2018 Clinical Research Coordinator Leadership and Professionalism Conference immediately followed by the 4th Annual CRC Awards Dinner and Reception

May 10th, 2018 @ the CTSC Auditorium

2pm-5:00pm Conference

5:00pm-8pm Networking with Speakers, No-Host Bar, Dinner, CRC Awards Reception.

Open to UC Davis employees and our research colleagues from the Sacramento area

Pick and choose the sessions to attend or come for the Awards Reception only.


Admission: $20 (we accept checks or DaFIS accts). Includes:

  • Dinner at the Awards Reception
  • 3 CEUs
  • Entry into a raffle for an iPad or a similar electronic device (do not need to be present to win)

Leadership and Professionalism Conference

 Welcome Address

Kate Marusina, Ph.D., Director, Clinical Trials Office, UC Davis

2pm  Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Kristi Dorsch, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Senior Training Analyst, Training & Development, UC Davis Health

  • Discover what makes a conversation crucial
  • Understand the role our motives play in what we say
  • Learn how to help others at all levels of UC Davis Health be receptive to having a difficult conversation
  • Identify steps to talk with confidence, compassion, and curiosity

3:00 How current informed consent practices mislead rather than inform research participants

Mark Yarborough, Ph.D., Dean's Professor of Bioethics, UC Davis Health

  • Review the ethical significance of informed consent
  • Survey the specific disclosures in the informed consent process mandated by US federal regulations
  • Hear how these mandated disclosures obscure important information about the potential benefits and social importance of many clinical trials
  • Discuss how proposed changes to disclosure practices could lead to better informed research participants and thus more ethical clinical research

3:45 Building Your Career in Clinical Research: Efficiently Promote and Document Your Growth

Amelia Saliba, CCRA, Luminance Clinical Research, Quality Management Consultant to the CTSC CTO

  • Learn about time-saving methods to track and document your accomplishments
  • Identify skills and goals that will further your professional growth
  • Begin to draft a development plan to use as a tool to track progress towards goals and assist with the annual review process.

4:30 Clinical Trials Perspective of an Academic PI

Eric Giza, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, UC Davis Health

Link for Registration (closes May 1, 2018)


5th Annual CRC Awards Dinner and Reception

5:00pm @ the CTSC Auditorium and the Lobby

UC Davis CTSC would like to recognize Clinical Research Coordinators and others in CRC functional roles who have demonstrated exceptional qualities to promote integrity and excellence for clinical research profession. Departments and centers involved may nominate their outstanding employees using the criteria specified below. The nominations will be reviewed by the CTSC Nominations Committee, and three outstanding employees will be selected for this year’s awards. The awardees will receive $75 gift certificates and recognition plaques.

Link for Nominations (due April 2, 2018)