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IACRN 14th Annual Conference
Advancements in Clinical Research Nursing Building Practice Excellence

October 17 - 19, 2022
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown Hotel
Atlanta, GA

2022 Call For Roundtable Submissions

What is a conference Roundtable?

The main purpose of a conference Roundtable is to have a small discussion and explore a specific topic or issue with a small group of people. It consists of 8-10 attendees literally sitting around a table. The discussion leader gives a brief (5-10 minute) introduction to provide some background and set the stave for the Roundtable attendee discussion. As the discussion leader, you will moderate the discussion that follows amongst the participants and facilitate engagement by coming prepared with 3-5 discussion questions. The ultimate goal is for the discussion leader and Roundtable participants to leave with some new information and new perspectives on the Roundtable topic. It is an excellent venue for giving and receiving targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and networking with Clinical Research Nurses who share similar interests.

Session Length: Each Roundtable session is 30 minutes in length; followed by a short break and, after the break, your Roundtable session will be repeated with a new group of attendees for a total of 2 back-to-back sessions.

Handouts are encouraged and can be used to help aide in the discussion, share key points, list resources, etc. (Note: There is no projection available during these sessions.)

Preparation: Although Roundtables rely heavily on discussion, this does not negate the need for advanced preparation. You should develop the introduction portion of your session and practice it until you are comfortable and can clearly share your thoughts and ideas.

Questions: While your attendees may be eager with questions after your presentation, please prepare 3-5 open-ended questions that you can use if needed to help stimulate the discussion. Questions may be directed to the discussion leader and/or the attendees at the session, encouraging their participation, feedback, and the sharing of lessons learned.

Sample structure:

  • Start the session by briefly introducing yourself and have attendees briefly introduce themselves (i.e., name, role, where you work)
  • Provide a short introduction (limited to 5-10 minutes to allow as much time for discussion as possible). Your introduction should provide some background on the topic, your findings and conclusions, implications for policy, practice, and research, and other key pieces of information to help set the stage.
  • Kick off the discussion: Come prepared with 3-5 questions to help stimulate the discussion. As the discussion leader, you will facilitate the discussion and encourage fair participation from all attendees.
  • Briefly summarize what you've just covered and thank your participants for attending and engaging in the discussion.
  • Post-conference: After the conference is over, presenters will likely receive emails or calls from those at your Roundtable discussion. This is an opportunity to build your professional network! Please provide contact information to those in attendance.

You are invited to submit your Roundtable for the IACRN 14th Annual Conference

Topics for the 2022 conference include:

  • Research Ethics & Protection of Research Participants
  • Informed Consent
  • Protocol Development, Review, and Approval
  • Financial: Study Feasibility and Billing Compliance
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Clinical Research Nurse and Research Team
  • Study Conduct and Participant Care
  • Data and Safety Monitoring and Reportable Events
  • Research Site Management
  • Professional Development

For more specific ideas for topics, click here.

Submission Requirements/Checklist:

Important Deadlines:

Submissions Open: Monday, April 25, 2022

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5:00 PM EDT

Notification Letters Sent: Week of June 20, 2022

We look forward to reviewing your submission and meeting you at IACRN's 14th Annual Conference.
If you have any questions please email 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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