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Abstracts
The AACI CRI steering committee would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract for their review. The concepts demonstrated creative and thoughtful methods being employed at the cancer centers to address realistic clinical trials process issues. All authors are encouraged to submit a poster for presentation at the Welcome Reception and Poster Session at the 10th Annual AACI CRI Meeting. Please refer to the guidelines below for poster information.

First Place:
Building a Strong Foundation: How Leveraging Cross Collaboration Can Improve Standardization and Adoption of an eRegulatory Solution [abstract] [poster]
Trisha Wise-Draper, MD, PhD1; Justin Osborne1; Benjamin Quast, MBA, CCRP1; Emily Werff1; Michael Hurley, MBA2
1University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute; 2Complion

Second Place:
It Takes a Village - Onboarding Clinical Trials Staff at an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center [abstract] [poster]
Ginnette Watkins-Keller, MSN, RN, OCN; Tracie K. Saunders, MS, RN, CCRC, OCN; Reneé Kurz, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Third Place:
Framework for Strategic Performance Management in an Academic Cancer Center's Research Administration Finance Office [abstract] [poster]
Lauren Gjolaj, MBA, BSN, RN; Avantika Dang, MHA, CSSGB, PMP; Yunie Castillo, MPH; Jorge Contreras, MBA
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Additional Abstracts:

Alphabetical order by AACI member cancer center

Using a Team-Building Strategy to Coordinate Institutional Biosafety Practices [abstract] [poster]
Sarah Bigelow, CCRP; Cathy Galasso, RN, OCN, CCRP; Kasha Krul, CCRP; Barbara Manica, PharmD; Morris Magnan, PhD, RN
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

Advancing Clinical Research Nurse Practice in a Vibrant Clinical Trial Office [abstract] [poster]
Pamela S. Herena, MSN, RN, OCN; Glenna Paguio, MSN, RN, CCRP; Bernadette Pulone, BSN, RN, OCN; Brenda Williams, BSN, RN
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

Precision Imaging Metrics: Changing the Way Clinical Trial Imaging Assessment is Managed [abstract] [poster]
Trinity Urban, MA1; Erik Ziegler, PhD1; Bhanusupriya Somarouthu, MD1; Elizabeth Correa, MA1; Gina Basinsky1; Danielle Nacamuli2; Cheryl A. Sadow, MD1; Ryan O'Malley, MD2; Carolyn Wang, MD2; Annick D. Van den Abbeele, MD1; Gordon J. Harris, PhD1
1Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School; 2Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Collating Data Table 4 for the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) from Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP) Data for Interventional Studies [abstract]
Raymond Skeps, MS; Linda Mendelson; Dana Johnson Robbins; Marlisa Isom, MS; Kristi Stiffler, MPH
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Addressing Patient Barriers to Cancer Clinical Trial Enrollment [abstract] [poster]
Joseph M. Unger, PhD1; Suanna S. Bruinooge, MPH2, Mark E. Fleury, PhD3
1Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; 2American Society of Clinical Oncology; 3American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Diamond in the Rough: Realizing the Value of a Clinical Research Business Operations Team [abstract] [poster]
Patricia D. Black, MBA
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

The Business of Investigator Sponsored Research [abstract] [poster]
Jeanie Magdalena Gatewood
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Building an Investigator-Sponsored Research Unit from Scratch [abstract] [poster]
Michael C. Oldfield, JD, MBA, CCRP
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health

Establishing a Research Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic for Early Phase Clinical Trials [abstract] [poster]
Edward Bentlyewski, MSN, APN, NP-C, AOCNP®; Eneil de la Peña, MSN, ANP-BC, OCN; Cirah Mira Falkenstern, MSN, RN; Fran Brogan, MSN, RN, OCN, CCRP; Moshe A. Kelsen, MBA; Richard D. Carvajal, MD; Andrew B. Lassman, MD, MS; Gary K. Schwartz, MD
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Integrating Centralized Delegation and Training Documentation [abstract]
Susie Flores; Kathryn Cooper; Leslie Segall, MPH; Makan Fofana; Katherine Lestrade, MAT; Melissa McAvoy; Suzanne Mistretta; Timothy Johnson; Dan Otap, CCRP; Moshe Kelsen, MBA
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Dedicated Research Nursing Staff Retention and Impact on Clinical Trial Enrollment [abstract] [poster]
Ruby Wu, MSN, RN, AOCNP®; Alyssa Macchiaroli, MSN, RN; Frances Brogan, MSN, RN, OCN; Moshe Kelsen, MBA
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center

