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Join us and your peers from around the world, September 19th - 21st, at the Woodcliff Hotel in Rochester, NY (our beautiful hometown). The Clinical Conductor CTMS team is hosting this unique opportunity for organizations of all sizes and backgrounds to come together to share stories, learn best practices and make lasting connections! At the CORE Conference, many topics will be discussed, including:

  • Future trends in clinical trial research
  • The future of Clinical Conductor
  • Interoperability
  • Customer-led special topics
  • Training and system feedback

We look forward to welcoming you to Rochester and providing you with additional tips, tricks and tools you can use at your organization that simplify research operations and help achieve greater research excellence! The registration fee for the CORE Conference is $500 per attendee.

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Based on attendee feedback, the core conference will follow a single track to allow attendees to participate in all session.

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Tuesday, September 19
12:00pm-4:00pm Optional Training at the Bio-Optronics Offices To be scheduled at customer request
4:00pm-6:00pm Meet and Greet at Bio-Optronics Offices
Wednesday, September 20
8:00am-9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am-9:30am Welcome and Introductions Format: Presentation Leader: Dan Kerpelman
(10 minute break
at 10:30am)
Trends in Clinical Research Topics include:
  • eSource
  • Consolidation
  • Translational Research
  • Siteless Trials
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Dynamic Protocols
  • Patient Centricity
11:30am-12:00pm Improving User Uptake and Engagement Moderator: Kyle Byron Format: Panel and Discussion
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Best Practices for Research Site Management Topics include:
  • Recruitment
  • Scheduling
  • Financial Management
Moderator: Missy Fuino Format: Panel and Discussion Other Participants: Adam Larabee (RCR), Samir Arora (Aventiv), Kimber Breeden
2:30pm-2:45pm Afternoon Break
2:45pm-3:15pm Growing your Site to a Global Site Network Moderator: Kate Yawman Format: Presentation Other participants: Natalie Barton, Clinical Research Solutions
3:15pm-4:00pm Reporting Focus Moderator: Jon Sinclair
Reporting Best Practices Format: Presentation Leader: Kristi Etchberger (Clinical Research Billing)
Reporting in Clinical Conductor: Custom reports, Data warehouse, and What's Next Format: Presentation Leader: Jon Sinclair and Ryan Gillette
Calling on Customer Voices: Reporting Needs Format: Interactive Discussion Leader: Kate Yawman
4:00pm-5:00pm Clinical Conductor Product Management Moderator: Steve Bailey
PLM Decision Making Process Format: Presentation Leader: Kate Yawman
VoC Process Format: Presentation Leader: Mary Pat Cottengim
Clinical Conductor Roadmap Format: Presentation Leader: Kate Yawman
6:30pm-9:30pm Dinner at Artisan Works
Thursday, September 21
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am-9:45am Regulatory Document Management Moderator: Mary Pat Cottengim Format: Integration Demo and Moderated Discussion
(15 minute break
at 10:30am)
Interoperability Focus Moderator: Steve Bailey
Bio-Optronics Strategy Format: Presentation Leader: Kate Yawman
Best Practice Sharing Format: Presentation Leader: Geoff Goodwin
Integration highlight: The Continued Evolution of Integrating EMR and CTMS Format: Presentation Leader: Cerner Team
11:30am-12:15pm Finance Project I Moderator: Steve Bailey
Finance Project Plan, What We've Accomplished and Where We're Heading Format: Presentation Leader: Dan Kerpelman
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:00pm Finance Project II Format: Discussion Leader: Mary Pat Cottengim Other Participants: Kate Yawman, Dan Kerpelman, Helen Calhoun, Dave Morgan
2:00pm-2:20pm Afternoon Break
2:20pm-3:00pm Calling on Customer Voices: Services and Documentation Feedback Format: Interactive with Mentimeter Leader: Luke Bernier and Mary Pat Cottengim
3:00pm-3:30pm TBD Open Session (to be filled based on customer input)
3:30pm-4:00p Closing Remarks and Wrap Up Format: Presentation Leader: Steve Bailey
Friday, September 22
9:00am-11:00am Optional Training at Bio Offices

A block of rooms is reserved for CORE Conference attendees. To book, please call:

Woodcliff hotel
Reservation desk
(585) 381-4000


Who should attend the 2017 CORE Conference?

Those who attend are largely members of clinical trial coordinators or site leadership, clinical research associates, data managers, and regulatory managers. Other attendees represent financial management and clinical informatics teams.

Is there time to network with my colleagues during the conference?

A key goal of the conference is to allow ample time to connect with other Clinical Conductor users. Besides conference sessions, breaks, and lunch, the following times allow for additional networking:

Pre-Conference Reception, Tuesday pm, September 19
User Group Dinner, Wednesday pm, September 20
Post-Conference Meetings, Thursday pm, September 21

How much does the conference cost?

The conference fee is $500 and covers the cost of attendance including breakfast, lunch and dinner on Wednesday and breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

Where is Conference check-in?

For attendees arriving/attending the Tuesday optional training or welcome reception, check-in is at Bio-Optronics headquarters.

For attendees arriving directly at the hotel, check-in will occur during the welcome session on Wednesday morning.

For specific times, please see the detailed agenda.

What are the cancellation and substitution policies?

We remain flexible to accommodate all business needs.

Cancellations: Any registrations cancelled by August 14th will be refunded, minus a $50 processing fee.

Substitutions: Registrants unable to attend may send a substitute. Name change substitutions are free of charge.

How do I get to Bio-Optronics and the Woodcliff hotel?

Shuttle service is available and can be scheduled directly with the hotel or through Bio-Optronics coordinators.

Shuttle service will also be provided to/from the Wednesday evening group event.

For additional questions, please contact Kate Yawman 585-417-7851 or email coreconference@bio-optronics.com

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