CRI Meeting to Highlight Innovation, Resiliency

The 11th Annual AACI Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) Meeting will be held July 9-11, at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Strategies to Maximize Innovation to Advance Cancer Clinical Research.”
Keynote Spotlight: Raquel Forsgren
This year’s keynote features Raquel Jex Forsgren, founder of Front-Line Resilience Health and Living Yoga Therapy in Chicago. She will focus on strategies for self-preservation, managing stress, and building resiliency.

A resilience coach and yoga therapist, Forsgren created the Front-Line Resilience program to empower clinical trial teams, cancer center leaders, clinicians, and other health care professionals to reach new levels of fulfillment. 

This work combines Forsgren’s passions for resilience, oncology, and neuroscience. Previously, Forsgren worked in the pharmaceutical field in drug development, sales, and marketing, where she developed a deep affinity for cancer patients and the teams that take care of them.

A member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Oncology Nursing Society, American Society for Clinical Oncology, and Society for Integrative Oncology, Forsgren regularly speaks at medical conferences on the topics of resilience and compassion fatigue.

More information on the CRI meeting, including the  program and registration, is now available on the AACI meeting website

Reminder: Abstracts Due April 19
The AACI CRI Steering Committee is currently soliciting abstracts for the meeting, which will focus on moving science forward and addressing the challenges cancer center clinical trials office leaders face when working with novel clinical trials. The purpose of the abstracts is to inform the CRI meeting audience about clinical trials office challenges and solutions implemented at AACI cancer centers. Three abstracts will be selected for oral presentation at the meeting. Up to two authors of each winning abstract will receive complimentary meeting registration or a refund for a previously paid meeting registration fee. While AACI encourages collaboration with external organizations, only employees of AACI member cancer centers are eligible for complimentary meeting registration. 


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