Standardizing Selection and Prioritization of Interventional Clinical Trials at Hollings Cancer Center [abstract] [poster]
Kate Anderton, MPH, CCRP; Tricia Bentz, MHA, CCRP
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

Implementation of Quality Improvement Processes to Reduce Patient Wait Time for an Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) [abstract]
Vistea Crawford, CCRP
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina

How to Be a Principal Investigator: Developing and Implementing of a Practical Training Program [abstract] [poster]
Rachel Kingsford, MS, CCRP; Debbie Pitt, CCRP; Scott Low, MBA, CCRP; Lisa Weaver, CCRP; Jessica Moehle, CCRP; Adam L. Cohen, MD, MS; Theresa L. Werner, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah

Improving Study Activation Timelines Using a Workflow Management Approach [abstract]
Erica Love, MA, MPH, CCRP1; Paul K. Davis, KMP2; Nida Cassim, MPH1; Stephen Vettorino2
1Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone; 2Essex Management

Trial Activation Alignment Across Three Geographic Early Phase Cancer Center Locations [abstract] [poster]
Katherine Gano, MS; Jill Burton, CCRP; Andrea Kukla; Linda Sanders, MS; Andrea Tavlarides, PhD
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Tailored Training to Accelerate Study Assessment and Start-up [abstract] [poster]
Andrea Kukla
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Huddle Up! An Interprofessional Effort to Optimize Patient Care [abstract] [poster]
Katy Schroeder, BSN, RN, OCN, CCRP; Judy Ranous, BSN, RN, OCN; Theresa Rudnitzki, MS, RN, AOCNS, ACNS-BC; Rebecca Selle, CCRP
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Checking the Eligibility Checklist [abstract] [poster]
Adrian Granobles; Karima Yataghene, MD; Kenasha Johnson; Saray Simo; Collette Houston
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Developing & Implementing Institutional Workflow for Reviewing Scientific Amendments [abstract] [poster]
Xhenete Lekperic; Sara Hanley, MSW; Alexia Iasonos, PhD; Krista Napolitano, MA; Ann Rodavitch, MA; Collette Houston; Michael Ayerov; Roy Cambria; Paul Chapman, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Developing a Protocol Activation Unit [abstract] [poster]
Ann Rodavitch, MA; Collette Houston; Paul Sabbatini, MD; Eric Cottington, PhD; Katherine Rolla; Sara Hanley; Roy Cambria
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

MSK Cancer Alliance: Accelerating Cancer Care in the Community Setting [abstract] [poster]
Mary Warren1; Ellen Dornelas2; Eric Mueller3; Deborah Suarez4; Peter Yu, MD2; Suresh Nair, MD3; Miguel Villalona, MD4; David Pfister, MD1; Paul Sabbatini, MD1; Jessica Kennington1; Collette Houston1
1Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; 2Hartford HealthCare Cancer; 3Lehigh Valley Health Network; 4Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida

Digitizing Cancer Clinical Trial Management: A Single Site Experience with Implementing 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant Digital Signatures in a Regulatory Environment [abstract]
Therica Miller, MBA, CCRP; Jenny Lester, MPH, CCRP; Brett Ouimette; BJ Rimel, MD
Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars- Sinai Medical Center

Implementing and Adapting a Protocol Acuity Rating Scale (PARS) for Evaluating Workloads and Employee Effort at an NCI-Designated Cancer Center [abstract]
Meghan Wakefield, BSN, RN; Nicholas Van Kuren, MS; Daniel Vernau, MS, CCRP; Dawn Poller
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

Improving SRC Submission Quality and Reducing Time for SRC Approval [abstract] [poster]
Amanda Balaban, MS, CCRP
Siteman Cancer Center

