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 Chapter Governance Committee

The purpose of the Chapter Governance Committee is to interact with and support groups seeking chapter status and to provide guidance during the development process. The Committee will provide ongoing support and guidance to established chapters. The Committee is responsible for creating a policy and process for chapter development and governance. Committee members will serve as liaisons to chapters both during start-up and be available for consultation after the chapter has been established.

Committee Leadership:

Diane Branham, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, Chair
Lori Brunner, Co-Chair
Mary Larkin, RN, MS, CDE - Board Liaison

 Conference Planning Committee

The IACRN Conference Planning Committee (CPC) is responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing all aspects of IACRN’s conference events. The committee is accountable to the IACRN Board of Directors (BOD) and interacts with IACRN leadership, the management company, and other IACRN committees as needed to maximize clinical research nursing education, networking, and promotion of international best practices in clinical research. The CPC is guided by the Mission and Vision of IACRN.

Committee Leadership:

Elizabeth Ness, MS, BSN, RN  - Chair

Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, RN, CCRC - Board Liaison

 Education Committee

The purpose of the IACRN Education Committee is to uphold the mission and vision of our organization through the promotion of evidence based practice that drives excellence in clinical research nursing by supporting the educational needs of our IACRN membership.

Committee Leadership:

Sharon Flynn, MS, RN ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN - Chair

Carla Croft, RN, BSN, CCRP - Co-Chair

Sheryl Forbes, MEd, BSN, RN, CCRP - Board Liaison

 Membership, Marketing, and Communications Committee

The purpose of the Membership, Marketing and Communications Committee is to promote awareness of IACRN, to increase Association membership, and to disseminate the organization's initiative and innovations to the clinical research community. This committee serves the organization in marketing the benefits of membership throughout the international clinical research nursing community and managing effective communication within the membership through the IACRN web site. We would love to have anyone with experience/interest in social media on this committee.

Committee Leadership:

Marie Therese Jeffs, BSN, RN - Chair

Laura Baker, RN, BSN, MS - Board Liaison

 Partnership Committee

Committee Leadership:

Megan Hausler, RN, BSN, CCRP - Co-Chair

Miranda Brown, RN - Co-Chair

Tamara Kempken Mehring, MSN, RN, CCRC - Board Liaison

 Research Committee

The purpose of the Research Committee is to define and measure sensitive outcomes in the clinical research process and to demonstrate the impact of clinical research nursing practice. The committee will continue research to describe and validate the specialty practice of clinical research nursing. The research committee will ensure that requests for research are in alignment with the Association mission and vision.

Committee Leadership:

Aris Eliades, PhD, RN - Chair
Bernadette ‘Candy’ Capili PhD, NP-C, FAAN - Co-Chair
Catherine Griffith, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC - Board Liaison

 Interested in Joining a Committee?

Current IACRN members interested in joining a committee, can complete a committee interest form and conflict of interest disclosure. Committee member responsibilities include:

  • Attending at least 80% of committee meetings, participating in meetings by reading materials, and actively participation in committee activities. When attending the annual conference, committee members will be present at in-person committee meetings.
  • Interpreting IACRN's work and values to the community, representing the organization, and acting as a spokesperson.
  • Conveying committee member's needs and the organization's values to the committee chair or board liaison and speaking out for members' interests.
  • Reading and upholding the organization's bylaws.
  • Working within the committee's charge and organizational strategic priorities to meet committee and organizational goals.
  • Staying informed about what is going on in the organization, asking questions, and requesting information.
  • Participating in and taking responsibility for making decisions on issues, policies, and other matters. I will not stay silent if I have questions or concerns.
  • Voting in every IACRN election.
  • Working in good faith with staff and other committee members as partners towards achieving IACRN goals.
  • If I don't fulfill these commitments to the organization, it is expected that the committee chair or board president will contact me to discuss my responsibilities.

If you have any questions about IACRN committees or the responsibilities of a committee member, please contact us: iacrn@iacrn.org.

International Association of Clinical Research Nurses

PO Box 7
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, USA
(609) 519-9689 (Phone)

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