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SCRS Talks is a platform for sites to hear about valuable information from The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) members and partners. These short interviews will provide insight into key industry topics, current events, new perspectives, and exciting opportunities.

SCRS Talks Society for Clinical Research Sites

    • Health & Fitness

SCRS Talks is a platform for sites to hear about valuable information from The Society for Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) members and partners. These short interviews will provide insight into key industry topics, current events, new perspectives, and exciting opportunities.

    Site-Centric Strategies: Merck's Approach to Collaboration

    Site-Centric Strategies: Merck's Approach to Collaboration

    This special episode spotlights Merck's site-focused initiatives and work that contributed to its designation as the 2023 SCRS Eagle Award sponsor of choice. Jennifer Sheller, VP & Head of Clinical Sites, Data Management & Quality discusses Merck's commitment to increasing trial access, supporting the next generation of research staff, and improving site-centricity. 

    • 25 min
    Meet Global Impact Partner: Tekton Research

    Meet Global Impact Partner: Tekton Research

    Kip McKenzie, CEO of Tekton Research, shares the organization's evolution from a single site to a network of 25 sites, highlighting their commitment to professionalism and growth within the clinical research landscape. 

    Kip discusses the significance of site voices in driving successful clinical trials and their innovative personnel development strategies and highlights the Tekton University learning management system. Gain insights into their effective engagement with local universities for workforce development and goals for continued collaboration with the clinical research community.

    • 16 min
    Navigating Site Budgets with Inflation & The Great Resignation

    Navigating Site Budgets with Inflation & The Great Resignation

    Explore the ramifications of inflation and higher staff attrition  on the clinical research industry based on IQVIA's recent whitepaper, 'The Impact Of High Inflation And The Great Resignation On Clinical Site Budgeting.' 

    Sharon Gordon, former Director of Cost Benchmarking and Site Contracts, Trial Design & Site Engagement, and Morgan King, Manager of Data Analytics and Services at IQVIA Technologies share findings on escalating site costs over the past three years, as well as IQVIA's data collection process and evolving benchmarking strategies. Tune in to hear how sites and sponsors can work together to navigate fair market value negotiations amidst rising costs.  

    • 26 min
    The Unseen Side of Clinical Trials

    The Unseen Side of Clinical Trials

     After working in the clinical research industry for decades, Jim Kremidas unexpectedly found himself on the other side – as a patient searching for a trial. Despite Jim's extensive experience and vast network, finding a trial proved more difficult than expected. 

    Many of us have not experienced a clinical trial from the patient's point of view. This enlightening episode discusses Jim's perspective as a trial participant, as well as advice for both patients and research professionals on how we can streamline participation in trials.

    • 22 min
    Inside the World of Clinical Research Project Management with ACRPM

    Inside the World of Clinical Research Project Management with ACRPM

    Jess Thompson shares her journey in clinical research project management, shedding light on the mission of the Association of Clinical Research Project Managers (ACRPM) and its global support for professionals in the field.
    Jess outlines key aspects that research sites and the industry need to understand about clinical research project management and its impact on fostering innovation and excellence in healthcare practices. 

    • 20 min
    Behind the Scenes of SCRS' European Summit: What to Expect

    Behind the Scenes of SCRS' European Summit: What to Expect

    Piotr Sawicki, SCRS European Summit chair, discusses why this event is a must-attend for global clinical research professionals. Hear about the sessions attendees can look forward to this year and listen in for essential tips to make the most of your experience.

    Join us for the 2023 European Site Solutions Summit being held from 13-14 November 2023 in Cascais, Portugal.

    • 18 min

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