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2018 Quality Congress

In conjunction with the ACRP Annual Meeting and the Avoca Quality Consortium®


Friday, April 27, 2018

9:00am – 5:00pm


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center  |  National Harbor, MD


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See What Attendees Had To Say

“Interactive engagement of the audience was very effective.”

“Good discussion with great examples from the panel.”

“Great to hear responses from all perspectives. It has prompted me to “think outside the box” when I return to work!”

“Great learnings from key stakeholder perspectives.”

“Addressed the major challenges we all face. Good discussion.”

“Good discussion concerning sites and ways to collaborate.”

“Loved all speakers. Great variety of perspective. Humor is good. Realistic perspective is critical.”


Since its inception in 2011, the Avoca Quality Consortium® (AQC) has been committed to furthering education, expanding awareness, and fostering engagement among sponsors, CROs, and technical clinical service providers. The AQC is a member-based pre-competitive collaborative comprised of over 80 Member companies.

The Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), the premier education and networking event for clinical research professionals, brings the clinical research community together to learn, connect, and explore opportunities to improve operations and promote excellence in clinical research.

In August 2017, the AQC and the ACRP announced a new strategic partnership aimed at driving quality, efficiency, and collaboration in clinical research while mitigating risk throughout the entire clinical trial ecosystem – from sponsors to providers to investigative sites, and ultimately patients.

On April 27, 2018, the two will co-sponsor a full-day program, 2018 Quality Congress, in conjunction with the ACRP Annual Meeting, ACRP 2018.

The 2018 Quality Congress will offer participants an unparalleled view of the changing clinical trial landscape and hear transformational approaches to improving clinical research quality. The program is designed for participants to gain practical knowledge and experience that can be incorporated and communicated across their organization through a variety of interactive sessions.

The 2018 Quality Congress will also create critical, new collaborative engagements across all stakeholder groups that will spearhead enhanced quality across the clinical trial ecosystem.


Key Topics Include:

  • Inspection Preparedness
  • Quality Oversight Framework
  • ICH E6 (R2)
  • Holistic Quality Management Systems
Who Should Attend:

  • Clinical Research and Development Management
  • Investigators
  • Investigative Site Management
  • Leaders within Clinical Operations of Sponsors and CROs
  • Quality Assurance Professionals

Quality Congress Aims to Elevate Clinical Trial Quality (read article) >>


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center  |  National Harbor, MD


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