SOURCE: Georgia Clinical Trials

Georgia Clinical Trials

November 01, 2012 07:00 ET

Last Chance to Attend 'Clinical Trials in Georgia' Conference on Nov. 2, 2012

Special Track for Principal Investigators Offers CME Credits

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) - The first Clinical Trials in Georgia Conference will take place November 2, 2012, and the event is nearing capacity. The Conference will take place November 2, 2012, at the Academy of Medicine in the heart of midtown Atlanta. It is being presented by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and several founding partners, including Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Georgia Bio, the Georgia Research Alliance and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Attendees can choose between two tracks:

  • The Research Forum will spotlight innovations that can make clinical trials faster, more efficient and more compliant, and showcase the available resources in Georgia that facilitate effective clinical research initiatives.
  • The Best Practices track, which will provide CMEs, will introduce those new to research to best practices while providing experienced PIs with a refresher on legal liabilities and compliance.

"Despite the fact that we have over 24,000 principal investigators (PIs) in Georgia, there is always a need for more well-trained researchers," explains Jane Green, Ph.D., President, Morley Research Consortium and Chair of the Conference Committee. "Through the Research Forum track we are bringing forward new methods and processes to help industry and people across all disciplines benefit from research."

"Conducting clinical research is a way for physicians and healthcare institutions to provide patients with new treatments and participate in the important work of bringing discoveries to market," said Robert E. Powers, M.Div., Ph.D., director of bioscience at Gwinnett Tech and co-chair of the Program Committee for the Clinical Trials in Georgia Conference. "Also, as shrinking reimbursement and rising costs negatively impact healthcare providers' income, conducting clinical trials offers a way to generate additional revenue."

Information on the Conference, registration and sponsorship is available at www.GeorgiaClinicalTrials.com.

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