An Audit Tool for the Delegation Log That Will Fix Your FDA Audit Woes [abstract] [poster]
Melissa R. Haley
Siteman Cancer Center

Improving Timelines When Days Matter: Enhancements to Compassionate Use Submissions [abstract]
Melissa R. Haley; Brett Ramsey, MBA, CCRP
Siteman Cancer Center

A Policy on Policies: Why Policy Management Shouldn't End at Creation [abstract] [poster]
Emily Harms, MA, CCRP; Elizabeth Menne, RN, OCN; Brett Ramsey, MBA, CCRP
Siteman Cancer Center

Development of a Principal Investigator-Specific Audit Results Dashboard [abstract] [poster]
Nicole Kensinger
Siteman Cancer Center

Developing a Multi-Institutional Program for Investigator-Initiated Trials [abstract]
Kati Kremer, CCRP; Brett Ramsey, MBA, CCRP; Erin Kelleher
Siteman Cancer Center

Real-World Research Training for Junior Investigators [abstract] [poster]
Bethany Rensink, CCRP
Siteman Cancer Center

An Evaluation of Protocol Availability to Increase Minority Participation on Clinical Trials [abstract]
Jessica Thein
Siteman Cancer Center

Improving FDA Audit and Monitor Visit Outcomes by Aggregating Knowledge, Experience, and Common Findings [abstract]
Sarah Uffman; Brett Ramsey, MBA, CCRP
Siteman Cancer Center

Using Rapid Cycle Improvement to Design a Scalable Appointment Scheduling System for Complex Oncology Clinical Trials at an Academic Cancer Center [abstract] [poster]
Avantika Dang, MHA, CSSGB, PMP; Lauren N. Gjolaj, MBA, BSN, RN
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Utilizing Voice of the Customer in Clinical Research to Drive Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) Process Improvement Projects at an Academic Cancer Center [abstract] [poster]
Avantika Dang, MHA, CSSGB, PMP; Lauren Gjolaj, MBA, BSN, RN
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Opportunities & Challenges in Growing an Early Phase (Phase 1) Research Infrastructure [abstract] [poster]
Yvonne Dinh, CCRP; Kristen Englund, CCRP; Jaime Merchan, MD, MMSc
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Implementation of a Molecular Tumor Board as a Decision Support Tool Leverages Genomic Testing to Increase Clinical Trial Accrual and Identification of Precision Oncology Therapy [abstract] [poster]
Bat-ami K. Gordon; Jared A. Cotta, MPH; Sarah Simko; Jonathan C. Trent, MD, PhD
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Reducing Protocol Activation Times through Centralization of Study Start-Up Tasks [abstract]
Rosa Hsieh, MS, RAC, CCRP; Andrew Nilson
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Regulatory Document Access: Assessing Value Among Study Stakeholders [abstract]
Andrew Nilson1; Rosa Hsieh, MS, RAC, CCRP1; Helen Peck, RN, MA, OCN, CCRP1; Michael Hurley, MBA2
1Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System; 2Complion

Optimizing the Regulatory Department Infrastructure Within the Clinical Trials Office at an Academic Cancer Center [abstract] [poster]
Andrew Nilson; Rosa Hsieh, MS, RAC, CCRP
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Addressing the Unpredictable: Disaster Planning for a Large Academic Clinical Trials Office [abstract]
Helen Peck, RN, MA, OCN, CCRP
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Implementing a Tracking System for Clinical Research [abstract] [poster]
Rizalia Rivera-Cvijovic; Geoffrey DeGennaro; AndreW Nilson; Helen Peck, RN, MA, OCN, CCRP
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Implementing a CCSG Dashboard [abstract] [poster]
Rizalia Rivera-Cvijovic; Rania Saghira, MS; Geoffrey DeGennaro
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Implementing an Electronic Protocol Review System for the PRMC and DSMC [abstract] [poster]
Simonnette Thompson, MPH, CIP, CCRP; Geoffrey DeGennaro; Matthew Santiago; Rizalia Rivera-Cvijovic; Helen Peck, RN, MA, OCN, CCRP; Jonathan Trent, MD, PhD
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

