Press Release: Quorum and Kinetiq Leadership to Speak in Six Sessions at ACRP 2017 Meeting and Expo

Leaders from Quorum Review IRB and Kinetiq, the consulting and technology division of Quorum, will participate in several informative sessions that provide ACRP 2017 attendees with clinical research best practices.

(SEATTLE, WA): Leaders of Quorum Review IRB and Kinetiq, the consulting and technology division of Quorum, will be featured in multiple sessions at next week’s Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) 2017 Meeting & Expo with topics that range from emerging trends to best practices in clinical research.

Quorum CEO Cami Gearhart will host a panel featuring Kinetiq Senior Regulatory Analyst Jessica Huening, as well as site and industry experts Linda Coleman, Director of Human Research Protection Program, and Phil Coran, Senior Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. The panelists will discuss the issues sites should consider when considering the use of an eConsent tool.   The panel discussion will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m.

James Riddle, Vice President of Client Services for Kinetiq, will be featured in two breakout sessions. First, he will present on layperson summaries and whether or not the U.S. should follow the E.U. example, outlining new E.U. requirements and how the U.S. might adopt or structure its own version of layperson summaries. This session is scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at 9:50 a.m. Later in the day, James will present on the regulatory and ethical implications of melding consumer big data with medical data in a research setting. This session will occur on Sunday, April 30 at 3:45 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 2 at 9:45 a.m., Mitchell Parrish, Kinetiq VP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, will lead a session on obtaining consent in acute settings. Attendees will learn three ways to overcome the inherent difficulties of obtaining participant research consent in acute healthcare settings. Join Mitchell to learn the pros, cons, and regulatory support for each in this exciting session.

Kinetiq Manager of Legal Affairs, Dominic Chiarelli, and Regulatory Attorney, David Babaian, will host a 1-hour breakout session about recent legal and regulatory changes. This session will identify recently proposed and adopted legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting clinical research. Join Dominic and David Tuesday, May 2 at 9:45 a.m.

Finally, Michelle Grienauer, Senior Regulatory Attorney for Kinetiq, will present on a trending topic in ethical research:  returning research results. This presentation will lay out best practices to help navigate the ethical and legal issues surrounding the return of research test results. Join Michelle on Tuesday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m.

Visit Quorum and Kinetiq in the exhibit hall to participate in a survey and receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Gift cards are first come, first serve.


Scott Smith
Director of Marketing
Quorum Review IRB
(206) 448-4082




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