SOURCE: Georgia Clinical Trials

Georgia Clinical Trials

September 14, 2012 08:34 ET

Second Track Added to 'Clinical Trials in Georgia Conference'

Early Bird Registration Savings Extended to Sept. 30, 2012

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2012) - A second track specifically designed to meet the need of physicians and research professionals has been added to the Clinical Trials in Georgia Conference, which will be held on November 2, 2012. With the addition of the new track, the deadline to receive a discount with early bird registration has been extended to September 30, 2012.

"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."

"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. "This one-day program, 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."

Topics for the PI session include:

  • Research as a Business
  • The Feds and You!
  • The Gap Between Malpractice Insurance and Research
  • Doctors as Inventors
  • Attracting Sponsors to Your Site
  • The Bottom Line -- Making or Losing Money
  • Beginning or Expanding Your Research Program

The Clinical Trials in Georgia Conference is designed to 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. 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.

The one-day conference will be held at the Academy of Medicine in the heart of midtown Atlanta. Information on the Conference, registration and sponsorship is available at

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