Overcoming Regulatory Staffing Challenges [abstract]
Melissa Field, CCRP
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

Investigator Initiated Trial Steering Committee [abstract] [poster]
Christine Mackay, RN, CCRP; Stephen Williamson, MD; Scott Weir, PharmD, PhD; Andrew Godwin, PhD; Hobs Apell; Carolyn Foster, MSLIS; Kevin Schorno, MBA
The University of Kansas Cancer Center

LEARN-INFORM-RECRUIT: Increasing the Offer of Urological Cancer Trials [abstract] [poster]
Christine Mackay, RN, CCRP1,2; Ariel Shifter2; Mugur Geana, MD, PhD1,2; Shellie Ellis, MA, PhD1,2
1The University of Kansas Cancer Center; 2University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Health Policy and Management

A Curated Cancer Clinical Outcomes Database (C3OD) for Accelerating Patient Recruitment in Cancer Clinical Trials [abstract] [poster]
Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam, MS1; Jeffrey Thompson1; Jinxiang Hu1; Dong Pei1; Shanthan Reddy Chintala1; Michele Park1; Brooke L. Fridley2; Byron Gajewski, PhD1; Devin C. Koestler1; Matthew S. Mayo, PhD1
1The University of Kansas Cancer Center; 2Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Moffitt Cancer Center

Accrual Prediction Program (APP): A Web Based Clinical Trials Tool for Monitoring and Predicting Accrual for Early Phase Cancer Studies [abstract] [poster]
Junhao Liu, MS1; Jo Wick, PhD1; Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam, MS1; Yu Jiang, PhD2; Matthew Mayo, PhD1; Byron Gajewski, PhD1
1The University of Kansas Cancer Center; 2School of Public Health, University of Memphis

Clinical Trials Office Change Management in a Diverse Network Landscape [abstract]
Kate Bryant-Greenwood, JD, CCRP
University of Hawai'i Cancer Center, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Logistical and Financial Challenges Involved in Opening the National Cancer Institute's Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice (NCI-MATCH) Trial in Hawaii's Minority/Underserved NCI Community Oncology Research Program (M/U NCORP) [abstract]
Kate Bryant-Greenwood, JD, CCRP1; Erin Fukaya, MS1; Rebecca Ohta, RN2; Jennifer Kimbell, PhD2; Jeffrey Berenberg, MD1; Paul Morris, MD2; Darlena Chadwick, RN, MBA2
1University of Hawai'i Cancer Center, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa; 2The Queen's Medical Center

Factors that Impact Oncology Clinical Trial Activation Times at University of Illinois Cancer Center [abstract] [poster]
Mary A. Otoo, MPH; Michelle Uriostigue Preza; Margaret Gavor, MPH; Darlene Kitterman, MBA; Oana C. Danciu, MD
University of Illinois Cancer Center

Solving the Problem of Study Abandonment: Effectiveness and Analysis Outcomes of Administrative Pre-Review Committee [abstract] [poster]
Jill Kessler, MS, CCRP; Jennifer Richards, MS, CCRP
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Improving Clinical Trial Activation using Lean Six Sigma Methodology [abstract] [poster]
Amelia Schmidt, MHA, CCRP; Theresa Cummings, RN, MS, CCRP; Jennifer Richards, MS, CIP, CCRP
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

Using Data to Determine a Workload Model for Regulatory Staff [abstract]
Daniela Bashllari, MHA; Mathew Innes, MBA, CCRP
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

Multi-Site IITs: Managing Stakeholder Requirements and Balancing Industry Expectations with Academic Realities [abstract] [poster]
Kathleen Granlund, CCRP; Ryan Drzewicki, CCRP; Tracy Wojciechowski, CCRP
University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center

