical Research and Clinical Practice

Lila Dalton, RN, BSN, CCRP

8) Understanding Different CRN Roles: Clinical Research Nurse Direct Care Provider and

Clinical Research Nurse Study Coordinator

Kristen Legor, JD, MS, BS

9) The Role of Advance Practice Providers (APP) in Clinical Research

  Michelle Davies, RGN, BN-SPQ Onc (Dist), MSc

11:15 AM-11:30 AM Break – Tweet/Refreshments/Visit Exhibit Hall

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Breakout Session 4 (Choose either session A, B, or C)

Session 4A:

Exploring the Nursing Profession’s Understanding of Research and Its Importance to Patient Care

Philip Russell, BSc

The Predictors to the Decision Making of Participating in Clinical Trials Among the Cancer Patients

Wen-Wen Chang, MS

Session 4B:

The CRN's Role in Optimizing the Informed Consent Process

Donna Mastey, BSN, RN

Meghan Salcedo, BSN, RN-BE, OCN

Exploring Patient Informed Consent Experience Regarding Cancer Clinical Trials

Chin-Yin Kao, PhD

Wen-Yu Hu, PhD

Session 4C:

#WhyWeDoResearch: From Campaign to Global Community Using Social Media as a Level Playing Field for Patients,

the Public and Staff Involved in Research

Claire Whitehouse, MSc, BSc RN, PGCRM, ICUSpec, MRCN

Establishing a Phase I Clinic in a Regional Care Network, a Clinical Trials Nurse Practitioner Experience

Melanie Albano, ANP-BC, AOCNP

12:30 PM-1:30 PM LUNCH

1:30 PM-2:45 PM Endnote Speaker: TBD

2:45 PM-3:00 PM Conference Closing Remarks

Mary Larkin, RN, MS, CDE

President, IACRN

International Association for Clinical Research Nurses

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