Regular Registration Ends June 11 for 10th Annual AACI CRI Meeting

The 10th Annual AACI Clinical Research Initiative (CRI) Meeting will be held July 11-12, in Chicago, IL, at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. The theme of this year’s meeting is "Leveraging Change to Advance Cures for Cancer Patients."

The meeting will feature a session titled "Integrating Clinical Research into Clinical Care: Grasping the Low Hanging Fruit." Cancer clinical trials are vital to providing cancer patients with promising treatments. Integrating clinical research with clinical care in today’s fast-paced clinics is challenging for physicians, advance practice providers and the clinical care teams striving for efficiency in care delivery. Recognizing that every clinic is unique, this session will suggest best practices that can ease the burden of conducting cancer clinical research studies. Session panelists will discuss trial recruitment procedures, completing trial management tasks during patient visits, documenting trials care in the electronic medical record, and managing safety while providing timely appointments and patient care.

The session will be moderated by Martha Mims, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and chief of hematology/oncology at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine. The presenters are David Marshall, MD, medical director of the clinical trials office at Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina; and Mark Pegram, MD, associate director for clinical research at the Stanford Cancer Institute.

Registration is ongoing, with more than 300 participants from 68 cancer centers currently registered. Regular registration rates will end on June 11. More information on the meeting, including the program and electronic registration, is available on the CRI meeting website.