Abstracts

AACI received 33 abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 8th Annual AACI CRI Meeting. The AACI CRI steering committee selected three abstracts to be presented at the meeting and two authors of each winning abstract received complimentary AACI CRI meeting registrations. Congratulations to the winning abstract authors.

The AACI CRI steering committee would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract for their review. The concepts demonstrated creative and thoughtful methods being employed at the cancer centers to address realistic clinical trials process issues. All authors are encouraged to submit a poster for presentation at the Welcome Reception and Poster Session at the 8th Annual AACI CRI Meeting. Please refer to the guidelines below for poster information.


First Place:
The Clinical Trial Management Tool: An Innovative Approach to Regulatory Operations
[pdf] [poster]
Abby Statler, MPH, MA, CCRP; Curtis Brinkman; Dennis Urbanek; Laura Bailey, MBA
Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Second Place:

CRANIUM (Clinical Research Assessment Metrics) Workload Assessment Model for an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center [pdf] [poster]
Sally Fairbairn, CCRP; Lindsay Carpenter, MSW, CCRC; Jessica Moehle, CCRP; Leanne Lujan, CCRP; Kelli Thorne, MPH, CCRP; Emily Ostrander, CCRP; Rachel Kingsford, MS, CCRP; Kenneth M. Boucher, PhD; Curt Hampton, MS, MBA
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Third Place:

Using Data to Determine Study Budgets for Clinical Trials Office Staff [pdf] [poster]
Matt Innes, MBA; Kate Harper, MBA, CCRP
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center


Additional Abstracts:

Bridging the Gap – Utilizing Web-Based Applications in Clinical Trials [pdf]
Jacqueline Shoukry, MBS, CCRC; Katelyn Thompson, CCRP
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Establishing Standard Processes to Document Tumor Response in Clinical Trial Patients Using Protocol-Defined Criteria [pdf]
Rajendra Kumar; Katelyn Thompson, CCRP
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Implementing a Functional Work Group Model to Increase Employee Satisfaction and Reduce Turnover [pdf]
Dana Keiser, RN, MSN; John O’Neill
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Research Patient Financial Counselor - Removing Insurance Barriers from Clinical Trial Enrollment [pdf]
Erika Greenidge, MPH
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Shortening the Time in Regulatory from Industry Protocol Receipt to Study Activation [pdf]
Tracy A. Kradzinski
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

The Investigator Sponsored Research Unit at FCCC [pdf]
Stephanie Rosati
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Implementation of a Recharge Model to Improve the Management of Clinical Trial Expenses
[pdf] [poster]
Moshe Kelsen, MBA; Ryan Lichtcsien, MA; Francis Brogan, MSN, RN; Nataliya Samodov, MBA; Daniel Otap, CCRP; Stephen Emerson, MD, PhD; Andrew B. Lassman, MD, MS
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Not the ‘Ethics Police’, a Unique Approach to Internal Quality Assurance (QA) and Monitoring Procedures [pdf] [poster]
Dan Otap, CCRP; Moshe Kelsen, MBA; Tiffany Negri, CCRP; Marianne Reyna, CCRC; Josephine G. Jorge; Francis Brogan, MSN, RN; Stephen Emerson, MD, PhD; Andrew B. Lassman, MD, MS
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

The Clinical Protocol & Data Management (CPDM) Central Registration Office For Eligibility Confirmation: Advancements in Process Improvement [pdf] [poster]
Dan Otap, CCRP; Moshe Kelsen, MBA; Tiffany Negri, CCRP; Mariamne Reyna, CCRC; Josephine G. Jorge; Shannon Kelly; Francis Brogan, MSN, RN; Christina Corpuz; Ryan Shelton; Stephen Emerson, MD, PhD; Andrew B. Lassman, MD, MS
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Creation of a Comprehensive Beacon Treatment Plan to Enhance Functionality Along with Treatment and Billing Compliance [pdf] [poster]
Lorraine Harris, RN, BSN, CCRP, OCN; Terri Matson, CCRP; John Kelly
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Finding a Cost-Effective, Efficient and User-Friendly Data Capture System for Investigator-Initiated Trials [pdf] [poster]
Kate Anderton, MPH, CCRP; Tricia Bentz, MHA, CCRP
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Utilization of Microsoft SharePoint to Improve Clinical Trial Interdepartmental Communications and Document Management [pdf]
Tricia Adrales Bentz, MHA, CCRP; Terri L. Matson, CCRP
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Development of a Comprehensive Training Program – Building on the Eight Competency Domains for the Clinical Research Professional [pdf] [poster]
Rachel Kingsford, MS, CCRP; Emily Ostrander, CCRP; Sally Fairbairn, CCRP
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

External IND Safety Report Processing Policy – Reducing Site Workload and Cost with New FDA Compliant SOP [pdf]
Lindsey Byrd, CCRP, MD1; Barbara (BJ) Broome, CCRP2; Jamie White, CCRP1
1Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah; 2Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Fast Fact Sheets for Infusion Nursing Management of Infused Investigational Drugs [pdf] [poster]
Rachel Kingsford, MS, CCRP; Joy Lombardi, RN, BSN, OCN
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Streamlining the Participant Reimbursement Process [pdf]
Anita Bowler, CCRP; Marlyn Galindo; Tiffaney Rasmussen; Tracy Jensen; Holly Bateman; Glenda Peck
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Framing Clinical Research and the Importance of Trial Participation: Patient and Physician Perspective [pdf] [poster]
Jaclyn Regan, MBA1; Christine Hickey1; Chris Targett2; Shoko Masuda3; Paul Sabbatini, MD1
1Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; 2Milward Brown Analytics; 3HKSM Consulting LLC

