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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
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Enhancing Quality in the Translational Research Workforce Conference


Event Canceled

In light of the evolving COVID-19/Coronavirus situation, the 2020 EQuaTR Conference has been canceled.

The Institute for Translational Medicine, the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Clinical and Translational Science made this decision to ensure the health and safety of our communities.

At this time, there are no plans to present the 2020 EQuaTR Conference virtually.  However, if we host online or remote sessions in the future, registrants will be informed.  We hope to see you at next year's event!


Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:00AM - 4:30PM

This conference is open to professionals in clinical and translational research including clinical research coordinators, research nurses, monitors, project and site managers, investigators, 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. 


The full agenda is now available to download.

Program Objectives
  • Examine the impact of major trends and forces in the Clinical Research Enterprise.
  • Identify how The New Normal (TNN) will make health research more accessible.
  • Discuss the FDA inspection process for clinical investigators and sponsor-investigators. 
  • Describe the value and challenges in patient advocacy.
Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2020 EQuaTR Conference?  We have vendor tables and other opportunities available!  Please contact Nicole Masen at to discuss.

Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity is under review by the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (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.

A participant must attend the event for the full day and turn in a signed form at the end of the last session.  If all requirements are met, certificates will be sent out 6-8 weeks from the date of the event.


Additional Questions

If you have additional questions regarding this event, please email 







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