AACI received 33 abstracts to be considered for presentation at the 9th 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 9th Annual AACI CRI Meeting. Please refer to the guidelines below for poster information.

First Place:
Ensuring PEAK Training and Compliance in Cancer Clinical Trials [abstract] [poster]
Richa Upadhyay, MD; Lediona Ardolli, MA; Rosemarie Gagliardi, MPH, EdD; Donna Berizzi, RN, MSN, OCN; Matthew Galsky, MD; Chari Ajai, MD
The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System

Second Place:
Improving Reproducibility of Quantitative Imaging Endpoints [abstract] [poster]
Daniel C. Sullivan, MD1; Michael Boss, PhD2; Thomas L. Chenevert, PhD3; Edward F. Jackson, PhD4; Alexander Guimaraes, MD, PhD5
1Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center; 2National Institute of Standards and Technology; 3University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center; 4University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health and Carbone Cancer Center; 5Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health & Sciences University

Third Place:
Implementing a Research Nurse Model for the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) [abstract] [poster]
Helen Peck, RN, MA, OCN, CCRP1,2; Joanne Mancini, RN, CCRP2; Cathy Galasso, RN, OCN, CCRP2
1Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System; 2Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Additional Abstracts:

Adapting to Thrive - Risk Based Monitoring of Academic Institutional Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials [abstract] [poster]
Daniel Otap, CCRP; Fran Brogan, MSN, RN; Moshe Kelsen, MBA; Lauren Blumberg; Jennifer Wang, MS; Tiffany Negri, CCRP; Shannon Kelly; Tasha Isles Smith, MA, MPH; Stephen Emerson, MD, PhD; Andrew Lassman, MD, MS; Joseph Jurcic, MD
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

"If you build it, they will come." - Creation of a Dedicated Oncology Clinical Research Infusion Center [abstract] [poster]
Frances Brogan, MSN, RN; Fawzia Ibrahim; Ryan Shelton; Caryn O'Mullane, RN, MSN, MBA; Moshe Kelsen, MBA; Andrew B. Lassman, MD, MS; Stephen Emerson, MD, PhD; Gary Schwartz, MD; Richard Carvajal, MD
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Development of a Streamlined Process to Collect Fresh Biopsy Specimens to Send Out for Clinical Trial Screening [abstract] [poster]
Joni Harris, MS, CCRP
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Converting to Electronic Regulatory Binders and the Great Scan [abstract] [poster]
Curt Hampton, MBA, MS; Jessica Moehle, CCRP; Lindsey Byrd, CCRP
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Integrating A Clinical Research Nurse Program at an Academic Cancer Hospital [abstract]
Kristin Maloney, RN, BSN, OCN
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Promoting Comprehensive Site Policies and Limiting Industry Overreach [abstract] [poster]
Lindsey Byrd, CCRP; Jessica Moehle, CCRP
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Using the Epic EMR for Research Documentation [abstract] [poster]
Rachel Kingsford, MS, CCRP; Jessica Moehle, CCRP; Leanne Lujan, CCRP; Lindsay Carpenter, MSW, CCRC; Sally Fairbairn, CCRP; Susan Sharry, CCRP; Karthik Sonty, CCRP; Theresa L. Werner, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Improving Study Activation Timelines: Establishing Flow [abstract] [poster]
Erica Love, MA, MPH, CCRP1; Paul K. Davis, KMP2; Nida Cassim, MPH1; Anna Pavlick, DO, MBA1
1Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone; 2Essex Management

Development of a Complexity Assessment for Clinical Trials. [abstract]
Alexa Richie, DHSc; Jennifer Lineburg; Andrea Tavlarides, PhD; Dale Gamble, MHSc; Susan Rogers; Carol Griffin
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Improving Research Lab Sample Tracking and Cost Recovery by Implementing a Web-based System [abstract] [poster]
Wes Rood; Megan Koceja; Brenda Brito; Betty Oleson, BSN, RN, CCRP; Rebecca Selle, CCRP; James Thomas, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Not All Tumors Are Created Equal: Evaluating the Impact of an Interdisciplinary Molecular Tumor Board [abstract] [poster]
Allison Martin, PharmD; Ben George, MD; Elizabeth Weil, PharmD, BCOP; Angela Urmanski, PharmD, BCOP; Katrina Schroeder, RN, OCN, CCRP; Kayla Mendenhall, CPhT; Mindy Waggoner, PharmD, BCOP; Carolyn Oxencis, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

They Talked the Talk…But Can They Walk the Walk? Implementing a Written Test during Candidate Interviews for Clinical Research Coordinators and Assistants [abstract] [poster]
Rebecca Selle, CCRP; James Thomas, MD, PhD; Betty Oleson, BSN, RN, CCRP
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Best Practices to Achieve a Successful FDA Inspection [abstract] [poster]
Susan Puleio, CCRP; Veronica Tomaselli
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Research Council: Developing & Implementing Institutional Policy for Clinical Research Portfolio Management [abstract] [poster]
Sara Hanley, MSW; Xhenete Lekperic; David Spriggs, MD; Ann Rodavitch, MA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Clinical Research Office Monthly Lecture Series [abstract]
Cindy Wynne-Jones, RN, CCRC; Erin Williams, MBA
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Coordinators Asked, We Answered: The New Clinic Coordinator Education & Training Program [abstract] [poster]
Emily Hawkins, CCRP; Elizabeth Menne, RN; Maria Westfall, CCRP
Siteman Cancer Center