Lessons Learned From an EMA/FDA Inspection [pdf] [poster]
Tim Barz; Theresa Gold
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

MSKCC eTrials: Creating a Digitized Patient Data Ecosystem for Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials, and Creation of the MyMSK Medication Support App [pdf] [poster]
Michael Buckley1; Milena Silverman1; Dawn Caron1; Ophelia Chiu1; Kai-Hsiung Lin1; Jennifer White1; Mary Mitchell1; John Yee1; Aaron Wen1; Stu Gardos1; Jonathan Wills1; Jaclyn Regan1; Janet Murdock2; Rajesh Modi2; Vinay Sunkari2; Ann Dilworth3; Sharon Hanlon3; Mari Clovis3; Collette Houston1; Paul Sabbatini, MD1
1Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; 2Novartis; 3Bristol-Myers Squibb

Resource Allocation Review- An Objective, Transparent Evaluation Performed by CCTO, A One Year Follow Up Analysis [pdf] [poster]
Rosemarie Gagliardi, MPH, cEdD; Alyssa Ryan, MBA; Richa Upadhyay, MD
Mount Sinai Health System Tisch Cancer Institute

Using EPIC Electronic Health Record System to Assist with Screening Patients for Cancer Clinical Trials, Results From a Pilot Study in the MPD Program [pdf]
Jill Kleczko, MPA; Ronald Hoffman, MD; Rosemarie Gagliardi, MPH, cEdD
Mount Sinai Health System Tisch Cancer Institute

A Priority Educational Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre [pdf] [poster]
Pamela Degendorfer, MA, CCRP; Susanna Sellmann; Julie Gundry; Alex Kerr; Leslie Williams; Jasmine Grant
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Mobile Electronic Solution for Clinical Research Source Documentation [pdf] [poster]
Heather Cole; Alex Kerr; Julie Gundry; Calven Eggert; Aaron DiNardo; Susanna Sellmann; Pamela Degendorfer, MA, CCRP
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Quality Assurance Metrics in Clinical Trial Conduct [pdf] [poster]
Jennifer Li; Susanna Sellmann; Lindsay Philip; Cristina Guglielmi; Pamela Degendorfer, MA, CCRP; Amit Oza
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Automated Hospitalization/Death Notification System [pdf]
Nick Fisher, MBA; Dave Mulvihill
Siteman Cancer Center

Minority Participation in Clinical Trials: A Multifaceted Approach to Increase Enrollment [pdf] [poster]
Jessica Thein, MPH, MSW; Nick Fisher, MBA; Amanda DeMoss, MS, CCRP
Siteman Cancer Center

Focus on Improving Quality: Develop, Pilot and Revamp a QA Program [pdf] [poster]
Melanie Hines, MPH; Suzanne Friedrich, CCRC; Prudhvi Mandala, MS, CCRP; MaryAnne McNulty; Miriam Bischoff, MS, MBA
Stanford Cancer Institute

Molecular Profiling for Eligibility to Complex Clinical Trials – Improving Operational Efficiencies to Expedite Enrollment [pdf]
Lauren Wall, MS; Laura Hoffman, MA; Kelly O’Connor
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Data Table 3 Analysis of a NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center: Identifying Specific Accrual Barriers in Breast Oncology Team [pdf] [poster]
Zoneddy Dayao, MD; Teresa Stewart, MS; Olivier Rixe, MD, PhD
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Value of Multidisciplinary Approach to the Creation of Research Orders [pdf] [poster]
Neera Jagirdar, MS; Cathy Sharp, RN, MN, OCN
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University


Poster Session: Size, Format, Logistics
What is the size requirement for the poster?
Posters may not exceed 24” x 36” (portrait) or 36” x 24” (landscape). 

What format or program should I use to develop my poster?
You may format your poster using a program of your choice. 

How will posters be displayed?
Standard poster boards will be provided.  Posters will be secured to the boards using tacks (provided on-site).  Posters are to be hung by the presenting author before the poster session and are to be removed by authors prior to the close of the meeting. 

Does AACI CRI require a hardcopy of my poster?
No, AACI CRI does not require a hardcopy of your poster. Any poster left on display at the end of the meeting will be discarded.

Do I need to submit an electronic copy of my poster to AACI CRI?
Yes, an electronic version must be emailed to CRIabstracts@aaci-cancer.org by 5:00 PM PST on Friday, July 1 to allow time for AACI to print handouts for distribution to meeting attendees during the poster session.

Are handouts of the poster required?
Although not required, handouts of the poster are recommended.  Past meeting attendees have indicated that handouts are helpful. AACI will print handouts of your poster if your poster is received by July 1.

What happens to my abstract after the meeting?
AACI CRI Annual Meeting abstracts and posters are published in a booklet that is distributed at the AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting, which is attended by cancer center directors, administrators, and physician clinical leaders. By submitting an abstract and poster you give AACI permission to publish your abstract and poster. To view the 2015 book click here.They are also housed on the AACI CRI abstract/poster webpage for up to one year or until the next CRI Annual Meeting aaci-cancer.org/cri_meeting/2015_abstracts.asp.