The Premier Education & Networking Event for Clinical Research Professionals

When & Where

April 27-30, 2018
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

Signature Series

Get up to date on the latest in clinical research from regulatory and industry leaders.



Join Kenneth A. Getz, MBA, Director of Sponsored Research Programs & Research Associate Professor, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, as he examines the forces shaping the current and future state of the clinical research industry. Explore the individual dynamics of technology, process, and workforce on the industry and their effect on each other.


Meet the Changemakers: Driving Clinical Research Quality through Collaborative Leadership

Executive leaders will discuss collaborative initiatives to transform clinical research.  

  • Dr. Pamela Tenaerts, MD, MBA, Executive Director, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative
  • Patricia Leuchten, President and CEO, The Avoca Group
  • Dr. Douglas Peddicord, Ph.D., Executive Director, Association of Clinical Research Organizations
  • Andy Lee, Treasurer, TransCelerate Biopharma, Inc.


NIH officials will highlight initiatives to enhance the accountability and transparency of clinical research and the “All of Us” project.

  • Dr. Jodi Black, PhD, Deputy Director of the Office of Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

  • Dr, Katherine Blizinsky, PhD, Policy Director, All of Us Research Program
  • Dr. Rebecca J. Williams, Pharm.D., MPH, Assistant Director,, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health


New: 2018 Quality Congress


In conjunction with ACRP 2018 and the Avoca Quality Consortium™

Gain an unparalleled view of the changing clinical trial landscape and network with management teams from sponsors, CROs, and sites. This full-day program will equip you with transformational approaches to improving clinical research quality.

I’ve attended professional conferences for 35 years. This is by far one of the best I’ve attended, if not THE best.”
— ACRP 2017 Attendee

ACRP 2018 is the venue for learning the practical strategies, best practices, and creative solutions needed to improve clinical trial quality.

  • 60+ Sessions and Workshops Designed to Improve Clinical Trial Quality
  • 6 Unique Session Tracks
  • 18 Continuing Education Units
  • 125+ Thought Leaders and Session Presenters
  • 1,200+ Fellow Clinical Research Professionals
  • 100+ Leading-Edge Suppliers and Solution Providers

BONUS – Take ACRP 2018 back to the office with one year of online access to all recorded continuing education sessions, slides, and handouts.  


ACRP 2018 is just outside Washington, DC at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland


A spectacular waterfront complex with sweeping views of the Potomac River and just steps from National Harbor’s premier entertainment and shopping district.


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors