Abstracts Selected for 8th Annual AACI CRI Meeting

The AACI Clinical Research Initiative Steering Committee has selected three abstracts from the 33 considered for judging at the 8th Annual AACI CRI Meeting, July 20-21, in Chicago. The winning abstract authors represent Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah and the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The AACI CRI Steering Committee would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract. The concepts demonstrated creative and thoughtful methods being employed at the cancer centers to address realistic clinical trials process issues. All submitted abstracts can be viewed here.

The winning abstracts and authors are:

First Place "The Clinical Trial Management Tool: An Innovative Approach to Regulatory Operations." 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) A Workload Assessment Model for a NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center." 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." Matt Innes, MBA; Kate Harper, MBA, CCRP, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

Information on the meeting, including the program and electronic registration is available on the AACI website. Please contact C.J. Confair at 412-802-6774 with questions. Potential sponsors should contact Kate Burroughs at 412-647-3844 regarding commercial support opportunities.