On TRACk at the Rogel Cancer Center: Centralized Trial Imaging Metrics System [abstract] [poster]
Katherine E. Hersberger, PhD1; Rocky Fischer, MS2; Patricia A. Bebee, RN, MS, CCRP2; John F. Harju, MBA, PMP2; Ravi K. Kaza, MD2,3; Isaac R. Francis, MD2,3; Mishal Mendiratta-Lala, MD2,3; D'Andra Featherstone, CCRP2; Cindy Rekowski2; Nancy McCullough, CCRP2; Nabeela Iqbal, MBBS, CCRP2; Frank J. Manion, PhD2; Vaibhav Sahai, MBBS, MS1,2
1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School; 2University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center; 3Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Medical School

Improving Start-Up Times in Oncology Clinical Trials at an NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCORP site): An ASCO Quality Improvement Project [abstract] [poster]
Zoneddy Dayao, MD1; Leslie Byatt, CCRC2; Kaylee Deutsch, MHA, CCRP2
1University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center; 2New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance

Analysis of Barriers to Clinical Trial Accrual in an Academic Center: The Results of Identifying Clinical Trial Gaps [abstract] [poster]
Jacklyn Nemunaitis, MD; Teresa Stewart, MS; Zoneddy Dayao, MD
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research and Hospital Integration [abstract] [poster]
Stefanie Belanger, CCRP; Stephanie Ladd, CCRP; Megan Fasold, RN, BSN, PCCN
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Objective Data Tracking Tool, A Year In Review [abstract] [poster]
Stephanie Ladd, CCRP; Stefanie Belanger, CCRP; Matthew Jansen, MS
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Shared Investment to Build a Strong, Streamlined, and Accessible RECIST Foundation for Clinical Research [abstract] [poster]
Alex Arbuckle
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center

Tracking Biospecimen Collection Deviations to Improve Clinical Trial Outcomes [abstract] [poster]
Jamye O'Neal; Heather Barnes; Kimberly Dahlman, PhD
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Implementing an EPIC Based Standardized Communication Process Specific to Clinical Trials [abstract]
Jamie Littleton, RN, BSN, CCRC
Wilmot Cancer Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center

Effects of Profession Directed Research Order Generation on Clinical Trial Measures [abstract]
Carrie Belmore, RN, BSN, OCN; Colleen Lewis, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP®; Cathy Sharp, RN, MN, OCN, CCRP; Jennifer Schreiber, RN, BSN, OCN; Tina Williams, RN, BSN, OCN; Monica Goodman, RN, BSN, OCN
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Poster Session: Size, Format, Logistics
What is the size requirement for the poster?
Posters may not exceed 24” x 36” (portrait) or 36” x 24” (landscape).  Any poster larger than these dimensions will be difficult to display on the provided poster boards.

What format or program should I use to develop my poster?
You may format your poster using a program of your choice.  PowerPoint templates are available for landscape and portrait format.

How will posters be displayed?
Standard poster boards --24” x 36” (portrait) or 36” x 24” (landscape)-- will be provided. Posters will be secured to the boards using tacks (provided on-site). Posters are to be hung by the presenting author before the poster session and are to be removed by authors prior to the close of the meeting. 

Does AACI CRI require a hardcopy of my poster?
A hardcopy is not required. Any poster left at the end of the meeting will be discarded.

Do I need to submit an electronic copy of my poster?
Yes, an electronic version must be emailed to cri@aaci-cancer.org by 5:00 PM PST on Friday, June 29, 2018 to allow time to be included on the meeting website and to prepare meeting displays. Attendees like to view posters prior to the meeting. Please email a full size --24” x 36” (portrait) or 36” x 24” (landscape)-- version of your poster.

Are poster handouts required?
Although not required, handouts are recommended. Past meeting attendees have indicated that handouts are helpful for facilitating a discussion of your poster at the poster session. We recommend printing 75 copies.

What happens to my abstract after the meeting?
Abstracts and posters are published in a booklet that is distributed at the AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting, attended by cancer center directors, administrators, and physician clinical leaders. By submitting an abstract and poster you give AACI permission to publish your abstract and poster. To view the 2017 Abstract Book click here. Your abstract will also be available for review on the AACI CRI abstract/poster webpage for up to one year or until the next CRI Annual Meeting cri_meeting/2017_abstracts.asp.

For more information please contact C.J. Confair.