Improving Protocol Activation Times via Automation and Centralization [abstract] [poster]
Helen Peck, RN, MA, OCN, CCRP; Andrew Nilson, BHA; Simmy Thompson, MPH, CIP, CCRP; Rizalia Rivera Cvijovic; Michael A Samuels, MD; Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Minimizing Information Redundancy Across the Institution and Improving Quality with Centralized Regulatory Document Management [abstract] [poster]
Andrew Nilson1; Rosa Hsieh1; Cristina Ferrazzano Yaussy, MPH, CCRP2; Tom Battle2
1Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System; 2Complion, Inc.

Resource Allocation Review- 2 Year Analysis of Protocols Open to Enrollment at least 1 year [abstract]
Rosemarie Gagliardi, MPH, EdD; Ariel Hosey; Lediona Ardolli, MA; Catherine Raimond; Richa Upadhyay, MD; Paula Klein, MD; Ajai Chari, MD; Matthew Galsky, MD
The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System

Data Reporting: A Simple Tool for Analysis and Forecasting Success [abstract] [poster]
Andrea Skafel MSc, CCRP; Wade Berry, CCRP; Mallory Kock, CCRP; Thomas Cunningham, PhD, CCRP
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California San Francisco

Objective Data Tracking Tool [abstract] [poster]
Stefanie Belanger, CCRP; Stephanie Ladd, CCRP; Matthew Jansen, MS
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Modeling AACI to Create a Problem Solving Culture within the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center [abstract]
Lauren Wall, MS; Amanda Spratt
University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Survey of Protocol Review and Monitoring Systems in U.S. Cancer Centers [abstract] [poster]
Deborah H. McCollister, RN BSN; Carrye Cost, MD; Ian Riley; Stephen Leong, MD
University of Colorado Cancer Center

First Impressions: Centralizing the CDA Process [abstract] [poster]
Christine Mackay, BSN, MSA, CCRP; Morgan Smotherman; Kathy Schleeter; Donna Palatas, JD; Claire Sabin Koenig, JD; Tiffany Pothapragada, PhD; Peter Griffith, JD
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Learn-Inform-Recruit: Increasing the Offer of Urologic Cancer Trials in Community Practice [abstract] [poster]
Christine Mackay, RN, MSA, CCRP; Andrew Zganjar, MD; Laurie Petty, PhDc; Mugur Geana, MD, PhD; Jessie Gills, MD; Tomas L. Griebling, MPH, MD; Brantley Thrasher, MD; Shellie Ellis, MA, PhD
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Assessing Patients for Clinical Trials: An Evaluation of Radiation Oncologists at an NCI designated Cancer Center [abstract] [poster]
Mindi TenNapel, MBA, PhD; Christine Mackay, BSN, MSA, CCRP
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Streamlining Research Billing with Informatics Tools and Consensus Building [abstract] [poster]
Umit Topaloglu, PhD; Terra Colvin, MS; Megan Brown; Jennifer Black; Jennifer Newsome; Stacey Lewis; Kim Sweat; Jennette Cossey; Selvin Ohene; Brooke Everhart; Robin Harrelson; Meredith Hiatt; Teresa Sells; Brian Strittmatter; Garland Kitts; Lynn Kennedy; Boris Pasche, MD, PhD; Stefan Grant, MD, JD, MBA
Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center

Document Management Beyond Regulatory. Breaking Down Silos and Cultivating Effective Collaboration [abstract] [poster]
Amy MK Rovitelli, MS, CHRC1; Tina Marie Bowdish, MS, CRCP, CHRC1; Tom Battle2; Cristina Ferrazzano Yaussy, MPH, CCRP2
1Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center; 2Complion, Inc.

Mastering the Delegation of Authority Log: A Centralized Approach to Maintaining Site Regulatory Documents [abstract] [poster]
Stephanie Speaker, CCRP; Brittany Walker, CCRP
Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine

Realizing Rapid Review: Expanding the Use of a Clinical Trials Management System to Streamline the Protocol Review and Monitoring System [abstract] [poster]
LaToya Howard, CCRP; Stephanie Speaker, CCRP; Alyssa Gateman, MPH, CCRP
Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine

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 Monday, July 10, 2017 . Please email a full size version of your poster.*AACI is not going to provide handouts of posters.

Are handouts of the poster required?
Although not required, handouts of the poster are recommended.  Past meeting attendees have indicated that handouts are helpful. Authors are responsible for providng their own handouts

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 2016 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/2016_abstracts.asp.