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Barnett International




Clinical Training Forum 2009



Conference Overview

Barnett International/CHI’s Clinical Training Forum features best practice case studies, lessons learned, and presentations focused on the challenges associated with role-based training in the clinical research environment. Included are key regulatory considerations and findings, as well examples of how training deficiencies can put clinical research activities at risk. Leading industry training professionals will share their approaches to managing training challenges, as well as how they leverage resources across their companies to optimize training and compliance. Attendees will have multiple opportunities to interact with conference faculty, engage with each other on lessons learned in the field, and benchmark their training initiatives against industry best practices.

Coverage Includes:

  • Driving Training Initiatives: Current Regulatory Environment Considerations
  • Designing Clinical Research Training for Global and Remote Teams
  • Clinical Training Program Development
  • Site Training Considerations
  • Learning Methods, Training Techniques, and Best Practices
  • Investigator Meeting Training Initiatives
  • And much more!

Distinguished Faculty:

  • Lorie Azia, Senior Manager, Technical Training, Biogen Idec
  • Rhea Bagnell, Manager, Operational Performance Strategies, Pfizer Global Research and Development
  • Carola Beier, Global Training Manager, Process & Capability Improvement/Clinical Information and Learning Management, EMD Serono
  • Eileen Caramanica, Clinical Project Manager, Global Clinical Trial Management, Schering-Plough
  • Megan Domenico, MBA, RN, Clinical Manager, Clinical Research Unit, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago
  • Denise Finley, Director - Clinical Learning and Development, Boston Scientific
  • Sharon L. Fernandes, Associate Director, Clinical Operations Training & Communications, Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Sheila Gwizdak, Director, Development Operations, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Gerlinde Jayme, Head, Learning, Management, Process & Capability Improvement/Clinical Information and Learning Management, EMD Serono
  • Lisa Joseph, Associate Director, R&D Training, Biogen Idec
  • Melissa Kadar, Research Manager, Center for Clinical Research, Cleveland Clinic
  • Maria Mancini, Principal Associate, Cardiovascular Clinical Research, Genzyme
  • Randi Misnik, BS, Senior Clinical Operations Manager, Teva Neurosciences
  • Bertha Robbins, RNC, MS, CCRP, Clinical Research Manager for the Clinical Trials Unit, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  • Barbara van der Schalie, Clinical Training Manager, Clinical Monitoring Research Organization, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., National Cancer Institute at Frederick
  • Gregg Van Citters, Ph.D., Senior Clinical Research Training Specialist, Medtronic Diabetes, Inc.
  • Diana Yadgir, Manager, Functional Excellence, Clinical Research Exploratory Development (CRED) Operations, Genentech
  • Lori Vivian, RN, BSN, CCRP, Clinical Research Manager II, Vascular Surgery Academic Coordinating Center, Cleveland Clinic



For more information, please contact:
Naila Ganatra
General Manager
Barnett International
a division of Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 215-413-2471

Rachel Meyers
Associate Director
Barnett International
Phone: (413) 527-3056

For exhibit and sponsorship information, please contact:
Arnie Wolfson
Manager, Business Development
Barnett International
a division of Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: 781-972-5431

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