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Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research Workforce Conference



WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2019
WHERE: Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 251 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL

This conference is open to professionals in clinical and translational research including investigators, clinical research coordinators, research nurses, monitors, project and site managers, regulatory staff, research assistants, and allied health professionals. The conference offers the opportunity to gain additional knowledge on current trends and issues in clinical research for application in their professional setting.  This year's agenda will include a networking reception at the conclusion of the event.

Plenary speakers for the event include: 

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD, Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics; Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Surgery; Co-Director Institute for Translational Medicine; Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago

Evan D. Muse, MD, PhD, Scripps Research Translational Institute

Denise Snyder, MS, RD, LDN, Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR)

 Program Objectives 

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
1.  Examine the impact of major trends and forces in the Clinical Research Enterprise.
2.  Discuss the evolving role of Research Ethics Consultation Service (REC).
3.  Recognize and embrace the challenges involved in designing and incorporating new layers of participant-generated data in research and care.
4.  Describe the benefits of professionalizing the clinical research workforce.



Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity is under review by the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sceiences (NUCATS) Institute.  Provider approved by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15198.  Participants must attend the conference in full to receive contact hours.


Early Bird registration is $149.  Prices increase on March 29, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. CST to $175.  Registration closes on April 23, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CST.  There are no refunds unless the event is canceled by NUCATS Institute before the start of the program. Walk-in registrations the day of the event are welcomed as space permits on a first come first served basis.  Walk-in registrants must pay with a credit card.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2019 EQuaTR Conference?  We have vendor tables and other opportunities available!  Please contact Nicole Masen at to discuss.


If you registered for complimentary parking during the registration process, please make sure to park at one of these two options: Erie Ontario Parking (321 E. Erie) or Huron Superior Parking (222 E. Huron). You must collect a parking ticket upon entry into the garage and then a ticket voucher will be provided to you at the Information Desk at the event.  Complimentary parking can only be guaranteed for those who pre-registered for parking.

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Additional Questions

If you have additional questions regarding this event, please email 


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EQuaTR is sponsored by ITM, NUCATS, and UIC CCTS

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